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phantom-fc40

Learning to Fly the DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter

Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab.com. In this article I’m going to talk about and show you how I learned fly DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter with FPV Camera and transmitter. I’ve been interested in these flying ...
by Jay
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Sony A6000 and Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens

Sony A6000 using Lens Adapters, and AF Speed Test!

For the past few days I’ve been packing the Sony A6000 and the Metabones III electronic lens adapter along with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS Lens plus the Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor -X lens. Both work really well and ...
by Jay
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Sony A7r and the HVL-F20M Accessory Flash Testing

In this article I am going to go over the Sony A7r and HVL-F20M Accessory Flash unit by showing you some test shots using various flash settings and camera settings. I hope to illustrate what this flash is capable of in the rea...
by Jay
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Metabones Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Camera Lens Mount Adapter

Metabones III Electronic Lens Adapter Testing with Sony Nex-6, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L Lens

In this article I will go over in detail the Metabones III Electronic Lens Adapter for Canon EF lenses and the Sony Nex E-Mount Camera System. I tested the Metabones III lens adapter using my Sony Nex-6 and Canon EF 24-105mm f/...
by Jay
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RX100 in an OverBoard waterproof case

Sony DSC-RX100 goes Under The Sea!

Using your pro-zoom compact as an underwater camera! Since I bought it late last year, the Sony DSC-RX100 has proven itself to be a worthy and hard-working member of my photographic arsenal. I’ve already completed a reas...
by Alan
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Monico's self portrait

Using An Articulating Arm To Get More Creative With Your Photography!!

In this article I’m going show you How To Get More Creative with your Photography by using an Articulating Arm – Manfrotto Magic Arm in my case. It’s an incredible useful accessory that I use whenever I need ...
by Monico
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Sony LA-EA2 Adapter VS Regular E-Mount lens in Real World AF Testing

Sony LA-EA2 Phase Detection AF (PDAF) Vs Contrast Detection AF (CDAF) – Focus Tracking!!

I got a chance to do a more thorough “Real world” test comparing the PDAF Phase Detection Auto Focus system of the LA-EA2 Lens Adapter Vs the standard Contrast detection AF system of the Nex-5n. To do this I simple ...
by Jay
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Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 Lens Mounted to the Sony La-ea2 Lens Adapter

Nex-5n and La-ea2 Lens Adapter w/ A-Mount Lens Vs E-Mount Lenses – Low Light and Low Contrast Testing!! New Nex-7 Book!!

Always curious how the LA-EA2 lens adapter with an A-Mount lens would perform in low light, low contrast situations Vs the standard E-Mount lenses, I put together this really quick test together with results that may surprise y...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-5n AutoFocus Testing using the LA-EA2 Lens Adapter vs Standard E-Mount Lenses

Sony Nex-5n AF Testing with LA-EA2 and A-Mount lens vs Native E-Mount Lenses

I did a quick test today with the Sony Nex-5n, LA-EA2 lens adapter, and the Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 Lens.  I then compared the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens and the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens to see how each of these lenses performed i...
by Jay
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Oben AC-1300 3-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ BA-00 Ball Head
by Jay
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Alpha LA-EA1 Camera Mount Adapter with Nex-5n and Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens

Sony Nex-5n with LA-EA1 Lens Adapter and the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens – HD Video Preview/ Tutorial and Sample Photos

In this Article I’m going to go over the Sony La-EA1 lens adapter by slapping it on the Nex-5n. In addition to that I’m going to mount the Monster Sony 70-400 f/4-5.6 G SSM Lens to the Nex-5n and LA-EA1 lens adapter...
by Jay
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Fisheye Conversion lens for 16mm E-Mount Lens

Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens and 16mm f/2.8 E-Mount Lens Combo – Sample Photos w/ 100% Crops, and 1st Impressions

Well I got the goods a few days ago and I’ve been shooting like crazy with the fisheye conversion lens (VCL-ECF1)!! I have a bunch of sample photos to share with you guys and I think you will be quite impressed with this ...
by Jay
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Sony 16mm Conversion lens video

Quick Video Comparison – Sony 16mm E-Mount and the Conversion lenses

I put together a quick video using the Sony Nex-5n and the 16mm f/2.8 lens to show you what happens when your add on the conversion lenses. I mounted them on the 16mm lens while recording so you can see exactly what they do! Th...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-5n w/ Canon 135mm f/2 L Lens using Fotodiox lens adapter

Sony Nex-5n, Fotodiox Lens Adapter, Canon EF 135mm f/2 L Lens – Sample Photos

In this article I used the Fotodiox EF to E-Mount Lens Adapter, the Sony Nex-5n and my Canon 135mm f/2 L Lens!! I’ve been using the Sony Nex-5n like crazy the past few days testing out the wide angle conversion lens, but ...
by Jay
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Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 Tutorial – Setting up and Using Lens Adapters on the Sony Nex-7

In this Nex-7 tutorial I will go over everything you need to know when it comes to setting up the Sony Nex-7 for using Lens Adapters and other manufactures lenses. Focus Peaking, Shooting without Lens, and Manual Focus Assist s...
by Jay
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Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter with Built-in Aperture Iris – Does the Aperture do anything?? Tested on Sony Nex-7 with Canon EF 135mm f/2 L Lens

here has been some serious speculation on the web about the Fotodiox Pro Lens Mount Adapter with Built-in Aperture iris. Does the aperture actual work? How can it work if it’s not actually in the lens? Does the depth of f...
by Jay
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