May 27, 2016
Posted in deals

Save up to $400 on Sony’s FE lens and accessories bundles! And additional up to $100 free gift card at Adorama!



We got two new Sony US deals. An accessory rebate action and a free gift card action:

This is how it works:

  1. Select on of the FE lenses below:
    Zeiss 16-35mm FE at BHphoto or Adorama.
    Zeiss 24-70mm FE at BHphoto or Adorama.
    Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto or Adorama.
    Zeiss 55mm at BHphoto or Adorama.
    Sony 70-20omm at BHphoto or Adorama.
    Sony 90mm FE at BHphoto or Adorama.
  2. Once you are on the BHphoto page click on the green “Build Bundle” button (below the price info and add to cart button). If you are at Adorama click on the link above the price box.
  3. Now add the Sony accessories you like and enjoy the rebate :)
  4. Note that Adorama gives you an additional up to $100 free gift card on the lenses above and also on those lenses not eligible for the accessory deal:
    Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE at Adorama.
    Sony 24-240mm FE at Adorama.
    Sony 28-70mm FE at Adorama.
May 27, 2016
Posted in deals

Meike announces four new E-mount lenses (but they aren’t really new…)



You all know Meike for their Sony battery grips (Click here). Well today they also announced their first manual focusing E-mount lenses:
Meike 25mm f/0.95 (info here).
Meike 28mm f/1.8 (info here).
Meike 35mm f/1.7 (info here).
Meike 50mm f/2.0 (info here).

But the truth is that those are more real new lenses. Those lenses are already available on eBay under the Kaxinda brand name (Click here). I certainly don’t expect those lenses to be good optical performer…

Meike35mm Meike50mm Meike28mm

ePhotozine reviewed the 50mm f/2.0 Meike lens and writes:

From a purist point of view, the Meike 50mm f/2 gives total freedom from automation. This may well appeal to some photographers who will enjoy the process of using it and live with the soft edges, even using its shortcomings to create distinctive images. For most, there are inexpensive marque lenses that are sharper and much easier to use, for not very much more money.

found via Mirrorlessrumors.

May 27, 2016
Posted in reviews

New 85mm GM, 24-70mm GM and A6300 reviews



Jordan Steele from Admiringlight tested the new Sony 85mm GM lens:

The Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM is a lens that feels greater than the sum of its parts. Yes, it’s very sharp; it’s got great bokeh; it’s got good color and contrast. It also has some minor flaws. However, the combination of the imaging characteristics adds up to something truly special. The look that can be created with this lens is simply stunning: the sharp pop of the subject with a gorgeous fade in the background. Ultimately, it’s simply beautiful.
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

Photogrpaphyblog tested the new 24-70mm GM lens:

Image quality is excellent. Chromatic aberrations are very well controlled, bokeh is impressive thanks to the fast f/2.8 aperture and 9-blade circular aperture, and the Nano AR Coating coatings successfully prevent contrast loss attributable to flare. The only real optical issues are some mild corner shading and slight barrel distortion at the 24mm wide-angle focal length, and a drop-off in sharpness at 35mm compared to the other main focal lengths.
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

The A6300 got tested by Imaging Resource:

It was a tall order to improve upon the A6000, but Sony managed to pull it off. Build quality is better, image quality is better, video quality is better, and performance is better. Sure, there are some downsides, such as a still-limited selection of native crop-sensor E-mount lenses, no touchscreen and clunky menus, but the positives far outweigh the negatives in our eyes. At just under $1000 body-only, the Sony A6300 packs one heck of a punch in both features and performance, and undoubtedly gets two thumbs up as a Dave’s Pick.
Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

Mirrorlessons posted the full A6300 review too:

The autofocus performance combined with the Live View of the EVF is beyond anything we’ve seen from a mirrorless camera to date, and it comes packaged in one of the smallest bodies in the high-end mirrorless sphere. If all you shoot is sports and wildlife and are in search of a compact solution, this camera should be at the top of your list.

May 27, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Voigtlander 15mm Super Wide Heliar III – Lens Review

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Brazilian Zouk in Dublin, A FS5 shoot (SonyAlphaForum).
Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (Dpreview).
Sigma 20mm f1.4 Art Lense with Commlite Adapter on A7R II (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony Alpha A6300 Full Review at ePhotozine.
Sony Joins Forces with Cogitai to Conduct Research and Development for the Next Wave of Artificial Intelligence (
Hands-on preview met de Sony RX10 III (

Taylor:I recently made this video of night snowboarding with the a7S:

Alexandre:I went to the Bangkok Motor Show 2016 and I shot the most beautiful Thai Models with my Sony A7R2, the Zeiss lens 35mmF2.8 and the Flash F43M . This is the link to my post :


May 26, 2016
Posted in deals

$200 off on the Used Sony 85mm GM at BH. $150 off on the reconditioned A6000 dual kit lens.



You save $200 on the perfect condition used 85mm GM lens sold by BHphoto (Click here). And you save $150 on the A6000 dual lens kit sold at Amazon US (Click here) and eBay (Click here).


Thanks Craig!


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