August 25, 2016
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(SR5) First image of the Tokina “FIRIN” 20mm f/2.0 manual focusing FE lens!!!

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Big surprise folks! This is the first image of the Tokina “FIRIN” 20mm f/2.0 manual focusing Full Frame E-mount lens. It will be announced right before the Photokina start. This is the first Tokina FE lens. The name “Firin” is quite strange but as long as the lens is good I don’t care :)

There is yet no info about the optical design and pricing. But seeing that this lens is that big I bet the performance is big too. After all Tokina made an impressive and high quality Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX zoom (Click here). So we can surely expect a high optical quality on this one too!

With the new entry of Rokinon AF lenses and the Tokina manual lenses the FF E-mount lens system you no longer have to sell your kidney to get some FE glass :)

via Nokishita

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August 25, 2016
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Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 VS Sony Planar 50mm F1.4 – Comparison Review by Max Yuryev

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Should you go for the new excellent Zeiss Planas 50mm f/1.4 FE lens or for the much cheaper but still very good new Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 FE lens? Max Yuryev compared both and he is really impressed by the Rokinon which he says 90% as good as the Zeiss.

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

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August 25, 2016
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV got announced. First Canon vs Sony reviewers thoughts…

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The most popular Full Frame camera series of the world just got a new entry: Canon announced their EOS 5D Mark IV and full specs and pricing can be found at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon. On paper this camera is a “conservative” evolution of the predecessor. Still I believe Canon will sell tons of that camera in DSLR countries like USA. Probably 4-5 times more than a Sony A7 camera. That’s why I think Sony should target that kind of customer by offering a Sony A7 camera that can match or even beat the autofocus system as I think that’s one of the main strong point of the Canon.

Dpreview posted a first impression review and says:

We expect significant, though not class-leading, improvements in dynamic range that narrow the gap in shadow recoverability between Canon and Sony sensors.

Newsshooter writes:

Sony managed to pull off a much better video performance with their a7R II which has an even higher still pixel count. I just wish Canon had managed to do the same here.

Philip Bloom is not very “excited” with the new Canon :)

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August 25, 2016
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It’s coming: Canada Sony PRO Service!

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Sony Ambassador Ross D. Hamamura (www.RDHphoto.net) reports the following:

Sony USA is working on a way to run Canada Sony PRO Service for Canada. When the Details are final , an announcement will be done. So, for now … Sony working PRO’S IN Canada  should have Hope!
And this is a good sign for other working PROS around the world shooting Sony.

That’s great new for our Canadian readers. If you want to read more about the PRO support service check out the US website (Click here).

Thanks Ross!

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August 24, 2016
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Lot of free stuff with the Sony 24-70mm GM lens and on Rokinon E-mount lenses.

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The Sony 24-70mm GM lens is pretty expensive. So it’s always good if at least you get some stuff fro free. Here are the three offers on Amazon: Kit one (Click here), Kit two (Click here) and Kit Three (Click here).

And we also got Deluxe Kits on Rokinon E-mount lenses too:
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Rokinon 135mm f/2.0
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4

Reminder:

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Sony A6300 camera owner may be very tempted to catch the following deal: $300 off on the Open Box Zeiss 16-70mm E-mount lens sold by BestBuy (Click here).

Up to $280 off on Sony E-mount cameras and lenses at BestBuy (Click here).
The brand new Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 Full Frame E-mount autofocus lens can be preordered bow at BHphoto (Click here). It costs $849 and it will ship on October 4.
For a limited time and quantity you can buy the fast Lexar SD dual pack card for $34.95 at BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Sony E-Mount at BHphoto (Click here).
The Easycover for the Sony A63000 is in Stock at BHphoto and Amazon.
The new Sony Water/Dust/Shock/Bend Proof SD cards are now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
The new Rokinon 50mm FE f/1.4 autofocus lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here).

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