November 20, 2014
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More great news: A-mount 24-70mm II and 16-35mm II coming in 2015!

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Finally a great new for A-mount camera owners! Not only did you get the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II today. Sony will also release a new 24-70mm II and 16-35mm II A-mount lens in 2015! Digitalcamera.jp posted a set of pictures from the Japanese A7m2 presentation and there is that image showing the two new lenses. The lenses will have
– Improved AF speed
– Updated design and weatherproof body
– Image Quality improvement (like ghost reduction)

This is exactly what we needed from Sony to let us know A-mount is continuing…

found via Digicameinfo.

And here is the new 75-300mmII lens:

75-300II

And the A77M2 XAVC-S and Autofocus improvement firmware info (coming in December)

A77II

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November 20, 2014
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Good news for A77m2 (A-mount) camera owners: Firmware udpate coming (XAVC-S coming!)

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Good news for the A-mount A77m2 camera owners: Sony Japan announced they will release a new firmware update in December. Those are the two great features that will be added:

1. Auto focus up to 2.5 times faster at low light!*
* Internal measurement method DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM when mounted

2. XAVC-S recording

wow!

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November 20, 2014
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Sony announces the new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens!

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Sony Japan at lats announced a new A-mount lens: The 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II!

These are the specs google translated via Sony Japan:

And sharp sense of resolution, it is a telephoto zoom lens that achieves a beautiful blur of unique G lens.
Sports and animal outdoor shooting, of course, ideal for close-up photography and shortest shooting distance 1.2m. I am also active in such portraits and flowers of shooting.

     Flare and ghost caused by surface-to-surface reflection is suppressed significantly by employing nano AR coating, further improve the descriptive power.
     Dynamic tracking performance of AF is about 4 times faster in the current model (“SAL70300G”) ratio.
     Adopt a conscious design to dust-proof and drip-proof.

<Release Date: February 2015 Manufacturer’s suggested retail price: 142,000 yen + tax>
For specifications, see the shopping site.

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November 20, 2014
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Win one of the new Camslinger Cosyspeed Bags!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hi, this is Thomas from COSYSPEED.

It’s super cool that we can have one of our new CAMSLINGER models as a giveaway for your readers! I’m sure many of them would like this new concept of carrying a mirrorless camera (or Superzooms or smaller DSLRs aswell) on the hip or as a sling bag. It’s not a solution to transport large amounts of gear as the bags are on the smaller side, but for daily live when out shooting with smaller gear it will be a very quick and good solution.

Keep on going with your great blog and many thanks, Thomas

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You can enter the giveaway simply by visiting any of the sites on facebook or following us on twitter using the dedicated giveaway box. Of couse, the more sites you visit on facebook and follow on twitter, the more entries you’ll gain… and increase your chances to win. If you instead visit, for example, just the SAR facebook page, then you’ll enter the giveaway in SonyAlphaRumors, but you won’t have the chance to win anything on the other blogs.

And here are the 15 prizes you can win:

SonyAlphaRumor prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
43rumors prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray – 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
Fujirumors prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray – 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
Canonwatch prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135
Cosyspeed prizes: 1) CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition 2) PHONEBAG 135 – 3) PHONEBAG 135

Thanks to Thomas for your generous offer to organize a giveaway with all these amazing prizes.

And now, good luck to anyone!
the rumor guys

The contest ends 11/26/2014 at 12:00 AM
CAMSLINGER 160 Paris Gray

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November 19, 2014
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Plenty of new Sony deals: RX100 for $329. Massive Sony 4K TV deals.

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That may be the perfect Christmas present for many SAR readers: The Sony RX100 now sells for ridiculously low $329 at BigValue on eBay (Click here). That’s the lowest price I have ever seen! There is also a $52 off on the Sony 128GB SDXC Class at BHphoto (Click here).

Interesting note: You get a new(!) Full Frame Nikon D610 for $1199 on BigValue eBay (Click here). Just to say how much the price for a new FF camera dropped.

Reminder: Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens is for the first time in Stock in USA via BHphoto (Click here), Amazon US (Click here) and Sony Store US (Click here).

Black Friday (with many Sony 4K TV)
See the long list of Black Firday deals at Amazon US  (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$1500 Off List Price on a Sony XBR65X850B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).
$2000 Off List Price on a sony XBR70X850B 70-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).
$1000 Off List Price on a Sony XBR65X950B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).
$1200 Off List Price on a Sony XBR65X900B 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).
20% Off List Price on a Sony KDL70W850B 70-Inch 1080p 3D Smart LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).
20% or More Off Select Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs at Amazon US (Click here).
30% Off List Price on a Sony XBR55X900B 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).
25% Off List Price on a Sony KDL65W950B 65-Inch 1080p 3D Smart LED TV at Amazon US (Click here).

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