July 29, 2016
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The new Planar Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 FE is in Stock now! 70-200mm GM shipping in a few days.

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The new Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens is in Stock at BHphoto. The 70-200mm GM will start shipping too within the next 4-5 days. Check the in Stock status of all new Sony stuff here:

USA:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Europe:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon Germany. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

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July 29, 2016
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Couple of new Zeiss 50mm FE test videos from Jason Lanier

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Night Time Bokeh Test with the Sony Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 Planar Lens in Honduras by Jason Lanier

Sony Artisan Jason Lanier posted four videos about the new Zeiss 50mm FE lens.

The new Zeiss lens will ship on Friday at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera. Calumet.de. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.


Beauty Portraits in an Alleyway- using the Sony 50mm FE Zeiss f/1.4 in Tegucigalpas, Honduras


The Shoemaker- photo shoot using the Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 lens in Honduras by Jason Lanier


Sony Planar 50mm FE f/1.4 Zeiss ZA lens first shoot and initial thoughts by Jason Lanier

All new Sony FE lenses and wireless products will start shipping out today:

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USA:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Europe:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

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July 29, 2016
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Handevision starts shipping their two new Full Frame E-mount lenses

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Handevision announced the shipment start of their two new FE lenses. The price in YEN is:

  1. The Handevision Iberit 50mm f/2.4 costs ¥ 73,800 (Full details here)
  2. The Handevision Iberit 75mm f/2.4 costs ¥ 66,800 (Full details here)

via Mirrorlessrumors.

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July 29, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony 85mm GM vs Batis 85mm video

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto, eBay and Amazon.com.
Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens Review (ePhotozine).
Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super Wide Heliar Review (Photographyblog).
SLR Magic Anamorphot-Cine Lens Review (Cinema5D).
TGR 4K Film School Episode #1 – What is 4K? | 4k | Sony Youtube.
Sony Planar 50mm f/1.4 : premières photos et beau duel en perspective (Focus Numerique).
24-70mm GM test at Lemondedelaphoto.

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Javier:Let down by Sony. I am a so-called “expert amateur”, with a long history of enjoying photography and high-quality lenses and bodies from both Nikon and Canon.
Earlier in 2010 I decided to switch to Sony’s mirrorless system. I sold all my Canon stuff (EOS 5D Mk II, 24-70/2.8L, 70-200/2.8L, 17-40/4L), and got myself a NEX-7 which I loved.
I assumed some tradeoffs and limitations would need to be made: autofocus was poor, depth of field is not that of a FF lens; the lenses lineup was very immature at that time; I’d have to wait for Sony to release quality lenses; little or no large aperture zoom lenses .. all in exchange for a seriously compact form factor.
I moved from the NEX-7 to the A6000 and got myself both Sony Zeiss 16-70/4 and 10-18/4. Both are expensive and not-so-fast lenses, but in line with the tradeoffs I have assumed: good image quality, reduced size and weight.
But this is where my love story with Sony mirrorless system ends. I’ve been waiting ever since for a good telezoom to be added to the lineup. There are some good, fast primes, both from Sony, Zeiss and Sigma, which makes a reasonable line up for APS-C users, but where is the quality APS-C 70-200/4??
Ever since 2012, Sony has dumped the APS-C format, leaving a huge gap in the lineup for all of us who look for quality lenses, and made a bet for this system. I’ve bought and returned both SEL 70-200/4 and SEL 70-300/4, both FE lenses meaning … bulky and heavy. That’s not what I signed up for, and I really feel let down by Sony.
I understand that Sony’s bet with the e-mount system today is going FE, and I honestly believe they are doing a heck of a job there, with a mix of amateur and professional grade lenses, but they are missing a point in the APS-C segment.
They now have a great new body (the A6300), a fine lineup of prime and zoom lenses, and an army of followers committed to the APS-C segment, but the lack of this high-end APS-C telezoom gap leaves APS-C lineup seriously lamed for expert amateurs.
I hope Sony revisits this situation and fills this quality telezoom gap. Not only they are in debt with all of us who made the bet to move into the NEX/mirrorless system, it would round up the whole APS-C line up, and I’m sure it would be a top seller; there are plenty of us waiting for such a lens to complete our bags!

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July 28, 2016
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Preorder the new XEEN 135mm T/2.2 lens at BH. New 70-200mm GM and Zeiss 50mm to ship tomorrow.

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You can preorder the new XEEN Cine E-mount lens at BHphoto (Click here).

All new Sony FE lenses and wireless products will ship tomorrow:

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USA:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Europe:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

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