October 26, 2016
Posted in news

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 E-mount lens has one bug (likely to be fixed via firmware upgrade)



On the German Forum Dslr-forum.de Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens owners spotted a specific issue: The lens takes unsharp pics when shooing at f/2.0 aperture with AF-S focusing via the EVF. Sigma germany acknowledge the problem and is working to fix it.

I am sure Sigma will fix that issue as this sounds a lot like a software issue. There is really no reason to not buy this lens also because it’s the best APS-C E-mount lens to date according to DxOmark.

Get the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 E-mount lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

October 25, 2016
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) The Eyelead sck-1b sensor cleaning gel kit for Sony is available at Photographylife



The Eyelead sck-1b sensor cleaning gel kit for Sony is available for order at Photographylife (Click here). I removed the original Amazon link because as reported by Nasim the version on sale are grey imported via third party Chinese sellers only.

SAR reader LALA was kind enough to provide us that feedback on the product:

I bought a copy of the Sony one there (Photographylife).. Made in Germany. The difference between Sony stick and non Sony stick (the one designed for Sony is $5 more usually) is that the Sony stick has been designed and made ‘less sticky’ due to IBIS on Sony cameras, so you don’t f’….k up the magnets and IBIS. I’ve been using it not only on my Sony A7RII but on all my other cameras, DSLR and mirrorless. Basically I stopped wet cleaning my sensors after I got it, this is that good. It will clean your sensor guaranteed and it is very easy to use.

Watch the video below to see how it works:

Important reminder: The RED gel is for Sony cameras and the BLUE gel for all other manufacturers.

October 25, 2016
Posted in news

Sony interview at Lensvid: “We are working on algorithms to increase the battery life and decrease the overheating on E-mount cameras”


Lensvid posted that Sony video interview. A couple of news we got from this:

1) Sony sees a market for A-mount enthusiasts (particularly in the mid-upper level)
2) don’t expect Sony to make any entry level camera other than the A68
3) We will quickly recover from the Kumamoto damage
4) We are working on algorithms to increase the battery life and lower the overheating on E-mount cameras. These could be released
5) In Europe we have 25% of the Full Frame market share


October 25, 2016
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Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE will ship in Q1 2017



Tokina Germany informed Photoscala that the new Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2.0 FE lens will ship in Q1 (January-March) 2017. Tokina did yet not unveil the price of the lens.

October 24, 2016
Posted in deals

The new fastest Sandisk SD cards are now in Stock in USA and Europe



The new fastest Sandisk cards ever are in Stock in USA&Europe:
32GB at Adorama, Bhphoto, Amazon.de, Amazon UK, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es.
64GB at Adorama, BHphotoAmazon.de, Amazon UK, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es.
The 128GB is available in Europe only at Amazon.de, Amazon UK, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es.

Reminder: There is a new long list of Special PDN show deals at BHphoto (Click here to see them all).

New Sony A6500 and RX100m5 preorder links:
A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. In EU at Calumet.de. WexUK. PCHstore.
RX100m5 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. In EU at Calumet.de. WexUK. PCHstore.
New Underwater housing for all RX100 cameras at BHphoto, Adorama.

All other new Sony stuff on preorder:
Sony A99II at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Calumet Germany and WexUK.
Loxia 85mm f/2.4 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Tamron 150-600mm G2 A-mount lens at Bhphoto.Rokinon 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount lens at BHphoto.
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 autofocus FE lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
Lensbaby Trio 28mm E-mount lens at BHphoto, Adorama and WexUK.


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