May 22, 2016
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Sergei Gavrilov‎
A7R2 + GM 2.8 24-70 FE

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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May 21, 2016
Posted in deals

Up to $200 off on Open Box Sony-Zeiss E-mount stuff by BestBuy, OneCall and BuyDig



The A7r got the lowest price I have ever seen. it’s Open Box but it comes in perfect condition and with full 1 year Sony US covered warranty:
$600 off on the A7r by BuyDig (Click here).
$170 off on the A7II by BestBuy (Click here).
$75 off on the Sony 10-18mm lens by BestBuy (Click here).
$75 off on the Sony 18-200mm lens by BestBuy (Click here).
$60 off on the 28mm FE lens by OneCall (Click here).
$50 off on the Sony 20mm lens by BestBuy (Click here).
$40 off on the Sony 35mm lens by BestBuy (Click here).

The Full List of Sony Open Box deals on BestBuy (Click here).

New BHphoto deals:
$20 off on Vello accessories for Sony.
New Sandisk SD card deals.


May 21, 2016
Posted in reviews

Zeiss Batis 85mm gets DxOmarked:



DxOmark posted the full Zeiss Batis 85mm lens results:

While not cheap, the $1,199 Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 offers good value for money, considering the solid Zeiss construction, features, and performance. On the A7R, it’s not quite as sharp as the similarly-priced Sony FE 90mm f/2.8, but sharpness is still very good. What’s more, with improved light transmission thanks to that faster f/1.8 maximum aperture, the Zeiss lens is better suited for low-light event photography, as well as creative portraiture, over the Sony. We can’t wait to pit the Zeiss Batis 85mm and the Sony FE 90mm against the new Sony 85mm f/1.4GM just as soon as we get one in the lab.

Batis 85mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

May 21, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Have you seen Vienna at Night? | Shot on Sony a6300

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Sony Alpha 7 Aktion: Bis zu 80 EUR Rabatt auf ausgewählte Objektive at
New B-Grip UNO for mirrorless cameras
Alternative to Batis 85 (SonyAlphaForum).
Exploring New Zealand with Christopher Wesser (Lenspire).
A7RmkII dynamic range (Dario Cannone).
What I like about the a6300: Video (SonyAlphaForum).

Anonymous:here’s a handy & free FocusBracket app for Sony cameras available here: Works better than Sony’s own Bracket Pro.

Frank:I would love to get featured on your blog: my work is at Shoot all sony a7 & a7rii

David:Here is an a7R flatlay

May 20, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Zeiss source says they will not make a Batis 35mm lens


I got this info from a Zeiss solid source (Thanks B!).

Zeiss has no plan to make a Batis 35mm lens because there are already several primes and zooms covering that focal length.

I want to remind SAR readers that we got solid rumors that Zeiss will announce new Batis lens(-es) in autumn. I guess telephoto primes or even zooms(!) could be the next lenses

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Batis store links:
Batis 18mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 25mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 85mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Note: The list is “insipred” by the current Zeiss ZM lens line up.
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).


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