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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 News, Rumors, Reviews, and More on the New A7s

So much talk about the new Sony Alpha A7s and it’s incredible high ISO abilities, it’s hard to really think or lust after anything else, but then Sigma comes along Sigma finally came out with the killer 50mm f/1.4 A...
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Open Box – Sony Alpha A5000, Zeiss 16-70mm, and 24-70mm lenses

In this HD Video I will open the box from BHPhoto which contains the Sony Alpha A5000 w/ 16-60mm kit lens, Sony 16-70mm f/4 OSS lens (sel1670z), plus the 24-70mm f/4 OSS Lens (sel2470z). I also received some new lighting from B...
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Sony Alpha A7s Officially Announced! 12mp, 4k Video Mirrorless Monster!

Sony just announced yet another full frame mirrorless camera called the Alpha A7s. It’s basically a 4k video monster that has killer dynamic range and high ISO abilities thanks to the new 12.2mp full frame sensor. Many ot...
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New Sony Gear Just Arrived! Sony A5000, SEL1670Z and SEL2470Z lenses

Some new gear just arrived at the lab including the Sony A5000 w/ 16-50mm kit lens, the 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens, and the full frame E-mount 24-70mm f/4 OSS lens that I will test on my newly acquired Sony A7r Should be a grea...
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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...
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Sony A7r HDR Photograph - Abandoned Pool Scene

The Sony A7r and HDR Photography – Start To Finish!

In this highly detailed video tutorial I will show you how to take take HDR Photography using the Sony Alpha A7r in this really creepy abandoned pool scene. In the field for the first part of this video, and I go over some tips...
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Using Lens Adapters with the Sony A7r and Live Focus Testing!

In this video I will go over using lens adapters on the Sony Alpha A7r. I will show you how they work and what kind of focus speeds you can expect from the electronic Metabones III lens adapter and a few Canon EF L Lenses. I wi...
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Exposure and Manual Mode Explained Using the Sony Alpha A7r

In this video tutorial and article, I will explain how to use manual mode on the Sony Alpha A7r, but will first go over exposure and the exposure triangle. It’s important to understand each element of the exposure triangl...
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Sony A7r w/ E-Mount Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens - Lab Testing - F/1.8

Sony A7r – Lab Testing – Aperture w/ Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Lens – Raw Quality

I finally got a chance to set-up the lab and take some Sony A7r test photos. First I want to show you the aperture tests then I will post the high ISO tests tomorrow or later today possibly. It takes awhile to do all the 100% c...
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Introducing the Sony A6000 – Nex-6 and Nex-7 Replacement?

Sony just announced the new A6000 compact mirrorless camera which features a new 24mp APS-C sized sensor with 179 phase detection AF points!  It looks to me Sony tried to take the best of the Nex-6 and Nex-7, minus the tri-nav...
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sony A7 and A7r bundle Deals!

SAVE UP TO $650! NEW REBATES FROM SONY!

I have not posted a deals and rebates article in a while, but this one is too good not to share! Save up to $650 when you bundle lenses and other accessories from Sony. Like what you might ask? Well how about the saving $650 wh...
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What is the Best Camera for Under $400 Right Now?

So my brother Dave called me the other day and asked “What is the best camera I can get for under $400?” The conversation was pretty lengthy after that, but it really got me thinking. Many things to consider like lo...
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Sony A7r w/ Metabones III, Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L Lens @ F/8, 1/160, 17mm, ISO 400, Hand-Held

The Creepy House – Sony A7r w/ Canon 17-40mm f/4 L Lens – Killer Combo!

I drive past this creep house from time to time and had to stop by while packing the full frame Sony A7r and Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L Lens plus Metabones III lens adapter. The house is actually for sale if anybody is interested. It...
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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...
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