Category Archives: Sony a7S II

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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Sony Deals

The Sony a7SII is currently $300 off, but now you can get a Rode VideoMic Pro Kit with your purchase. The Profoto deal for B1 or B2 Kit at B&H Photo or Adorama are still running + gift cards and so are some other deals below. Sony Bodies Sony a7rII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama Sony a7sII (Save $300): B&H Photo/Amazon/Adorama Sony a7II (Save […]

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The Sony a7SII is Reshaping Wild Life Documentary Work

The BBC release a video showing the technology they use to capture animals under low light conditions. The ability to use the Sony a7SII along side infrared and thermal cameras, allows them to capture previously impossible footage of animals like the bioluminescence railroad worm for Planet Earth 2. Discovery channel previously released a similar special praising the Sony a7S. Sony […]

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The Sony Excalibur

Bonsai of Rockville, MD created a camera rig for filming 360 6K video that utilizes 4 Sony a7SII cameras with Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens that fits in-between consumer 360 cameras and $40,000 professional 360 cameras that creates great results. Their rig also corrects some common problems for 360 video footage “For instance, Excalibur comes with a single […]

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