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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 A7r and the HVL-F20M Accessory Flash Testing

In this article I am going to go over the Sony A7r and HVL-F20M Accessory Flash unit by showing you some test shots using various flash settings and camera settings. I hope to illustrate what this flash is capable of in the rea...
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Portrait Lenses: Which One Is Best And Why??

So, which portrait lens is actually the best and why you ask? In this article I’ll go over depth of field as it relates to focal length, aperture, distance to the subject, and crop factor. Why some glass is better than ot...
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Sony Nex-6 Manual Focus and Focus Peaking Sample Photo

Sony Nex-6 – Manual Focus and Focus Peaking with Fotodiox Lens Adapter and Canon EF Lenses

In this article I’m going to show you how to set-up and use the Sony Nex-6 Focus Peaking feature for Manual Focus purposes! I use the Fotodiox Lens Adapter for my my demonstrations, but any lens adapter will do the job de...
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Canon T4i vs Nikon D5100 vs Sony A57!! Which Camera is the Best Bang for the Buck?? – Updated with Poll!!

In this article I will compare the Canon T4i vs Nikon D5100 vs Sony Alpha A57!! I actually just reviewed the A57 and you can check it out Here: Sony Alpha A57 Review >>. All these cameras are around the same price point a...
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Sony A6000 and SELP18105g First Look, Plus RX100 III Breakdown - HD Video!

Sony A6000 and SELP18105g First Look, Plus RX100 III Breakdown – HD Video!

In this quick article I will introduce an HD Video where I show you Hands-on first look of the Sony A6000 and selp18105g lens. Then I will go directly into breaking down the most amazing point and shoot pocket sized camera ever...
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Sony A6000 and Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor-X Lens

Sony A6000 using Lens Adapters, and AF Speed Test!

For the past few days I’ve been packing the Sony A6000 and the Metabones III electronic lens adapter along with the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS Lens plus the Minolta MC 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor -X lens. Both work really well and ...
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 – First Impressions and High Res Sample Photos!!

I’ve had the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 for about a week now and my first impressions of this camera are pretty solid!! I’ve taken a ton of sample photos already playing with the mega zoom 50x Zeiss lens, and I must ...
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The New Sony A7 or A7r? That is the Question!

The buzz and confusion on the web is high on whether to get the new Sony A7 or A7R? A lot of people think resolution is everything and are diving in for the 36mp A7r with out taking into consideration some of the features the A...
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Lab Under Construction

Future Plans for SonyAlphaLab and Photos of the “Lab”!

I just wanted to touch base with all of you on the future plans for Sonyalphalab.com, and show you the progress on the Lab. I wrote an article similar to this a while back, and it really seemed to be a popular one, so here it g...
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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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Bottom Line 3.5 / 5 - Good Stuff
 

 
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First Few Days with the Sony Nex-6 – More Sample Photos, Hybrid AF Speed Tests, Dynamic Range and Highlight Detail!!

I’ve had the Sony Nex-6 for about 5 days now and have taken a lot more sample photos, and had a chance to test how fast the new hybrid PDAF/ CDAF actually is. To do that I simple let the dogs out back at my brothers house...
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Sony Nex-6 and 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (SEL1650) HD Video

Sony Nex-6 w/ 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens- Sample HD Video and AutoFocus Testing | Real World Video

In this HD Video I put together various clips taken with the Sony Nex-6 and 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (SEL1650). The Sony Nex-6 is capable of taking full 1080 60/p AVCHD Codec Video as well as more web friendly .mp4 format which ...
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NEX-6 - Rear e/ Eyepiece

Sony Nex-6 and Three New E-mount Lenses!! Full Breakdown!! Updated 10/4/2012

The New Sony Nex-6 is the first Nex style camera since the Nex-7 that I personally consider buying, simple for the inclusion of the EVF viewfinder! I already have the Nex-7 but as you may know I broke it, so I won’t be bu...
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Sony A6000 w/ 18-105mm f/4 OSS G Lens (selp18105g)

Sony PZ 18-105mm f4 OSS G lens Review – SELP18105G

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Bottom Line 4 / 5 - Very Good