May 21, 2017
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New $210 off on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens

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Today you save $210 on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 FE autofocus lens sold at Amazon and BHphoto. And for the next few hours only you save up to $250 on those two Rokinon E-mount lenses sold by Adorama (Click here)

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.

 

 

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May 21, 2017
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Good news: Sony A9 Eye AF works even if you wear glasses

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There was a concern among SAR readers that the impressive Eye AF from the Sony A9 might not work well if people were wearing glasses. Alin Popescu proved in this video that Eye Af works fine in such cases:

Alin also posted this 20fps Eye Tracking video and a 20 fps short burst on Birds flying.

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.
Note: US readers preordering the A9 at BHphoto or Adorama using our links (and our affiliated links only!) have a chance to win a Sony A9.

100-400mm GM:
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

Sony A9 accessories:
Sony A9 battery grip at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 Glass screen protector at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
NP-FZ100 battery for the A9 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Jessops.
GP-EX1 grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
FDA-EP18 eye cup at Adorama, BHphoto.
MQZ1 multi battery charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon. Wex UK.
BCQZ1 Z-series Battery Charger at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.

Join our new Sony A9 Facebook group!

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May 21, 2017
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection

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Sergei Gavrilov‎
md: Olga Tikhonova
https://www.instagram.com/gavrilovsergphoto/
https://www.sony.ru/alphapro/photographers/sergej-gavrilov

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos 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!

Read the rest of this entry →

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May 20, 2017
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The up to $400 savings on Sony cameras and lenses are ending tonight. New Rokinon deals.

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The big Sony US savings will end on Sunday. The full list can be seen on those pages at BHphoto and at Adorama. In detail we have:

Sony A7 cameras:
$200 off and free extras on the A7rII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A7sII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$50 off on the A7II at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$50 off on the A7 at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.

Sony A6300-A6000-A5100:
$150 off on the A6300 with 16-50mm lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$100 off on the A6300 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$300 off on the A6000 Dual lens kit sold by Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A5100 with 16-50mm lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 16-70mm Zeiss lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Sony Accessories:
$50 off on the Sony HVLF32M MI (Multi-interface shoe) Camera Flash at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony HVLF43M High Power Flash with Quick Shift Bounce at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount FF Lens Adapter with TMT at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$20 off on the Sony HVLF20M at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$20 off on the Sony ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$30 off on the Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony FA-WRC1M Radio Control Wireless Commander at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony HVL-F60M Wireless Shoe Mount Flash with built-in LED light at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for Alpha a7, a7R and a7s with built-in LED light at Adorama, Amazon.

And for the next 30 hours only you save up to $250 on those two Rokinon E-mount lenses sold by Adorama (Click here)

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.

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May 20, 2017
Posted in reviews

DxO tested the new Sony 85mm FE: It beats the Batis and comes close to the GM

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DxOmark tested the new Sony 85mm f/1.8 FE and concludes:

Large high-speed primes such as the 85mm F1.4 G Master are nice to have, but they are pricey, large, and sometimes intimidating. When it comes to moderate-speed lenses, it sometimes seems that manufacturers put price before outright optical performance. That’s not the case here. While not exactly cheap, the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 costs less than its premium G Master sibling or even the rival Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8, yet it has a real nice balance of performance, with excellent sharpness and low lateral color and distortion. Apart from a little vignetting, with its unobtrusive size and low weight, this new lens looks to be an excellent alternative for all the right reasons.

This is troubling news for Zeiss as it seems there is little reason to buy the more expensive Batis unless you really need in lens stabilization. And for most people the 85mm GM will not be worth the much higher cost. The new 85mm G is a nice lens and I can only highly recommend it!

85mm f/1.8 FE at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon DE. Amazon UK. Amazon IT. Amazon FR. Amazon ES.

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