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June 19, 2013
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Two new Zeiss Touit tests. In Stock now at BHphoto and Adorama.

Short note for US readers: Both Zeiss Touit lenses, the 12 and 32mm primes are in Stock now at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

New reviews: Matthew Durr posted the Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 test made on the NEX-7 camera. And Luminous Landscape tested both lenses (on a Fuji camera).

Matthew writes: “Though I did give high marks to the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS, and I still stand by what I said, the Zeiss is in another league in areas of performance like sharpness and aberrations.
LL writes: “Overall we rate the new Touit 12mm and 32mm lenses very highly. Technical reviews on sites that measure MTF, distortion and such are already showing first rate results, and our pragmatic field tests fully corroborate this.


June 18, 2013
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Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 (for A-mount) and 60mm lens (for NEX) tested.

Photozone (Click here) tested the 60mm lens for NEX: “When looking at the sum of its characteristics and the extremely low price tag, the Sigma is a pretty safe bet indeed.

And Lenstip (Click here) the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens: “You should congratulate the Sigma Corporation and their optics specialists for two reasons. Firstly for their courage, not only they manufactured a unique instrument but also made it optically excellent in many categories…and (secondly) the company suggested a price which is within the reach of many amateur photographers“.

The superb Sigma zoom can be preorderes in USA at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here) and in Germany at Foto Erhardt and Hifishop.

June 16, 2013
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New Sigma 18-35mm lens test: “Shockingly sharp”!

Note: Sigma for Sony preorder at  BHphoto (Click here)!

SLRgear (Click here) tested the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens. And the conclusion sounds really amazing:

The Sigma 18-35mm ƒ/1.8 DC HSM “A” lens packs a big punch in features and image quality without a big punch to the wallet. Shockingly sharp images at all apertures, even at ƒ/1.8, with excellent flatness of field and good control over chromatic aberration, distortion and vignetting make this lens a no-brainer for users of APS-C cameras looking to upgrade from their kit lens. Furthermore, the lens has excellent built quality with smooth zoom and focus actuation and a nice, hefty heft to it that brings to mind the feel of high-end professional-level zoom lenses. With a super-fast constant ƒ/1.8 aperture that produces surprisingly great images, packaged with excellent build quality, and at the same time having a price that dramatically undercuts the competition, the new 18-35mm ƒ/1.8 DC HSM “A” is sure to become a top seller for Sigma.

Again, this is an amazing lens for an incredible low price. Likely the best APS-C A-mount lens released the last 1-2years don’t you think?

Preorder at  BHphoto (Click here)!

P.S.: More image samples at Digitalcamerareview. More new deals info at DealsRunner (Deal of the day is the Sony action camera discount).

June 14, 2013
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Astonishing Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 available for preorder for Sony A-mount!

Good news folks! Sigma announced the price for the amazing and fastest ever 18-35mm f/1.8 DSRL lens! And you can already preorder the Sony A-mount version(!) at BHphoto (Click here to see price and specs). This is an impressive lens sharp right from the widest aperture! Grab it!

And keep in mind that the 4% reward at Amazon US (Click here to read the rules) and at BHphoto (Click here) will last until tomorrow!

UDPATE: You save $250 on the Refubrished A58 double lens kit at BHphoto (Click here).


More deal bits:
Both Zeiss Touit are in Stock and Shipping at BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 Body $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here)Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 with 18mm-135mm $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 with 16mm-50mm $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).


June 6, 2013
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New Zeiss Touit 12mm review. Lenses now in Stock in Germany and UK.

The new Touit video you see on top of this post has been posted by Zeiss. And Photographyblog (Click here) tested the Distagon 12mm lens on the Sony NEX and the lens gets “highly recommended”.

And finally the lens is in Stock in Europe:
the 12mm at FotoMundus DE (Click here), CameraCentre UK (Click here).
the 32mm on Amazon DE (Click here), eBay Germany (Click here), eBay UK (Click here), CameraCentre UK (Click here),

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