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August 5, 2016
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70-200mm GM unboxing video. New Stock of 70-200mm FE GM lenses will ship late August.

A small first batch of 70-200mM GM lenses shipped out. And the next Stock of lenses is expected to ship by end of August 2016 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.

Now let’s take a look to some videos and image samples:

1) SAR reader Jason sent me the unboxing video you can watch above
2) Dylan posted some image samples on SonyAlphaForum.
3) Patrick Murphey Racey tested the new FE teleconverters (vide below)

USA:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Europe:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon Germany. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

August 2, 2016
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Two new Sony A6300 reviews by Trevor Finney (Lensrentals) and Maarten Heilbron

You need to read some more A6300 reviews? Here they are! Above you can watch the video review from Maarten Heilbron. And Trevor Finney from Lensrentals did asssess the the video quality of the camera:

In short, the Sony a6300 graded nicely, the internals are very well thought out, and being an APS-C sensor camera, the lens choices are much wider and cheaper than if you were to be using a full frame camera, and allows for the use of third party Speedboosters to bring it up to a Super 35 sensor image, just in case you need that extra bump.
Aside from the pros and cons, when it comes down to it, if you’re needing a nice, budget-friendly B/ C cam to coincide with your other bigger camera systems, well then this is a good go-to for you.

A6300 store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

August 1, 2016
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Patrick Murphy-Racey tests the new 70-200mm GM lens and says autofocusing performance is “awesome”

Sony Artisan Patrick Murphy-Racey tested the autofocus performance of the new 70-200mm GM lens and says it’s “awesome”:

“All hesitation and temptation to hunt in terms of AF has all but gone. The combination of twice as much light coming through the optic to the chip makes it 50% more accurate and helps hold focus even in shadow areas and severely backlit situations. This lens is the real deal.”

The 70-200mm GM lens is shipping now in USA and on August 4 in Europe. Check out at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
The lens is also the Besteller among all lenses for mirrorless systems at BHphoto (Click here to see the ranking).

One more new test: Mark Galer posted some Full Size image samples shot on the new 50mm Zeiss Planar lens on Flickr.

USA:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera. Adorama.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Europe:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon Germany. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

August 1, 2016
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New Sony video: Teardown of the FE 24-70 mm G Master Lens

If you want to see how the new 24-70mm GM lens looks from the inside just click the play button on the video above.

24-70mm GM store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

July 30, 2016
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Mobile01 tests the new Planar 50mm f/1.4 FE lens and says it’s very close to the OTUS!

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The highly reputable Taiwanese website Mobile01 (translation here) posted the full Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 FE lens review. Here are a couple of notes in their final verdict statement:

– The lens performed beyond their expectations and is close to the best in class the Zeiss 55mm Otus.
– The lens has almost zero distortion, little purple fringing, as well as little coma.
– The only shortcoming is the not so fast autofocus
– The lens is bulky and heavy but the performance is worthy of its price
– They doubt with such high performance that Sony will ever make a 50mm GM lens. Mor maybe the GM version will be f/1.2?

Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto. Amazon. Adorama. Focuscamera. Calumet.de. Amazon Germany. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.

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