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November 2015
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Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Sony’s A7R II has a unique position in the mirrorless ILC world, creating the largest image files at over 42 megapixels from an in-body five axis stabilised sensor with exceptional performance given by backside illuminated CMOS. My reviews in print of the Sony A7R II have now appeared, in the British Journal of Photography, f2 Cameracraft […] . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

I feel slightly sick… I’ve spent so much on buying and replacing successive Sony A7 series cameras and their lenses that I can’t just buy this outright, which I would love to do. I sold my A99 to get the A7R (subsequently replaced by A7II, and now by A7R II) and have regretted it in so […] . . . → Read More: B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now […] . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

We’ve had news of the new Sigma Art HSM high speed wide angle full frame zoom – 24-35mm f/2. It will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts only (release date not yet confirmed) according to Sigma in the UK. Note that this will be a bit of monster with its 82mm filter thread, 117mm long […] . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete


(Updated June 15th after press conference) The new Sony A7R II is the camera I’ve been waiting for, which everyone has predicted, and which seems to tick every box without having a huge price label on its own. I find the $3,200 (UK coinfirmed £2,600) matches its stated specifications well. Others may disagree, but they’re probably influenced by […] . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete

Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera


I guess it’s time to publish another field test review of the Alpha 7R despite rarely having used the camera in anger, or in any state other than anger. It arrived in late November and caught me at a time when I was not going anywhere or doing anything, nothing was happening and the weather […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

A99 with 28-75mm lens

The launch of and initial reaction to Sony’s Alpha 99 has been spoiled, for many, by the overpricing of the camera generally and to a greater degree in some key markets. The promise of the SLT design, and Sony’s move away from flapping mirrors and optical prisms with their associated collimation and alignment, was one […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

Sony Alpha 99 full press release


Sony introduces full-frame α99 A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor World’s first full-frame camera1 with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal plane) and a new […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 99 full press release

NEX-VG900E full frame HD video – full info


Sony introduces first 35mm full-frame Handycam® NEX-VG900E interchangeable lens Full HD camcorder 24.3 effective megapixel Exmor full-frame CMOS sensor Compatible with full-frame A-mount lenses via supplied adaptor (also compatible with growing range of E-mount lenses) Full HD 50p/25p/24p progressive movie recording Extensive manual controls and ‘seesaw’ zoom lever Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone for high-quality stereo and 5.1ch sound High contrast XGA […] . . . → Read More: NEX-VG900E full frame HD video – full info

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full information


Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 from Sony is world’s first1 compact camera with 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor Full-frame imaging from a compact camera that’s drastically smaller and lighter than any full-frame DSLR Exmor™ CMOS sensor with approximately 24.3 effective megapixels for flawless, detail-packed photos and Full HD video Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens; with Macro mode […] . . . → Read More: Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full information