February 11, 2016
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New 70-200mm GM hands-on pictures and comparison with f/4.0 version.

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On the left the new 70-200mm GM and on the right the current 70-200mm f/4.0 FE lens. Image courtesy ePhotozine.

The only GM lens we know little about is the 70-200mm f/2.8 (listed here at BHphoto). We don’t know price and exact shipment date yet. But the good news is that the lens is really only slightly bigger than the current f/4.o FE version.

Both ePhotozine and Photographyblog posted hands-on pictures if you want to get a “taste” of how this lens is.

A6300 and Sony GM lens preorder links:
A6300 body at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
A6300 with kit lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
24-70mm f/2.8 GM FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
85mm f/1.4 GM FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
70-200mm f/2.8 GM FE at BHphoto.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter BHphoto.

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February 11, 2016
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Real size GM versus Zeiss and G lens comparison

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(courtesy of Photographyblog)

Those new are GM lenses are real beasts! On top you can see the 85mm GM compared with the 90mm FE and 35mm FE. And below the 24-70mm GM vs the 24-70mm Zeiss. Source:
Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Hands-on Photos (Photographyblog).
Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Hands-on Photos (Photographyblog).
Sony A6300 Hands-on Photos (Photographyblog).

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(courtesy of Photographyblog)

We added Germany and UK preorders links:

USA, UK and Germany Preorders:
A6300 body at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
A6300 with kit lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
24-70mm f/2.8 GM FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
85mm f/1.4 GM FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
70-200mm f/2.8 GM FE at BHphoto.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter BHphoto.

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February 11, 2016
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24-70mm GM and 85mm GM RAW file image samples available for download

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Pixel Peepers on Guard! 24-70mm GM and 85mm GM RAW files images are available for download at Quesabesde. Let us know in our commetn system what you think about the lens performance!

Full size JPG image samples have been posted by other sites too:
24-70mm f/2.8 GM by ePhotozine.
85mm f/1.4 GM by ePhotozine.
Image samples by Mirrorlessons.
24-70mm f/2.8 GM by Lenstip.
85mm f/1.4 GM by Lenstip.
85mm f/1.4 GM by Photographyblog.
24-70mm f/2.8GM by Photographyblog.

A6300 hands-on by ePhotozine.

New Germany and UK Preorders:
A6300 at Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
24-7omm GM at Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.
85mm GM Calumetphoto.de. WexUK. Jessops.

USA Preorders:
A6300 body at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy.
A6300 with kit lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy.
24-70mm f/2.8 GM FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy.
85mm f/1.4 GM FE at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy.
70-200mm f/2.8 GM FE at BHphoto.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter BHphoto.

 

 

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February 11, 2016
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Brand new Leica M to Sony E-mount autofocus adapter test videos!

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Hands-on testing with Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 (lens on eBay) and Techart PRO

I am pretty sure many SAR readers do own M-moount lenses (like I do). And here are brand new videos showing you how good some of those M-mount lenses will focus with the new Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Autofocus Adapter. You can preorder the adapter at http://www.techartpro.com/.


1) Testing with Leica 50mm f/1.4 (lens on eBay) @ f/1.4 with Sony A7 Mark II (0:00 – 1:11)
2) Testing with Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 (lens on eBay) @ f/1.2 Mark II with Sony A7 Mark II (1:12 – 1:54)
3) Testing with Voigtlander 15mm f/4.5 (lens on eBay) @ f/4.5 Mark III with Sony A7 Mark II
(1:55 – 2:42)


1) Testing with Leica 90mm f/2 (lens on eBay) @ f/2 with Sony A7 Mark II (0:00 – 0:47)
2) Close Focus Test with Voigtlander VM 35mm f/1.2 (II) (lens on eBay) at designed closest focusing distance 0.5m. The distance shortens to around 0.2m after using our Techart PRO adapter (0:48 – 2:21)

Here is also a Chinese review
Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Autofocus Adapter hands-on review by NTimage Part 1 of 2
Techart PRO Leica M – Sony E Autofocus Adapter hands-on review by NTimage Part 2 of 2

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February 11, 2016
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Sony Alpha A7sII review at CameraLabs: “best camera at its price for filming 4k video”

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Sony A7s II vs A7r II (APSC) vs A7r II (full-frame): 4k UHD / 25P / 100 Mbit
from Gordon Laing on Vimeo.

CameraLabs posted the full Sony A7sII review and writes:

If you do film under the conditions where the A7s II takes the lead, then go for it in the knowledge you have the best tool for movie-making at this price point. And even under conditions where the A7r II would match it, the A7s II remains a superb choice. But there’s no denying the A7r II has proven one camera can almost do it all and erodes much of the desire or necessity for a more specialist product. It will be interesting to see where Sony takes the A7 series in a third generation – I feel the S version needs more to differentiate it, such as 10-bit internal recording, but Sony has to be careful not to step on the toes of its professional FS models. Meanwhile the R team could progress to a point which renders an A7s Mark III unnecessary. But that’s just speculation. Today the A7s Mark II is the best camera at its price for filming 4k video in low light and comes recommended, but do compare it very closely with the A7r Mark II as you could find it already does everything you need while offering more besides.

Also ePhotozine tested the A7sII:

The are a number of improvements over the previous model, including improved handling and controls, additional focus points, as well as the excellent 5-axis image stabilisation system, and internal 4K video recording. However, as competitors (and Sony) have increased megapixels and began offering 4K video, the case for the A7S has become slightly less clear. For those that own the original A7S, the A7S Mark II is going to make an excellent upgrade. The range of FE lenses available has also increased, and if you can look past the 12 megapixel resolution, then the A7S Mark II is capable of producing excellent images.  

Sony A7sII store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

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