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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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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 A7r vs Sony Nex-6 vie Zeiss

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/...
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...
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

 
 
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...
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

 
 
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Exposure and Manual Mode Explained Using the Sony Alpha A7r

In this video tutorial and article, I will explain how to use manual mode on the Sony Alpha A7r, but will first go over exposure and the exposure triangle. It’s important to understand each element of the exposure triangl...
by Jay

 

 
Sony A7r w/ E-Mount Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens - Lab Testing - F/1.8

Sony A7r – Lab Testing – Aperture w/ Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Lens – Raw Quality

I finally got a chance to set-up the lab and take some Sony A7r test photos. First I want to show you the aperture tests then I will post the high ISO tests tomorrow or later today possibly. It takes awhile to do all the 100% c...
by Jay
 

 

 
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Introducing the Sony A6000 – Nex-6 and Nex-7 Replacement?

Sony just announced the new A6000 compact mirrorless camera which features a new 24mp APS-C sized sensor with 179 phase detection AF points!  It looks to me Sony tried to take the best of the Nex-6 and Nex-7, minus the tri-nav...
by Jay

 
 
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...
by Jay

 

 
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What is the Best Camera for Under $400 Right Now?

So my brother Dave called me the other day and asked “What is the best camera I can get for under $400?” The conversation was pretty lengthy after that, but it really got me thinking. Many things to consider like lo...
by Jay

 
 
Sony A7r w/ Metabones III, Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L Lens @ F/8, 1/160, 17mm, ISO 400, Hand-Held

The Creepy House – Sony A7r w/ Canon 17-40mm f/4 L Lens – Killer Combo!

I drive past this creep house from time to time and had to stop by while packing the full frame Sony A7r and Canon EF 17-40 f/4 L Lens plus Metabones III lens adapter. The house is actually for sale if anybody is interested. It...
by Jay