Sony had they Sony Alpha Super Workshop a few weeks ago for Sony owners. The workshop, held in Johor Bahru was held to give Sony fans and owners a chance to expand their skill sets in various photography environments and conditions. Of course, some Sony experts are there to help guide the participants with tips and tricks, and to get the best out of their Sony gears. The two-day workshop saw participants from all over Malaysia including Penang. Over the weekend Sony brought the participants all over Johor Bahru to take photos in varying conditions.
Of course it is also a chance for Sony to introduce new gear to enhance photography experience and resulting photos. This year, Sony introduced their brand new G Master 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Unfortunately we did not get our hands on one to demo or test out. But as with the other Sony G Master lenses, build quality and materials are top-notch. This new lens even has two auto-focus motors for a quicker and more accurate auto-focus when needed.
Then Sony also announces the Sony Alpha 99 Mark II. The Mark I Alpha 99 was famous for its ruggedness and its super detailed 24.3-megapixel sensor under the translucent mirror. The Alpha 99 Mark II will be using the same 42.4-megapixel sensor from the Alpha 7R Mark II for even more detailed photographs. The Mark II will also get built-in 5-axis SteadyShot Image Stabilisation. Goodbye shaky photos. Of course you still get the brilliant translucent mirror that the Alpha 99 Mark I is known for. Again we did not get any demo units to test out so we could not actually tell you how much of a difference all the changes will make compared to the Mark I.
There is also the new flash triggers in the accessories stable. The new flash triggers can be set to trigger remotely and can be linked up to multiple flashes for desired effects.
We got our hands on an Sony Alpha 7R Mark II with a G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens and an Alpha 5100 compact point and shoot camera by the way for the short duration that is the workshop. That will be another story though, so do stay tuned for that. Photo gallery of the workshop after the break.