December 17, 2015
Posted in news

Sony RX1RII shipment delay in Japan. Autofocus issues?


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Sony Japan announced that it will postpone the RX1RII shipment start in Japan. And I got word from US and other Asian stores that also they will have to wait to get a new Stock of RX1rII cameras. The reason for the stop is unknown. And Sony also does not tell when they will resume sales.

UPDATE: An anonymous source (thanks!) told me: “The production of the RX1R2 is halted because of AF inconsistencies

US stores also do not show the RX1RII in Stock anymore (Amazon US, Bhphoto and Adorama).


December 17, 2015
Posted in news

Sony releases the “Sky HDR” app!


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Sony released a new APP named “Sky HDR”. You can download it through Playmemories. That vidoe shows how it works:

And Spencer Pablo at Alphauniverse introduces you to the new APP.

December 17, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Top 5 Problems / Downsides of the Sony A7s2 – A7sii

Lens options for shooting basketball action with the A6000 (Pmrphoto).
A7rii Crop mode ISO comparison on SonyAlphaForum.
Voigtlander Ultron 35mm f/1.7 on A7r II at Mirrorlessons.
Sony Throne: This is the largest set of Sony cameras and lenses! (SonyAlphaForum)

Immodoc:The world’s largest independent review series of Leica Mount lenses on the SONY A7R2
summarizes 5 35mm lenses:
#1: ZEISS Distagon 1,4/35
#2: VOIGTLÄNDER Nokton 1,2/35 V1
#3: LEICA Summicron 2/35 V4
#4: LEICA Summarit 2,5/35
#5: ZEISS Biogon 2/35
Details here:
Lots of real world pics, no theory!

Jim:I just stumbled across this video, which was shot with the A7sII. The two guys say that in the first minute.

Jan:I just finished the timelapse from my town, hradec kralove:
it was shot on sony a5100 and nex-5n with 16mm f/2,8 SEL and 18-200mm f/3,5-6,3 OSS LE
i love those little cameras. there is no need for full frame, if you don’t have the budget for it. it isn’t about tools you use, but about the results you deliver.”

December 16, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony A7x best and strangest Christmas accessory gifts for under $50.


35mm Lens Puncake Body Cap on eBay (Click here).

If you want to make yourself a Christmas present here is a list of the best and/or strangest A7x camera accessories I found on eBay. Everything costs less than $50!

Macro Lens Extension DG on eBay (Click here).


Battery Grip Replacement for VG-C2EM for Sony A7II/A7sII/A7rII on eBay (Click here).


Beginner’s Accessories Kit For Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Digital Camera on eBay (Click here).

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Rubber Eyecup Soft on eBay (Click here).

Quick Release L-Plate on eBay (Click here).


The Unofficial Quintessential Guide on eBay (Click here).

IR Wireless Remote Control on eBay (Click here).


New PU leather camera case & wrist Strap on eBay (Click here).


AGFAPHOTO 0.21x Super Macro Hi Def Fisheye Lens for Sony on eBay (Click here).


Pro Auto Flash Holiday Bundle for Sony on eBay (Click here).

There is so much stuff on eBay I invite you to add more links if you find more curious or useful items!

December 16, 2015
Posted in news

Cool! Sigma announces water and scratch resistant filter.



Today Sigma announced a new high quality protective filter made of Ceramic Glass that has the following key features:

  1. It’s 10 times stronger than conventional filters
  2. It’s scratch resistant
  3. It’s water repellant (it also helps to easily remove fingerprints).
  4. It’s coating’s antistatic function helps prevent static electricity from attracting dust and other particles.

There is yet no info about the pricing and shipment date of the new filter. A full intro video can be seen here:

December 16, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR2) is the new 24-70mm FE GM lens a compact zoom?


also, the A9 body, which is higher than the A7rII does exist, but I’m not sure if sony want to release it or not

Still, this is a new source and rarely those kind of rumors become true. But I would certainly like to get a compact zoom for the A7 cameras. And you?

December 16, 2015
Posted in news

Look at how the A7 melts in Lava :)


Images by Amanda Stevens on Facebook

By mistake Amanda Stevens dropped the A7 inside a Lava flow on a volcano in Hawaii. And sorry to say but weather sealing cannot withstand it :)

Amanda writes:

“This is apparently what lava does to a camera…just thought you should know.”


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