December 13, 2015
Posted in deals

A7rII, A7r and A900 replicas on eBay. $100 of free extras with the A6000 at BHphoto.


Three new Sony camera replicas USB drives are for sale on eBay:
Sony A7rII with 24-70mm lens
Sony A7r with 24-70mm lens
Sony A900 with lens

And there is a new A6000 deal: You get $100 of free extras with the A6000 double zoom kit at BHphoto (Click here).


And we have new rebates on Rokinon Cine lenses:

Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens:
$170 off on the E-mount version at Adorama (Click here).
$200 off on the A-mount version at Adorama (Click here).

Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens:
$90 off on the E-mount version at Adorama (Click here).

Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Lens:
$100 off on the E-mount version at Adorama (Click here).
$100 off on the A-mount version at Adorama (Click here).

Rokinon 50mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens:
$100 off on the MFT version at Adorama (Click here).


December 13, 2015
Posted in news

Interview with Sony manager Iwatsuki-san (Faster and also more compact lenses are definitely high on the priority list)


What’s the Future of the Sony A7x Series? An Exclusive Interview at Sony HQ
from cinema5D on Vimeo.

Cinema5D posted that video interview with Iwatsuki-san who is a senior manager for product planning at Sony industry consumer electronics. This are just some of the answers he gave:

1) The market is shrinking but the pro and enthusiast market is revitalizing the market
2) In the future Photography and Videography will merge into one big industry. The future is bright.
3) Mirrorless today means high quality, small size and light weight.
4) Our mirrorless business is increasing. But it’s not a success yet because we are still a challenger. We are not a champion yet. We are trying to create innovative products that didn’t exist before.
5) Small cameras and big lens issues: First we are trying to expand our lens range as quick as possible. And we carefully list to our customers voice. The first lenses were focused on high quality lenses and that’s why they are big. But in the future we will make more compact lenses. And we do recognize the need of faster lenses.

December 13, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


‎David Liang‎
Shot with Sony a99 and Minolta 85mm 1.4

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) 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!

Read the rest of this entry →

December 12, 2015
Posted in deals

Save $240 on the Tamron 18-300mm E-mount superzoom lens!


With all those great A6000 Christmas deal I guess we have many new camera owners in need for zoom lenses. Well there is a good deal for you: The Tamron 18-200mm E-mount lens sells for $499 only in Silver (on eBay here) and Black (on eBay here).

Reminder: BHphoto launched some special and very high rewards on Sony cameras (Click here ot see them all) and on Sony lenses (Click here to see them all). The reward bonus can be used on any any item on sale at BH. Some special mentions:
5% reward on the Sony A7rII at BHphoto (Click here). This means $160 extra to spend on BH products!
10% reward on the Sony A6000 with kit lens at BHphoto (Click here). This means $54 extra to spend on BH products!
10% reward, $100 B&H Gift card and extra Sony battery on the Sony A7II at BHphoto (Click here). This means $169 extra to spend on BH products!
10% reward,  $100 B&H Gift card and extra Sony battery on the Sony A7II with kit lens at BHphoto (Click here). This means $199 extra to spend on BH products!
10% reward on the 35mm f/1.4 FE at BHphoto (Click here). This means $159 extra to spend on BH products!
10% reward on the 90mm macro FE at BHphoto (Click here). This means $109 extra to spend on BH products!
10% reward on the 24-70mm Zeiss FE at BHphoto (Click here). This means $119 extra to spend on BH products!

December 12, 2015
Posted in news

This is the world’s first “modular” pancake lens for Sony E-mount.


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The CM33 is a 33mm f/2 pancake-style prime lens that delivers stunning image quality and very close macro focus range with specialized optics. It also includes two new unique features for photographers:

  • “Mods” open up a world of powerful and modular optical effects
  • “Focus Finder” provides the greatest possible manual focus precision

The CM33 project can be supported on Kickstarter (Click here).

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Matthew:I just wanted to let you know about a Kickstarter project that my company has taken live today that your readers might take interest in. We are Modula Optical, a small group of engineers in the optical industry, and we have developed a really unique 33mm f/2 prime lens for mirrorless cameras (Fujifilm X, Sony E, and Canon M) called the CM33. We love the compactness of mirrorless cameras, so we wanted to create a nice flexible pancake style lens where we push the optical quality absolutely as far as it can go using the design techniques we’ve learned over the years in other industries. And we also wanted to bring to modern cameras some of the really wonderful feel and usability of the classic manual focus lenses we grew up.

The other cool thing about the CM33 is a range of modular upgrade options. The most unique option is what we call “Mods” — special optical elements (filters, lenses, etc.) that can be inserted into the middle of the lens near the aperture stop, rather than screwed on the front ring. This lets us create some really interesting optical effects in a completely “as needed” way, rather than requiring a specialized lens to, for example, get a bokeh apodization effect or well-controlled soft focus effect.

If you’re interested, you can take a look at our Kickstarter campaign page, as well as a press release we’ve put out today and our new webpage. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me of course. I’m a frequent reader of sonyalpharumors, so I’d be thrilled if we warranted a mention there. We’re offering a very limited number of CM33 lenses at a significant “earlybird” discount for those who back us early, which may be of additional interest to your readers. By the way, I’m also sharing this info with your sister sites fujirumors and canonwatch (since it’s also relevant to those systems).

Some relevant links:

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Editor’s note: I posted Matthews text in a recent Tidbits post. But I realized afterwards the project deserves a proper spot on SAR ;)

December 12, 2015
Posted in reviews

Next Sony menu redesign proposal from Alexander Okolo-Kulak.



This is a new Sony menu redesign proposal from Alexander Okolo-Kulak:

Attached above (Click on it to enlarge) is my attempt to rearrange Sony camera menus with then following objectives:
–      Retain the Sony menu structure
–      Create new Video Setup menu to house all video related menu items
–      Combine Applications with the Wireless menu
–      Group menu items functionally, whenever possible

I have added the menu #2 in the Video Setup (as option) which is an identical copy of the Photo Setup menu #2, with an idea that it might be useful to have different settings for these items to quickly switch from photo to video and back just by pressing the Movie button, without going through the menus; more menu items may fall into this category.

The menu items used here are based on the recent Sony cameras: A7M2, A7RM2 and A7SM2, and I hope have not missed too many.  On the other hand, not all cameras in all regions have all listed menu items available.

These arrangements were partially inspired by your previous post from Per Kylberg.

I hope that eventually Sony will take it serious and improve their menus.

Alexander Okolo-Kulak
Toronto, Ontario

December 12, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Gary Fong’s Camera Of Choice For Day to Day Photos (2015)

Sony A7rII review at Mirrorlessons.
Zeiss Touit Super Short Review by Craig Litten.
Enter our holiday giveaway to win a CAME-TV 7800 3-Axis Gimbal! (Hughbrownstone).
A7S or SII maximum print size? (SonyAlphaForum).
Pixelmania awarded their Pixelmania Award to the Zeiss batis 85mm.

Anonymous:I’ve seen that the danish shop Photografica also got a Zeiss Batis 25mm in stock now.

Marek:Recently switched from Nikon. Last saturday I took one of my BEST cityscape shots ever with A7S. I love that combo Voigtlander 35 f/1.2 + A7S!

Anonymous:How to expose and grade S-Log2 with the Sony a7S II and Sony a7R II

Emin:Short video with my Cokin filters + Sony A7R II + Nokton 35mm f1.2 II

Jeff:A few months ago it was raining crazy hard here in Hawaii and we decided to take the RX100 iv out for a spin. We played around with the 240fps as you will see. Then we did a few edits fr fun:


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