July 25, 2016
Posted in deals

Save $200 on the Open Box 24-70mm FE Zeiss sold by Samys



You get the Open Box Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens for $999 only at Samys (Click here).

There is a new larger Stock of Open Box FE lenses on sale at BestBuy (Click here). You save quite some $$$ and get the full 1 year Sony US warranty on every item.

And as reported earlier the new Samyang 50mm f/1.4 FE autofocus lens is now available for preorder through BHphoto (Click here).


July 25, 2016
Posted in rumors

Sony take note: Nikon has a new “WOW” lens in their line: 105mm f/1.4


The new Nikon 105mm f/1.4 versus the Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount lens

Nikon will soon announce one of those new kind of products Sony should really “clone” as soon as it gets! On August 26 they will announce a new 105mm f/1.4 lens that will be priced around $2,200. This is one of those lenses that unleashes a highly “I want it” gear acquisition syndrome. I guess Sony is currently developing an E-mount version of their equally exciting Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount lens. But let’s see if a faster 105mm lens would be welcomed by our community:

Should Sony make a 135mm f/1.4 FE lens priced at $2,000-$2,500?

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The current Zeiss 135mm store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

July 25, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Venus Optics will launch a new “E-mount Magic Shift Converter”!


The new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 E-mount lens on the Sony A7s

As I reported yesterday on July 30 Venus Optics will Kickstart a new Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Full Frame lens that will be available for both Sony mounts (A and E). We now got confirmations that there is now an additional special additional product for the E-mount folk:

It will be a E-mount Magic Shift Converter to convert the lens from 12mm f/2.8 (DSLR) into 17mm f/4 with +/- 10mm SHIFT & 360 rotation (Full Frame E-mount). The glass elements inside the converter ENLARGE the image circle of the lens in order to fulfil the shifting! See attached photo:

This is a very NEW thing in the market!

July 25, 2016
Posted in rumors

Price increase on Sony cameras and lenses confirmed for all Europe


I can now confirm via multiple sources that Sony is set to increase the price in the whole Eurozone area (including UK). One of the sources added an interesting note:

Due to exchange rate movements almost all camera products will increase in price by around 10%. However the August date for the increase may not be so true as Sony are trying to wait for the competition to raise there prices first. It seems that Sony don’t want to be seen as the bad company that started it. So now it is like a poker game to see which company will show their hand first.


July 25, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


10 Tips for Slow Motion Video – Foodporn (feat. Sony RX100 IV & RX10 III)

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto, eBay and Amazon.com.
Developing Style and Vision in Street Photography (Explora).
Guide to Leica Wide Angle Lenses on Sony a7 Series Bodies (Lensrentals).
8 Essential Tips For Maintaining Your Memory Cards (ePhotozine).
50mm FE review by ePhotozine.
Venus Laowa 105mm review at PC-mag.
Sony RX10 III Review (Photographyblog).
Move from Canon EOS 5D MKII – which alpha? (SonyAlphaForum).
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