New Vimeo Staff Pick video shot on the A6500 and A7sII by Brandon Li

Thrones of Semana Santa (Tronos de Semana Santa) from Brandon Li on Vimeo. Brandon just sent me this: “My short film “Thrones of Semana Santa” about the Holy Week in Spain has just been chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick! I shot it mostly on the a7sii on the Zhiyun Crane gimbal.

Sony A9 heating stress test by Imaging Resource

The folks over at Imaging Resource tried to make the A9 overheat in very unfavorable conditions: It is extremely challenging to overheat the A9. I say that as even though I was actually trying to make the camera overheat, I could not.

New Samyang 35mm FE lens reviews by Daniel Gangur and Hanna Saba

Samyang 35mm FE lens on preorder at BHphoto, Adorama Daniel Gangur tested the lens and concludes: This lens really suits my personal needs for small light weight option with excellent image quality, if you are after the same it really is a good option.

Tests on Sony E-mount cameras with new firmware

Sony A7rii Firmware Update (TheDigitalDigest) Here are just a couple of new feedbacks on the new major firmware update. Feel free to add your findings on the comment system: Matthew “Hey Andrea, just put together a quick and dirty video testing the differences (if there are any) between firmware 1.

This is why you should be excited about the soon to be announced new Sigma FE lens!!!

Our trusted sources told us that Sigma will announce the first FE lens this summer. And it will be a new 35mm f/1.4 FE autofocus lens. And Sigma will also another zoom FE lens shortly after. And why is this exciting news? Because Sigma makes lenses that are on par or even better than the […] The post This is why you should be excited about the soon to be announced new Sigma FE lens!!! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Sony A9 with overheating test with new firmware

ThatCameraGuy tested the new 1. 01 A9 firmware. And as suspected it doesn’t fix the overheating itself. But it delays the overheating indicator warning time so that it doesn’t appear 10 minutes before the actual shutdown.

New A9 tests (Card speed, wedding, golf shooting)

Sony A9 SD Card Speed Test – RAW+RAW, RAW+JPEG & More – How fast is the A9 (Dan Watson). Tom Beynon shot a wedding on the A9: All in all I’m delighted with this camera. I can’t imagine using anything else and I’ve only had it a week.

New Sony A9 tests: Shows no banding issue and makes a great job shooting Roland Garros!

Photo credit: Christophe Ena / AP Roland Garros: Christopher Eno from the Associated Press used the new Sony A9 for his Roland Garros shooting. He got interviewed at Focus-numerique (Google translation here) And these are some of his comments on using the camera: The main issue he found using the A9 is that Wifi connection […] The post New Sony A9 tests: Shows no banding issue and makes a great job shooting Roland Garros! appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Sony FE 100mm STF tested at DxOmark: excellent optical quality

DxOmark tested the new Sony 100mm FE STF lens: While the use of apodization elements or filters in lenses is no longer a unique proposition, the introduction of this lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras is bound to be treated with some excitement.

Sony A9 studio shots at Dpreview: Neck-and-neck with the competition (and slightly ahead in some aspects)

Dpreview updated their A9 review by including studio shots and a few more findings: Dynamic Range: The A9 is at least a stop behind that of the a7R II. A more relevant comparison might be to the a9’s direct peers: it performs neck-and-neck with the Canon 1D X II (and perhaps a bit better at […] The post Sony A9 studio shots at Dpreview: Neck-and-neck with the competition (and slightly ahead in some aspects) appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Aga Tomaszek says A9 autofocus hitrate destroys my D4s

New A9 tests roundup: Jim Kasson analyzed the Noise Behaviour: I want to emphasize that the absolute noise level is low in the a9, but the periodic nature of the read noise and the PRNU will cause visible noise to be more objectionable that it would be if it were random.

More interesting tests on the A9 overheating indicator issue

We now learned via first Sony A9 owners that in a very specific situation (shooting under direct sunlight) the A9 overheating indicator turns on after 20-40 minutes. What’s also very strange is that only a handful of people noticed this while most of the photographers seem to not have had any issue at all.

Nikon photographer Lars Ronbog tests the A9 for sports and this is what he thinks

Nikon photographer Lars Ronbog tested the new Sony A9 on a soccer field and the conclusion is: The AF worked fine – better or worse than my Nikon? Not better, but it was acceptable for a first time use – more games and photographing other kind of sports would be needed to draw the final […] The post Nikon photographer Lars Ronbog tests the A9 for sports and this is what he thinks… appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

The Sony A9 owners unboxing roundup post

Skip this post if you don’t like unboxing videos :) Sony A9 Unboxing and First Look (TheDigitalDigest) Sony a9 Unboxing & Size Comparison With Alpha A6500 & Alpha a7R II (Brandon Meek) Quick Unboxing of Sony A9 (TagTheShooter Photography) Sony a9 Unboxing (Mike’s Camera TV) A9 unboxing (Jonathan Richards Photography) A9 Unboxing (Eseven).

High ISO test at Focus Numerique: Sony A9 ahead of the competition

Image of the three cameras via Focus Numerique. The French site Focus Numerique (translation here) compared the top three Sports Photography cameras (Nikon D5 vs Canon 1DX Mark II vsSony A9). On their site you can download all the JPG and RAW ISO test images to make your own testing.

100-400mm GM test by CameraLabs. 16-35mm GM test by Chad Wadsworth.

The 100-400mm GM tested by CameraLabs Gordon Laing from CameraLabs tested the new 100-400mm GM lens and the conclusion is: Whatever I shot, the lens snapped into focus quickly and without fuss. Whether shooting sports or wildlife, portraits with face and eye detection, or close-ups, the FE 100-400mm felt very confident.

Good news: Sony A9 Eye AF works even if you wear glasses

There was a concern among SAR readers that the impressive Eye AF from the Sony A9 might not work well if people were wearing glasses. Alin Popescu proved in this video that Eye Af works fine in such cases: Alin also posted this 20fps Eye Tracking video and a 20 fps short burst on Birds […] The post Good news: Sony A9 Eye AF works even if you wear glasses appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

DxO tested the new Sony 85mm FE: It beats the Batis and comes close to the GM

DxOmark tested the new Sony 85mm f/1. 8 FE and concludes: Large high-speed primes such as the 85mm F1. 4 G Master are nice to have, but they are pricey, large, and sometimes intimidating. When it comes to moderate-speed lenses, it sometimes seems that manufacturers put price before outright optical performance.

Kevin Raber tests the new 16-35mm GM: proves that Sony is very serious

The new 16-35mm and 12-24mm lenses Kevin Raber from Luminous Landscape tested the new 16-35mm GM lens and wrote this: I was impressed with this lens for the one day I had it. It simply is a lens many of us have been waiting for, and once more proves that Sony is very serious about […] The post Kevin Raber tests the new 16-35mm GM: “proves that Sony is very serious” appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Sony A9 Buffer by Jason Lanier and A9 review by Mark Galer

Jason Lanier posted this short A9 buffer test which once agains shows the impressive speed of the camera: And Marc Galer posted a video preview of the A9 with a set of full size images on Flickr: This is a new A9 video from Sony: Sony A9: Sony A9 at BHphoto,Adorama, Amazon, BestBuy.