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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 A7 and A7r Reviews and News Breakdown – Camera Issues, Lens tests, and more..

The buzz on the web about the New Sony A7 and A7r continues to thrive, and in this article I will go over all the latest reviews and news about the new full frame cameras. For starters, Pro photographer Steve Huff has both came...
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Sony Alpha and Nex Camera Firmware Update

New Firmware Updates for Sony Alpha and Nex Cameras!!

Huge New Firmware Updates for Sony Alpha and Nex Cameras including the SLT-A77, SLT-A65, SLT- A57, SLT-A37, Nex-6, Nex-6, Nex-5r, Nex-5n, and Nex-f3!!  In this article I’m going to give you all the direct links to the la...
by Jay
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Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount)

Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Lens Review – Sony E-Mount

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Sony Nex-XX Prototype - Second Generation - Screens Added

The Ultimate Mirrorless Camera!! The Sony NEX-XX Prototype, Full Frame Hybrid Mount Camera!!

So what would be your ultimate mirrorless camera?? What if you were to design it yourself?? After taking apart the Sony Nex-7 completely, I saw opportunities for improvement in the design and learned a ton in the process. Since...
by Jay
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Nex-6 and 18-55mm kit lens

Disney World Family Vacation and the Nex-6 – The Magic Kingdom

I just got back from Disney World down in Florida from a week long family vacation and I brought along the Nex-6 and a few E-Mount lenses to capture the experience. I ended up using the SEL1855 kit lens and the sel55210 telepho...
by Jay
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First Day with the Sony Nex-6, Sample Photos, PDAF On Sensor Performance, Build Quality and Design Improvements

I have some Sony Nex-6 sample photos, a few thoughts about the PDAF on sensor performance, and a few build quality and design improvements!! I got the Sony Nex-6 on Friday and it’s now early Sunday morning as I type this,...
by Jay
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Sony Nex-6 Raw File Developed in Lightroom 4

Developing Sony Nex-6 Raw Files in Adobe Lightroom 4

In this article I’m going to go over Developing Sony Nex-6 Raw Files in Adobe Lightroom 4!! If you read my Full Nex-6 Review, then you know that I prefer to shoot raw, because the Sony Jpeg files look a bit over processed...
by Jay
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Sigma E-Mount 30mm and 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lenses
 
 
Sony Nex-7 w/ 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OS Lens

Sony Nex-7 and the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – Sample Photos, 100% Crops, First Impressions…

I received the Sony Nex-7 a few weeks ago and really wanted to test out the “Keg Can Zoom” of a lens, the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS. So far I’m really impressed with it’s smooth zoom and sharp images. ...
by Jay
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Nex-7 w/ Canon 135mm f/2 Lens

Nex-7 Tutorial – Setting up and Using Lens Adapters on the Sony Nex-7

In this Nex-7 tutorial I will go over everything you need to know when it comes to setting up the Sony Nex-7 for using Lens Adapters and other manufactures lenses. Focus Peaking, Shooting without Lens, and Manual Focus Assist s...
by Jay
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Sony SLT-A99

The Next Full Frame ALPHA Mount Camera – Pure Speculation and Lustful Wondering

In this article I’m going to go over the New Sony Full Frame Alpha Mount Camera with Pure Speculation and Lustful Wondering!! The NEX fanbois on this site have had their time in the Sun speculating about the forthcoming d...
by Alan
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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
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Minolta MX Rokkor-X PG F/1.4 50mm Lens

Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50mm F/1.4 Lens Review – Sony Nex-6

I’ve had the Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 50 F/1.4 Lens for a few months now and in this article I’m going to show you what it can do on my Nex-6. I also used my very affordable RainbowImaging lens adapter to make the hoo...
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