Summary: Sony A7S II provides videographers with amazing low light performance and 4K in body recording at significant savings versus Canon.  Preorder the Sony A7S II from B&H Photo | Amazon for $2998.00 – Shipping Oct 16th.

FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, M mode, 10 sec, F2.8, ISO12800, Manual white balance

Sony has held several press conferences and hands-on demos over the last 24 hours and the reviews are starting to appear.  Form-wise it is identical to the Sony a7RII and A7II. The distinguishing feature of the Sony A7S series is the amazing low light performance.  This is really a video focused camera – read over the new features below to see why the A7RII is still a better hybrid (video and photos) choice for those that need both stills and video.

The NEW features of the Sony a7S II

4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning in full-frame format (A7S only did 4K to external recorder)

Full HD 120fps recording and 4x/5x slow motion recording (60fps was max at 1080 with A7S)

S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function (The S-Log formats are very flat, makes it difficult to judge focus – With Display Assist Function DAF – you get a graded preview in the viewfinder making it easier to judge focus)

In-camera 5-axis optical image stabilisation (same as Sony a7R II – makes handheld video possible, stabilizes any fast prime you want to use)

Upgraded autofocus system with 169 AF Points (but missing the Phase Detection AF system that gives that Sony A7R II fast and accurate focus with loads of lenses even in low light

Upgraded XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF – Same as Sony a7R II

Option for Uncompressed Raw files (coming to Sony A7R II soon)- Files are

Preorder the Sony A7S II from B&H Photo | Amazon for $2998.00

Sony A7SII FE 90mm
Sony A7SII FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS, M mode, 10 sec, F2.8, ISO12800, Manual white balance

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 #mondaymorningshare - I want to see your failed experiments or favorite photos from the last week. GO TO http://photorec.tv/fb to share your fav image from the past week. Here's my #failedexperiment The US Capitol at Sunset. File this under because I could - a 2 minute exposure with the use of a NISI Filters 10-stop ND. I hoped I would get some interesting wispy movement in the clouds but nothing developed. Next I tried a 6 minute exposure (swipe to see it) and while there may be a little more movement in the clouds it certainly wasn't anything to get excited about. And while I often recommend very carefully shooting building and monuments as symmetrically as possible, I purposefully shot from right of center to avoid losing Ulysses S. Grant statue in the front of the capitol. *  Sony #A7RII and #Canon 2470mm with #NiSiFilters #10StopND
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 "Such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder" * The Jefferson Memorial might be my favorite. Jefferson's quotes inside, the circular structure surrounded by the columns, the fact that it is perched on a more organic, curving body of water. There is much to love here! Inside I chose to go wide with the 12mm Laowa to capture that awesome dome and offer a different perspective. * Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and @venuslaowa #12mm f/2.8 lens


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