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March 25, 2014
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Sexy images of the A7r and third party lenses :)

LEICA APO-MACRO-ELMARIT-R 100 mm f/2.8 (lens here on eBay)

Joseph Lei sent me these images (Source: Pbase) of his Sony A7r and thrid party lenses. Quite some awesome lenses he owns! And the combination between the Sony camera and these fast lenses looks sexy too :)

Thanks Joseph for sharing these!

Contax Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 (lens here on eBay)

Contax Zeiss Planar 85mm f/1.4 (lens here on eBay)

Canon 85mm f/1.2 II (lens here on eBay)

Canon 35mm f/1.4 (lens here on eBay)

Contax Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 (lens here on eBay)

Contax Zeiss Distagon 25mm f/2.8 (lens here on eBay)

Canon 17-40mm f/4 (lens here on eBay)

Canon 24-105mm f/4 (lens here on eBay)

March 24, 2014
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The world goes crazy: Two Hasselblad Lunar’s (NEX-7 clone) sold for $27,250 each!


Well, we made a lot of jokes on the Hasselbald Lunar camera which is basically a luxury version of the Sony NEX-7. But there seems to be a market for these kind of cameras! A charity auction in Florida sold two of such cameras for a total value of $54,500 ($27,250 each)! Hasselblad released a full press release around that story you can read below.

P.S.: eBay auctions of: Hasselblad Lunars (Click here) and Hasselblad Stellars (Click here). David Lynch and David Beckham are proud owners of the Lunar!


A crowd at a charity auction in Florida couldn’t believe their eyes as two brand new Hasselblad Lunar cameras with a joint retail value of around $14,000 suddenly rocketed in value to $54,500.
Two photo enthusiasts at the world-famous three day-long annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival began bidding against each other for the chance to own an ‘ultimate luxury’ olive wood-handled Lunar camera, crafted by the iconic camera brand.
When the bid reached $28,000 neither party wanted to lose out on a Lunar, so a deal was struck for an extra camera to be auctioned – for a joint record-busting price that raised a total of $54,500 for a spina bifida charity.
The deal also included a unique set of classic motorsport photographs shot over decades with a Hasselblad camera by Concours Show founder and chairman, Bill Warner.
Warner said: “Hasselblad is simply the ultimate camera. It’s the Mercedes-Benz, the Porsche and the Ferrari of cameras, all in one.”
The Amelia Island classic car and automotive art festival, which is billed as ‘three days of automotive passion at the International Historic Motoring Awards, Motoring Event of the year (2013)’, draws classic car enthusiasts from across the globe each year and raises millions of dollars for charity.
Michael Hejtmanek, President of Hasselblad Bron Inc. said: “We knew our new, retro-look Lunar range was compelling – especially the rich-veined olive wood edition with its advanced technology and supreme ergonomics – but for a pair of them to raise $54,500 for Spina Bifida Jacksonville at this auction is just outstanding.”

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March 24, 2014
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(SR5) A3500 will be announced soon (before the A77II) and ship in April.

The South African blog got the official confirmation from Sony that the A3500 will be announced soon and ship in April already. This means the camera will be announced before the A77II which will be announced in early May. HTXT writes:

Sony’s Alpha 3500, a new E-mount mirrorless camera to replaces the A3000 (which has been the entry-level camera in the Sony range up until now) is coming to SA in April 2014.
Very little that has changed – it’s the same 20MP APS-C sized sensor with the lowest resolution electronic viewfinder and LCD screen of the entire Alpha range.
What is important for Sony, particularly in the South African market, is the price point. This mirrorless camera looks like a DSLR, something many local consumers are still keen on, and will hit the price point of just R3999. This puts the Sony Alpha 3500 in the same range as the coveted Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D.
The Sony Alpha 3500 will come with a new 18-50mm lens and at that 4k price point, we are keen to get a hands-on with it soon.

Important note: The last couple of days I got plenty fo rumors about A and E-mount stuff plus new RX cameras (or sort of RX cameras) I Thank all sources for sharing the info. As usual please understand that I try to double or triple check rumors before to post them. Thanks!

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March 23, 2014
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Selected SAR reader pictures of the week!

Vangelis Delegos
Meteora, Greece. Taken with Sony NEX-7 and 55-210mm (ISO 800, f/5,6 and 1,3sec)…


These are some of the most liked SAR readers pictures of the week! They have been posted (and voted) on our SAR Facebook wall (Click here to see all pics). As usual feelf ree to visit the SAR wall to get in contact witht he photographers. I am sure they are happy to tell you how they took these pictures!

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March 21, 2014
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Samyang announces plenty of new A and E-mount lenses!

Samyang just made a huge lens announcement and we have plenty of new lenses for both A and E mount cameras! We also have some lenses covering the Full Frame sensor area of the A7-A7r cameras. Here are all the lenses with preorder links to the BHphoto preorder page (Click on the blue link to see the direct preorder page with pricing info):

8mm f/2.8 UMC Fish-Eye as Sony E mount (Click here).
10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS lens as Sony E mount (Click here) and as Sony A mount (Click here).
12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens as Sony E mount (Click here).
8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-Eye II lens as Sony E mount (Click here).
24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC lens as Sony E-mount (Click here).
35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens as Sony E-mount (Click here)

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