November 3, 2015
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(SR3) First rumors about the upcoming new f/2.8 FE zoom lenses!

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Image on top shows the 70-200mm f/2.8 A-mount zoom. A new E-mount version could come soon.

Three different sources sent me messages during the last couple of days saying that Sony is preparing the launch of the very first f/2.8 FE zoom. I am still not 100% sure about the specs and release date but so far I have been told:

1) Current FE zooms will get “updated” to be faster (f/2.8) and also of higher optical quality
2) One of those should be the 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens. Reminder:Sony registered a new 24-70mm FE GM lens (SAR article here).
3) Announcement is likely to happen some time AFTER the Sony A68 announcement (scheduled for November 5th).

It is also unclear if Sony will announce those lenses for real or just on an updated roadmap with a real lens release in 2016.

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November 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

New AquaTech underwather housing for A7 cameras. New A7rII and A7sII tests.

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AquaTech (info here) released a new underwater housing for both the A7/A7r/A7s and the newer A7II/A7rII/A7sII cameras. The housing will ship on December 1.

And here are some new A7rII and A7sII tests:

A quick overview of the A7II and a Leica 50mm Summilux (Jorge Torralba).
A7rII review By Adrian C. Murray.
Japanese A7rII review at Procameraman.
Sony A7s Mk II review at ThePhoBlographer.
Some helpful tips for new owners of the A7RII who have just switched over from the old style DSLR’s (Jorge Torralba).

Daniel:My a7SII + Loxia 35 arrived. Decided to make a short about my coffee brewing process to test drive along with some new grading software. I’m a former a7S user and really appreciate the enhancements in the mark II as well as the addition of the Loxia. Its a nearly flawless combo. https://vimeo.com/144077089

Joel: “I recently wrote an article about the A7R II/A7 system that I think both you and your readers will enjoy. From my perspective as a working pro, it’s about a rare “Wow!” moment when first looking at images out of the A7RII from an aerial shoot in Kauai. It sealed the deal for me and after almost 30 years of SLR/DSLRs as my main system, now it’s Sony mirrorless. Even if you don’t have time to read the article- take a look at the images! They’re all captioned.

Arty:We have shot a short halloween theme film – in case you may be interested, here is a link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krYnpBKZnJk Shot on A7RII, Ronin m, Canon glass

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November 3, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…(Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Review by Darren Miles)

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Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Review

The Tokina 100mm T2.9 Macro Telephoto Lens now comes for E-mount (Mirrorlessrumors).
Samyang 21mm f/1.4 lens reviews at Lenswork.
New Voigtländer 1.7/35 tried on Alpha 7 (Phillip Reeve).
44 Tips to Improve Your Photography (Explora).
Dynamic Range Photography Explained (Adorama).
7 Years ago – The Sony A200 (SonyAlphaForum).
How To Clean your Camera Sensor (SonyAlphaCameras).
A 90 year old photo, taken with a “selfie stick”! (TheNakedCamera).
Sony RX100 IV Review: An ultra-portable but somewhat pricey powerhouse pocket camera (Imaging Resource).
Sony A7R II VS Panasonic GH4 (S-log 2 VS V-Log) Which one is better? (SonyAlphaCameras).
actress headshots – A7Rii, 90 Macro & Canon 85Lii and 135L (SonyAlphaForum).

Jose:Libec is looking for still photographers with experience inside events, news, interviews, sports, and/or weddings. Libec is building a focus group to meet for 30 minutes or so on 11/23 and 11/24. Tentatively the meeting location will be held at the Libec office in Torrance, CA.
For more details, please contact Libec at info@libecsales.com with subject Focus Group Candidate, thanks.

 

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November 2, 2015
Posted in deals

We have the first Black Friday deals at Amazon US ($170 off on the A6000).

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Well, it’s started! The very first (and very early) Black Friday deals have been launched by Amazon US (Click here to check them out). Among them we have a new $170 off on the A6000. And the different kit version are selling so well that they are all on top of the Mirrorless camera sales ranking (Click here).

UPDATE: Also BHphoto (Click here) has the same deal and also added some free stuff on top of it.

Hasselblad E-mount lens deals:
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.

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).

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November 2, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Is the Sony A6xxx finally going to be announced soon?

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By end of this week (probably Thursday) Sony will announce the new Sony A68. But two trusted sources just gave me some hints about a possible second announcement from Sony.

Trusted source 1:
He told me there is a major Sony invitation for an event around mid November. Usually that kind of invitations are made for a product launch. And he doesn’t belive that’s for the A68.

Trusted source 2:
Sony told us an A6000 successor is about to be announced soon. And  it will ship already by end December or early January.

After a major delay we may finally see the A6xxx at last?

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