September 2, 2015
Posted in reviews

Sony RX10II sensor reviewed at DxO. Beats the rest of the crowd.

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DxO (Click here) posted the RX10m2 sensor test results. It beats the rest of the competition and scores a 1 single point better than it’s predecessor.

Although detractors may gripe about the lack of any real improvements in sensor performance over its predecessor, the new stacked-type back-illuminated sensor in Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II performs particularly well, given the advances from the high-speed readout. Such advances include high bit-rate 4K (UHD) recording, ”slo-mo” recording, and lowered distortion or skew effects from rolling shutter. While the design has allowed the addition of the necessary electronics, there has been no negative impact on sensor performance. In fact, the noise floor, color sensitivity and dynamic range remain more or less unchanged over its conventional back-illuminated predecessor.

New RX10m2 reviews have been posted by WexUK and at Thephoblographer. SPanish RX10m2 review at Foto DNG. Spanish review on Youtube.

RX cameras store links:
In USA:
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
RX100m4 at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK.
RX10m2 at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK.
In Asia at:
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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September 2, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Sony RX100IV NYC 4K Video Sample

New Hawkwoods Sony a7S power solution (Newsshooter).
Boiling hot and bitter cold (Zeiss Blog).
Catholic Youtubers post the worst anti-gay marriage film ever… (TheNakedCamera).
Jana, Jil and Julian with the Minolta MC 35mm 1.8 HH on a Sony A7 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony A7 and Canon 20mm review by Philip Reeve.

Memo:Hi Andrea my name is Memo, I take pictures using Sonya6000. I star shooting with sony 3 years ago Sony NEX3 ….. love ur website always active & interesting…….hope you got a min and take a look at my pictures on my new website  – www.memoortega.com – …thank u !!!

Finn:I tested the A7s with the new DJI ronin firmware update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjLLUW8aiW4

James:Surprised when I checked out the DPReview and checked out what the most highly rated camera was: the unsung Sony A77II! http://www.dpreview.com/products/slrs/statistics/highestrated

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September 1, 2015
Posted in deals

It’s back: Sony A7s for $1,799 (grey imported with seller warranty). A7rIi in Stock at BHphoto.

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You get a $700 off on that grey imported with 1 year seller warranty Sony A7s sold by Electronicsvalley on eBay (Click here). And the A7rII is now in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here) , BestBuy on eBay (Click here) and Digitalrev.

Sony US lens deal reminder:

A special full overview page can be seen at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).And those are the savings in detail and with direct link to three major US stores:

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
APS-C E-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-70mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 18-105mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 16mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the lens 30mm macro at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 18-55mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$150 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Read the rest of this entry →

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September 1, 2015
Posted in reviews

A7rII images added to Dpreview’s Studio comparison too. Tell us…does it beat the Canon 5dsr and Nikon d810?

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StudioA7rII_SAR

Dpreview added the A7rII in their interactive Studio Comparison Tool. So now dear Pixel Peepers tell us your holy word….is the A7rII image quality overall better than those offered by the Canon 5DSr and the Nikon D810?

Hot note: The A7rII is now in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here) , BestBuy on eBay (Click here) and Digitalrev.

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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September 1, 2015
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New A7rII tests/news (System chart with A7rII, Frank Doorhof review, Fujirumors on the A7rII)

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Hot note: The A7rII is now in Stock at Bhphoto (Click here) , BestBuy on eBay (Click here) and Digitalrev.

It’s time for a new big Sony A7rII news and test roundup:

1) Sony updated their interactive system chart and added the A7rII. Thanks Lynn&Leen from SonyAlphaCameras for spotting this!

2) A7rII video review by Frank Doorhof and he says the A7rIi is Bloody Awesome :)

3) Fujirumors posted an article: “Fuji Fun Vs. Sony Specs…. a Story about my 3 days Flirt with the Sony A7rII and why I now Love Fujifilm even more!”.

More A7rII tidbits…
Sony uses terrible flip out screens to keep the cameras small? (Stronz Vanderploeg on Youtube).
The Sony A7R Mark II (Part 1) at Anticipatemedia.
Sony a7r II or…Panasonic DVX200PJ 4K? (Planet5D).
Sony A7RII – first works (SonyAlphaForum)
The Sony A7RII Camera Review. A Real world look (Steve Huff).
Why I’m not buying the Canon 5DS/R or the Sony a7RII (Photographyconcentrate).
Photographing red kites with A7rII and Sigma 150-600mm (Mirrorlessons).
Any Experience Shooting Sports w/a7Rii? (SonyAlphaForum).
A Visual Review of the Sony a7RII (Marcweisberg).
Quick Time-Lapse with the A7R2 and a rail system by Richardfoxphotography.
Sony A7R II : test terrain (Focus Numerique).
A Deep Dive Look at the Sony a7R II (AlphaUniverse).

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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September 1, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR4) No other new Zeiss Batis lens will be announced in 2015. One new Loxia to be shown at PhotoPlus in October.

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loxia-35mm

According to a “Zeiss source” there is no plan to release another new Batis lens in 2015. Their first goal now is to see how good the current two Batis lenses will sell and get a feedback from readers about the prefered future focal lengths. I will do a Poll about that on SAR very soon!

But there will be one wide angle Loxia announcement soon. I have beent told the lens will be shown at the PhotoPlus show in October. The current FE Loxias are based on the ZM line. So the wide angle lens could be too based on one of those:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM (Click here to see images on eBay).

Both Batis lenses are now available for preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

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September 1, 2015
Posted in news

Three new great A7s videos (One Vimeo Stuff Pick one astronomy camp and one from NG photographer Bob Krist)

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Balinese
from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

SAR reader Brandon Li made this beautiful Bali video which got the Vimeo Stuff pick sticker!
And National Geographic photographer Bob Krist shot this on the A7s (and RX10)


Burmese Days
from Bob Krist on Vimeo.

And here is a superb video from an astronomy camp:


Make Me Dream
from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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