A Live Webcast Discussion of the New Sony a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speakers: Brian Smith, Gabriel Biderman, Mark Weir
Event Type: Photography, Video
Location: Streamed Live on the B&H Website
View the live stream HERE

Are mirrorless cameras the future of professional photography?
Sony recently released to great acclaim the world’s first full-frame digital camera system with interchangeable lenses housed in a compact mirrorless body. These are the a7 and a7R. Photographers are interested, are experimenting, and are curious for more. Many photographers who are invested in Canon, Nikon, and Leica lenses are adapting their lenses to this compact system!

The a7 system represents a significant technological advancement for photographers and videographers, and to help you understand their full potential, B&H has brought together a panel of specialists for a live webcast discussion of this new and groundbreaking system.

We invite you to join us for this live webcast by tuning in on Tuesday March 18 at 1:00 pm EST right here or at BandH.com. We also encourage you to submit questions today via Twitter using hashtag #BHPhotoLive, and to register and enter to win a Sony a7 camera kit and several other Sony prizes.

The panelists:

  • Brian Smith - Pulitzer Prize winning photographer briansmith.com
  • Mark Weir - Senior Manager of Technology at Sony Sony.com
  • Gabriel Biderman – Accomplished author, photographer, and B&H Maven

Register and participate to be entered to win exciting Sony Prizes:

  • Sony Alpha A7 camera with 28-70 lens
  • Lots of 32GB memory cards
  • Headphones and more exciting Sony gear


  • The a7 In Haiti and Around the World, Presented by Brian Smith
  • a7: The Science and the Design, Presented by Mark Weir
  • Using The a7 With Leica Lenses Via The Metabones Adapters, by Gabriel Biderman
  • Your #BHPhotoLive questions answered by the panel 
  • Prize Winners Announced
Please register to be entered to win, and we’ll send you a reminder prior to the event.

Learn more about the a7 system in Bjorn Petersen’s InDepth review
Brian Smith

Smith's first magazine photograph appeared in Life Magazine when he was a 20 year-old student at the University of Missouri. Five years later he won the Pulitzer for photographs of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Based in Miami Beach, his work has won awards in World Press Photo, American Photo, Pictures of the Year and Communication Arts Competitions and appears regularly in ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Time, Forbes, Business Week and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His corporate clients include the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Kraft, Nabisco, TNT and NBC. His work can be seen at: www.briansmith.com

Gabriel Biderman

A travel and self taught fine art photographer for over 20 years, Gabriel loves the "process" of creating the image. I’ll use anything from classic film cameras, Lensbabies, alternative processes, to to the latest digital technology. I’m a big fan of choosing a specific camera to get me into the right mindset. Gabriel has been giving talks and workshops on night photography for the last 5 years and has taught for The Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Woodstock Center for Photography, and the Bannerman Trust. Gabriel’s work has been exhibited in NY, London, San Francisco, and Hawaii. His new book, Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots was just released by Peachpit Press. Gabriel is currently the senior member of the Pro Photo Marketing Department at B&H. You can see more of his work at ruinism.com.

Mark Weir

Mark Weir is the Senior Technology Manager for Sony’s Digital Imaging business in the US. A 13 year veteran of Sony’s Digital Imaging division, he is well versed in the technology and design of digital cameras. With of a love of photography that spans nearly 50 years, he has been a working pro, a camera planner, and a photo educator.

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