October 8, 2015
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A7sII news: Free A7sII with the F5! Hands-on by Lok from Digitalrev.

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The Sony A7sII will ship next week according to Amazon US. And if you want the camera for free(!) well there is a way! If you buy the PMW-F5 camcorder you get the A7sII for free (See at AbelCine).

And we have two new A7sII hands-on videos:
The video on top shows Lok from Digitalrev at the Sony press conference in Hong Kong. He finds out whether the A7sII can really see in the dark!
The video below si posted by Dpreview and shows Jared Polin in the “dark room” to see how good the A7sII is in low light conditions.

Sony A7sII at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama and in Europe at WexUK. In Asia soon at Digitalrev.

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October 8, 2015
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First Sony A7 competitor the Leica SL will cost over 10.000 Euro with kit lens.

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Mirrorlessrumors reports the Leica SL with 24-90mm kit lens will cost over 10.000 Euro once it’s launched. The SL is a mirrorless Full Frame system camera with autofocus lens system. So while form a technical point of view this is indeed the first Sony A7 competitor the price will make it affordable for only a selected few.

One more thing: Canon will launch a sort of A5000 competitor within the next few days (Image and info again at Mirrolessrumors).

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October 8, 2015
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(SR5) Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 to be announced on Wednesday October 14 at 11:00 Berlin time.

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Zeiss will have two separate announcements next week!

  1. On Monday Oct 12 at 11:00 (Berlin time) they will announce the 21mm f/2.8 Loxia FE lens
  2. On Wednesday Oct 14 at 11:00 (Berlin time) they will announce the new 28mm f/1.4 Otus lens

For sure there will be no new Batis lens next week. They are still lagging behind with the current 25mm and 85mm Batis lens production.

Batis store links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.

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October 8, 2015
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New Metabones firmware improves A7rII preformance with EF Smart Adapter and Speed Booster Ultra.

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Metabones released the new EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA firmware V0.45. Download it here for Windows (Click here) and Mac (Click here).

Those are the improvements:

  • A7RII PDAF speed improvement for some wide angle, normal and medium telephoto lenses on A7RII
  • Fixed an intermittent overexposure issue on A7RII
  • Fixed an intermittent start-up issue on A7S
  • Stability improvement
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October 7, 2015
Posted in deals

Up to $500 off on refurbished Sony cameras and lenses: A7 with lens for $999.

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Sony is selling a new Stock of refurbished items though their Secondipity partner page on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). In details those are the direct links to the items listed on eBay:

FE cameras:
Sony A7s
Sony A7II with 28-70mm lens
Sony A7r
Sony A7II
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens
Sony A7

FE lenses:
FE 70-200mm
FE 24-70mm
FE 35mm
FE 24-240mm

APS-C cameras:
A6000 with two lenses
A6000 with kit lens
A5000 with kit lens

APS-C lenses:
50mm
55-210mm

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