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April 14, 2014
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Sony A7s listed on Amazon US and 43photo (with likely wrong price).

Thew new Sony A7s is now listed at Amazon (Click here) with no pricing just like at BHphoto or Digitalrev. An US store is listing the A7s for $2,500 (Click here). But I am pretty sure that’s a “pure guess price”. Interesting to note is that WexUk removed the A7s preorder page after they said they got the price from Sony (2500 pounds which is around $4000).

A7s Preorder or pure notification store links:
USA: Sony USAmazon and BHphoto.
Europe:  Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.
Asia: Digitalrev

April 11, 2014
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Reminder: Preorder the superb Sigma 50mm A-mount lens now! At BH or Adorama.

The lens on preorder at BHphoto (Click here)

Hot remindeR: The superb brand new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART A-mount lens is now available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). It costs a quarter of the Zeiss Otus and is 95% as good as the Zeiss! You can see some image samples on that BHphoto page (Click here), ThePhoBlographer (Click here) and Lcap (Click here). Again, this is a must have lens for A and E-mount camera owners. Preorders are taken from worldwide(!) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Extra note: Also the new Tamron 16-300mm can be preordered starting from today at Adorama (Click here).

This is the official Sigma press release:

Sigma Corporation is pleased to release the new SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM, the large aperture, standard prime lens from our “Art” line.In 2008, Sigma released a large diameter standard lens designed for digital SLRs, “SIGMA 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM”. At that time, products for film cameras were prevalent, yet we spent enormous effort to set a new benchmark for the 50mm lens that optimizes the characteristics of digital cameras, such as compensating peripheral brightness, controlling the point images in the corners, and improving the image drawing, not only around the focusing point, but also other areas in the image.
In recent years, as the DSLR evolves, development of image sensors for higher pixel size has created the photographers’ desire for the lenses with superior performance. In 2012, Sigma has announced the “Art” line that achieves unsurpassed expressive performance to fulfill the higher requirement of photographers. The first lens from the “Art” line “SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM [A 012]” sought for uncompromising performance, and it resulted in great reviews as well as a lot of awards from all over the world. Based on the accumulated wisdom and know-how to establish the standard for our “Art” line series, we are proud to announce the development of the new high performance standard lens with a large diameter for this new era of superb image quality.

SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM F/CANON fittings are scheduled to start the shipment towards the end of this month.
Launching date of Sigma, Sony and Nikon mount is not determined yet.
Corresponding AF Mounts: SIGMA, Canon, Sony and Nikon
Accessory: Case, Petal-Type Hood (LH830-02) supplied.


Again: Preorders at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

April 11, 2014
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A must have: Sigma 50mm ART A-mount lens now available for preorder at BHphoto!!!!!

Don’t think…buy! This is the lens that matches the Zeiss Otus performance for a quarter of the price! And now you can preorder it for Sony A-mount at BHphoto (Click here). It’s the worldwide first preorder option! For non US readers: BH ships worldwide and calculates import tax for you. let me know if you find more stores accepting preorders on this lens! Also E-mount camera owners should consider buying this lens. It’s the best you can get!

April 8, 2014
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Good news for US: A6000 will ship after tomorrow already! The NABshow deals roundup (BHphoto and Adorama)

A couple of good news/deals for US readers:

1) Sony A6000 will sip earlier than expected! The A6000 will already ship after tomorrow (April 1=) according to Sony US store (Click here). About the predecessor: There is a 24 hour deal on the NEX-6 at eBay US (Click here).

2) Special NAB deals: 34 NABshow special deals now live on that BHphoto page (Click here). $20 off on the Sandisk 64 GB SDXC at BH (Click here) and $13 off on th 32 GB SDHC at BH (Click here). Up to $900 off on the Manfrott LED lights at Adorama (Click here).

Reminder: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 A-mount lens is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

Note: Here is a A6000 unboxing video from John Sison:

April 6, 2014
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First A7-A7r books available for purchase!

We finally have first books to learn more about our A7 A7r cameras! Here they are:

UPDATE: I completely forgot to mention the great book from Gary Friedman (Click here).
Sony A7 / A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots at Amazon US (Click here). In Stock!
The Sony a7 and a7R: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide at Amazon US (Click here). To be released on July 1.

And now the writers have to hurry to write a book about the soon to be announced A7s too :)

All current Sony deals can be seen on that eBay page and on that Amazon page.

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