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Sony has another round of big trade-in bonuses for the A7 II, A7R II and A7S II cameras through April 1, 2017. You can trade an old DSLR or lens in for credit toward a Sony camera or lens and get up to $480 in bonuses on top of the trade value.
B&H has a dedicated page set up so you can select the Sony camera and/or lens you want, then choose your gear to trade in and get your instant rebate and trade-in bonus all at once. For example, the A7R II retails for $3198 and has a $300 instant rebate and $480 trade-in bonus for a $2,418 price before counting the value of your trade-in equipment.
Check out all of the options here at B&H Photo.
David Busch’s Sony Alpha a7R II/a7 II Guide to Digital Photography is a new book by the world’s #1 best-selling camera guide author. Busch has written over 100 guidebooks for a variety of cameras.
In this new guide for the Sony A7R II and A7 II, Busch “covers every feature of this mirrorless tandem in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to each camera’s features and controls.”
David Busch’s Sony Alpha a7R II/a7 II Guide to Digital Photography retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $34.63 on Amazon.com.
Note: This is labeled as a gray market item with 1-year warranty from seller. At the time of this post, ebay seller ElectronicsValley has a 99.5% positive feedback rating.
Sony has released firmware version 2.0 for the A7R II. The firmware update adds the following improvements over version 1.10:
- Adds the selectable feature for uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture
- Adds support to output video via HDMI during use of the Remote Camera Control software (still mode only)
This is a free firmware update of a highly-requested feature (uncompressed 14-bit RAW). You can download it here on Sony’s website.
Alongside the announcement of the new Sony RX1R II, which ships with uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture from its 42.4MP full frame sensor, Sony also announced that firmware version 2.0 will be available for the Sony A7R II next Monday, October 19, 2015 and will add uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture as a menu option.
Additionally, firmware version 2.0 will add the ability for the A7R II to output video via HDMI during use of the Remote Camera Control software, that enables remote capture from a connected computer.
The firware update will be available here on Sony’s support site for the A7R II.
Last week, I wrote about how Sony should build an A7 camera with a Canon EF mount. The premise behind the post was about Sony gaining market share and continuing to make bold moves. It’s a bit of a pipe dream but, holy crap, would that shake up the market.