October 14, 2018
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Hamed Shahnam‎
my beautiful home town of Canberra during our annual flower festival.
Sony a7rIII 16-35 f4 lens. Nisi filters.

1) You can submit one single picture per week only.
2) To submit your picture for the weekly readers roundup post you can choose one of the following three options:
Instagram: Follow @sonyalphagallery and tag us on your picture to give us the permission to repost your image on the instagram gallery and on SAR (we will credit you)
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Forum: Submit your picture on the SonyAlphaForum image section and add the hashtag “#sonyalphagallery
3) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: instagram.com/sonyalphagallery, facebook.com/groups/sonyalphacamera and on SonyAlphaForum.
4) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself! And please do share one single picture per week only. Do not spam :)


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October 13, 2018
Posted in news

New “Sky Enhancer” for Luminar is coming as a free update on November 1, 2018


Skylum announced the release of the new Sky Enhancer feature (full announcement article here). It’s going to be released as a free Luminar update on November 1. If you plan to buy Luminar use our code “SAR” to get a $10 discount.

About AI Sky Enhancer:

This filter was created for photographers who would rather focus on creating photos, and have neither the time or inclination to spend hours correcting their images.

By moving a single slider you can add depth, definition, and detail to the sky without exposing unwanted artifacts or affecting any other aspect of the image.

No one wants boring skies in their photos, and restoring and improving the sky is one of the most important things while creating a masterpiece. We’ve done our best to make this process as simple as it can be –  the new AI Sky Enhancer creates no halos, automatically detects the edges of the sky and recognizes the sky even inside other objects such as bridges.

Offer Availability:

The new and advanced AI Sky Enhancer Filter is going to be added to Luminar on November 1, 2018 in advance of Luminar Libraries.


  • New users can purchase Luminar 2018 for $59 USD ($49 with “SAR” coupon code)

  • Current users of Luminar 2018 may update for free

  • Current users of Luminar 2017 may upgrade for $49 USD ($39 with “SAR” coupon code)

October 13, 2018
Posted in rumors

Mr. Tanaka says it’s about time to announce new ASP-C Cameras!


For months now we are going on telling you Sony should announce a new High End APS-C camera as next. Well, a confirmation that indeed APS-C cameras will be announced soon is coming directly through the words of Sony manager Mr. Tanaka. In an interview released at Pronews.jp he said this:


In summary:

– The goal now was to focus on Full Frame cameras to satisfy the demand of the customers
– He said this goal has been achieved and it’s about time to focus on making APS-C cameras

Mr. Tanaka did obviously not hint about the timing about such a product announcement. All we know for sure now is that this is what we have to expect to be announced as next.

One more thing:

At Photokina Sony managers hinted that there might be a product announcement before the PhotoPlus show. One of the sources “indirectly” heard this could happen on October 16. But so far I wasn’t able to confirm this date. I hope to get more info the next 48 hours. But please keep in mind there is yet no solid rumor about that date.

What’s 85% confirmed is that Sony is ready to release a new High End APS-C E-mount camera. Just let’s hope it’s really coming at PhotoPlus!

October 13, 2018
Posted in rumors

This is the new Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 lens


Zeiss claims the Otus line is the best lenses you can have on the market. And we will soon get a new addition with this new 100mm f/1.4. The first images have been leaked via Nokishita. There is yet no info about pricing and official release date. The lens does only come as native Canon EF and Nikon F mount option. But you use it on any E-mount camera via adapter.

via Mirrorlessrumors

October 13, 2018
Posted in deals

EU readers save 1.000 Euro on the Grey Imported Sony A7rIII


SAR reader JIM spotted this unusual deal: The Grey imported Sony A7rIII sells for 2059 Euro only on eBay Ireland (Click here). I know it’s grey imported but the seller has overwhelming positive feedback and gives you 1 year additional seller warranty too. I am no big fan of grey imported but if you can save 1000 Euro well…it might be worth considering!


October 13, 2018
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony RX100M6 explained, demonstrated and hands-on review (4K)

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony 24-105mm f/4 Lens review by Michael Comeau.
Sony a7iii, Sony 55mm f1.8 & Moza aircross and how fusion will expand your business (David Oastler).
7Artisans 12mm F2.8 review at SonyAlpha.blog.
Review of the Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 GM, along with comparisons to the Tamron 28-75 and Sony 24-105 (Enthusiastphotoblog).
Lowepro Reveals More Backpacks and Pouches (Explora).
Photokina Recap Part 4: Sony FE 24mm 1.4 GM (Phillip Reeve)

Julien:I’m a part of rock music band, we just publish a new video clip that have been done with a Sony A7SII.
You can have a look and share it if you enjoy it. https://youtu.be/_3qiZOztaz4

Personal photos and tests from SAR Admin Andrea on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and 500px.

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Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

October 12, 2018
Posted in news

Save over 40% on Capture One Pro and 3 Styles pack


You save 30% on the Capture One Pro and 3 Styles pack (Click here). And you save additional 10% using our coupon code “AMBSAR“. That makes a 40%+ saving!

New deals and in Stock status check:
Sony A7rII now for $1,798 at Amazon, BHphoto (with free storage), Buydig (with free extras) and Adorama (with free extras).
Sony A7sII now for $1,798 at Amazon, BHphoto (with free storage), Buydig (with free extras) and Adorama (with free extras).
The Sony A7III body only is now in Stock at FocusCamera (Click here). And the new Tamron FE zoom is also in Stock right now at FocusCamera.