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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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The Aquarium – Sony A6000 and 18-105mm f/4 OSS PZ G Lens

In this article I will show you some amazing HD Video footage from the Maritime Aquarium last Thursday using the Sony A6000 and E-Mount 18-105mm f/4 OSS PZ G Lens. The family and I went and not only was it a great time, but the...
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Sony Announces the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III – Best Pocket Camera Ever!

Sony just announced the Cyber-shot RX100 III digital camera,  and it really looks like the best pocket sized point and shoot camera ever made! I have personally loved the RX100 series over the years and Sony listened to every ...
by Jay
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Latest Thoughts on the Industry – Website, Lab, and Family Updates!!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few days about where the industry is heading in regards to photography, cinematography, and technology in general. It seams to me everything is moving so fast and towards Interne...
by Jay
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Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens

Sony E-Mount 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss Lens Review – SEL1670z

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Sony Announces the A77 II DSLR! 79 Point AF System, 12fps, and More…

Sony announced the Alpha A77 II DSLR yesterday and it looks liked a refined A77 with all new internals for the most part. New 24mp gapless sensor design, insane 79 point AF system w/ translucent mirror technology, New Bionz X p...
by Jay
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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...
by Jay
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Sony A7r w/ Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens @ 24mm

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Review – SEL2470z

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Book Review – The HDR Book by RC Concepcion

The HDR Book (second edition) is a brand new book by RC Concepcion and I was fortunate to get my hands on one of the very first copies last week. I had a chance to read it before they became available and today I’m happy ...
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Sony Full Frame vs APS-C Using E-Mount Zeiss f/4 OSS Zoom Lenses!!

So yesterday I took a few snapshots using both the Sony Nex-6 with the 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens (sel1670z) and the Sony Alpha A7r with the 24-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens (sel2470Z). I thought this would be a great opportunity to ...
by Jay
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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...
by Jay
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Open Box – Sony Alpha A5000, Zeiss 16-70mm, and 24-70mm lenses

In this HD Video I will open the box from BHPhoto which contains the Sony Alpha A5000 w/ 16-60mm kit lens, Sony 16-70mm f/4 OSS lens (sel1670z), plus the 24-70mm f/4 OSS Lens (sel2470z). I also received some new lighting from B...
by Jay
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Sony Alpha A7s Officially Announced! 12mp, 4k Video Mirrorless Monster!

Sony just announced yet another full frame mirrorless camera called the Alpha A7s. It’s basically a 4k video monster that has killer dynamic range and high ISO abilities thanks to the new 12.2mp full frame sensor. Many ot...
by Jay
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New Sony Gear Just Arrived! Sony A5000, SEL1670Z and SEL2470Z lenses

Some new gear just arrived at the lab including the Sony A5000 w/ 16-50mm kit lens, the 16-70mm f/4 OSS Zeiss lens, and the full frame E-mount 24-70mm f/4 OSS lens that I will test on my newly acquired Sony A7r Should be a grea...
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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Sony A7r HDR Photograph - Abandoned Pool Scene

The Sony A7r and HDR Photography – Start To Finish!

In this highly detailed video tutorial I will show you how to take take HDR Photography using the Sony Alpha A7r in this really creepy abandoned pool scene. In the field for the first part of this video, and I go over some tips...
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