October 26, 2013
Posted in reviews

New A7-A7r tests and image samples (and video tests)

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Sony A7, A7R Eye-AF Test

It’s time for a new roundup of A7-A7r tests. There is plenty of things to see today! First of all the great Korean site SLRclub (Click here) posted a full A7 review. As you know koreans like to post articles as jpg images so translation is not available. But you can see plenty of image samples, crops and ISO tests. They also posted a dozen of test videos on their youtube channel.

Image samples:
A7R + LA-EA4 + Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro at SLRclub.
A7r with 55mm Zeiss at Pixinfo.
A7 with some M-mount glass at cityusam01.

Articles:
Is the new Zeiss 35/2.8 Z better than the RX1 ? (Dearsusans).
Dean: Huge fan of you and your site from Canada here!  I went into Henry’s (local camera store) and played with an A7.  I took some pics with the SEL35F18 and SEL50F18 to show the image circle, and multiple pictures with the SEl1018 at different focal lengths.  I also compared crops between the 5R and A7r with the 10-18mm (edge and center) both in crop mode and FF mode.  Perhaps the SAR readers might be interested in having a look?
http://www.adventuristo.com/sharpness-comparison-of-nex-5r-and-a7r-with-the-10-18mm-sel1018-lens/
http://www.adventuristo.com/how-the-10-18mm-sel1018-e-mount-lens-looks-on-the-full-frame-a7r-and-a7/
http://www.adventuristo.com/how-existing-e-mount-lenses-look-on-the-a7r-and-a7-including-the-50mm-sel50f18-and-35mm-sel35f18/
http://www.adventuristo.com/sony-a7r-image-samples-with-the-fe-zeiss-55mm-f1-8-lens-and-the-fe-zeiss-35mm-f2-8-lens/

Videos:
A7 Shutter sound with and without front curtain on youtube.
German hands-on video by ClubSonus on youtube.

Images for download:
A7r with 55m Zeiss images at Wetransfer.
A7 with 28-70mm image samples on Dropbox (one) and Dropbox (two).
A7r RAW files at pan.baidu (for download)

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Specs and Preorders in US and Canada (Click on store name to see direct preorder page):
Dedicated Sony announcement page at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony RX10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 24-70mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 35mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 55mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
70-200mm A-mount at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony A to E adapter with mirror at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
A7/A7r leather case at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
A7/A7r vertical grip at Amazon, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony W Series Battery Charger at Amazon, BHphoto.
Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe at BHphoto.
Semi-Hard LCD Screen Protector for A7-A7r at Amazon, BHphoto.

Specs and Preorders in Europe:
Sony A7r body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PTWexUK, WexDE.
Sony A7 body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit Sony  DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE.
Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,
Zeiss 55mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT

Asia:
A7r at Digitalrev
A7 at Digitalrev.
A7 with 28-70mm lens at Digitalrev.

October 26, 2013
Posted in news

First image of the A7-A7r underwater housing

SAR reader Phil sent me the image of the new A7-A7r underwater housing. He writes: “The housing appears to be rated to 40 meters, it has fiber optic cord points for external strobes and should be priced in the $2500.00 range.

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Support SonyAlphaRumors: After months of FF mirrorless rumor work I would be glad if you can support my work by making your A7-A7r purchase by using these links below. I will earn a small commission and you don’t pay one single penny more! Thanks!

Specs and Preorders in US and Canada (Click on store name to see direct preorder page):
Dedicated Sony announcement page at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony RX10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 24-70mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 35mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 55mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
70-200mm A-mount at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony A to E adapter with mirror at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
A7/A7r leather case at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
A7/A7r vertical grip at Amazon, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony W Series Battery Charger at Amazon, BHphoto.
Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe at BHphoto.
Semi-Hard LCD Screen Protector for A7-A7r at Amazon, BHphoto.

Specs and Preorders in Europe:
Sony A7r body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PTWexUK, WexDE.
Sony A7 body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit Sony  DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE.
Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,
Zeiss 55mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT

Asia:
A7r at Digitalrev
A7 at Digitalrev.
A7 with 28-70mm lens at Digitalrev.

October 25, 2013
Posted in deals

BHphoto special PDN deals page (Includes also the A99 superkit deal). Rokinon lens for A7-A7r discounted.

There is a new special PDN show related Deals Page at BHphoto (Click here). You can find also some great Sony deals on the A99 (Click here), A77 (Click here) and RX100MII (Click here).

And if you will be a future A7-A7r camera owner you may get the Full Frame Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Aspherical Cine Lens fo Sony FE or Alpha at Buydig on eBay (Click here) It sells for $249 only which is $70 less than all other US store prices.

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1) 20% off on all Zeiss Touit ASP-C E-mount lenses:
The 12mm f/2.8 Touit now sells for $999 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 32mm f/1.8 Touit now sells for $720 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

2) Today eBay launched a special Sony deals page (Click here). And these are the best NEX and Alpha deals:
Sony NEX-F3 Kit w/ 18-55mm / 55-210mm Lenses Black for $539.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony NEX-5R White w/16-50mm Lens 16GB Package for $608.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony NEX-7 w/ 18-55mm Lens Black 2 Batteries, UV Filter for $955.00 on eBay(Click here)
Sony SLT-A58 w/18-135mm Lens, 32GB & More for $711.00 on eBay(Click here)
Sony NEXVG900 (Black) for $3,018.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony RX100 Digital Camera (Black) + 16GB, 2 Batteries + More for $543.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera + 2 Batteries, 16GB & More for $671.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony E-Mount 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Zoom Lens for $234.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony NEX-VG30H Camcorder w/18-200mm + 2 Batteries, 32GB + More for $2,210.00 on eBay (Click here)
Sony SLT-A99 Black (Body) + 2 Batteries, 32GB, Flash + More for $2,361.00 on eBay (Click here)

Two more deals info:
Don’t forget to claim the 2% back in reward on the A7r-A7 at Amazon (Click here).
Sony FDR-AX1 Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder is in Stock for the first time in USA at BHphoto (Click here).

October 25, 2013
Posted in news

First image of the new Touit 50mm macro lens.

Image courtesy: Zeiss Facebook

This is the first picture of the new Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 macro lens for E-mount (APS-C). It’s from the PDN show in NYC. Photoscala reports that the lens will ship in February 2014. The lens isn’t heavy (says Photoscala)  but extremely long (8,6cm). The reason why we have to wait til February is that the firmware hasn’t been finished yet.

Reminder: 20% off on all Zeiss Touit ASP-C E-mount lenses in USA:
The 12mm f/2.8 Touit now sells for $999 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 32mm f/1.8 Touit now sells for $720 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

October 25, 2013
Posted in news

New Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 A-mount lens can be preordered now!

The new Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Lens for A-mount can be preorderd for $899.00 at Adorama (Click here). This is a Full Frame lens and comes without in lens stabilization for the Sony A-mount version.

 

Sigma 24-105mm Specifications

Construction 13 Elements in 14 Groups
Angle of view 84.1 – 23.3 degrees
F stop range f/22
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Closest Focusing Distance 45cm / 17.7in.
Maximum Magnification 1:4.6
Filter Size 82mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 88.6 x 109.4 mm / 3.5×4.3 in.
Weight 885g / 31.2oz.

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