June 3, 2015
Posted in rumors

Lovely fake rumor: A-E mount hybrid from Zeiss :)

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Sometimes I admire fake rumor creators for their fantasy. So let’s award that guy who wrote he is a Zeiss manager and shared details about that Zeiss cameras:

Recently, we have acquired a new sony model. The buttons and badges were stripped off. The guts were removed as well. Now, but what I did notice was this particular body was a little bit larger than the A7ii and did seem pretty look pretty identical. The thing that stuck out the most was the new mount. I notice it had a new shape and testing out some lenses, it was surprisingly able to fit both A and E mount lenses! This could be the A7 series older brother.”

LOL!

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June 2, 2015
Posted in rumors

Leica will launch a RX1 competitor on June 11.

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According to MirrorlessRumors Leica will launch the very first Sony RX1 competitor on June 11. It looks like a more compact Leica Monochrome. Has an 28mm Summilux f/1.7 lens, built-in EVF and image stabilization.

Of course the Leica will be very expensive compared to the RX1. Sony certainly has nothing to “fear” from Leica. I guess what is killing the RX1 sales is their own A7 series that offers much more versatility in a not too much bigger package. The RX2 if it ever comes has to bring some clear technological highlight like the curved sensor we saw on so many patents.

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June 2, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Sony IBIS vs No IBIS Test Using the Sony a7ii and a7S

A7+Voigtländer 15mm UWA + a cheap Helicoid adapter to capture small details (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony 28mm review at ThePhoBlographer.
India Digital Camera market registered an annual shipments of 1.62 million units in CY 2014. Advanced Digital Camera recorded a substantial triple digit growth (6Wresearch).
SONY Fisheye converter SEL057FEC (Yodobashi).
The Orlando Eye at Night HD Time-Lapse (A7s video on youtube).

Mopswerk:As I saw the announcement about the over the top Price Tag of the new to be released Trioplan (at 1500 you’d easily get some other photo gear … :) ), I thought I had to post one taken with my old 50ies Trioplan: SonyAlphaForum.

James Ng‎:User review of a highend Sony Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/1.4 http://lbk.com.sg/…/…/344/sel35f14z-review-first-impressions. Join workshop, outing and gathering with us
http://lbk.com.sg/forum/events…

Amit:A music video I created once upon a time with the Sony A55: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcmFaT-mLM8

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June 1, 2015
Posted in deals

Back in Stock for $777: Grey imported and 3 year warranty 55mm FE lens.

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DxO still lists the 55mm FE Zeiss as the best autofocus lens on the market. And if you want to save $223 on it than you may consider to purchase it as Grey Imported but with full 3 year US seller warranty at GetDigital on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: I am curious to see if the new Batis 85mm lens will match or even surpass the 55mm FE performance.

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