September 15, 2015
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Refurbished Sony A7s for $1899. RX100 for $319!

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The refurbished Sony A7s sells for $13899 on eBay (Click here) and Amazon US (Click here). It’s sold with 90 day warranty.

A brand new great deal is that Sony RX100 (first generation) which now sells for $319 only on eBay US (limited quantity).

Reminder: The limited quantity eBay deal will run out soon. It’s on grey imported Zeiss FE lenses but the savings are big and they come with full US seller warranty. The seller itself is Top Rated at eBay:
$190 off and 3 years US seller warranty on the Zeiss FE 55mm lens on eBay US (Click here).
$60 off and 1 years US seller warranty on the Zeiss FE 35mm lens on eBay US (Click here).

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September 15, 2015
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Official at Sony US: 14 Bit RAW coming to A7sII, A7rII and “additional” cameras. What benefits can you expect?

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After AlphaUniverse als Sony.com confirmed the news: 14 Bit uncompressed RAW files are coming to the A7sII (included right from shipment start) and A7rII (via fw upgrade). The big question now is…what kinf of improvement can we expect to achieve with the new RAW files?

The “possible” benefits lists:
– more shadow data (increased dynamic range)
– no compression of tonal differences on near high-contrast edges. No more posterization effects and improved image quality in high-contrast night scenes.
– greater processing latitude
– Less complains on SAR and other websites ;)

Possible drawback of the new 14 Bit RAW:
Of course you get much bigger files to deal with. And we have to see how fast (or slow) the Sony A7sII and A7rII processor can deal with that amount of data. And we don’t know how slow that processing will be on older cameras (A7, A6000 or so if they will ever add 14 BIT to those).

Reminder: Her eis an image from Rawdigger.com showing the posterization effect on Star Trails:

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A7rII store links:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto. In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
A7sII store links:
In USA at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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September 15, 2015
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HOT!!! Sony announces 8 new FE lenses coming til Spring 2016! 14 BIT RAW on A7sII, A7rII and other Alpha Cameras!

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This is an incredibly good day for the Sony folks! We got two great news:

  1. Sony announced that it will launch 8 new FE lenses til Spring 2016!
    So after all our source was right and Sony announced the launch of new FE lenses at IBC! Sony will unveil the detailed specs of all lenses at Photoplus (that info is coming from multiple sources). In an interview with Amateur Photographer Yoshiyuki Nogami (Sony) said: “Lens line-up expansion is very important and it is a must for Sony to do so.
  2. Sony announced Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image on the A7sII and A7rII!
    The A7sII will be shipped with built-in uncompressed 14 bit RAW in October. The A7rII will get a firmware update soon: ” uncompressed 14-Bit RAW still image capture via firmware update to additional cameras beginning with the recently introduced α7R II full-frame mirrorless model.

Damn is that a good day. Can’t wait to see if the new 14 BIT RAW will bring some visible improvement. Reviewers now will have to redo all their image quality tests. And maybe the A7rII will get an even higher score at DXO where it already is marked as best FF camera tested to date!

 

A7rII store links:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto. In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
A7sII store links:
In USA at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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September 15, 2015
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Breaking news! Sony Announces Addition of Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Still Image Capture for New α Cameras!!!!

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A7r (not new A7rII) vs D810 RAW comparison by Photographylife

Sony Alphauniverse just broke the news! Sony will add uncompressed 14-Bit RAW on the A7sII and via firmware upgrade on the A7rII and later to many more cameras. Read here:

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced user selectable Compressed and Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture will be featured in the new α7S II once it arrives in stores this October.

Additionally, they have announced plans to add user selectable compressed or uncompressed 14-Bit RAW still image capture via firmware update to additional cameras beginning with the recently introduced α7R II full-frame mirrorless model.

“The voice of our α community remains the most important guiding force of our product development plans,” said Neal Manowitz, Deputy Vice President for Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. “The addition of Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW processing is a direct result of customer feedback. Widely requested by photo and video enthusiasts, we believe the choice of RAW processing types will further elevate the performance of these extraordinary cameras.”

The α7S II and α7R II are compatible with Sony’s growing lineup of α -mount lenses, which now totals 63 different models including 12 native ‘FE’ full frame lenses. By early 2016, Sony will add an additional 8 new lenses to its FE full frame lineup, bringing the FE total to 20 lenses and the overall α -mount assortment to over 70 different models.

Wow! That’s a huge news! And as I reported yesterday the new FE lenses will be announced right before the Photoplus start in October! Expect new 24-70m GM, fast prime lens, telephoto len, 21mm FE Loxia and more.

And I can’t wait to see how much difference the 14BIT will make on my Sony A7rII! Thanks Sony for listening to your customers!

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September 15, 2015
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(SR3) Sigma 24mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens to be announced soon.

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Image on top shows the current Sigma ART E-mount lens lineup.

We just got five new Cine FE lenses from Schneider and on Tokina FE Cine lens. And it sounds like another “third party” company will launch an E-mount lens soon. But this time it’s a cheap “noraml” photography lens:

Sigma is readying a new 24mm f/2.8 DN Art lens for APS-C E-Mount. Expect higher sharpness when compared to the 30mm, about the same level of sharpness as with the 60mm. Autofocus is speedier too compared to the 30mm. Announcement will come very soon within September.

Reminder: More Sony and Zeiss FE lenses will be announced within 3-4 weeks.

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