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 down and purchased the DJI Phantom FC40 Quadcopter with FPV Camera and Transmitter, after doing tons of re-search for a few weeks. It was a fathers day gift and I really can’t wait to get some killer video footage that can only be done with a tool like this. I truly believe these things are going to require licenses and FAA registering in the very near future, because it’s to easy to spy on people and/ or hit a helicopter or low flying plane. I hate to say it, but it’s only a matter of time before some idiot takes down a real aircraft by accident with one of these drone type copters.
In any event, I ordered it and got my hands on it a few days ago. I will have a detailed first report coming soon on the phantom, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested!
New Sony Gear On the Way?
Now, for Sony gear we have the new Alpha A77 II DSLR that should be a blast to test out and review! Coming with the camera will be the new A-Mount Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G lens and possible the Tamron 70-200mm lens, for comparison purposes 😉
My Reviews Coming Soon…
|Coming down the pipe I have highly detailed reviews of the Sony E-Mount 18-105mm f/4 OSS Powerzoom Lens, the Full Frame E-Mount 70-200mm f/4 OSS G lens, and the Vertical Battery Grip (VG-C!EM) for the A7 series cameras 😉 I have all the photos and video footage done, I just need to wrap them up and publish the articles/ videos. Over the next week I will certainly get all those done while the new gear makes it way to the Lab. I also will be playing with the Phantom Quadcopter and thankfully the batteries only last about 10 minutes, so it can’t take up to much of my time! My Dirtbike is also out of gas, so I won’t be riding that either till these pending reviews are done! I will break out the dirtbike for the Sony A77 II high speed testing though, so that should be pretty awesome I’m hoping…|
Other Reviews on the Web
Sony Alpha A7s Review
Sony RX100 III Review
Sony Deals, Pre-Orders, and In-Stock Updates!
- Sony RX100 III now In Stock – $798 US @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Sony Alpha A7s Pre-orders now available for ~$2499 US @ BHphoto | Amazon | Adorama | Sony
- New Tamron A-mount 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD Lens – Pre-Order – $849 US @ Bhphoto | Adorama
- E-Mount Ziess Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens for Pre-Order for ~$999 @ BHPhoto
- Select Current Sony Lens Discounts @ Amazon >>
- Select Current Sony Camera Discounts @ Amazon >>
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