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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RX10 CS 160 PG

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

And now, good luck to anyone!
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The contest ends 11/26/2014 at 12:00 AM
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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).

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November 19, 2014
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November 19, 2014
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(SR4) The big rumor day summary: A7II and 70-300mm to be announced within days! A9 coming early 2015.

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Fake A9r rendering at SonyAlphaForum (post your dream A9 renderings there!).

This was a very busy rumor day and at moments even very confusing 🙂 Therefore this post to clear out things and spread the good news:

1) SR4: Sony will announce the new A7II and the new 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount lens within the next few days already!

2) SR4: The Sony A7II succeeds the A7 camera (uses the same 24MP sensor) but comes with an impressive 5 axis stabilization taken with the Olympus E-M1. Compared to the current A7 the A7II thicker (due the different grip). Weights 100 gram more. The camera should be announced within the next days already!

3) SR5: The A7II is not the “PRO” FE camera. The PRO FE camera is likely to be named A9 and will be announced and hit the stores the first half of 2015. And it has a new generation sensor!

In short Sony appears to have managed to make the miracle to add 5 axis stabilization on the Full Frame E-mount cameras. And this is really a big news! Stay tuned on SAR as I think A7II pictures will be (hopefully) leaked soon. And here are the A7II and 70-300mm info via Digicameinfo:

A7II specs (translated via google):
24.3 million pixels FF sensor
5-axis in body stabilization (same as the Olympus E-M1)
LCD monitor 3.0-inch 1.23 million dot. 107 degrees up, and tilt 41 degrees below
– EVF 0.5-inch 2.36 million dot
– ISO100-25600 (extended with ISO50). Video ISO200-25600
The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/8000 seconds
270 sheets at the number of possible shots EVF use. LCD monitor when using 350 sheets
Continuous shooting 2.5 frames / sec. When speed priority continuous shooting 5 frames / sec.
Video XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
– The battery is NP-FW50
The size of 126.9mm x 95.7mm x 59.7mm
Weight 599g (including battery and memory)
Vertical position grip VG-C2EM (sold separately)
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / PRO-HG Duo / XC-HG Duo, SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM II A-mount specs (translated via google):
New nano AR coating
– Improved Dynamic tracking AF performance
Weather proof design
16 lenses in 11 groups
Filter diameter of 62mm
A minimum focusing distance of 1.2m
Maximum magnification is 0.25x
Total length 135.5mm
Maximum diameter 82.5mm
Weight 750g

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Hot: The full Black Friday deals can be seen on at that Amazon US page (Click here to see the long list).

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