December 3, 2013
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New Seiko 12mm f/7.4 E-mount lens

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Seiko announced a new 12mm f/7.4 Fisheye for Sony E-mount. Photographyblog reports:

Toda Seiko has announced a diagonal fisheye lens for Fujifilm X-mount and Sony E-mount cameras. The Toda Seiko 12mm f/7.4 is a manual-focus lens with a fixed aperture, seven-layer muticoating and 4 lens elements in 4 groups. Weighing in at 220g, the lens has a total length of 58.5mm and maximum diameter of 65mm. In Japan, the Toda Seiko 12mm f/7.4 Diagonal Fisheye lens will be available for 24,800 yen.

December 3, 2013
Posted in deals

USA: Sony A7 in Stock. The A7r to ship from December 17!

A7-A7r in Stock status:

The Sony A7 body or kit version is now in Stock in may US stores: Amazon (via third party), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), FocusCamera (Click here), BestBuy (Click here), Cameta (Click here), Sony Store US (Click here) and so on.

The real problem is that only a very limited quantity of A7r cameras have shipped yet. According to SonyStore US (Click here) the A7r will ship from December 17. You can find a couple of A7r cameras for sale form time to time via third party resellers at Amazon US (now sold out).

 

FE lens in Stock status:

Only the Zeiss 35mm is in Stock at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.

The 55mm Zeiss will ship End of December says Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore US (Click here).

The 28-70mm zoom will ship from January according to BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore US (Click here).

The Zeiss 24-70mm lens will ship End of February says BHphoto (Click here).

December 3, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) 24-105 f/4 FF A-mount coming end 2014.

This is the Sigma 24-105mm A-mount lens

Along with the new A-mount Full Frame camera Sony will also launch the 24-105 f/4.0 Full Frame A-mount lens! It will be sold also as kit lens with the new camera. It will have a hard time to beat the performance of the new Sigma 24-105mm lens. This one is available in A-mount too at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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December 2, 2013
Posted in news

After David Lynch an David Beckham the third Lunar goes to…Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev!

As you see the Lunar is quite hot under rich and famous people :) Thanks Zhiyi for sharing the pic!

Note: I remind you that Hasselblad and Sony collaboration could finally bring us something…let’s say…more “useful”. A new sensor! Announcement should be made in 2014.

There are also new Lunar and Stellars on auction:
Hasselblad Lunar on eBay (Click here).
Hasselblad Stellar on eBay (Click here).

P.s.: Hasselblad unveils “Stellar Special Edition” in three new colors (Imaging Resource).

December 2, 2013
Posted in deals

Cyber Monday: A58, NEX-7, Adobe and Sandisk deals! A7r in Stock at FocusCamera.

Sony A7r:
First of all, the Sony A7r is marked as in Stock (with 3-4 days shipment) at FocusCamera (comes with free extras!). And the Zeiss 35mm FE is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here).. The A7 body or kit version are shipping at BHphoto (Click here).

Cyber Monday:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom V5 Software, Windows and Mac OS for $72 at Adorama (Click here).
All new deals can be seen here: Amazon (Click here), Amazon Photo Deals (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Cameta (Click here), Target (Click here), Newegg (Click here), Bestbuy (Click here), PersonalView and eBay (Click here).

Today’s Top deals:
Adobe Lightroom, Sandisk cards and many mroe Gold Box deals at Amazon US (Click here to see them all).
$400 off on the Sony A58 with 18-55mm & 55-200mm Lenses and Flash at BHphoto (Click here).
$300 off an 4% reward on the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 at BHphoto (Click here).
$550 of on the Sony NEX-7 Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
Lot of free extras coming with the Sony NEX-6 at BHphoto (Click here).

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