Sports Photography test: A99II vs D5 & 1DX Mark II

Sport Photographer Davey Wilson (article at SLRlounge) tested the and compared it with the “classic” sports professional tools like the Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX Mark II. The conclusion is: The Sony A99ii has been a camera weve been excited about since PhotoPlus last fall.

Sony Alpha live view support for the Timelapse+ VIEW Intervalometer

The following is a guest post from Isaac: – Timelapse+ had a really interesting KickStarterlast year for their VIEW Intervalometer and it looks like they now have live-view support for the Alpha! The VIEW is a powerful little device with some neat features like automatic bulb ramping, live time lapse preview — watched either on […] The post Sony Alpha live view support for the Timelapse+ VIEW Intervalometer appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Max Yuryev is shocked by the superb A99II performance

Max Yuryev compared the new Sony A99II against the Nikon D5. And he is really shocked by the incr4edible A99II performance and highly recommends buying the camera. A99II store links: . The post Max Yuryev is shocked by the superb A99II performance appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

RED just dethroned the Sony A7rII at DxOmark

Two new RED cameras dethroned the Sony A7rII at the overall DxOmark sensor ranking: The Helium 8K is an impressive achievement by RED. For those with the budget, its top-of-the-line image quality, high frame rate, and 16-bit RAW capture capability absolutely make it worth considering as a competitor to high-end DSLRs and medium-format cameras for […] The post RED just dethroned the Sony A7rII at DxOmark appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

24-70mm GM lens review by Jannik Peters: can keep up optically with many of the best prime lenses in every regard

The 24-70mm GM tested by Jannik Peters Just two days ago Photozone posted a not so favorable 24-70mm GM lens review. Jannik Peters now posted his 24-70mM GM review and sent me a note saying that he could NOT agree with the negative Photozone statements about the quality of the bokeh and the longitudinal CA […] The post 24-70mm GM lens review by Jannik Peters: “can keep up optically with many of the best prime lenses in every regard” appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Lok watches a Sony A7R II get taken to pieces

Lok pays a visit to the Sony Imaging Pro Support booth and watches a technician take apart a Sony A7R II. via Photogearnews The post Lok watches a Sony A7R II get taken to pieces appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Loxia 85mm will ship in February in USA

The new Loxia 85mm f/2. 4 should have started to ship out on December 21. But SAR reader Eric (Thanks) reports us that stores managers told him that “unfortunately we don’t have an estimate yet for when it will be coming in“.

Lensrentals tests the 70-200mm GM and says that it isnt that great

I don’t know if the folks over at Lensrentals got a bad copy but the 70-200mm GM lens they tested had not the expected top-notch quality: The Sony just isnt that great, and thats really disappointing considering the price tag and how long customers have had to wait for that lens to be available.

Question: Whats the must have gear for mountain photography?

I guess the new 70-200mm GM lens should be high on my priority list for this It’s New Year’s Eve. And for one time I will take the chance to ask you a presonal question. Next year I do plan to hike a lot on the Alps and I want to take the chance to […] The post Question: What’s the must have gear for “mountain photography”? appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

SAR community tell us: Whats the best Sony product of the year?

The year is ending and it’s time to let choose the SAR community what’s the best gear of 2016. Let’s see who gets the first place! The post SAR community tell us: What’s the best Sony product of the year? appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

New A99II reviews by Imaging Resource and Photoscala

Imaging Resource posted the first part of their A99II review. Of course they like the camera a lot, particularly the image quality. The only real downside is that: Overall, the biggest issue with the A99 II’s performance is its buffer clearing performance.

New Sony A99II ISO tests (beats the Nikon D5)

Sony A99ii outperforms Nikon D5 at high ISO If you care about the High ISO performance of the new Sony A99II check out those new videos. Chuck also sent me this: “Here’s some High ISO images from both the A99II and the A7RII, with a link to download the RAW files from both.

Jason Laniers answer to the very dumb Brides.com article

In a horrible statement the well-known US wedding magazine Brides. com said that wedding photographers should use “either Cannon or Nikon, which are the most readily available professional cameras available” Brides.

New shipment update for the A99II and 70-200mm GM. New review by ThePhoBlographer.

Amazon updated the shipment info on two highly requested Sony items: Both the A99II (Clich here) and the 70-200mm GM (Click here) are set to ship out in 1-2 months if you order them today. And both got reviewed by ThePhoblographer: A99II review conclusion: All in all, very little is really terrible about the a99 […] The post New shipment update for the A99II and 70-200mm GM.

The 2016 Best Gear awards by Dpreview

That’s the bext gear of the year according to Dpreview: Best compact camera: 2nd pace for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (). Best consumer stills/video camera of the year: Winner is the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III ().

New useful Radio commander tutorials at Alpha Creative skills

Sony’s Radio Commander and Receiver Mark Galer posted three new Alpha video tutorials Sony’s Radio Wireless Radio Flash v2 Sony’s Wireless Radio Flash The post New useful Radio commander tutorials at Alpha Creative skills appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

Loxia 85mm in Stock in Europe. New review by Alin Popescu.

The Loxia 85mm lens is now in Stock for the first time in Europe at Amazon. de and . And Alin Popescu posted a new full review of the lens: “This is not a cheap lens to buy, but if youre in for the Zeiss look and awesome image quality, both sharp and with beautiful bokeh, […] The post Loxia 85mm in Stock in Europe.

New Loxia 85mm test by Shawn Steiner

Shawn Steiner posted his Loxia 85mm review at Explora. We know the lens is razor sharp but the main hurdle from some SAR readers is the not so fast aperture. Shawn writes about that: Another question for potential buyers has to do with the f/2.

Sony A6500 videos and tests roundup

Sony a6500 (First Day) This is a roundup of new A6500 test videos. A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. In EU at Amazon. de, Fotomundus, Calumet. de. WexUK. PCHstore. Sony a6500 + Sigma 18-35 (IBIS, Low-Light, AF) Got My Sony a6500!! (Unboxing) Sony a6500 Review I Tips from Daniel Peters on Vimeo.

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Review at Photographyblog

Photogrpahyblog tested the new Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2. 4: The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2. 4 is a pleasure to use, thanks to its superb weather-proof build quality and wide, smooth focusing ring. When manually focusing the Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.

Fotodiox Nikon adapter also broke that Sony A7II

The infamous Fotodiox Nikon to E-mount adapter broke another camera. This time it’s the Sony A7II. Watch the video to learn more about it. And please warn the comunity…do not buy the adapter that is currently on sale at BHphoto (Click here to see it but don’t buy it!).

Sony A99II studio samples by Imaging Resource

The very first batch of A99II cameras shipped out. But it’s still impossible to find the camera in Stock in any US and EU stores. But now let’s switch over to this: Imaging Resource posted a set of image samples you can download.

Guide to the Fastest Memory Cards Money Can Buy!

The non expert will have a hard time figuring out what all those numbers and classifications do mean on a memory card. A new and very well written overview of the fastest cards available can be read at Explora (Click here).

First image samples shot on the Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 II

Meyer Optik Goerlitz (Click here) posted the first full size image samples shot on the new Nocturnus 50mm f/0. 95 II lens. You can preorder the lens on BHphoto (Click here). It costs $2,999 and will start shipping on January 1.

Stores are now shipping out the 70-200mm GM August preorders

The Sony 70-200mm GM Lens was announced 10 months ago and it’s still impossible to find it in Stock anywhere in the world. The small good news is that it seems something changed this week: SAR readers informed me that August preorders on various US stores are now shipping out.

New Sony A6500 reviews

Sony a6500 Overheating Solved? First Look at the Sony a6500 APS-C Mirrorless Camera by Fstoppers. That’s what they write about the new Touch Focus: Where I find Touch Focus to be most useful is while shooting barely moving or stationary subjects and Im simply recomposing my framing.

Sony FS5 Review by TheCameraStoreTV

The Sony FS5 is not an Alpha camera but it’s still interesting to see the new tech Sony is using on their professional camera lineup. The post Sony FS5 Review by TheCameraStoreTV appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

New A6500 tests by Gary Fong and Jason Lanier

Sony A6500- the best focusing Sony Mirrorless Camera for use with Canon lenses with adapters (Jason Lanier) A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. In EU at Amazon. de, Fotomundus, Calumet.

Sony A6500 in Stock at FocusCamera! And reviewed by CameraLabs.

The new Sony A6500 is in Stock for the first time in USA via Focuscamera (Click here) and eBay (Click here). CameraLabs posted the full Sony A6500 review and the verdict is: The built-in IS may not be quite as good as Olympus, but greatly improves composition, still shooting and movie filming with unstabilised lenses, […] The post Sony A6500 in Stock at FocusCamera! And reviewed by CameraLabs. appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

First Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 review by Stan Moniz

Stan Moniz tested the new Tokina 20mm FE Firin lens: So no joke and I’m not just saying this. This piece of glass will blow minds! Tokina has FINALLY entered the mirrorless game. Maybe a little late but never less they came in kicking the door down with their first of many e-mount lenses to […] The post First Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 review by Stan Moniz appeared first on sonyalpharumors.

New Sony A6500 tests (and its shipping in Europe)

Hugh Brownstone published that over 30min long A6500 review. So have your popcorn ready when you starting watching this :) Sony A6500 Field Test Part I at Imaging Resource: Although burst performance is greatly improved, write performance isn’t.