Showing posts with label a6000. Show all posts
Showing posts with label a6000. Show all posts

Thursday, June 30, 2016

How Small is the Hasselblad X1D?

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




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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


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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Nissin i40 High Speed Sync Flash for Sony Cameras

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



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Faces with Sony A6000 by Craig Martin

Face No.98

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.

Face No. 84

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


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sony E-Mount Lens Roadmap Photokina 2014 Update

sony e-mount lens roadmap photokina 2014 september

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 september

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.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sony a6000 Digiscoping Samples by 5Bellies Digiscoping

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


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sony A5100 Touch Shutter with Autofocus in Action

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.

Friday, June 6, 2014

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

sony a6000 kit $400 discount

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.

  1. Add the Sony A6000 to your Amazon shopping cart. Make sure it is sold by Amazon.
  2. Add the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens to your cart.  Make sure it is sold by Amazon.
  3. Add the Sony 55-210mm OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens to your cart.  Make sure it is sold by Amazon.
  4. Go to check out, enter address, select shipping method, enter payment method, etc.
  5. At the Final Checkout screen, you should see the A6000, SEL50F18, and SEL55210 lens as shown below.
  6. At the Final Checkout screen, use Promotional Code NGWGUS3ZKG
  7.  $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.
  8. Click place your order.
  9. Now you have 24mm to 315mm for around $1000.



sony a6000 kit $400 discount

Sony A6000 Kit, 50mm f/1.8 Lens, and 55-210mm Lens Sold By Amazon




sony a6000 kit $400 discount

$100 of Black or Silver Sony A6000 Kit or Body Only.



sony a6000 kit $400 discount

$100 of Black or Silver Sony A6000 Kit or Body Only.



sony a6000 kit $400 discount

$200 of Black or Silver Sony 55-210mm OSS Telephoto Zoom Lens



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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.

sony a7 view camera cambo actus

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 camera, bellows, bayonet, and the customers choice of Sony, Canon or Nikon mount. This design offers advantages over the X2 platform. According to Cambo’s product managers, the system offers easy rotation and simplified bayonet designs.

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Sony A7 and Cambo ACTUS showing Front Tilt


Cambo ACTUS E-mount Specs:

Dimensions:  5.9 x 3.9 x 6.7 inches (150 x 100 x 170 mm)
Weight: approximately 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg)

Movements:
  • Front Swing: 360 degrees
  • Front Tilt: 22 degrees ( 12 / 10 )
  • Rear shift vertical: 27 mm (12 / 15)
  • Rear shift horizontal: 40 mm (20 / 20)
  • Focus travel:  up to 125mm (Sony E-mount)

Lensplates:
  • Copal 0
  • m39 Leica thread
  • Hasselblad C bayonet
  • Mamiya RZ/RB bayonet
  • Mamiya 645 Pro bayonet
  • Leica R bayonet

Check out more information on the E-mount Cambo ACTUS at Capture Integration.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sony a6000 Autofocus vs Bird In Flight

Sony a6000 bird in flight autofocus

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.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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

sony 70-200 fe lens review a7r

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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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 phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

The new Sony a6000 is a month away from release and is $750 with the lens.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Need For Speed 11 fps Sony a6000 Test

sony a6000 11 fps high speed focus

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.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sony A6000 Replaces NEX-6

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Hands On with the Sony A6000


sony a6000 nex-6 replacement

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 accuracy
  • Extremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 focal points
  • 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor featuring gapless-on-chip design
  • BIONZ X processor for pro-quality photos and Full HD video
  • Light, compact and easy to use with built-in flash, OLED Tru-Finder™ and two control dials
    NFC and Wi-Fi for One-touch sharing/remote control from your mobile
  • Boost your creativity with a range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps™

The speedy new ILCE-6000 from Sony boasts the quickest AF performancei of any interchangeable lens digital camera, snapping subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds. From spontaneous smiles to towering tennis serves, you’ll capture those fleeting moments that other cameras miss. And thanks to the 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, every frame is crammed with rich detail and texture.

Boosting Sony’s mirrorless line-up, the α6000 comes in two iconic designs, black and titanium, sure to inspire jealous glances from other photographers. For users who have been thinking about taking advantage of size and weight advantages of a mirrorless camera but don’t want to sacrifice super-quick autofocus, the α6000 now renders that conversation moot.

Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the α6000 is powered by Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF system. A 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination delivers the world’s fastesti AF performance of any interchangeable lens camera, plus continuous shooting at a blazing 11fps with highly accurate autofocus tracking. Nothing gets past the α6000 – even fast-moving subjects like athletes and acrobatic pets.

There are plenty more premium features packed into the camera’s compact, purposeful body. Composing scenes is a pleasure through the clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder™. Preview the effects of adjusting focus, exposure and other settings: what you see is exactly what you get.

Intuitively-placed mode and control dials on top of the camera allow effortless adjustment of shooting settings while you’re focused on the scene in front of you. A total of 7 customisable buttons – including two dedicated custom buttons – give swift access to any one of 43 assignable functions to satisfy any photo enthusiast. And for extra flexibility in any situation, there’s a built-in flash to brighten up portraits or gloomy indoor shots.

It’s easy to share shots on your mobile: on-board NFC and Wi-Fi allow a one-touch connection with your Xperia™ or NFC-compatible Android smartphones and tablets. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, linking the camera to fire the shutter from a distance and view photos on your mobile.

The exciting possibilities of the α6000 grow with your creative ambitions. PlayMemories Camera Apps enhance your photo experience with a growing range of free and paid apps, spanning artistic effects, utilities and more. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca/. The α6000 is also compatible with Sony’s Camera Remote API programme[ii].

Style-matching optional accessories for the α6000 include the LCS-EBC just-fit Body Case that protects the camera from dust and everyday scratches. It’s possible to transfer data via connected USB, use the NFC function or mount the camera on a tripod without having to remove the case.

The LCS-ASB1 Active Sling Bag protects the camera while you’re out and about. Carry it in one hand, or wear over either shoulder – the bag’s water-repellent fabric and zipper keeps things safe and dry.

The LCS-BBXL[iii] Soft Carrying Case is great for protecting your long lens like the SEL18200LE or SEL55210 while you’re out and about. The water-repellent case also offers extra space to store a lens hood. Also available, the PCK-LM17 is a semi-hard protective sheet that safeguards the camera’s LCD screen against scratches, dust and fingerprints.


Sony A6000 Available for Pre-order for an April 20th release.


Sony A6000 with Olivia