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January 17, 2015
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A sad news: Sony Canada closes all 14 Sony stores.

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As you know since last year Sony changed their sales stagey in North America. They closed most of their US stores and today they announced they will close ALL(!) fourteen stores they have in Canada. Sony writes:

Over the next 6 to 8 weeks we are closing our Sony Stores in Canada and will redirect all of this business through our national network of Sony retailers, our online store … as well as through our Sony-trained Telesales team,

Source: Financial Post.

January 15, 2015
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Loxia 35mm to finally ship on February 5 in USA. 50mm Loxia on Jan 22.

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At last we got some info about the next Loxia 35mm shipment in US (no info in EU and Asia yet). It will ship from February 5 at BHphoto (Click here). And the 50mm Loxia will ship on January 22 at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony after Christmas Open Box and Refurbished deals reminder:

Open Box:
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$150 off on the A7 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$900 off on the RX1 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the RX1R sold by Adorama on eBay (Click here).
$130 off on the Zeiss 55mm FE sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 E-mount sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).

Refurbished:
$1,200 off on the RX1 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the A7r sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the A7s sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the A7 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$250 off on the A99 superkit sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the RX1 sold by BeachCamera on eBay (Click here).

January 15, 2015
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Press release: new 2015 hand made half case for Sony A7/s/r/II from Angelo Pelle

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Angelo Pelle who makes leather cases for many cameras sent me that press text. You can find most of his cases for sale on eBay (Click here).

Angelo Pelle, a handcraft company based in Florence is proud to announce the new 2015 hand made half case for Sony A7s A7 A7r and A7II

We are proud to announce our new 2015 case for Sony A7s A7r and A7 (a version for A7II will be available soon). The new case is fully handstitched, it will offer 360° protection to camera and it included a removable LCD backdoor and a deluxe neckstrap. New kinds of leather are available (camouflage, embossed leather, snake skin and limited editions)

The case will be produced in a limited quantity each month.

The cases can be bought directly from the producer on the site: www.angelo-pelle.com

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January 14, 2015
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Patent discloses future 90mm f/2.8 FE macro lens design.

One of the lenses on Sonys roadmap (details here) is the 90mm f/2.8 OSS FE macro lens. The Chinese site Nphoto spotted a Sony patent describing the lens design. Here it is:

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Clear? :)

 

January 14, 2015
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Sony A7s news/reviews roundup.


Gateway to the Ganges
from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

Brandon (video on top):My new video just got a Vimeo Staff Pick. An intense and personal look at daily life on the Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Shot entirely on Sony A7s.

Working with Sony A7s for broadcast (Cinema5d). Story shot with BBC on Vimeo (Click here).
a7s can use Canon batteries (Vimeo).
The World’s Very First REAL-TIME Northern Lights Captured in 4K Ultra High Definition by Ronn Murray (Youtube).

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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