Posts Tagged ‘sony’

Deal Alert: Sony Shuttering All But Two of Its Physical Stores, Offering Big Discounts

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Sony is making big restructuring moves in order to increase profitability, and one of the big changes has been closing its inefficient physical retail stores. 26 of the stores were closed in 2014, and now the latest word is that in addition to closing all of its shops in Canada, Sony will be pulling the plug on 8 of the 10 remaining US locations.

If you’re a photographer who shoots with Sony, you might want to keep an eye on any Sony store near you: you could find it filled with heavily discounted photo gear.
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Sony Unleashes Four New FE Lenses: A 28mm, 35mm, 90mm Macro, and 24-240mm

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Sony today announced four new full-frame lenses for its E-mount camera system today, bringing the total number of FE lenses to 11. The new lenses are: the 28mm f/2, 35mm f/1.4, 90mm f/2.8 macro, and 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3.
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Sony to Stop Producing CCD Image Sensors to Focus on CMOS Growth

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According to a new report, Sony is saying that it will stop producing all CCD sensors by March 2017 in order to focus on expanding its involvement in CMOS image sensors.
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Amazing Deal: Snap Up a Sony NEX-5T Kit for Only $300 Today, $150 Cheaper Than Ever Before

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The Sony NEX-5T, a fantastic little mirrorless camera, has never sold for anything less than $450 on Amazon. In fact, right now, both B&H and Amazon have the body only priced at $500. Which is why it’s both surprising and exciting that the 5T kit with a 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens is going for $300! Read more…

Detailed Rundown of What’s New in the Sony a7II and 5-Axis Stabilization Test with a Nikkor Lens

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not the Sony a7II is worth pre-ordering and you’d like a more detailed rundown of the features and real life performance of this camera, this video from Alpha Creative Skills should help.

In it, Mark Galer runs you through all of the differences between the a7 an a7II — minute and otherwise — before slapping a Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 lens onto the camera and showing you how well the 5-axis stabilization works. Read more…

Sony Officially Announces the a7II in the US! Will Ship in Time for Christmas

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The Sony a7II and its impressive 5-axis in-body stabilization has generated a ton of well-deserved buzz since it was officially announced. There’s only one problem: it wasn’t officially announced in the US yet.

The main announcement was made in Japan and no US release date and pricing has been available… until today! The news just dropped, and American Sony fans can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow knowing they can have the a7II in time for Christmas. Read more…

Hasselblad Unveils the Stellar II: A Luxury Item ‘Not Intended to Be Judged Against Other Cameras’

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Minutes ago, Hasselblad officially unveiled the Stellar II, another Sony rebrand that will likely draw some ridicule from the photo community — except that Hassy has changed their approach a bit with this camera.

Right in the first line of the press release, they’re making one thing clear: this camera is “not intended to be judged against other cameras,” but is, “rather, conceived and crafted exclusively for Aficionados, Collectors and Connoisseurs.” Read more…

Real World Video of the Sony a7II’s 5-Axis Stabilization Shifting the Sensor

Ever wonder what 4.5 stops of optical image stabilization actually looks like? Now you can see it for yourself. Uploaded yesterday by YouTube user Sean Ellwood, the video above shows you just how much the sensor inside Sony’s exciting new a7II full frame E-Mount can move to counteract camera shake.

Ellwood says this little clip is just part of a longer video, but it’s a pretty interesting part if you’re a camera nerd like most of us here.

(via Sony Alpha Rumors)

Reports Confirm that the 5-Axis Stabilization on Sony’s a7II Works with All 3rd Party Glass

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Just four days ago, Sony announced its a7II: the world’s first full-frame digital camera with 5-axis image stabilization build into the body. But as impressive as we know the image stabilization could be, no one was quite sure what glass said stabilization would work with.

The news, however, is all good. New reports are confirming that the a7II’s stabilization will work with all(!) 3rd party lenses.

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Sony Announces the a7II: The World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

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It looks like rumor sites weren’t kidding when they said the Sony a7II would be announced “in the next few days.” In fact, they were being conservative.

Announced early this morning, Sony’s followup to the original full-frame E-Mount Alpha 7 (or a7) has officially arrived, and, as promised, it’s the world’s first full-frame camera to sport 5-axis image stabilization. Read more…