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June 15, 2013
Posted in deals, news

Zeiss Touit gets ripped (last day of 4% reward)


Image courtesy: Lensrentals

Before to talk about the Toui (what a name) let’s not forget that today is the last day you can grab the 4% reward on Cameras and Lenses at Amazon US (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here). And don’t waste time…preorder the amazing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens BHphoto (Click here to see price and specs)-

And now the Touit: Robert Cicala (Click here) ripped the Zeiss Touit lenses to see what’s inside. He writes:

“This thing is built well. Those of you who have misgivings about polymer (rather than metal) construction in a lens of this size, put those to rest. It’s built like a Zeiss; I expected no less. I was a bit skeptical about the choice of a DC motor to provide more power, but I have to say, they definitely chose a large, powerful motor, so that was probably just me being cynical. The overall construction and design were very solid, reminding me of a Zeiss or Leica rangefinder lens; much higher construction quality than many of the E mount lenses I’ve opened up.”

The 32mm f/1.8 is in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Popflash (Click here).
The 12mm f/2.8 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and Popflash (Click here).

All today new deals at!

June 13, 2013
Posted in news

Tamron 70-200mm for A-mount to ship from June 27.


Tamron just announced the shipment date of the new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. It will be in Stock in Japanese store by June 27. Coming later in EU and US stores. in US you can preorder the lens at BHphoto.

June 12, 2013
Posted in news

New Cyberhsot Mobile versus newly announced Samsung S4 zoom.

Sony will soon announce their first smartphone with high quality and large sensor. And it will have to compete against the just announced Samsung S4 zoom. That hybrid camera and phone features a 1:2.3 inch sensor (same size as most compact cameras) and a 10x zoom. That marks the end of the compact camera business. The Samsung S4 zoom and the new Sony Cybershot Mobile will still be very expensive. But the price will go down in future with every new release. In 2-3 years form now almost nobody will buy a “pure” compact camera anymore.

More news at Engadget.

June 12, 2013
Posted in news

Zeiss now lists the new Sony 50mm f/1.4 SSM lens. And some new image samples!

SAR reader Laszlo (Thanks!) noticed that the new 50F14Z is now shown on the carl zeiss website. As you may remember Sony Japan (Source delayed the launch of the new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 A-mount lens because of the “exceptional high demand of preorders“. The lens is set to ship in early July according to Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

UPDATE: Some brand new image samples can be seen at

The Zeiss preorders can be taken at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK, Amazon DE and Technikdirekt DE.

Reminder: The brand new Zeiss Touit for NEX are in Stock and shipping at BHphoto (Click here). You can get both! The 12mm lens (Click here) and the 32mm lens (Click here).

June 10, 2013
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Adobe Lightroom 5 released.


Adobe just launched the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. You can pre order it at BHphoto, Adobe US, Adobe DE, Adobe UK and so on…US pricing is $149 for new customers and $79 for the upgrade. A preview can be read at Dpreview.

P.S.: My personal opinion on the new Adobe Cloud Strategy? Sucks :(  But is there any equal alternative? Not that I know…

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