Category Archives: Sony a7R II

Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G: Coverage

The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G looks like a very well rounded ultrawide zoom from the in-depth coverage at The Last Word and by other reviewers. It’s on my short list of lenses to purchase in the very near future, but I am waiting for Sony to release a new R full frame body for me. […]

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Meikon a7 II Waterproof Housing

CamDive/Meikon 40M/130FT Underwater camera housing for Sony A7 II The primary application of this underwater housing is underwater photography/videography. However it can do a lot more by protecting your camera from weather hazards such as rain, dust, snow etc. Because of its compact size and near all functionality, it is an ideal item to have […]

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Sony a9 and a6300 Firmware Updates Reviewed, Star Eater, and Recording Limit

It looks like the Sony a9 firmware update just pushes back when the overheating indicator shows up on Sony a9’s that are overheating. What’s interesting is that1cameraguy’s cameras seem to be overheating faster, but this time he was recording 4k in 91 degree weather. I still haven’t experienced an overheat even when shooting 5k+ photos over an […]

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Sony a9 Firmware Re-released Plus a7R2, a7S2, a7M2, a6500, and a6300

ILCE-9 Camera Firmware Update 1.01 (Download Here) This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.01 and improves the overheating warning functionality. ILCE-7SM2 Camera Firmware Update 3.00 (Download Here) This utility updates the camera firmware to version 3.00 and provides the following benefits: Adds the Auto Pwr OFF Temp function Improves operability of the camera: […]

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Sony Camera’s Are No Longer Ideal For Astrophotography

image courtesy of the lonely speck Ian Norman of the Lonelyspeck.com wrote an open letter to Sony about their “Star Eater” noise reduction issue. You can read the full letter here. If TLDR firmware 3.30 on the a7RII and 2.10 on the a7SII change Sony’s noise reduction algorithm in a way that removes starts from 4 second […]

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Tony and Chelsey Review The Sony a99 Mark II

Tony and Chelsey Review the Sony a99 Mark II and talk about how it compares to the Sony a7R II, Canon 5D Mk IV and Nikon D810. They seem a little lukewarm about the a99mII due to some of the limitations like video AF and older glass selection, but acknowledge its probably the best camera Sony makes […]

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