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December 23, 2016
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Loxia 85mm in Stock in Europe. New review by Alin Popescu.


The Loxia 85mm lens is now in Stock for the first time in Europe at and eBay Europe.

And Alin Popescu posted a new full review of the lens:

“This is not a cheap lens to buy, but if you’re in for the Zeiss look and awesome image quality, both sharp and with beautiful bokeh, then this might be a steal.”

December 22, 2016
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The BEST Gear of 2016 by Tony and Chelsea fellowship: The 70-200mm GM is “stellar”

Tony and Chelsea followers voted the best gear of 2016. At minute 7 there is a special mention for the “best unshipped lens”. And the winner is the 70-200mm Sony GM. Tony says he tested it and says it’s “stellar” but he doesn’t get it why the lens is still not shipping yet.

Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera. In Eu at Amazon PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.

December 21, 2016
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The new Sigma 18-35mm T2.0 and 50-100mm T2.0 tested on the Sony

Newsshooter is the first site testing the new Sigma f/2.0 E-mount zooms! Check it out!



December 20, 2016
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These are the best lenses for the A99II according to DxOmark

DxOmark tested a set of A-mount lenses on the new A99II. Those are the best lenses you can get for your camera:

Best wide-angle prime: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A (here at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay)

Best standard prime: Sony 50mm f/1.4 (here at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay)

Best portrait prime: Sony Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 (here at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay)

Best telephoto prime: Sony 300mm f/2.8 G II (here at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay)

Sony A99II at BHphoto, Adorama. AmazonPhotoPorst, Calumet Germany, Amazon UK and WexUK.

December 19, 2016
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New Loxia 85mm test by Shawn Steiner


Shawn Steiner posted his Loxia 85mm review at Explora. We know the lens is razor sharp but the main hurdle from some SAR readers is the not so fast aperture. Shawn writes about that:

Another question for potential buyers has to do with the f/2.4 aperture and whether it is fast enough. Well, that depends. For most of these types of street shots, I generally wouldn’t be shooting at f/1.4 anyway—it’s too shallow for most day-to-day work. Portraiture would make me hesitate to choose this lens over faster options, but that depends on your personal style, as well. Personally, I think f/2.4 is just fine, as long as you are satisfied with all the other features. Sure, the bokeh could be a little smoother and rounder but, overall, this is a great lens. Just see for yourself.

The lens is set to start shipping right before Christmas at BHphoto, Amazon and Adorama. In Eu at

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