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Sony US (Click here) just updated the FE 70-200mm GM lens page and says it will cost $1498. I am pretty sure that is an error as the price is the same of the f/4.0 FE zoom version. I guess the real price will be at least twice as much! But don’t worry it won’t cost 9.999 Euro as listed on Cyberport 😉
UPDATE: Sony now removed the price info!
UPDATE: Amazon US (Click here) now lists the 70-200mm GM lens with a kit bundle. No pricing unveiled yet.
Sony A7 camera series and ZEISS Touit Lenses – The perfect addition for certain shooting situations
Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto and Amazon.com.
The Digital Minilux – Summarit 40mm conversion on the Sony a7RII (Chad Wadsworth).
The Progression Of A Professional by Douglas Dubler on Alphauniverse.
200/4.0 MicroNikkor (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony RX1R II: primeras muestras (Quesabesde).
James: “I recently shot a little piece testing high frame rates on the Sony RX100 IV, conforming some of the shots to 1000 fps. Just wondered if this was the sort of stuff you like to the tidbits section? Here’s a link to the video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8Dc6g-aOxM”
Zack: “The issue with my current sony alpha6300 video recording. The detailed of the complaint to Sony Singapore can be seen below:
Kin: “Just posted a real quick test last night on a slow motion comparison between A6300, GH4 and A7s ii. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ghvulJXslw”
Federico: “I point out that our video, in Italian unfortunately, to show how Canon and Sigma lenses work perfectly on Sony A7RII through Commilite adapter ring. We also did a video review of the camera and the written review, but they are always in Italian. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOrTjrT7n7o“
Weeks ago Fuji photographer Sator claimed that E-mount has an inherent faulty design that makes it impossible to design lenses that are smaller than DSLR lenses.
Mike asked Zeiss about the E-mount flange distance influence on the lens design. And this is the official Zeiss answer:
We have an answer for you now: because of the shorter flange focal distance of mirrorless camera systems compared to SLR systems (e.g. E-mount: 18mm, F-mount: 46.5mm), some lenses could be designed differently. This could result either in a slightly smaller (shorter) barrel, or in a more complex, higher performing lens compared to a comparable SLR lens of the same focal length and speed. Of course, it is not possible to overcome the laws of physics. The diameter of the entrance pupil is always fixed by the focal length and speed.
Completely new optical designs like our Loxia Distagon T* 2,8/21 benefit from the short flange focal distance of the E-mount, leading to a more compact lens compared to the SLR lens with the same data.
ZEISS Camera Lenses Team
This should put an end to the debate if E-mount allows lenses to be more compact than DSLR equivalent lenses! Godfather Zeiss just pronounced the final sentence 🙂
Links to all Batis and Loxia lenses:
Batis 18mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 25mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 85mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 21mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 35mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 50mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Thanks Lucas for spotting this!