July 29, 2014
Posted in rumors

Sigma Cine Lenses and Samyang 50mm f/1.2 coming.

Samyang just “re-confirmed” the 50mm f/1.2 development rumor they started over a year ago.

Let me catch up with two small Third Party Lens maker rumors:

1) Sigma Rumors says it’s likely Sigma will make Cine Lenses soon.

2) And Samyang itself confirmed they will deifnitely launch a new 50mm f/1.2 lens (via Photorumors).

I like Rokinon/Samyang lenses a lot and I recommend you the following two lenses for Alpha mount:
1) The 35mm f/1.4: In US you can find it as Rokinon at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (Click here). In Europe the name is Samyang and you can find it on eBay (Click here) and with the name Wallimex again on eBay (Click here).
2) The 85mm f/1.4: You can get for $274 on Amazon (Click here), branded with the name Rokinon on eBay (Click here) and branded with the name Samyang on eBay (Click here).

July 29, 2014
Posted in rumors

Sony teaser for a new “lady-friendly” Cybershot camera :)

Finally Sony started to tease something about the upcoming new cameras. But the teaser is quite…unusual :) Sony China posted that image promising there will be a special new “lady-friendly” camera. It will be a cybershot camera ideal for taking self portraits that should work just like the Casio TR-150 (here on eBay).

You should not laugh at it. The market for “lady-friendly” cameras is growing fast in Asia!

Thanks Boris for finding and sharing this!

July 28, 2014
Posted in reviews

New big Sony A7s test roundup (ThePhoBlographer, Gary Fong, 3dkraft, Cinema5d and more!)

Sony A7S vs. A7R Video Comparison from Hacky on Vimeo.

I keep receiving links to new A7s reviews and tests. And they all have something in common: Every reviewer likes the A7s :) Here is the list:

A7s review by Doug Kay.
Full A7s review by 3Dkraft.
Unleashing The Power Of Your Sony A7S by Gary Fong.
Evolving Sony A7S Review (Part 1) at EosHD.
Sony A7s review by ThePhoBlographer.
Première vidéo avec le Sony Alpha 7S (Focus Numerique).
A7s vs Canon 5DmarkII at Redshark.
Rolling Shutter – Sony A7S vs. the others (Cinema5D).

Ryan: I picked up a Sony A7s on the first day it was available and shot this simple slow-motion test. I have more serious work in the pipe, but thought I’d share this early test. It was filmed with AWB at 120fps with the FE f/4 24-70. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMboCH_kDIs

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

July 28, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony will announce plenty of new A and E-mount lenses at Photokina.

An anonymous source told me that Sony is about to announce a whole bunch of new A and E-mount lenses for the Photokina show in September. But he also pointed out that most of these lenses will be native E-mounts.

In the past months I posted some lens info like the 16-35mm f/4,0 FE Zeiss, 24-105mm A-mount, the fast FE prime, the four (or five) manual focusing FE Zeiss and so on. I hope to have a SR5 confirmed list of the new lenses soon.

I thank the source for sharing the info and I hope he can spill out some camera info too ;)


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