November 6, 2015
Posted in deals

Hot US deals: $50 off on crazy 512GB card. Trick to get a free Canon printer with Sony cameras…and more!



We have many interesting deals and here is the roundup of all of them:

Hasselblad E-mount lenses:
You cannot miss the great E-mount lens savings on Hasselblad Sony lens clones sold by BHphoto (Click here):
16-70mm Zeiss lens for $699 at BHphoto (Click here).
Hasselblad 18-200mm E-mount lens sells for $499 only (Click here). $350 less than the Sony version.
Hasselblad 16mm E-mount lens costs $100 less than the Sony version.

Crazy 512GB Lexar card:
If you need the biggest 4K ready SD card on the market than get it at BHphoto (Click here). It just got a $50 price drop!

FocusCamera deals (with free printer):
Sony 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 Micro SDHC 70MB/s Memory Card (4-Pack) only $79.99 at FocusCamera (Click here).
If you purchase any Sony camera on this landing page (Click here) you receive a free Canon printer (here is the printer you get). Some of the cameras have an instant rebate already. The printer will show up when you add to cart.

New Sony RX1RII:
And the brand new Sony RX1RII first day sales are pretty good according to Amazon ranking (Click here). Not bad for such an expensive camera! Preorder the new RX1RII at Amazon US (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

New Sony refurbished stuff with 90 days warranty:
There is a very large Stock of Sony refurbished items sold though their Secondipity partner page on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

Lowest A7rII price:
Grey imported (1 year US warranty) Sony A7rII now sells for $2,699 on eBay US (Click here).

November 6, 2015
Posted in rumors

Zeiss is working on five more new FE lenses!



Ilovehatephoto interviewed Zeiss managers and got those interesting answers:

1) About future FE lenses:we can expect about 5 new Full-Frame E-mount lenses, including 2 to 3 new ones in 2016.
2) About macro and tilt shift lenses:We are well aware of the lack of specialty lenses in the FE-mount system and we are working on developing some for this system.
3) About the Batis backorder issue:We have to admit that we have been surprised by how popular the A7 markII series (A7II, A7rII and now the A7sII) has become over the past few months. The demand for the Batis lenses have been a lot higher than expected. We are working on this to reduce the waiting time as quickly as possible.
4) About wide angle lens development:The short flange distance between the sensor and the rear element is an engineering challenge for ultra wide-angle lenses.

Furthermore Zeiss stressed to say that their focus is on the Full Frame E-mount system and they do not plan to release any new Touit lens for the ASP-C system any time soon.

Links to all Zeiss made FE Loxia and Batis lenses:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8 FE lens at BHphoto and Adorama. In Europe at WexUK.

November 6, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7sII tests show major Black Spot issue.



You see that weird black spot on the image on top? Well, according to the new Sony A7sII that’s the Sun :(
Yes the As7II has major Black Spot issue we hope can be fixed via firmware upgrade soon. The issue has been reported by many testers:
The full-frame mirrorless monsters – Sony A7r II vs A7s II (Mirrorlessons).
Sony A7S II Review Part 1 – Major Sunspot Defect (EosHD).
sony a7sII FAIL black spot? (Nezzes on Youtube).

And here are some more A7sII tests:
The Ultimate Sony a7S II vs. a7S Test – What’s the Difference? (Cinema5D).
Sony A7S II Review After Real World Use – Tom Antos (Vimeo)
The New King of Lowlight — Sony a7SII Full-Stop Review Pt. 1 (Digital Hype on Youtube).
Sony A7Rii vs Sony A7Sii / 5 Things To Know – MichaelTheMentor (Youtube).
Deux vidéos à 409 600 ISO avec le Sony A7S II pour le prix d’une (Lesnumeriques).
Sony A7S II: primeras muestras (Quesabesde).

November 6, 2015
Posted in news

Stockholm event is for the A68. New real life pictures of the A68.



Todays Stockholm Sony surprise event is for the A68 launch. As reported by SAR in these days the E-mount stuff will likely be announced in another separate event coming sometimes between mid and end November.

Thomas Ludwig from Cosyspeed sent me those images of the A68 displayed at Salon De La Photo. He also told me he can give you a free ticket if you contact him at Chassimages also posted many photos from the Sony booth. And there is plenty of A-mount stuff to see (finally!).

And now stay tuned for the next E-mount lens and camera rumors! There could be some surprise ;)


November 6, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Understanding Focus Area on Sony Mirrorless Cameras

Low ISO printing test with the A7R II against the A7 II on Admiring Light.
55-210mm review at
A6000 and continous autofocus at
Considering Switch from Fuji X (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony RX10 II Field Test: Night shooting at the biggest fireworks show in the Southeast (Imaging Resource).
Five Handy Portrait Lighting Accessories that Make a Big Difference (WexUK).
Sony A7II + Tamron 150-600mm (SonyAlphaForum).

Jimmy:I am a Minolta and Sony camera user for many years, I enjoy to visit the sonyalpharumors every day. Here’s the video which I like to share with you, the video and photos were shot by Sony A7r, Sony 70-400mm, Sony Zeiss 135mm, and ZhongYi Speedmaster 50mm F0.95.

Matt:Here’s my latest video. Shot handheld : a7s + FE 16-35mm F4 graded w/Adobe Premiere Pro’s new color engine.

William:Hello Andrea! I am a young film maker from BC, Canada now living in London England and noticed on your sony rumours site your postings of many films shot on the a7s! I have a short that got some good attention on Vimeo (over11k) and was shot in beautiful Canadian scenery with a message on my sony a7s and a Leica 35mm Summicron lens! I wanted to leave the HD vimeo link below and if you want to use it on the site please do! The film was shot in S-log 2 and much of it even upwards of 12,000 ISO!




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