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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera w/ 25mm f/1.8 Lens
Mirrorless Camera Testing

Olympus vs Sony – Lab Testing, Low Light Focus, High ISO, and More…

Posted  April 14, 2015  by  Jay

In this article I’m going to focus on comparing the image quality and focus speed of the Olympus and Sony camera systems in low light lab conditions. This will show us how well each camera works in the lab environment which can be used very effectively! I’m working on getting the A6000 for a more […]

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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Camera Previews

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera – Hands-On First Look and more….

Posted  April 7, 2015  by  Jay

The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera showed up from BHPhoto and I have some Hands-On first impressions that I wanted to share with you all. First off, the camera build quality and design is freaking awesome and Sony could learn so much! The Rear LCD screen is far superior […]

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Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount
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Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens Review using Sony A7r

Posted  March 26, 2015  by  Jay

Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab 😉 In this Carl Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens review I will go over everything you need know using my full frame Sony Alpha A7r in both the lab and real world of course… I also put together a high quality video review which you can see just […]

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New Sony FE lenses e-mount
Lens News

Four New Sony FE lenses Breakdown and Pre-Order Links Plus More…

Posted  March 5, 2015  by  Jay

Sony officially announces four new full frame E-mount lenses (FE Lenses), which consist of really expensive and fast 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens, a killer looking 90mm f/1.8 OSS Macro G Lens, a super zoom 24-240mm OSS lens and reasonable priced 28mm f/2 lens that except converter lenses just like the 16mm APS-C E-mount lens. A […]

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Lens Previews

Best Sony E-Mount Lenses for Portraits, Landscapes, and Street Photography

Posted  February 14, 2015  by  Jay

So what is the best E-Mount lens for portraits, landscapes, sports, and street photography with auto focus? I have been getting a ton of questions via email, in the comments, on the forum, on Google, Facebook, Twitter, and on my youtube channel! Therefore, I think it’s about time I write an article breaking down the lenses […]

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  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera w/ 25mm f/1.8 Lens
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
  • Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount
  • New Sony FE lenses e-mount
  • Sony-FF-E-mount-lens

 
 

 
Sony Nex-5n w/ 18-55mm lens - Nex-5n Logo

Sony Nex-5n High Res Hands On Images – Now Up!!

Now this is a sharp looking camera if I do say so myself 😉 The Sony Nex-5n is lighter, more rugged feeling, much thinner, and in my opinion better looking as a hole than the Nex-C3. The corners are les rounded and more squar...
by Jay

 
 
Olympus OM-D E-M5

New Full Frame Sony Specs, Sony Sensor in the Olympus OM-D E-M5?? And A Few Rebates/ Deals!!

New Full Frame Sony Specs Leaked and highly reliable thanks to our buddy Andrea over at SAR!! The official specs for the new full frame Sony camera (a99, slt-a99) have been delayed and rumored for some time now. The 102 cross t...
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

 
 
Sony RX100 - Front 3/4 with Camera On!!

Sony RX100 – High Res Sample Photos w/ 100% Crops Now Up!!

I’ve been using the Sony RX100 for a few days now and it’s by far the best point and shoot style camera I have ever used. Image quality is off the charts good considering the size of the sensor and pixel density, an...
by Jay

 

 
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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 ...
by Jay

 
 
Sony SLT-A99

The Full Frame A99 is Finally Here!! Sample Photos!! Full Breakdown ;) – Updated with HD Video!!

If your like me, you’ve been waiting and drooling over the A99 and it’s possible specs and performance!! Today is the day we get officially go over everything in detail, so lets take a look shall we??  SonyAlphaRum...
by Jay

 

 
Civil Twilight on the Lake

More Tips for Improving Your Landscape and Travel Photography

In my last article for Sony Alpha Lab I shared some of my thoughts on landscape photography and I also shared a Lightroom trick I use to make your skies look a deeper color of blue. In this article I’ll be sharing a few m...
by Monico

 
 
Nex-7

Sony Camera Firmware Updates!! A77 Firmware, Nex-7 Firmware, Lens Firmware – Hybrid AF Support for Nex Lenses

Sony just release an monster firmware update for the A77, A65, A57, A37, and Nex-7. Sony also released a bunch of Lens Firmware updates for the Nex-6, and Nex-5R Hybrid AF function to work properly. The New Sony Nex-7 firmware ...
by Jay

 

 
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...
by Jay

 
 
Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy Hit SonyAphaLab Hard!! | Updated with a Few Photos of Damage!!

Hurricane Sandy did some incredible damage up where I live in NY. We have not had power since Monday evening, and they are telling us at least another week or 2!! We Have a generator, but are boiler just broke this morning Now ...
by Jay

 

 
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Sony Nex-C3 – Extremely Low Light High ISO HD Video

I’ve taken a decent amount of video with the Sony Nex-C3 so far and overall it does a very good job. The focus is a little finicky in low light which is expected, but overall performed quite well. It’s worth noting ...
by Jay

 
 
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Sony Nex-C3 HD Video Samples

I took a few short HD video clips with the new Sony Nex-C3 and I was very impressed with the quality. To start recording the videos I simple hit the record button and pointed accordingly using the handy tilt screen to my viewin...
by Jay

 

 
Sony Nex-F3 w/ New Sony 18-200mm - SEL18200LE @ 200mm

New Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – SEL18200LE – High Res Sample Photos using the Sony Nex-F3!!

Over the past week or so I managed to take a sample few photos with the New Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens (SEL200LE) and the Sony Nex-F3. The New Sony lens is remarkable similar to the Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC len...
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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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 dow...
by Jay

 
 
Focus Stacked Result

Macro Photography: Focus Stacking 101

In this video tutorial I will go though the process of focus stacking using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Focus stacking is a technique which combines multiple images taken at different focus distances to give a resultin...
by Jay