November 14, 2017
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Good news: The new A7rIII has no star eater issue!

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Drew Geraci just shared a good news about the new Sony A7rIII:

“Very Excited to share this side by side comparison of the A7RIII (full production model) shooting Astrophotography at 3.2″ and 10” at ISO 12,800 utilizing the Sony 16-35mm GM lens. As you can see in the side by side comparison, with ALL noise reduction turned off in the main menu, you can easily see that all stars are present and accounted for when blown up at 100% resolution. The star-eater is no more.
Download RAW images here: https://www.dropbox.com/…/ejyad8…/AAApFpv-kmRWfslWZ0-69awRa…
Password: star”

This is definitely good news as it shows Sony is aware of the issue and actually knows how to fix this. Let’s hope there is a firmware fix coming soon for current Sony A7/A9 cameras!

Preorders:
Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK. Photo Porst Neuwied. Sony Netherland. Sony Australia. Sony Japan.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Amazon DE, Calumet DE, Wex UK.

Join the A7rIII facebook group to discuss the camera features and tests!

Thanks Chris!

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November 14, 2017
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Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE Firmware Version 0.2 is now available for download

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Samyang AF 35mm F2.8 FE Firmware Version 0.2 is now available for download. Improvements:

It fixes an issue where ‘Fast Hybrid AF’ is not working in 6 cameras models when the focus mode is
set to ‘AF-C’ and focus point is set to ‘Wide’ or ‘Zone’.

How to update:

1) Download the firmware on your computer
2) Download the Samyang Lens Manager software on your computer
3) Connect Samyang Lens Station to your computer with the lens attached
4) Firmware will be automatically updated

※ Guideline SAMYANG Lens Station for SONY

Current Samyang/Rokinon AF E-mount lenses:
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

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November 14, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

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Trip to Japan with Sony – Featuring Sony A9, A6500, Manfrotto Manhattan, Laowa and more

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Sony RX10 IV vs RX10 III (TheDigitalDigest).
Making the Most of Mirrorless Cameras: An Introduction (ThePhoBlographer).
Sony Releases the Industry’s Highest Resolution*1 7.42 Effective Megapixel Stacked CMOS Image Sensor for Automotive Cameras
Nab coverage pictures by Personal View.
PhotoPlus 2017 – Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV & RX0 (Cameta Youtube interview).

Craig:Just letting you know I have won a big award in Russia for my image ( attached ) Image was captured using Sony a7r2 / 28mm f2 + Fisheye converter + Aquatech water housing. ( INFO BELOW ) Cheers Craig Parry ( instagram : @craigparryphotography)
I am incredibly honoured to announce that my image The Ghost has been awarded top honours, taking out the Under Water category at the prestigious 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition. Now in its 11th year, the Russian based competition attracted a record number of participants with 10,165 works being submitted from artists across 92 countries with each piece depicting the intrinsic beauty of our wildlife.

More details on the 2017 Golden Turtle International Photography Competition can be found HERE

 

 

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November 13, 2017
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Few days left: Save $$$ on the new Luminar 2018 software

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Til November 16 you can preorder the new Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows at Macphun.com for a reduced price and with some free extras.

Reminder: Amazon announced that the Black Friday deals will start on November 17 and go on for 10 days. The Black Friday pages are already up and running here and some early deals can be found: Amazon US. Amazon CA. Amazon DE. Amazon UK. Amazon FR. Amazon ES. Amazon IT.

Sony and Sigma preorders:
Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK. Photo Porst Neuwied. Sony Netherland. Sony Australia. Sony Japan.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Amazon DE, Calumet DE, Wex UK.
Sigma 16mm f/1.4 E-mount at BHphoto, FocusCamera and Wex UK.

Join the A7rIII facebook group to discuss the camera features and tests!

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November 13, 2017
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Sony has still one more “registered” camera that should be announced in very early 2018

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I don’t think Sony will announce any new camera before the year ends. But we know that the next camera to be announced might be the one registered with the code “WW541200”. Nokishita lists this code among the fixxed lens RX and compact cameras. I guess that’s a camera that could be announced within Q1 2018.

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November 13, 2017
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Great deal for EU readers: Save 120 Euro on the new Sony 24-105mm FE lens sold by Amazon Germany

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For unknown reasons you save over 125 Euro on the new 24-105mm FE lens sold by Amazon Germany (Click here). All European can buy it from there. This is by far the lowest price and I don’t think it’s a mistaken price. And even if it would I have seen that in the past Amazon always honored the price.

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November 12, 2017
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Very first Sony A7rIII Pixel Shift mode test by DPreview: “All details are clearer, crisper”

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Dpreview posted the very first test of the new Sony A7rIII

“It’s like a veil has been lifted off your scene: something landscape photographers will simply love. All details are clearer, crisper, and there is no hint of moiré anywhere.”

I checked their studio comparison tool and I am seriously impressed. Which makes it even more frustrating because you can use it only in very specific situations.

Preorders:
Sony A7rIII at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Calumet DE, Wex UK. Photo Porst Neuwied. Sony Netherland. Sony Australia. Sony Japan.
Sony 24-105mm at Amazon, Bhphoto, Adorama, BuyDig, FocusCamera, Amazon DE, Calumet DE, Wex UK.

Join the A7rIII facebook group to discuss the camera features and tests!

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