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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 Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

Sony E-Mount 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss Lens Review – SEL1670z

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Bottom Line 4.5 / 5 - Excellent
 
 
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Sony Announces the A77 II DSLR! 79 Point AF System, 12fps, and More…

Sony announced the Alpha A77 II DSLR yesterday and it looks liked a refined A77 with all new internals for the most part. New 24mp gapless sensor design, insane 79 point AF system w/ translucent mirror technology, New Bionz X p...
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Sony Nex-6 Mirrorless Camera Review

Latest Sony Rumors – RX100 III and A77M2, Killer Deal on Nex-6 and More..

So I received and email this morning about a killer deal on the Sony Nex-6! Only $524 US with the kit lens @ BHPhoto (Click Here) and Amazon (Click Here) I own the Sony Nex-6 and can;’t really say enough good things about...
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Sony A7r w/ Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens @ 24mm

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Review – SEL2470z

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Bottom Line 3.5 / 5 - Good Stuff
 

 
the HDR Book (Second Edition)

Book Review – The HDR Book by RC Concepcion

The HDR Book (second edition) is a brand new book by RC Concepcion and I was fortunate to get my hands on one of the very first copies last week. I had a chance to read it before they became available and today I’m happy ...
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Sony A7r vs Sony Nex-6 vie Zeiss

Sony Full Frame vs APS-C Using E-Mount Zeiss f/4 OSS Zoom Lenses!!

So yesterday I took a few snapshots using both the Sony Nex-6 with the 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens (sel1670z) and the Sony Alpha A7r with the 24-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens (sel2470Z). I thought this would be a great opportunity to ...
by Jay
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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...
by Jay
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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...
by Jay
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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...
by Jay
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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...
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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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...
by Jay
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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...
by Jay
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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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