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Buy Fullframe Camera Under $1000

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Best Fullframe Camera Under $1000 – Yes, Sony A7 price is dropped ridiculously and the Fullframe camera is now available under $1K. [check the price of Sony A7 Body Only – $948]

Must check – Sony A7 Best Deal Camera + Lens Bundle at $1098 at Amazon

Now if you pair 28-70mm Lens the the entire bundle will cost you $1098 only – Sony A7 + 28-70mm Lens = $1098. If you buy this lens separately then it will cost you $498

Inside Sony A7 Fullframe Camera

A video uploaded by Sony clearly explains the tech inside Sony A7 fullframe mirrorless camera, the teardown is dine by  SGNL team.

Sony A7s vs Sony A7 vs Sony A7R

Sony A7s vs Sony A7 vs SonyA7R, The Sony A7s is a newly announced camera and features step-up core specification compared ti A7 and A7R, First image and size comparison – The Sony A7s look similar in design and size compared to A7..as well as A7R is also exactly same as A7s …

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Finally the specification comparison…

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The Sony A7s sensor is optimized to perform very well during low-light situation, take a look at the detailed ISO range of all three sensor,

  • Sony A7R –  Standard ISO Range 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)
  • Sony A7 –  Standard ISO Range 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-25600)
  • Sony A7S –  Standard ISO Range 100-102400 (Extended Mode: Auto, 50-409600)

Sony A7s has very broad standard + expandable ISO range, A7s highly recommend for still shooters.

No-Optical low pass filter in A7R – Sony A7R doesn’t have low pass filter and features a super 36 Megapixel resolution, So if you work in controlled light environment aka studiography than A7R is perfect for you

Advance AF system in A7: Only A7 features phase + contras based AF system with 117 AF points, Sony A7s and A7R share same contrast based AF system.

4K: The Sony A7s features Full Pixel Read-Out of FF sensor with Clean HDMI Out for 4K Recording , you can record 4k at 30 fps, Full HD @ 60 fps and HD videos @ 120fps..

Verdict: A7s is highly recommended for video lovers as well as still shooters. For sports shooters we recommend you to go with A7, at the end A7R recommended for studiography.

Sony A7 w/ 28-70mm lens – $1,998.00 – Amazon | B&H

Sony A7r @ $2,298.00 from Amazon | B&H

 

Nikon D610 vs 5D Mark III, Nikon D800 and Sony A7 High ISO Test

Nikon D610 High ISO test with Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D800 is shown below, the Nikon D610 camera have significant amount of color noise + more details in the images, see the test below and share your thoughts with us…

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Nikon D610 vs 5D Mark III: Nikon D610 showing sharp images with color noise on the other hand the Canon 5D Mark III have less details and no noise, the 5D Mark III have bit aggressive noise reduction filter compared to Nikon D610.

Continue reading Nikon D610 vs 5D Mark III, Nikon D800 and Sony A7 High ISO Test

Sony A7 and A7R Light Leak Issue

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Image credit: John Triebe (dpreviewforum member)

Some of A7 and A7R users talking about Light Leak problem through the lens mount, To test it you have to put the lens cap on and set the ISO range at 16000 / 256000 and set the shutter at 30 sec, finally shine flashlight around the lens mount, if you camera does have problem your image will show light leak. That light leak also means the models are not completely weather-sealed and will grab dust and moisture inside the system..

Take a look at some users comment

LarryMarshall said : As the owner of two A7R’s, this is very concerning. I tested mine and I have the same issue. I had four of my friends test theirs as well….they also had the same problem. I made two calls today and talked to Sony reps about this issue. They seemed unconcerned which was shocking! Can we be kept up to date with the progress of this issue here, or another site?

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user xky: I bought both A7 and A7R at BH Photo. Both have light leaking and lens flare issues. see some sample photos below. i did tests on both A7+FE35 and A7R+FE55.

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More details available here community.sony.com , dpreview forum and also some noise at Facebook

But keep in mind that the problem is limited to a particular batch of cameras since many users (including TheNewCamera Users) didn’t find such problem in A7 and AR, please send us emails at contact[at]thenewcamera.com if you see any problem in your models.. we will publish it in our website.

Sony A7 and A7R Recommended Lenses

Sony-A7-vs-A7r-image-1We have selected some of the best available for A7 and A7R fullframe Mirrorless camera, Sony A7 features 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and Phase + Contrast based AF system, on the other hand Sony A7R comes with 36.4MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor , no optical low pass filter and only contrast based AF system…
.. + both camera Compatible with Sony E-mount and full frame lenses and you can use your A mount lenses with LA-EA4 adaptor (available at Amazon).

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA

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Standard 35mm High Quality Lens for your FullFrame E Mount A7 and A7R Mirrorless Camera, the lens features “Sonnar” optical design, f/1.8 aperture is excellent choice for indoors and low-light situation. Carl Zeiss used liner AF motor for fast Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA Major Features

  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics
  • Large f/1.8 Aperture
  • Aspherical Lenses–Distortion Control
  • Smooth, Quiet Autofocus for Video
  • ED Element Fights Chromatic Aberration
  • Circular Aperture
  • Direct Manual Focus to Fine-Tune Focus

We highly recommend you to buy this lens, it features excellent optics  and fully compatible  with your A7 andA7R camera.

Buy Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA from Amazon || B&H


Excellent Portrait Lens- Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens

The 55mm F1.8 lens is a perfect match for Sony A7 and A7R camera, the 55mm T* FE f/1.8 ZA Lens gives you ultra sharp output even at MAX aperture and gives you creamy and curvy bokeh with its Nine-Blade Circular Diaphragm, take a look at the major features below.

Sony-Sonnar-TFE-55mm-f1.8-ZSony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens is made buy Zeiss and comes  with a high price and gives you amazing image quality.

Buy Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lensfrom Amazon and B&H


Excellent alternative to kit Lens – Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS is a E-mount lens designed for FullFrame Sensors, hence the lens will work flawlessly with your A7 and A7R fullframe Mirrorless camera. Carl Zeiss® T* coating, five aspherical elements, and one ED glass element combine to deliver stunning image quality.

Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Major Features

  • Sony E Mount Full-Frame
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • One ED and Five Aspherical Elements
  • Carl Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization

The lens also features Dust- and moisture-resistant design enables ensured performance when working in inclement environmental conditions.

Buy Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F4  Lens from | B&H Store


Covers wide range – Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens

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Sony Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens covers a wide range, features optical image stabilization, built with One ED and Three Aspherical Elements, comes at and affordable price…

Major Features

  • Sony E Full-Frame Mount
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/36
  • One ED and Three Aspherical Elements
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Seven-Blade Circular Diaphragm

You can use it as primary lens for your A7 / A7R FF mirrorless camera, available at pre-order (B&H and Amazon) and will arrive in your hand on 1st week of Jan 2014.


 Sony A7 and A7R Lenses Status

Sony and Carl Zeiss Lenses

  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA – IN STOCK
  • Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA – New Item, Available for pre-order
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS – New Item, Available for pre-order – Expected availability: End of February 2014
  • Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS – Available as Kit lens with A7 camera, Sold separately also
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS – No info available

Samyang FF E-mount lenses coming on October 2014 for ( A7 and A7R )

  • Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
  • Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
  • Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
  • Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

Also see – Sony A7 vs Sony A7R

Sony A7 DxOLab Score

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Sony A7 test at DxO Mark lab, the camera scored excellent mark and A7 is just behind medium format Phase One IQ180 at 91 points, Nikon D4 scored 89 points and behind Sony A7 camera.

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Sony A7 will cost you approx $1,998.00 with kit lens at Amazon, Sony A7R  price approx $2,298.00 (body only) available at Amazon, Nikon D610 price approx (body only) $1196.