November 26, 2013
Posted in deals

UPDATED: A7-A7r in Stock in Canada! New 70-200mm II lens in Stock at Bhphoto. Sony A7-A7r in Stock via Japanese resellers.

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UPDATE: Just got notified via Dealsrunner that the A7 (Click here), A7 kit (Click here) and A7r (Click here) are in Stock at Sony Canada!

The new Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM II Lens A-mount lens is for the first time in Stock in USA via BHphoto (Click here). Also the A7r (Click here) and A7 (Click here) are in Stock at Amazon US but…via Japanese resellers! So better wait a couple of days to get it via Amazon itself anyway.

A list of great E-mount lens deals can be seen at BHphoto (Click here). And they are also the first store having the Zeiss FE 35mm lens in Stock (Click here). Same E-mount savings also at Amazon (Click here).

All Black Friday links are here:: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Bestbuy (Click here) and eBay (Click here).

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Reminder of all current deals:
1) SLT deals:
Sony A77 got an ulterior $100 price drop (and up to $300 on kit versions) at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (with free extras) and Adorama (Click here).
Sony A65 also $100 off at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (with free extras) and Adorama (Click here).
Sony A58 also $100 off at Amazon (Click here), Bhphoto (with free extras) and Adorama (Click here).
2) Rokinon Lenses:
$100 off on the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens for A- and E-mount at BuyDig on eBay (Click here)
$100 off on the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus Lens at Adorama on eBay (Click here)
3) New A99 kit discounts at Adorama (Click here).
4) Up to $200 off on Sony and Zeiss A- and E-mount lenses at Amazon (Click here to see the list!).
5) Up to $200 off on Sigma A-mount lenses at Amazon US (Click here).
6) 4% Back In Reward on many Cameras at Amazon US (Click here to see the list).
7) Save up to $150 on Select Sony NEX Compact System Cameras at Amazon US (Click here).
8) $50 off on the A3000 at Amazon US (Click here).
9) Save up to $100 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras at Amazon US (Click here).

 

November 26, 2013
Posted in news

Sony A7r camera of the year at Popphoto. Leica Boss says Sony is the new Leica.

Image courtesy: Popphoto

Popphoto (Click here) chose the Sony A7r as camera of the year 2013:

The Sony Alpha 7R represents not only the most substantial refinement of the interchangeable-lens compact (ILC) camera to date, but also a redefinition of the entire concept of the high-end system camera. The camera that best refined or redefined photography in 2013? Unquestionably, it is the diminutive (but full-frame) high-resolution Sony Alpha 7R.

So, is Sony the new Leica? LeicaBoss (Click here) writes:

The reality is that Leica is now a luxury brand, inaccessible to most photographers and impractical for still more. The real Leica Bosses had to find a niche that works for the brand. This focus is simply different than when they started out. The first 35mm cameras and lenses were a revolution and Leica was carrying the flag.
So now Sony is carrying the flag for the original vision of Oskar Barnack – and the release of the A7 and A7r represent a great milestone in this pursuit. BOOM.

Well done Sony! Cannot wait to see what you will bring us in 2014! :)

Specs and Preorders in US and Canada:
Dedicated Sony announcement page at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony RX10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 24-70mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 35mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 55mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
70-200mm A-mount at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony A to E adapter with mirror at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
A7/A7r leather case at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
A7/A7r vertical grip at Amazon, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony W Series Battery Charger at Amazon, BHphoto.
Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe at BHphoto.
Semi-Hard LCD Screen Protector for A7-A7r at Amazon, BHphoto.

Specs and Preorders in Europe:
Sony A7r body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PTWexUK, WexDE.
Sony A7 body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit Sony  DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE.
Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,
Zeiss 55mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT
Zeiss 24-70mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT
Sony G 28-70mm lens at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO.

Asia:
A7r at Digitalrev.
A7 at Digitalrev, Amazon Cina.
A7 with 28-70mm lens at Digitalrev.

November 26, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Hasselblad and Sony to make a joint sensor announcement?

The last couple of months I got three mails from three different anonymous sources sharing the same info. The Hasselbad-Sony collaboration is going beyond the simple “luxuruzation” fo Sony products…read Hasselblad Lunar (Click here) and Hasselblad Stellar (Click here).

According to these sources Hasselblad and Sony developed a brand new sensor and they will show this sensor sometimes in early 2014. I can give you one important info about it:

Every single pixel can have a different shutter time! This means the sensor allows a dramatic increase of the dynamic range. What sources didn’t tell me is how exactly this works and if the sensor is going to be first used by Hasselblads new medium format camera or by a new generation of FF sensors. Anyhow, its great news to see that Hasselblad is working on some exciting new tech with Sony!

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

November 25, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony A7 and A7r now in Stock in major EU stores (And still crazy low prices in France)

In Europe the A7 and A7r are now in Stock in many non Sony Stores (like Amazon.de or WexPhotographic). Still the best price ever is the A7 kit at Amazon France (Click here) for 280 Euro less than other EU prices!

Check out all these links to see the availability and prices:
Sony A7r body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PTWexUK, WexDE.
Sony A7 body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit Sony  DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE.
Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,
Zeiss 55mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT
Zeiss 24-70mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT
Sony G 28-70mm lens at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO.

November 25, 2013
Posted in deals

The Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens is for the first time in Stock in US via BHphoto!

The Zeiss 35mm FE lens is in Stock right now at BHphoto (Click here). This lens like the A7-A7r camera was officially expectd to ship from December 1.

Check out these links to see when the A7-A7r and FE lenses are supposed to ship:
Dedicated Sony announcement page at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. TheCameraStore Canada.
Sony RX10 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 24-70mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 35mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Zeiss 55mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
70-200mm A-mount at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony A to E adapter with mirror at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
A7/A7r leather case at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
A7/A7r vertical grip at Amazon, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.
Sony W Series Battery Charger at Amazon, BHphoto.
Sony FA-CS1M Off-Camera Shoe at BHphoto.
Semi-Hard LCD Screen Protector for A7-A7r at Amazon, BHphoto.

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