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Sony A7II and FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
Lens Testing

Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA Lens Testing w/ Sony Alpha A7II

Posted  December 15, 2014  by  Jay

I know a lot of you are very interested in the FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA Lens and have been waiting for my impressions of this lens. Well, it’s officially killer and a must have I can tell you already I’ve taken enough sample photos to see it’s awesome in the corners and distortion control […]

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Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens
Lens Testing

Sony A7II and FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens – Hands-On First Impressions

Posted  December 13, 2014  by  Jay

The recently announced Sony Alpha A7II (ILCEA7M2) and FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens showed up the night before last and I could not be more excited!! This is the most killer combo for landscape, street, and urban style photography in my opinion. I love that style of photography and often use HDR as well. […]

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Camera Specific Tutorials

Sony RX100 III – A Comprehensive Real World Video and Much More…..

Posted  December 8, 2014  by  Jay

Hi everybody and welcome back to SonyAlphaLab In this article/ video, I wanted to go over the Sony RX100 III in some detail, because the camera is super powerful and feature packed. Trying to use all these powerful features can be frustrating though at times if you are not aware of how the camera works. […]

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Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera
Camera News

New Sony A7II Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Breakdown

Posted  November 29, 2014  by  Jay

Hello everybody and thanks for checking in once again! Today I wanted to breakdown the New Sony A7II (ILCE7M2), so you have a good understanding of what is new and just how awesome it is or is not The major breakthrough that Sony has come out with is the New 5-Axis Sensor stabilization technology and […]

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Lens Adapters & Lens Accessories

Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Lens Review – SAL135f18z

Posted  November 16, 2014  by  Jay

In this highly detailed review of the Sony A-Mount 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* telephoto lens (SAL135f18z), I will go over everything you need to know using real world photography and of course Lab testing I took hundreds of sample photos in all sorts of situations, so I really think all your answers will […]

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Sony DSC-RX100 Digital Camera (Black)

Sony RX100 – Sony’s New Compact Camera Killer!!! Hands on HD Video Review, and Pre-Orders now available!!

Just the other day pics and some specs were leaked about the new Sony RX100 compact camera. Well, Sony has now officially announced it and I have all sorts of info on this New Compact Camera Killer!! First of, it’s going ...
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Sony DSC RX100

New Sony RX100!!, Sony A57 HD Video Sample, New Lens Rebates, and more..

Somebody leaked pics and specs on a new Sony Point and Shoot called the RX100. According to the specs it’s a powerhouse of a compact with a killer fixed lens. that has some serious power!! It’s apparently going to b...
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How-to

How-To: Adobe Lightroom 4 – Enhancing Portraits and Photos

In this video tutorial using the New Adobe Lightroom 4, I will go over how I edit a portrait and explain several advanced techniques to make your photos stand out!!  We will go over the basic crop, and then advanced spot remov...
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Sony Nex-XX Prototype - Second Generation - Screens Added

The Ultimate Mirrorless Camera!! The Sony NEX-XX Prototype, Full Frame Hybrid Mount Camera!!

So what would be your ultimate mirrorless camera?? What if you were to design it yourself?? After taking apart the Sony Nex-7 completely, I saw opportunities for improvement in the design and learned a ton in the process. Since...
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YASUHARA Nanoha Macro Lens 5:1 for Sony E Mount (NEX)

Sony’s Stradegy?? HD Video Showing Off What The E-Mount Yasurhara Nanoha 5:1 Macro Lens Can Do!!

Sony’s strategy as it relates to the Alpha Camera line is a bit perplexing at times. On the one hand, Sony has the best sensors and advanced camera technology currently available. And on the other, we have new cameras com...
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New Sony Gear on the Way to the Lab!!

I just got off the phone with my friends at BHPhotovideo.com and we have a bunch of new gear on the way to the Lab!! With the Polls from the other day in mind we have some budget friendly prime lenses coming and the simple amaz...
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Fuji X-Pro1 – FujiFilm Introduces the M Mount Adapter!! Adds Leica Lens support and Lens Compatibility Chart!!

FujiFilm recently announced the M Mount Adapter for the X-Pro 1 which adds Leica Lens support!! This is huge, because Leica makes a huge assortment of top quality optics as well as other manufactures like Zeiss ZM Lenses. I hav...
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How-to

How-To: Sony A57 Menus and Functions Settings Explained – Sony Alpha School in Session!

In this video tutorial I will go over the Sony Alpha 57 Menu interface detail!Starting with the basic camera options all the way to programing custom buttons. The Menu on the A57 is incredible deep and detailed. There are tons ...
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Tamron Lens Rebates for Sony

A Few Lens Rebates Worth Checking Out Before They Expire, Sony E-Mount Lenses Finally In Stock, SanDisk 3-Day Deal!!

I can across a few killer deals I thought were worth sharing with you guys, and a few lens rebates that are expiring soon!! In addition to that we finally have a few of the Sony E-Mount lenses available at BHPhoto!! The Sony 55...
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It’s time to get some New Gear!! What would you like me to Review Most??

Well, I wrapped up the Sony A57 with the Hands on Review (Click Here), and now it’s time to get more gear to!! I’m very interested in hearing what you all would like to see the most. I know I have a pretty broad aud...
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Lightroom 4

Adobe Lightroom 4 – Worth Upgrading?? New Features Worth Mentioning!!

I downloaded the new version of Adobe Lightroom 4 as I love the program and was looking forward to a new and improved version. Like myself, a lot of you are probably wondering if it’s worth the $79.00 upgrade? ($76 at BHP...
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Sony Alpha A57 Review | Sony A57 – SLT-A57

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A37, NEX-F3, 18-200MM, 18-135MM

Sony Announces the New Nex-F3 and A37, Plus Two New lens!!

Sony announced Today the New Nex-F3 and Alpha 37 cameras, plus a black version of the E-Mount 18-200mm lens, and a New 18-135mm A-Mount Lens. The new gear is expected to start shipping around June 16th per Sony’s website,...
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New Sony A-mount Lenses Available from Samyang!!

We have some new lenses on the market from a company called Samyang! The lenses look identical to the Rokinon lenses, so I assume they are the same and just re-labeled or vs verse. That being said these lenses use very good opt...
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Sony A57 w/ Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG Lens @ f/1.4, 1/2000sec, ISO 100, Handheld, Jpeg Fine, AutoHDR

Sony A57 and the AutoHDR Feature Tested – Sample Photos and 100% Crops!!

I had a chance to shoot some AutoHDR’s with the Sony a57 over the past few weeks and figured I would put them all in one article for you HDR Photography Fans!! If your not familiar with HDR photography, basically it’...
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Sony A57, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens – Sesame Place and Crayola Factory Family Vacation!!

Michele and I had the pleasure of going to Sesame Place last week on Vacation and I brought alone the Sony Alpha 57, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens!! Needless to say we had an absolu...
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