April 25, 2017
Posted in deals

Up to $300 off and free extras with the Sony A7rII and A7sII

Share

As reported yesterday there are new hot discounts ont he Sony A7 cameras. And we just learned that on top of this savings you also get some free stuff too:
$200 off and free extras on the A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
$100 off on the A7sII at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
$50 off on the A7II at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
$50 off on the A7 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.

Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy.

And we also got new NAB specials at Adorama (full list here) and on that BHphoto (full list here). And today’s deal of the day let’s you save $300 on the Rokinon 20mm t/1.9 FE lens at BHphoto.

 

Share
April 25, 2017
Posted in reviews

Dpreview calculates a Sports Photographer switch from Canon/Nikon to Sony A9 would cost $10,000+

Share

Quick note: We got new A9 FULL Kits options at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

Dpreview wrote a very unusual article about the cost for of switching to the Sony A9 system (with accessories and lenses). A Sports Photographer would end up paying $10,000+ to make a full switch from Canon and Nikon. But despite those costs they report:

The four photojournalists we spoke with all seemed intrigued by what it offers, though. Whether they’d actually considering switching is another story.

Sony is pushing deep into territory previously only inhabited by Canon and Nikon and it is only a matter of time before making the switch to mirrorless doesn’t seem so crazy – even for pro sports shooters. Then again, the camera is only one part of the equation. A 20 fps bursts with continuous AF and no black out seems nice, but if you don’t have the right glass for the job, that spec won’t get you far.

Seriously folks, I think it will take years for Sony to win over the Sports Photographers because :

  1. They need a reliable system with 100% reliable support
  2. They need long fast lenses
  3. They will wait for Canon and Nikon response before to make any switch

And I do think Dpreview is missing the real bigger and easier to access Wedding and Event Photographer market. That market is way bigger and the current FE lens system already does cover their needs. I think those kind of photographers will not have a hard time making a switch. And that’s probably the biggest fear for Canon/Nikon right now…

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto and Amazon.
Note: US readers preordering the A9 at BHphoto 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.

Share
April 25, 2017
Posted in news, rumors

First image samples shot on the new Zenitar 50mm f/0,95 Full Frame E-mount lens

Share

All images are credited to Gleb Sukovatykh (instagram or YT channel)

SAR reader Gleb just sent me this info about the new Zenitar 50mm f/0.95 FF E-mount lens:

I visited the PhotoForum 2017 exhibition in Moscow past weekend where I had a chance to get my hands on the Zenitar 50mm f0.95 E-Mount and test it on my a7sII. I made a quick instagram video and included some footage that was shot using this lens. The lens looks like a tank, weights like a tank, and built like a tank.
Just don’t forget to mention that this is not a final version of the lens and that everything was shot hadheld at 1/60 sec and wide-open at f0.95, so that’s why it’s kinda blurry and not exactly in focus. I don’t want people to think that the lens is a piece of garbage :)

There is no info yet about the possible lens pricing and sales start. Click on the images below to see some image samples shot on the pre production lens:

All images are credited to Gleb Sukovatykh (instagram or YT channel). Please do not re use without permission!

Share
April 25, 2017
Posted in reviews

First quick Sony A9 and Techart PRO autofocus test

Share

The Techart PRO Leica M to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter seems to work just fine on the Sony A9:

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto and Amazon.

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.

Share
April 25, 2017
Posted in deals, reviews

Germany and UK Sony A9 preorders links (and two new A9 Gary Fong videos)

Share

Germana and UK folks can preorder the A9 here:
Germany: Calumet.de. Fotomundus.
UK: Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
100-400mm lens:
Germany: Calumet.de. Fotomundus.
UK: Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

And Gary Fong just posted these two new videos:

Share

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The Sonyalpharumors website, Sonyalpharumors.com, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1#cookiesSet Addthis cookies: http://www.addthis.com/privacy.
Disqus cookies: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies.
Vimeo cookies: http://vimeo.com/privacy.
Youtube cookies: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.

Close

×