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Canon 6D vs NEX-7 with Speedbooster

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Canon 6D vs Sony NEX-7 with Metabones Speedbooster
Tarocoo wanted to see what the NEX-7 with the Canon EF to E-mount Speedbooster can do against his full frame Canon 6D. He had access to a multitude of manual focus lenses which can be used on both E-mount and EF mount (EOS). The Speedbooster's final EFOV on the NEX APS-C sensor is about 1.1x the focal lenght - so the EFOV is close to the Canon 6D with the full frame sensor. The lenses used are:

Sigma 24mm f/2.8Sigma 28mm f/2.8Olympus 35mm f/2.0Sigma 50mm f/1.4
The images will show the whole scene at wide open to an aperture of f/11. It will be followed by center and corner crops at same aperture range. Here we go...

Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 24mm f/2.8










Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Sigma 28mm f/2.8









Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Olympus 35mm f/2.0












Canon 6D vs NEX-7 Speedbooster Pentax 50mm f/1.4

Save $200 on the Sony A7R Camera

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Sony A7r Checkout Cart
Sony is offering a $200 credit if you spend $500 at the Sony online store using a new Sony Visa. This discount applies to any NEX purchase totaling over $500 including the new Sony A7r and pre-ordering the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens.

Add the Sony A7R Camera to your cart.Go to the Secure Checkout.Enter your billing and shipping address.Choose your shipping method.At the Payment screen, shown above, click on the Visa Apply Now button. A new window will pop up.Read the fine print. Fill out the Sony Card application.If you are approved, the Sony Card can be used to process the Sony A7r purchase.Now we wait 8-12 weeks and the $200 credit will appear on the Sony Card statement. There is 0% interest until October 2014.
The fine print:

In order to receive your $200 statement credit, you must make at least $500 in purchases within 90 days of account opening. The credit will appear on your monthly Sony Card statement within 8-12 weeks of your qualifying p…

Download Sony A7r Help Guide

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Sony A7 A7r Help Guide
Here is a more extensive manual for your Sony A7 camera. The download is a zip archive and it contains html files. Click on the index.html and the A7 help guide comes to life via your web browser. It is indexed and searchable. We extracted some interesting pages on the images below including dial wheel lock, eye focus, and 4K Television display settings.

Sony A7 Dial Wheel Lock Settings
Sony A7 Eye Focus Settings
4K Television Setting
Download the Sony Help Guide for your new Sony A7 or A7r camera here via dropbox.

Download the A7 user manual here if you haven't already.



Sony A7 and A7r Hands On with DigitalRev

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Sony A7r Weather Sealing Test with 28-70mm FE Kit Lens
Kai Wong of DigitalRev Plays with the Sony A7 Cameras
The new Sony A7 and A7r cameras are featured on Digital Rev with Kai Wong. The A7's 28-70mm FE Kit lens was used on the A7r and produced "stellar" shots. The A7 and A7r's focus systems were compared. The water resitance was also tested using the A7r and the 28-70mm kit lens. A Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M ASPH was used to show how adaptable the E-mount is. The focus peaking display was nicely featured. In conclusion, Kai was impressed with both cameras, "Sony has created a product of desire."

Sony A7r Focus Peaking with Leica Noctilux
Sony A7r Rear LCD Water Resistance

Sony A7 Kit

Save $50 on Sony NEX-3N

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Sony NEX-3N at Amazon
Amazon is currently selling the black or white Sony NEX-3N for $50 less than the Sony Store. The NEX-3N's manufacturer's suggested price is $499 but is currently available for $399. We are very tempted in picking one up as a backup to the Sony NEX-7.


Sony A7r vs 50mm Lenses by geesbert

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The 50mm Lens Candidates
geesbert puts the new Sony A7r up against a multitude of 50mm lenses. The list of thirteen (13) 50mm lenses used on the Sony A7r is as follows:
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2Canon 45mm f/2.8 Tilt/ShiftLeica 50mm f/2.8 Elmar MLeica 50mm f/3.5 Elmar ScrewmountLeica 50mm f/2 Summicron MLeica 50mm f/1.4 Summilux MOlympus OM 28-48mm f/4Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4Olympus OM 50mm f/2 MacroPentax SMC-A 50mm f/1.4Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2Minolta 40mm f/2 Rokkor-MSony 50mm f/1.8 E-mount
geesbert has a great setup which shows the lens being tested. He took shots from wide open up to f/5.6 aperture.

Sony Alpha 7r vs 50mm Lenses
Thanks geesbert!



Download Sony A7r Manual in PDF

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Here is the owner's / instruction manual and quick user guide for the Sony Alpha 7 (A7) family of cameras. The A7 and A7r share the same manual so read it twice to see what applies to your new baby. Below shows what will come with your Sony A7.

What's in the Sony A7 / A7r / A7K Box?
Download the Sony A7r quick user guide via dropbox here.

Download the Sony A7r instruction manual in PDF via dropbox here.

Pre-order your Sony A7 here.

Thanks Sony Australia!


Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 in Cape May

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We thoroughly enjoyed the Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 Distagon on a recent trip. We spent a few days in Cape May, NJ with the Touit 12mm glued onto the NEX-7.

We are still learning this ultra wide angle lens, at 18mm efov on the NEX, most everything will be in frame. We are somewhat addicted to the NEX-7's level feature which helps minimize converging vertical lines with such a wide lens. We also depended on the NEX-7's autofocus mode while using focus-recompose to frame. Here are a few shots from the trip. They are all RAW converted shots.