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SAL Photography Contest #1 - Color - Winner!
Forum News

First Sony Forum Photography Contest Winner and Much More…

Posted  October 7, 2014  by  Jay

The SonyAlphaLab Forums officially had our first Photography Contest “Color”, and it was a huge sucess with tons of killer photos!! With several new members joining to participate we have over 4 pages of goodness. SAL Photography Contest #1 – Color (Click Here) I was not sure what to expect with the first contest honestly, […]

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Sony Alpha A7s Review
Mirrorless Camera Reviews
 

Sony Alpha A7s Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Review – Best Low Light Camera Option!

Posted  August 28, 2014  by  Jay

In this Sony Alpha A7s full frame mirrorless camera review, I will go over all the details that matter like real world image and video quality, high ISO lab testing, focus testing, how the camera works, and much more…. I have tons of sample photos to show you including some newborn studio photography of my […]

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Forum News

Life Updates, Sony News, Rumors, and Major Forum Action!!

Posted  August 20, 2014  by  Jay

Hi everybody and welcome to Sonyalphalab! Have not been around much lately, but we just had a new member of the family born!! A baby boy to be specific and his name is Jase Peter Hermann, Born – 08/12/14 – 7lbs 8.5oz So now the family consists Michele and I, Layla, who just turned 4 […]

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Camera Specific Tutorials

Sony A7s – Menu System, Buttons, and Camera Settings Explained

Posted  August 11, 2014  by  Jay

Hi everybody and welcome to Sonyalphalab.com! In this post I have a detailed HD video where I will go over the Sony Alpha A7s Menu System, Buttons, and Camera settings! It’s pretty long, but the camera is really powerful and the menu system is deep with several new features and options unique to the Sony […]

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Sony A7s Hdr Photography
Mirrorless Camera Testing

Sony A7s and HDR Photography – Sample Photos, How-To

Posted  August 2, 2014  by  Jay

I love HDR Photography, and the lower resolution full frame Sony A7s really needed to be tested out! I ended finding this recently abandoned facility that happened to have a wide open gate in front to my surprise! So, I drove in and parked just out of visual from the road The creep factor was […]

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Sony Alpha A7 w/ 28-70mm kit lens

Sony Alpha A7 Sample Photos Using The 28-70mm kit lens – Jpeg Quality

I’ve had the Sony Alpha A7 for  a few days now and in this article I’m going to share a bunch of sample photos with 100% Crops using the 28-70mm kit lens and jpeg quality. I wanted to see and show you how the new f...
by Jay
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Sigma announces Three New Sony E-Mount Lenses!!

Sigma corporation with it’s new Global Vision announced Three New Sony E-Mount Lenses Today!! Sigma decided to update their existing 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses with a newer, cleaner design, and come out with a all N...
by Jay
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Sony A7 w/ kit lens In Stock @ BHPhoto!!

I just got an email from my affiliate rep @ BHPhotovideo and the new full frame Sony A7 w/ kit lens is now in stock! Just the kit versions are available as I type this! I called to find it if mine was on the way, but I did not ...
by Jay
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More Tips for Improving Your Landscape and Travel Photography

In my last article for Sony Alpha Lab I shared some of my thoughts on landscape photography and I also shared a Lightroom trick I use to make your skies look a deeper color of blue. In this article I’ll be sharing a few m...
by Monico
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Sony Nex-5n – High ISO Raw sample pics, ISO 25600

I took  a few High ISO 25600 photos with the Sony Nex-5n, and I think it did a pretty good job overall. There is definitely a lot of noise, but it retains detail a lot better than I expected. The first image is a shot of my ...
by Jay
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How To: Camera Handling Tips – by Chris Orwig

Chris Orwig is a renowned Pro Photographer and teacher and in this “How To” video tutorial Chris goes over a few techniques for holding your SLR as well as several other good practices. His latest tutorial series is...
by Jay
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Trade-In and Save $300 on A7 and A7r, Latest Deals, Rebates, Firmware, and More..

Sony is running a killer promotion where you can trade in any old camera and get a minimum of $300 towards the purchase of a Sony Alpha A7 or A7r. The full frame mirrorless Sony A7 and A7r have been proven to be the most amazin...
by Jay
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Nikon D800

New Sony 36 Mega-Pixel Full Frame Sensor in the Nikon D800 – Sensor Specs!!

umors have been floating around about what the new 36MP Sony Full Frame sensor will be capable of and we now have a sneak peak!! Turns out Nikon is using the 36mp Sony sensor in their new D800 Full Frame DSLR. Of course Nikon i...
by Jay
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Sony News, RX1R Reviews, New Nex FF Rumors, and “Lab” Updates

In this article we have some New Sony Romors, RX1R and RX100II Reviews, Nex-9 Full Frame Rumor Updates, and “Lab” Updates! I’ll also give you a bunch of links to the goods around the web I’m currently re...
by Jay
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Nex-6 and 18-55mm kit lens @ 21mm, f/4, 1/1250sec, ISO 100

Disney World Family Vacation and the Sony Nex-6 Continued… – Epcot

As I said in the previous post on my Disney World Family Vacation – Magic Kingdom, I’m using my Sony Nex-6, the 18-55mm kit lens, and the 55-210mm telephoto zoom lens. The Sony Nex-6 did the job very well and the tw...
by Jay
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Lightroom 3: Developing Photos – Episode #1

In this 30+ minute Adobe lightroom 3 video tutorial we will go over basic developing practices on several recent photos I took using the Canon T3i, Sony a55, and Canon 5D Mark II. I chose a nice variety of photos ranging from f...
by Jay
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Website News, New Gear, Reviews, Latest Sony Deals, and More…

Hi everybody and thank you very much for checking in to SonyAlphaLab.com on such a lovely Saturday I’m home with Layla today and we are going to ride some bikes and fly my new Quadcopter! Oh yeah, I finally broke down and...
by Jay
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Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens

Sony A57 and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens – Real World Sample pics with 100% Crops and First Impressions

I had the pleasure of shooting some real world photos with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens this week as Michele and I are on Vacation!! Oh Yeah Anyway I took some real world sample pics in all different situation and the Si...
by Jay
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Sony DSC-HX200V Digital Camera

Sony Announces Two Killer Cameras Compacts with Carl Zeiss Glass and 1080/60p Video!!

I just got an email about the new Sony DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX200V Cameras that are armed with 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensors and Carl Zeiss glass!! In addition to that they both do 1080/60p video and the quality is incredible due t...
by Jay
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Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens for Sony E-mount Cameras

New Sigma E-Mount Lens Available for Pre-Order!!

Sigma just released a New E-Mount Lens, which should be available on May 16th, called the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Lens. The DN stands for the “dedicated to interchangeable mirroless”, and this lens is filed under Sigma&...
by Jay
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Sony Fisheye and Wide angle Conversion lens for 16mm f/2.8 E-Mount lens

Some New Toys Arrived!! Sony Nex-5n, Sony Nex-C3, and the Sony 16mm f/2.8 lens with the Fisheye and Wideangle Converter Lenses

I’m really excited to play with these new toys! The Sony 16mm Lens I have already tested and reviewed, but I was not able to get the two converter lenses and the 16mm lens together until now Not only that, but I got both ...
by Jay
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