July 24, 2015
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“Saker Falcon lite” Canon EF to E-mount adapter coming in August!

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DEO Techart launched a special teaser site (Click here) for their new Canon EF to Sony E-mount adapter.  UPDATE: We have been notified that this adapter will NOT have a translucent mirror. because of development reasons the translucent version release has been delayed til next year.
That non.translucent version called “Saker Falcon lite” will be announced in August. A first picture of the adapter has been published by SAR few weeks ago (see below). Deo Techart already sells plenty of other Sony adapters on eBay (Click here). Including the unique Contax G autofocus E-mount adapter (Click here).

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July 24, 2015
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Batis lenses in Stock in Europe. UK readers rebate on the 16-35mm FE.

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The German Store Petzval has the new Batis lenses in Stock with Europe wide shipping:
85mm Batis at Petzval eBay (Click here).
25mm Batis at Petzval eBay (Click here).

And UK readers have a big price drop on the Zeiss FE 16-35mm Lens at Amazon UK (Click here).

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July 24, 2015
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DxO reviews the new 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II lens.

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DxOmark (Click here) posted the full test results of the new 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM II lens:

As with its sibling, the new lens coatings have had a somewhat mixed effect on the sharpness levels across the field. While it has improved uniformity at 70mm, there are several instances where sharpness levels have dropped. It’s particularly noticeable at 50mm in the mid and outer field position. Overall, though, the lens is good performer. The addition of AF compatibility with the contrast detection AF capabilities of the E-mount cameras (using an optional adapter) and the weather sealing are significant benefits over its predecessor.

The new Zeiss A-mount lenses are in Stock in USA:
Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II in USA at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.
Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.

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July 23, 2015
Posted in deals, news

New Thumb Grip for the A6000 by Lensmate.

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Lensmates just released their new Thumb Grip for the A6000 which you can now buy at Amazon US (Click here). The official description:

  • We designed the Lensmate Sony a6000 Folding Thumbrest to allow easy access to all of the buttons, and to quickly get out of the way when you need to get to the top dials. A light push with the thumb swings the rest 40° out from the camera and a light action ball detent keeps the Thumbrest in the opened or closed position.
  • The sculpted thumbrest relaxes your grip on the camera, reduces camera shake and allows slower shutter speeds. Makes one handed operation easier and prevents unintentional button presses.
  • Camera specific design retains access to all controls and does not effect operation of built in flash or articulated LCD screen.
  • Integrated silicone insert provides both thumb grip and bumper between the rest and camera body and the silicone insert in the hot shoe tab provides resistance to unintentional ejection. Machined out of solid 6061 Aluminum rod, then bead blasted for texture and anodized for a tough finish.
  • We suggest using the Lolumina Mini stick on soft release button with the Lensmate a6000 Thumbrest for a more relaxed and ergonomic index finger position (with the finger draped over the button, usually not using the finger tip). See our other listings.

Sony A6000 store link list:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

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July 23, 2015
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New Sony A7rII tidbits (Samys launch event, using heavy lenses, Auto ISO and Record button settings)

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Soon the A7rII will ship worldwide and here is a new roundup of camera related news:

SAR reader hands-on:

We got our first hands on with the Sony A7r Mk2 today and there were a couple of big features or rather fixes which haven been published anywhere significant.
First, you can now map the video record button to any custom button you want! In the Custom Key Settings, you’ll now see a new option called MOVIE. This has been a massive pain point so far and setting C1 for video record just solves everything!!
Next, you can now set the minimum shutter speed in Auto ISO. Something that has been default in Canon and Nikon since 2012/2011, but missing in the Sony line up till now. This is huge too and it can even be mapped to a custom key for a super fast experience.

Diglloyd Sony A7R II with Otus and other Lenses:

A one kilogram lens attached to a lens adapter adding 29mm of extension from the lens mount places a large torque on the mount. Even 5 or 10 microns out of kilter means asymmetric blur, not to mention possible static sag even if the lens mount were of superman genre. Hence the need for a tripod collar (which is not and cannot be particularly solid on such adapters), hence the need for a vibration free shutter. The Sony A7R II delivers that vibration-free EFC shutter at last.

Sony A7RII Launch Event at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles:

The A7RII is here! Come join Samy’s Camera and Sony on August 22nd for a 90-minute event brought to you by Sony. Meet Sony Senior Tech Rep, Rob Shelley, and attend his in-depth class on the A7RII, followed by a live model shoot with Sony Artisan, Paul Gero. Rob and Paul will then hold a Q &A session to recap all of Sony’s innovative technology.
Score your chance to win a Sony A7 full frame lens ($1000 value) when you attend this event. Full info at http://samysphotoschool.com.

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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