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Leica Thambar-M 90 on Sony A7 Cameras

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Leica Thambar-M 90mm on Sony A7 by Kazuhiro ITOH
Leica reintroduced their Thambar 90 f/2.2 lens this week. The look it produces is very distinctive, dreamlike image. Posted here is a gallery of Leica Thambar 90 images taken with the Sony A7 cameras via lens adapter. The 1935 designed Leica Thambar-M 90 can also be used in autofocus mode using the Techart Pro LM-EA7 adapter with the newest generation of Sony A7 cameras.

From Leica: The new Thambar has almost entirely adopted the design of the original lens – featuring the same proportions, black paint finish and red and white aperture scales as its 1930s predecessor. The red scale applies when the center spot filter is in place, which diminishes the effective aperture of the lens – for example, from 2.2 to 2.3 when wide open. When working without the center spot filter, the white aperture scale is used. In order to retain its vintage appeal, the Thambar’s exterior has only been subtly adapted to reflect the pared-down character of c…

Have RX1 will Travel.

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We have always been intrigued with the diminutive Sony RX1. In our minds it's the perfect travel camera, well except for our propensity for the 50mm focal length. Here's a video in 4K resolution conjured up by Mr. Rozenman about his west coast trip with his wife. The video is composed of 16,500 pictures taken with the RX1 handheld.


Yet Another USA Travel Video by Ofer Rozenman
For those looking to go on the wide side, here's a Sony RX1R with the 0.75X Ultra Wide Converter which gives an effective FOV of 26mm.

Sony RX1R with SEL075UWC Ultra Wide Converter

Las Vegas in Infrared via RX100.

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That depth is terrific from the RX100 M4.
Las Vegas In Infrared by Philip Bloom

Check out philipbloom.net for details on how this was achieved with the Sony RX100.



Sony A7s Video: Aurora Borealis in Tromsø

Aurora Borealis in Tromsø by Anders Mildestveit
Real time video of northern lights on oct. 18th in Tromsø, Norway.
Shot with a Sony A7S and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 at 25600 iso with no noise reduction applied.

The video of the of the Aurora Borealis demonstrates the low light prowess of the Sony A7s.

How To Import Files from the Sony A7 to the iPad Air

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Sony A7S Connected to the iPad Air via USB Camera Adapter
Noah Leon shows us how to connect the Sony A7s to the Ipad Air in order to transfer the images or movies for editing on the go.

On the Sony A7, set the USB connection to MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) by going into the Menu, Toolbox, screen 4, 1st option.Connect the USB cable to the A7 (turned off) and the Apple Lightning to USB Adapter to the iPad Air.  Connect the cables together.Turn on the A7 and the Photos app on the iPad will open.  Click Import on the Photos app.Start selecting the images and videos and press Import again to begin the process.
In the video below, Noah continues to show how he edits video files on the go using the Pinacle Studio app on the iPad.

Movcam Sony A7 Cage Review by News Shooter

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Movcam Cage for the Sony A7
News Shooter gets a hands on review of the Movcam cage for the Sony A7 family. Read more at NewsShooter.com.

Camera Store TV Hand's On with Sony A7s

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Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA
Camera Store TV Hand's On with Sony A7s
Go to 3:05 to hear the Sony A7s shutter noise options, electronic first curtain shutter and fully electronic shutter.

Sony A7s Product Specifications from Sony


Software
Operating System Compatibility : Image Data Converter 4.0: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium 4 or faster) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster) PlayMemories Home: Microsoft Windows® Vista® SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8 (Pentium III 800 MHz or faster; for playing/editing HD movies: Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz or faster/Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz or faster (AVC HD (FX/FH)) Mac OS X (10.6-10.8) (Intel Core Solo/Core Duo/Core 2 Duo or faster)Supplied Software : PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4Camera
Camera Type : Full-frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens CameraLens Compatibility : Sony E-mount Full Frame, operation with Minolta / Konica…

Sony A7s First Impressions by Luminous Landscapes

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Sony A7s with Zeiss 24-70mm FE ZA

Luminous Landscapes gives us their first impressions with the new low-light king, the Sony A7s. Read their A7s first impression here. They provide samples between the Sony A7s and the A7r to test the A7s' low light capability. Video capability is also discussed.

Here are some interesting quotes that we found.

Sony is producing more new and interesting cameras, in more categories, and with more new technology than the two market leaders combined. a 12MP file from the A7s can be printed at a size of 16 X 24" when upressed to 360ppi.There is something to the look of A7s files that reminds me of medium format, At ISO 51,200 the A7s is quite usable with some moderate noise reductionMy only complaint is that the interface team at Sony forgot to add this feature (Electronic Shutter) to the twelve position Function menu.Why not just keep Electronic Shutter as the default?

Prototype Sony 28-135mm Zoom Lens At NAB

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Sony 28-135mm f/4 G FE Cine Zoom Lens
Here is the prototype of the upcoming Sony 28-135mm f/4 G lens. It is designed for cinematography with a power zoom built into the lens. It is shown with the new 4K capable Sony A7s. See more information in the video below.


E Stands for Eighteen

Sony A7S Overview
Michael Bubolo of Sony North America solves the E-mount mystery. E stands for eighteen. Watch the rest of the footage to learn more about the Sony A7S.


Sony A7S ISO 80000 Video

Sony A7S High ISO Testing
onelonedork aka dslr film noob was at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2014 Show in Las Vegas and got to play with the newly announce Sony A7S. He boosts the ISO to 80,000 and was impressed with the grainless footage shown on the video screen. Compare the ISO 6400 footage below from the Canon 5d Mark III.

Canon 5d Mark III ISO 6400 Footage


fstopacademy takes the A7S flying

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Sony A7S in an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Photo by Den Lennie of fstopacademy



Check out fstopacademy's hands on review of the Sony A7s to see the A7s in various shooting conditions including flying in an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Sony A7S E-mount 4K Video Camera Specifications

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Here is the video-centric version of the Sony A7, the A7S. The S stands for sensitivity with the A7S being able to shoot at ISO 409600, 4 times more sensitive to light than the Sony A7. The A7S can also capture 4k video, via HDMI Output, 4 times the 1080p capability of the A7. The A7S can capture 12mp stills. A new Power Zoom E-mount lens is also in development with the A7S in mind. The A7S will cost the same as the A7 at $1700.

Wide ISO sensitivity setting[1] from 50 to 409600 and unprecedented dynamic rangeWorld’s first full-frame sensor capable of full pixel read-out without pixel binning process for movie and 4K (QFHD: 3840 x 2160) HDMI video outputProfessional video functions including XAVC S Full HD recording at 50Mbps, time code and optional XLR audio inputsHigh ISO sensitivity range allows faster shutter speeds during low light shootingα Mount System compatible with a wide range of high quality lenses, including power zoom lens ideal for movie shootingImproved Fast Intel…

Sony RX10 Video - Grand Canyon Winter

Grand Canyon Winter (Sony DSC-RX10) from Dan Carter on Vimeo.
Here's some nice footage of the Grand Canyon from the Sony DSC-RX10 by Dan Carter. The 1" sensor coupled to a 24-200mm zoom lens makes for a great compact travel camera that also produces excellent video as shown by Dan.

Sony A7 and A7r Hands On with DigitalRev

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Sony A7r Weather Sealing Test with 28-70mm FE Kit Lens
Kai Wong of DigitalRev Plays with the Sony A7 Cameras
The new Sony A7 and A7r cameras are featured on Digital Rev with Kai Wong. The A7's 28-70mm FE Kit lens was used on the A7r and produced "stellar" shots. The A7 and A7r's focus systems were compared. The water resitance was also tested using the A7r and the 28-70mm kit lens. A Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH was used to show how adaptable the E-mount is. The focus peaking display was nicely featured. In conclusion, Kai was impressed with both cameras, "Sony has created a product of desire."

Sony A7r Focus Peaking with Leica Noctilux
Sony A7r Rear LCD Water Resistance

Sony A7 Kit

NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

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Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki
Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Sony NEX-3N Review by Engadget

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Sony NEX-3N Review by Engadget
Let's see what Engadget has to say about the handsome and compact Sony NEX-3N.

Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240 via CameraStoreTV

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Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240
TheCameraStoreTV posted their review of the Leica M Type 240. They also brought along the Leica M9 and the Sony DSC-RX1 to compare. The Leicas were fitted with the Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux, while the RX1 comes with the Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar. The RX1 image had a slight advantage over the M Type 240 in both low and high ISO shooting.

Check out the full review by the Camera Store below.

Leica M Type 240 Reviw by The Cameras Store

Sony NEX-3N Hands On Videos

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Sony NEX-3N Hands On
Sony posted their hands on video of the new Sony NEX-3N camera. They discuss the new features that sets the NEX-3N apart from the previous NEX-3 cameras.
Area specific noise reduction.Auto portrait framing.Auto macro framing.Auto tracking framing.Lens zoom lever.Available in April with the 16-50mm power zoom lens for $499.Available in all black or white with a silver lens.
Below is What Digital Camera's hands on look at the Sony NEX-3N.



Black Sony NEX-3N with 1650mm PowerZoom Lens
Thanks Sony and What Digital Camera!

Check out specs and more pictures of the NEX-3N from our previous post.

Sigma 60mm DN Lens for Sony NEX Cameras Announced

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Mockup of Sigma 60mm on NEX-7
Sigma is adding a third lens to their Digital Neo series for E-mount cameras. It is the 60mm f/2.8 macro in native E-mount. The lens is similar to the one found in Sigma's new DP3 Merrill.

Here is Sigma's description of the 60mm DN.Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN- Featuring the natural perspective of mid-range telephoto lenses, together with a shallow depth of field, this lens allows the photographer to capture a single part of a subject with great bokeh effects. It has an angle of view equivalent to 90mm on the E-mount system (35mm equivalent focal length). The minimum focusing distance is 19.7 inches; the maximum magnification is 1:7.2. This lens also contains Special Low Dispersion (SLD) glass, which helps minimize axial and transverse chromatic aberration.
Mockup of Sigma 60mm on NEX-5R
Sigma Corporation announces four new lenses at CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2013
YOKOHAMA, Japan — Jan. 29, 2013—Sigma Corporation of America a leading researcher, dev…