May 23, 2017
Posted in reviews

100-400mm GM test by CameraLabs. 16-35mm GM test by Chad Wadsworth.

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The 100-400mm GM tested by CameraLabs

Gordon Laing from CameraLabs tested the new 100-400mm GM lens and the conclusion is:

Whatever I shot, the lens snapped into focus quickly and without fuss. Whether shooting sports or wildlife, portraits with face and eye detection, or close-ups, the FE 100-400mm felt very confident.
So far I’m very impressed. It feels very comfortable shooting a wide variety of subjects and so far has performed very well across the focal range and at all apertures and focusing distances.

Chad Wadsworth tested the new 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens and writes:

The best thing I can say about the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is that it made me forget I was shooting a zoom both during the capture and more impressively, during the edit. Unless you absolutely need a faster lens for something like an ultra low-light concert environment, it easily handles a wide variety of conditions with results that will satisfy even prime snobs like myself. There was nothing about the GM that made me feel constrained in any way. Auto focus was quick and accurate, colors were neutral and sharpness was excellent. But most importantly, this lens, while “clean”, never felt clinical. That’s important to someone like me who cares less about ultimate specs and more about how the lens draws a scene. My eyes and my gut tell me that this is going to, deservedly, be a popular lens for Sony shooters.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

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May 22, 2017
Posted in deals

Adorama A9 give away and 70% trade in value

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You now got two chances to win the A9 at Adorama. If you preorder the A9 (Click here). Moreover, if you trade-in your used camera gear you get up to 70% credit (more info here).

Note: Also at BHphoto you can win the A9 if you preorder through our link.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

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May 22, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Trusted source says Sigma’s first FE lens could be a new 35mm fast prime!

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Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 via Camerasize

A trusted source (Thanks again!!!) sent me the first info about the new Sigma FE lenses that will be announced this year. He stressed to say that this is not first-hand information and he is yet not sure if it is 100% correct. That’s why I ranked the rumor SR3 for now. In short this is what he said

  1. Sigma is preparing the launch of two new lenses
  2. it will be presented faster than we thought!
  3. The first lens is rumored to be a 35mm f/1.4 (or f/1.2) FE autofocus lens. The size will be somewhere in between the current Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 and the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8
  4. The source has yet no info on the second Sigma FE lens but he says it may be a zoom lens

He also added one more info that might be interesting for other mirrorless system owners. It’s rumored that these lenses will be available in other mounts too!

Message to the source: Feel free to contact me via email too (create a fake gmail account if you like). That way we can chat on rumors we get.

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May 22, 2017
Posted in rumors

Subscribe SAR now to not miss the upcoming Sigma FE, Sony A7rIII, A7III and FE lens rumors!

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All our latest FE lens rumors, Zeiss Batis rumors and the A9 rumors were spot on. And I am right now working on the next bunch of rumors from reliable sources. Today for example I am going to post the very first Sigma FE lens info at 14:00 London time!

I kindly invite you all to follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to not miss these new rumors!

We have our own Facebook groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
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Sony A7III group and Sony A7sIII page

Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

Ok I hear you…enough me teasing around…ready for the Sigma FE lens post? :)

 

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May 22, 2017
Posted in deals

European deal: Today only you save up to 40% on Samyang E-mount lenses

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Our European readers save up to 40% on Samyang (Wallimex) E-mount lenses at Amazon Germany (Click here). Every EU citizen is allowed to grab those deals even if it’s listed in Germany only. Click on the links to jump directly to the deal:

120 Euro off on the 12mm f/2.8 FF E-mount Fisheye lens.
110 Euro off on the 8mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount Fisheye lens.
100 Euro off on the 12mm f/2.0 APS-C E-mount lens.
90 Euro off on the 12mm f/2.8 FF E-mount lens.

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.

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