These new Zeiss Touit lenses look like a very great addition to the new E-mount lens range. SAR reader Rob had the pleasure to test these lenses on the Sony NEX-5n: “I just posted à long hands on review of the Carl zeiss touit 12mm on à Sony nex 5n. See http://transcontinenta.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/hands-on-review-van-de-carl-zeiss-touit-2-812mm/
I also did Many shots with the Sony nex 7 and the Same lens in the Dutch Keukenhof . See our flickr account for that with Many high res touit samples taken With the 32mm on à fujifilm XE-1 and à Sony nex 7.”
And there are plenty of new image samples and news to read: A new Zeiss Blog entry that talks about the lens design, 12mm Hands-on at Photographyblog and image samples at Photographyblog. 32mm Hands-on at Photographyblog and image samples at Photographyblog. Image samples also at Diglloyd. 12mm image samples at ThePhoBlographer.
Zeiss preorder links:
12mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama and Uniquephoto. In Europe at CameraCenter UK and FotoMundus.
32mm f/1.8 at BHphoto, Adorama and Uniquephoto. In Europe at CameraCenter UK and FotoMundus.
You know it already…the compact camera market is dramatically shrinking and the present and future of photography is smartphones with high photo quality. That’s where Sony is investing their development sources. And the next “honami” phone is supposed to come soon featuring also a new JPEG engine that we may will see in future Alpha and NEX cameras too. According to a new source the new “Sony H2″ phone “will use a 2/3″ sensor with xenon flash and Cyber-shot branding and manual controls like the RX100.”
P.S: Do not confuse the H2 phone with the H2 cybershot
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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!
The A99 price if slowly dropping in germany too. Lately the price was floating at around 2600 Euro and now it dropped down to 2400 in Germany at Photo Preim. It’s even lower if you buy it at eBay UK (a little bit above 2100 Euro).
UPDATE: You get the battery for grip with the A99 at Wexphotographic UK (Click here).
Thanks Alexander for finding the deal!
Finally after a very ling wait the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 A-mount lens will ship this week! Bhphoto (Click here) just anticipated the shipping date from May 30 to May 24.
There are a couple of new lenses that will ship soon in USA:
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 on May 30. Preorder at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Zeiss Touit 12mm f/2.8 on June 3 at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 on June 3 at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Sony 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* ZA Lens on June 10 at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto.