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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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Jase - Illustration Mode
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 Nex-6 and 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (SEL1650) HD Video

Sony Nex-6 w/ 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens- Sample HD Video and AutoFocus Testing | Real World Video

In this HD Video I put together various clips taken with the Sony Nex-6 and 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (SEL1650). The Sony Nex-6 is capable of taking full 1080 60/p AVCHD Codec Video as well as more web friendly .mp4 format which ...
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NEX-6 - Rear e/ Eyepiece

Sony Nex-6 and Three New E-mount Lenses!! Full Breakdown!! Updated 10/4/2012

The New Sony Nex-6 is the first Nex style camera since the Nex-7 that I personally consider buying, simple for the inclusion of the EVF viewfinder! I already have the Nex-7 but as you may know I broke it, so I won’t be bu...
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Sony Alpha and Nex Camera Firmware Update

New Firmware Updates for Sony Alpha and Nex Cameras!!

Huge New Firmware Updates for Sony Alpha and Nex Cameras including the SLT-A77, SLT-A65, SLT- A57, SLT-A37, Nex-6, Nex-6, Nex-5r, Nex-5n, and Nex-f3!!  In this article I’m going to give you all the direct links to the la...
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Sony A7 and A7r Reviews and News Breakdown – Camera Issues, Lens tests, and more..

The buzz on the web about the New Sony A7 and A7r continues to thrive, and in this article I will go over all the latest reviews and news about the new full frame cameras. For starters, Pro photographer Steve Huff has both came...
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Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens – Sample Video and Lens Testing w/ A6000

In this article I will show lots of sample video using the Sony E-Mount 18-105mm f/4 OSS Powerzoom lens. I used the new e-mount Sony alpha A6000 for all the filming and audio as well. Starting with some around the house footage...
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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount)

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens Review – Sony E-Mount

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Bottom Line 4 / 5 - Very Good
 
 
Nex-6 and 18-55mm kit lens

Disney World Family Vacation and the Nex-6 – The Magic Kingdom

I just got back from Disney World down in Florida from a week long family vacation and I brought along the Nex-6 and a few E-Mount lenses to capture the experience. I ended up using the SEL1855 kit lens and the sel55210 telepho...
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Sony Nex-6 w/ 16-50mm Zoom Lens - NEX6L/B

First Day with the Sony Nex-6, Sample Photos, PDAF On Sensor Performance, Build Quality and Design Improvements

I have some Sony Nex-6 sample photos, a few thoughts about the PDAF on sensor performance, and a few build quality and design improvements!! I got the Sony Nex-6 on Friday and it’s now early Sunday morning as I type this,...
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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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Sigma E-Mount 30mm and 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses
 
 
Sony Nex-7 w/ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS Lens

Sony Nex-7 and the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – Sample Photos, 100% Crops, First Impressions…

I received the Sony Nex-7 a few weeks ago and really wanted to test out the “Keg Can Zoom” of a lens, the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS. So far I’m really impressed with it’s smooth zoom and sharp images. ...
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Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens

Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens Review

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Bottom Line 4.5 / 5 - Excellent
 
 
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...
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