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How Small is the Hasselblad X1D?

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Hasselblad X1D Compact Mirrorless Medium Format Camera vs Sony A6300
How small is the new Hasselblad X1D? Here it is next to the Sony a6300 with the Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens (75mm EFOV). The X1D has the XCD 45mm f/3.5 lens attached (35mm EFOV). The X1D sensor is 33 x 44 mm compared to the 15.6 x 23.5 mm sensor on the a6300's - 4X the sensor area.


Hasselblad X1D with XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens vs Sony A6300 with 50mm f/1.8
(Hasselblad 500 in the back)
The new Hasselblad X1D is a mirrorless medium format camera. It uses the Sony 50 mp sensor from the Hasselblad H6D-50c shoehorned into a compact body with an electronic viewfinder. It is 2.5X less expensive than the H6D-50c - the X1D body will retail at $9000.


Hasselblad X1D Interview from Three Blind Men and An Elephant Productions
Hasselblad X1D with XCD 45mm f/3.5 Lens vs Sony A6300 with 50mm f/1.8


Deal: Sony a6000 + 18-55mm + 55-210mm for $650

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Save $500 from MSRP on the a6000 twin lens bundle from costco. The bundle is also $150 less than from Amazon, although the lens in the costco bundle is the 18-55mm instead of the 16-50mm in the Amazon bundle. Both lenses are about equal in performance.

Nissin i40 High Speed Sync Flash for Sony Cameras

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Nissin i40 Flash for Sony Cameras
Nissin i40 Review by Lavikka Photography
Lavikka Photography shows us the features of the compact Nissin i40 flash on the Sony a6000. The best feature is high speed sync in such a small package. The Nissin i40 was used with the inexpensive Youngnou 560 flash, shown below, to freeze action in daylight - up to 1/4000s.


Youngnou 560 Flash

Faces with Sony A6000 by Craig Martin

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ISO: 100 Aperture: f/2.2 Shutter speed: 1/3200
Here are some images created with the sony a6000 and the 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens by Craig Martin.

ISO: 100 Aperture: f/2.2 Shutter speed: 1/500

Sony E-Mount Lens Roadmap Photokina 2014 Update

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Upcoming Sony / Zeiss E-mount Lenses Photokina 2014 introduced six new full-frame lenses for the Sony E-mount family.  The E-mount lens range now covers 16mm (converter) up to 240mm.  The image above shows four new prototype Sony / Zeiss E-mount lenses, 28mm with converters, 35mm, 90mm, and a 24-240mm zoom.

The new E-mount lens roadmap added 3 lens slots compared with the previous roadmap.  The roadmap shows that seven more lenses will be announced in 2015.  The only hole we see is a fast portrait lens at around 90mm.  We are hoping that this will be the next lens announced.



Sony E-mount Lens Roadmap Photokina 2014 Update Below are more details on the new lenses announce at Photokina 2014.  Included are photos of the prototypes found at Photokina and quick mock ups on a Sony A7 body.

Sony a6000 Digiscoping Samples by 5Bellies Digiscoping

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Marsh Harrier 14 by 5bellies Digiscoping
Here are some great digiscoping shots by 5bellies Digiscoping. He uses a Sony a6000 with a Swarovski scope which consists the STX-85 modular objective lens, the STX Eyepiece Module with a 25-60x magnification, and the TLS APO adapter.

There are a few samples below and a quick tutorial by Swarovski.

The Rig, Sony a6000 with a Swarovski STX-85 Digiscope

Sony A5100 Touch Shutter with Autofocus in Action

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Sony a5100 24 Megapixel Touch Screen LCD Camera
goodphoto.kr shows us the new Sony a5100 in action. The rear lcd touch screen is used to activate autofocus and trigger the shutter simultaneously. This can be useful when the camera is not held in the standard position and the shutter button is at an awkward position to depress. This is not possible with the sony a6000. The chart below is a quick comparison between the Sony a5100 and the a6000.

Watch the a5100 touch shutter in action in the video below from goodphoto.kr.

$400 Off Sony A6000 Camera and 50mm 55-210mm Lenses

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Final Checkout Screen for Promotional Code Entry


Here's how to save $100 off the Sony A6000 Camera, $100 off the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens, and $200 off the Sony 55-210mm OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens. This will cover 24mm to 315mm for around $1000. Try to a find an APS-C DSLR that can match this deal.

Add the Sony A6000 to your Amazon shopping cart. Make sure it is sold by Amazon.Add the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens to your cart.  Make sure it is sold by Amazon.Add the Sony 55-210mm OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens to your cart.  Make sure it is sold by Amazon.Go to check out, enter address, select shipping method, enter payment method, etc.At the Final Checkout screen, you should see the A6000, SEL50F18, and SEL55210 lens as shown below.At the Final Checkout screen, use Promotional Code NGWGUS3ZKG.  $100 off for the A6000, $100 off for the SEL50F18 Lens, and $200 off for the SEL55210 Tele-Zoom Lens will be shown.  See image above.Click place your order.Now you have 24mm to 315mm for around $1000.



Cambo Actus Sony E-Mount View Camera

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Cambo ACTUS - a compact view camera made for the Sony A7 cameras.
ACTUS is based on the X2 Pro View Camera System
The Cambo ACTUS is a view camera system with E-mount compatibility. This allows us to have tilt and shift movement using the Sony A7, a6000, or NEX cameras. Cambo has the X2 Pro which is made for DSLRs, the ACTUS is half the weight and around 40% less in size than the X2 Pro.

Pictures shown are not final.

ACTUS provides Front Tilt and Swing and Rear Shift
from Capture Integration:
Cambo is proud to announce the new compact ACTUS View Camera. The Actus is a new technology camera system designed for mirrorless cameras, such as the Sony Alpha 7 series. Cambo is working on the final product developments before the official announcement in the upcoming weeks. Read below for the specs that we have today.

The system is expected to ship in early July. Depending on the configuration, the core system will be available in the ballpark of 1,500€.

The core system will include the ca…

Sony a6000 Autofocus vs Bird In Flight

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Osprey Incoming Caught by Jack Scholl and the Sony A6000
Jack Scholl took out the Sony A6000 for some bird-in-flight shots.

Here is what Jack S posted:
The following is a 9 shot burst (we had 12 but didn't want to violate the 10 shot rule) with the A6000/SEL18200.

The osprey is coming right at us and fast.

The first 9 shots are OOC with no PP other than crop. The last is a simple standard LR preset of the last shot. We have shot BIF with Canon, Nikon and now Sony . . . this is a very good AF system in our opinion.
Check out the whole 9 shot series from the A6000 at dpreview. This is pretty impressive for a mirrorless system.

Sony 70-200mm FE E-mount Lens Review by DxOMark

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DxOMark tests the new Sony 70-200mm f/4 G FE lens on the A7r and finds that it performs well against the competition. This lens would also work great with the fast autofocus of the Sony A6000 with an equivalent field of view of 135-300mm on the aps-c sensor.

From the DxOMark review:
The Sony’s performance is very good and sharpness levels are very high, and even though it can’t quite match the best in class – the Nikkor 70-200mm f4 - at 200mm, it’s still unlikely to disappoint. Coming bundled with a tripod collar, the Sony even slightly undercuts the rival Nikkor model, making the FE 70-200mm f4G OSS look good value without compromising on quality or practical features.
Pre-Order the Sony 70-200mm FE G Lens

Sony 70-200mm FE G Lens on the Sony A7 by Berlin Backstage

Read the DxOMark review of the Sony 70-200mm FE G Lens here.

Sony a6000 vs Alpha a65 vs NEX-7 Autofocus Speed

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Sony a6000 vs Sony alpha a65 Focus Lock

Sony a6000 vs Sony alpha a65 vs NEX-7 Focus Lock
Sony Korea puts the new 11 frame per second Sony a6000 up against the 10 frame per second Alpha a65 and the NEX-7. The a6000 best both cameras because of two new features.

Ultra-fast Response
Capture the perfect moment – the a6000 realizes 11 frames per second continuous shooting with AF (Auto Focus) tracking by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase-detection AF sensor. Even when dealing with a moving subject the a6000's superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture.

The Fastest Focusing Camera in the World
Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera in the world6. First, phase-detection AF with 179 densely placed…

Need For Speed 11 fps Sony a6000 Test

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Sony a6000 with Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 Lens
SONY a6000 11 fps AF-C indoor by Alin Popescu
Check out Mr. Popescu achieved with the new Sony a6000 and continuous autofocus (AF-C) at 11 frames per second. We are amazed that the rear LCD had very minor black out. This camera is hard to resist.


Sony A6000 Replaces NEX-6

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Hands On with the Sony A6000


Sony A6000 Available for Pre-order
Here is a quick look at the newly announce Sony A6000 camera. It replaces the Sony NEX-6 but keeps the same form factor. The big improvement is the 24 megapixel sensor up from 16 mp on the NEX-6. It also boasts the fastest AF for an APS-C mirrorless camera with focus lock in 0.06 seconds. The speed burst is bumped up to 11 fps. All this while keeping the same NEX-6 price for the A6000 body at $648.

The silver looks a bit like champagne and looks handsome with the black grip. This announcement has us excited for the NEX-7 replacement.



Here is the full A6000 Press Release from Sony:

Fast Hybrid AF gives world’s fastest[i] autofocus performance of just 0.06 sec with high precision accuracyExtremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 focal points24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor featuring gapless-on-chip designBIONZ X processor for pro-quality photos and Full HD videoLight, compact and easy to use with built-in…