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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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Sony Nex-5n – High ISO Raw sample pics, ISO 25600

I took  a few High ISO 25600 photos with the Sony Nex-5n, and I think it did a pretty good job overall. There is definitely a lot of noise, but it retains detail a lot better than I expected. The first image is a shot of my ...
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How To: Camera Handling Tips – by Chris Orwig

Chris Orwig is a renowned Pro Photographer and teacher and in this “How To” video tutorial Chris goes over a few techniques for holding your SLR as well as several other good practices. His latest tutorial series is...
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The Art of Photographic Composition – By Kelly Lyle

In this article on Photographic Composition Kelly Lyle will go over compositional theory and several elements that can be used as tools for creating amazing compositions in almost any situation!! Kelly Lyle is one of my best fr...
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Sony A-Mount 500mm f/4 G Lens

Sony 500mm f/4 G is on the way!!

Courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors.com there is a very solid rumor that the Sony A-Mount 500mm f/4 G Lens will be coming out in the spring!! The lens will have a Direct Manual Focus (DMF) control. When you press the DMF button you wil...
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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...
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Sony a77 – First Look Video Review

The Sony a77 has just been announced and I just found this First look, Impressions, and video review on Youtube. The guy Charles does a great job although it is subtitled due to the language being German. The subtitles are not ...
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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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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 Announces Two Killer Cameras Compacts with Carl Zeiss Glass and 1080/60p Video!!

I just got an email about the new Sony DSC-HX20V and DSC-HX200V Cameras that are armed with 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensors and Carl Zeiss glass!! In addition to that they both do 1080/60p video and the quality is incredible due t...
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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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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 Fisheye and Wide angle Conversion lens for 16mm f/2.8 E-Mount lens

Some New Toys Arrived!! Sony Nex-5n, Sony Nex-C3, and the Sony 16mm f/2.8 lens with the Fisheye and Wideangle Converter Lenses

I’m really excited to play with these new toys! The Sony 16mm Lens I have already tested and reviewed, but I was not able to get the two converter lenses and the 16mm lens together until now Not only that, but I got both ...
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Rokinon A-Mount 14mm f/2.8 Lens on Nex-6 w/ LA-EA1 lens adapter

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Lens – Sample Photos and First Impressions!!

In this article I’m going to go over the Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens by providing some sample photos and first impressions. I used my Nex-6 and the LA-EA1 lens adapter to mount the Rokinon A-Mount l...
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

Updated: Video Hands On – The Olympus OM-D E-M5 weather-sealed Micro Four Thirds camera!! Specs, Preview, Pics

Courtesy of BHPhotoVideo.com – The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera sports the popular mirrorless technology that allows for a light and compact body. More than that, however, the OM-D E-M5 is an outstan...
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Website News, New Gear, Reviews, Latest Sony Deals, and More…

Hi everybody and thank you very much for checking in to SonyAlphaLab.com on such a lovely Saturday I’m home with Layla today and we are going to ride some bikes and fly my new Quadcopter! Oh yeah, I finally broke down and...
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Sony A77

Sony A77 and A65 Firmware Re-Leased!! “Sharpens Camera Responses” – Updated

Sony just re-leased Firmware Update v 1.05 for the A77 and A65 for those that are desperately awaiting!!  It looks like a really nice upgrade with special attention made to the Autofocus precision which is one of the only issu...
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