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January 12, 2015
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Fotodiox launches the TOUGH E-Mount Signature Edition 2015


Fotodiox just launched a new TOUGH E-Mount Signature Edition 2015. You can already buy it on Amazon US (Click here). Fotodiox writes:

The TOUGH E Mount Signature Edition – now in a limited edition brass finish! We have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve gotten to our mount replacement kit. Replace Sony’s original plastic & metal combo mount, with our solid brass TOUGH E Mount. We’re only doing a limited run of these all-brass versions. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

The “normal” non signature version costs $10 less and is also available on Amazon US (Click here).

January 12, 2015
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Samyang announces the new 135mm f/2.0 and 135mm T/2.2 lenses for A and E-mount!

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UPDATE: The lens can be preorderes at BHphoto:
135mm f/2.0 for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).
135mm t/2.2 Cine for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).

Samyang just announced two 135mm lens versions. One f/2.0 and one Cine T/2.2 lens. UPDATE: There is a first review of the lens at

Samyang 135mm F2.0
– Telephoto lens and Extra low dispersion lens(ED)
– Bright F2.0 aperture
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics

Samyang 135mm Cine lens T2.2
– Telephoto cine lens and Extra low dispersion lens (ED)
– Bright T2.2 aperture
– Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
– Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up

The full press text of the 135mm f/2.0 can be read here:
And the Cine lens version here:
UDPATE: Link to the Sites not working yet (crashed or removed?)

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via Dicahub.

January 12, 2015
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Sony TidBits…

Switching To Sony From Canon or Nikon Easily by Gary Fong.

ProMediaGear introduces L-plates for Sony A7 series (Planet Alpha).
Arri accessories for the FS7 (Newsshooter).
My first five years with NEX cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Nissin Di866II for Sony is no more in production (Thansk Christian for sharing the info).
Zhongyi Freewalker 24mm f/1.7 Lens Review (ePhotozine).
Enable uncompressed or lossless compression RAW files on the A7 cameras and future (F)E mount cameras (
α700 test at

Martyn:Sony FS7 film camera just before Christmas

January 11, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Charles Chiho Lo‎
Watch Your Step, beware the ants.
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Shot with Sony A7 and Voigtlander 12mm.

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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January 10, 2015
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New FE mockup lens pictures on Dpreview.

Sony A7 with the new Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 FE lens.

The same FE lens mockups that were shown at Photokina have been shown at CES too. You can see the new pictures over at Dpreview (Click here). They share some info about the lenses:

90mm f/2.8 OSS macro:Due to be available in March, this lens features a focus limiter and inbuilt OSS optical image stabilization. Build quality is high. 

Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA:is a gorgeous thing. The manual aperture dial is sure to appeal to experienced photographers. This aperture dial can operate in click detents, or smoothly (the latter being ideal for aperture adjustment during video capture). You can switch between the two modes using a click on/off switch on the lens barrel.

So far the “unofficial” info is that:

– 28mm f/2.0 G should cost 499 Euro (February shipment)
– 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss should cost 1399 Euro (March shipment)
– 90mm f/2.8 G macro should cost 999 Euro (March shipment)
– 24-240mm f/3.5-6.4 should cost 1099 Euro (March shipment)
– both converters should cost 229 Euro each (March shipment)

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