Sony SD Card Deals

Sony 64GB

B&H has some solid deals on Sony SD cards, starting at $7.99.

B&H says these are in limited supply, so grab a couple now if you want them.

 

Sony A7 Series Trade-In Savings up to $700 Ends This Week

Sony A7S

The awesome deal that allows you to trade-in any working SLR or mirrorless camera and get up to $700 off a Sony A7, A7R or A7S ends this week on January 31, 2015. Additionally, B&H also gives you the actual value of your camera on top of the savings.

For example, the Sony A7 retails at $1698 but is only $1043 after the trade-in savings and before accounting for your traded camera’s actual trade-in value. If you are thinking about jumping into the Sony A7 Series, this is as good of a deal that has been around. Check out all the details here at B&H Photo.

Sony Image Sensor Size Comparison

Sony Image Sensor Size Comparison

Above is another one of the cool tech displays from Sony’s booth at CES. It shows the sensor size comparison for Sony cameras starting with a compact camera with a 1/2.3″ sensor on the right side and moving up to a full frame size sensor on the left side.

As many of you know, the full frame Sony 35mm sensor is found in the Sony A7 Series and the A99 SLT camera. The APS-C sensor is found in cameras like the Sony A6000 and A5100. Sony is using the CX Format nomenclature for 1″ sensors like what is found in the Sony RX100 and RX10.

Hilarious Sony FS7 Test: What Our Subjects Think About Test Shoots

So you get a new camera. What do you do as soon as it comes out of the box? Find a friend or family member to stand in for your first round of test shots.

Ever wonder how your non-photographer friends and family members think about being your stand-in? Now we know thanks to Jon Cole’s very witty (and likely spot-on) rendition of the camera test from the subject’s perspective.

On the technical side, we did get a nice look at some Slog2 footage from the new Sony FS7 and the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens Released

Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC Lens

Tamron has released its new SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens for Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. Note, however, that the Sony A-mount version does not include the VC motor for image stabilization.

The lens offers full frame coverage with XGM and LD glass elements in the front group to minimize chromatic aberrations, along with Tamron’s eBAND and BBAR coatings to reduce ghosting and flare. It has a 9-blade aperture and features a built-in lens hood.

The Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens retails for $1199. Check it out here at B&H Photo.