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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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New Fujifilm X-T1 – Offical Sony Nex-6 Killer?

Fuji really hit it out of the park with New X-T1 Mirrorless Camera! This time Fuji really came through by including both an articulating screen and EVF for the first time! It’s now similar to the Nex-6 as far as sensor re...
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Sony Alpha A7r – First Impressions and Sample Photos w/ 100% Crops!

The 36mp full frame Sony Alpha A7r is finally here and I have some sample photos plus first impressions to share with you! I’m using the native E-Mount 55mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens so far and what I can tell you is the lens is v...
by Jay
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Streets of Monticello - Walk Path

The Streets of Monticello – Sony Nex-6 and 18-55mm kit lens.

So I went for a short walk the other day on the streets of Monticello, NY. It was crazy cold outside and I actually can’t walk too good at the moment, but I still managed to get several shots I was happy with. I really th...
by Jay
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Tripod set up to capture a sunrise

Tripod Types and Tips – The Second of Two Articles

This will be the second of two articles about tripods. Part one was an introduction to tripods. For part two I’ll be talking about the different types of tripods available, the tripods I personally own and I’ll share some t...
by Monico
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New Sony Gear on the Way – Sony A7r, SEL55F18Z, HVL-F20M Flash

I sent back the Sony RX10 although I really wanted to purchase it believe me! Now it’s time for the other full frame beast, better known as the Sony Alpha A7r. To test this animal I will using the native FE-Mount Sonnar T...
by Jay
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Sony RX10 Review

Sony RX10 Review – Best All In One Camera Ever Made?

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Best Point and Shoot Style Camera Ever Tested!
 

 
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An Introduction to Tripods – The First of Two Articles

This will be the first of two articles that talks about Tripods. When I started writing articles for SonyAlphaLab.com I knew it was a photography website that did a great job talking about Sony products and helping a huge photo...
by Monico
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Sony Announces A5000, Best of the Nex-3n and Nex-5t in One?

Sony announces the A5000, the latest Nex series camera without the Nex series name? Looks like Sony officially dropped the Nex tag and they are going with the Alpha A for all their new mirrorless camera gear. I think this is go...
by Jay
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Lightroom 5 – Workflow Tips and Developing Sony Raw Files

In this article I wanted to share a new Lightroom 5 video tutorial focusing on workflow tips and developing Sony raw files. Primarily geared towards the newer user looking to get more out of their Lightroom experience, Sony raw...
by Jay
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rx-series-cameras

Sony RX-series Speculation?? APS-C Sized Sensor Camera Missing?

A gap is open in the RX-series for a APS-C sized sensor camera and I wonder if it will be called the Sony RX20? I was thinking about the gap in image quality between the 1″ sensor Sony RX10/ RX100 II, and the Full Frame S...
by Jay
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Sony RX10 @ f/2.8, 200mm, ISO 100, Raw Quality

Sony RX10 Lab Testing: – High ISO and Lens Tests, RX10 vs Nex-6 vs A7?

In this article I will go over the Sony RX10 lab testing including high ISO and lens tests at various focal lengths. I will also go through the aperture so you can see the depth of field and how it changes with focal length. Ne...
by Jay
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Sony Rx10

Sony RX10 – Sample Photos, Focus Speed Tests, Sample Video w/ Full Zoom

The Sony RX10 is a point and shoot camera designed for the serious enthusiast. At $1300 US, it’s not exactly cheap, but once you learn the lens is a Zeiss and constant f/2.8 aperture, with an effective 35mm equivalent foc...
by Jay
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Sony Alpha A7 w/ 28-70mm kit lens

Sony A7 vs Sony Nex-6 – Depth of Field Compared @ 50mm

In this post I’m going to compare the Sony A7 vs Sony Nex-6 while using the Metabones III lens adapter and a Canon EF L Lens. More specifically the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L Lens, so I can use the same equivalent focal leng...
by Jay
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Minolta MX Rokkor-X PG F/1.4 50mm Lens

Fast Primes On the Sony A7 – Sample Photos – EF 135mm f/2 and MC 50mm f/1.4 lenses

In this post I’m going to show you a few sample photos taken with the Sony A7 and the Canon EF 135mm f/2 L lens, and Minolta MC Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4 lens. I used the Metabones III lens adapter for the Canon EF lens and it ...
by Jay
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100% Crop - Sony A7 - ISO Testing - Raw Quality - ISO 25600

Sony A7 VS Sony Nex-6 – Raw Quality High ISO Lab Testing w/ 100% Crops!

In this article I will show you how the Sony A7 Vs Sony Nex-6 compare in the Lab using Raw Quality and ISO 100-25600. I used the kit lenses on both cameras for this test and used custom white balance to take the color cast issu...
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