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Mirrorless Camera Testing

Sony Alpha A7s Sample Photos – Initial Impression and Forum Updates

Posted  July 26, 2014  by  Jay

I’ve had the Sony Alpha A7s for about two weeks or so now, and I took a lot of sample photos so far using the FE 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss Lens and the Canon EF 135mm f/2 L Lens via the Metabones III Lens Adapter Talk about killer High ISO performance? Incredible is really the word […]

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Zoom Lenses

Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens Review – SEL70200G

Posted  July 17, 2014  by  Jay

In this Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS lens review I will go over image quality and usability in the real world using both the A7r and A6000 for camera bodies. The SEL70200g lens has been a long awaited addition to the e-mount lens line-up, and is really essential for any active working photographer looking […]

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Lens News

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens – In Stock for Sony!!

Posted  July 16, 2014  by  Jay

The long awaited and killer Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Lens is now In Stock and available for the Sony A-Mount cameras! This lens is a crop factor designed lens, so if you have an A77 II, A77, A58, A57, it will mount right on. If you want to use this lens on one of […]

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Accessory Testing

Learning to Fly the DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter

Posted  July 10, 2014  by  Jay

Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab.com. In this article I’m going to talk about and show you how I learned fly DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter with FPV Camera and transmitter. I’ve been interested in these flying drones for some time, but the price and limited payload always scared me away honestly. Finally these copters have […]

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Sony A6000 Review
Mirrorless Camera Reviews

Sony Alpha A6000 Review – Best Mirrorless Camera 2014

Posted  June 11, 2014  by  Jay

In this Sony Alpha A6000 Review I will go over all the details you need to know using multiples lenses, real world and lab sample photos, video, and much more…  I really went in depth with the A6000 because the new 24mp sensor and fast hybrid auto focus needed a thorough testing after all the […]

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New Sony A-mount Lenses Available from Samyang!!

We have some new lenses on the market from a company called Samyang! The lenses look identical to the Rokinon lenses, so I assume they are the same and just re-labeled or vs verse. That being said these lenses use very good opt...
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Sony A57 w/ Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG Lens @ f/1.4, 1/2000sec, ISO 100, Handheld, Jpeg Fine, AutoHDR

Sony A57 and the AutoHDR Feature Tested – Sample Photos and 100% Crops!!

I had a chance to shoot some AutoHDR’s with the Sony a57 over the past few weeks and figured I would put them all in one article for you HDR Photography Fans!! If your not familiar with HDR photography, basically it’...
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Sony A57, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens – Sesame Place and Crayola Factory Family Vacation!!

Michele and I had the pleasure of going to Sesame Place last week on Vacation and I brought alone the Sony Alpha 57, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens!! Needless to say we had an absolu...
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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...
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Sony A57 and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Lens and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens!!

The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD lens and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens came in a few days ago and I just photographed them yesterday morning. I unfortunately didn’t have the time to use the “lab” fo...
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Metabones Adapter for Leica M Mount

The Ultimate Lens and Lens Adapter Combos for the Sony Nex (E-Mount) Camera System!!

I’ve been doing tons of re-search on lenses and lens adapters for the Sony Nex Camera System, and these are the Best Combos available!! I also have the Sony E-Mount Lens Guide >>, and the Sony E-mount Lens Adapters ...
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Sony A57 Sample HD Video

New Lenses on the way for the Sony A57 and Real World Sample HD Video!!

We got two more lenses coming to the Lab including the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Lens and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Prime Lens!! I also put together all the Real World HD Video I’ve taken so far using the the ...
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Sony A57 12fps Feature Tested using New Firmware!! Sample Pics w/ 100% Crops!!

I did a lot of shooting this weekend with the Sony A57 and 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens using the New Ver 1.02 Firmware, and was able to test out the incredible 12fps feature!! Here is what Sony officially claims the feature c...
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Sony A57 w/ Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens

Sony A57 – Sample Photos w/ 100% Crops using the 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens!! A57 Firmware Update!!

I had the opportunity to take a few photos yesterday using the Sony a57 and Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens on the way to pick up Layla. I left the camera in Jpeg mode fine as I have a feeling the raw files won’t work ...
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Sony A57 w/ Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens

Sony A57 is in the Lab and I have some High Res Photos and HD Video of the Camera and 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens!!

I received the Sony A57 and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens the other night from my UPS buddy, and had the opportunity to shoot it yesterday in the Lab! From what I can tell so far Sony has improved both the build qualit...
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Black Magic Cinema Camera

Nex-7 In Stock, 24mm E-Mount In Stock, A37 and Nex-F3 News!!, A57 is at the Lab, Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Hands-On Video!!

A lot going on these days at the Lab as I have the A57 and the 24-70 f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens sitting here just waiting to be photographed. I also have the Nex-7 most of the way apart in the Lab, but it needs more dissecting still...
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SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Class 10

A Few Must See Killer Deals on Memory Cards, and the A57 is on the UPS Truck, A57 Firmware update!!

Hey everybody and welcome to the lab on a Wednesday evening as I type this Good news as the the New Sony Alpha 57 and the 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Lens are on the UPS truck with all intentions of stopping at the lab this evenin...
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Sony A57

Sony A57 Now available! Nex-7 in Stock, 24mm E-Mount Zeiss Lens In Stock!!

Nex-7 and Sony E-Mount 24mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens is in Stock!! Finally some good news from Sony!! Also, be sure to check my full Hands on Review of the Sony Nex-7 (Click Here), and some sample pics using the 24mm Carl Zeiss on...
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Oben AC-1300 3-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ BA-00 Ball Head
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Sony News – Sony Imaging Division Gets Officially put Up Front!! “New Sony Master Plan Revealed”

Courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors, I just saw this good news about Sony officially stepping up there Digital Imaging Division as part of a new corporate Master Plan!! I have it all here so you can read it in it’s entirety!! Bas...
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