March 23, 2017
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Sony Alpha & Minolta Camera History video by Tony & Chelsea Northrup

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Tony & Chelsea Northrup posted that over 1 hour long video about the Sony Alpha & Minolta Camera History.

At the end Tony even says he would now pickl the A99II over any Canon or Nikon DSLR :) And he also thinks Sony will catch Canon in the number 1 position…

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March 23, 2017
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens REVIEW vs Sigma 85mm ART

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Intervalometer for automatic shooting with A7Rii (SonyAlphaForum).
How to Turn Helios Lenses into a DIY 30$ tilt Lens Baby (Mathieu Stern).
Sony 85mm GM vs Sigma 85mm Art (Sonder Creative)
Rokinon 20mm FE test at ThePhoBlographer.
‘Popular Photography’ magazine and PopPhoto.com to close after nearly 80 years (Dpreview).

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Lenin:I just wanted to share my last post on Travel Tripods. Here is the direct link to it: http://bit.ly/2lJu6Z0

Yamin:i have some idea to improve manual focus for our loved sony camera :D
i already posted to sony community, but i want to share here to. Hope you have some interest in it and posted too :D
i really hope these idea can be implemented by sony in the future
here’s the link
http://community.sony.com/t5/Join-the-Inspiration/New-Manual-Focus-Method-for-Sony-ILCE/idi-p/620046

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March 22, 2017
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Today only: $400 off on the Touchbar 15.4 Macbook PRO. $100 off on the Phottix Mitros+ TTL for Sony

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Today only you save $400 on the 15.4 Macbook PRO with Touchbar sold by BHphoto (Click here).

This week only you save $100 on the Phottix Mitros+ TTL Flash for Sony sold by BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder:
You save up to $400 on A6500-A6300-A6000 bundles sold by BHphoto (Click here to see the list).
Up to $300 savings on Sony cameras and lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
New Sony US trade-in program is now running at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Sony A7 cameras:
$300 off on the Sony A7rII at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sony A7sII at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony A7II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Phottix deal found via Brian Smith

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March 22, 2017
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(SR5) Yes, the new Zeiss Batis is a 135mm f/2.8 lens!

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EXIF data of the new lens. Note: This is EXIF data from a real “image source” and not faked :)

A source just leaded me over to a 100% bullet proof evidence the new Zeiss Batis is a 135mm f/2.8 lens. I still don’t know the exact announcement date of the lens. Some yet to be confirmed info I got from a new source that it might be announced on April 5th. But I am really not sure about that yet.

Note for the source: The “material source” blocked access by now. Cannot link to it anymore.
Note for readers: The proof is NOT the EXIF image I am showing you on top. So don’t bother telling me EXIF data can be faked. Because the proof I got is “related” to it and I cannot post it on SAR.

Links to all current Zeiss Batis lenses: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

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March 22, 2017
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New reviews: A99II (Dan Watson) 100mm STF and 85mm FE (Marc Alhadeff)

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Dan Watson posted his full A99II review at Huffingtonpost:

The Sony A99II is one of the greatest cameras on the market today and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. It’s a camera that seems to be amazing at everything with virtually no weaknesses. In a market where speed means lower resolution and high resolution lowers speed and low light ability, it’s awesome to see technology that allows these to all coexist in a single body.

A99II at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Marc Alhadeff tested both new Sony lenses. The 100mm STF (review here) and the 85mm FE (review here). Note: the 100mm article contains nude pictures.

New Sony FE lens preorder links:
85mm f/1.8 FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK. Amazon IT. Amazon FR. Amazon ES.
100mm f/2.8 STF FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon DEAmazon UK. Amazon IT. Amazon FRAmazon ES.

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