December 9, 2014
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How Sony can win the PRO battle (Diglloyd and Soundimagesplus).

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Sony’s goal for 2015.

Sony still has a long way to go to win the Full Frame battle against Nikon and Canon. And if Sony engineers are reading this they may check out these two articles to learn what should be done:

Sony, Fix These Things and Win (Diglloyd)
The SONY FE MIRRORLESS SYSTEM – Getting There For Professionals? (Soundimagesplus).

I agree on 99% of what these two guys wrote :)

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December 9, 2014
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Zeiss “tweets” that there is no delay on Loxia 50mm shipment. It’s out of Stock because of the high demand!

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Carl Zeiss posted that tweet to deny that the Loxia 50mm lens could be out of Stock for the next months. And on Facebook Zeiss writes:

There are rumors out there stating that our Loxia 2/50 will be out of stock for months. Let us state that this is not true! While it is out of stock with some dealers at the moment due to high demand, we are constantly producing new batches and shipping them to distributors and dealers. So please, don’t worry!

Fact is that no EU and US stores has them in Stock now (and they were supposed to be in Stock back in October). So let’s hope the lens will indeed ship soon as promised by Zeiss. By the way, Thanks Zeiss for officially giving us an answer!

Zeiss Loxia preorders:
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro, Digitalrev.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.

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December 9, 2014
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New Sigma patents for APS-C E-mount (18-55mm f/2.8, 18-70mm f/4.0, 18-200mm travel lens, 70-200mm f/4.9-6.0)

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70-200/4.9-6 mirroless APS-C

These are five new Sigma zooms for APS-C mirrorless system (Source: Egami). From all those lenses I hope to get the 18-55mm f/2.8 zoom. It’s a lens that’s highly missing in the E-mount range!

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December 8, 2014
Posted in reviews

Gary Fong unboxes the A7II. And new A7II tests.

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Gary Fong unboxed and tested the new A7II.

Sony a7II First Impressions + Sample Photos at ChipChick.
First impressions at ThePhoBlographer.
A7II Studio Shot comparison at Dpreview.
Henry’s Canada is also doing a hands on demo w/the camera on Fri Dec 12th.
Full review at Mobile01.

USA/Canada preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia preorders:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia and Amazon Japan.

http://www.mobile01.com/userinfo.php?id=1465684
A7II vs A7 by Mobile01.

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December 8, 2014
Posted in deals

There is another “new” camera shipping on Dec 16: White A6000 :)

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A6000

The newly launched White A6000 with ship on December 16 at Amazon US (Click here). And do not forget the big superdeal: Sony A6000 with two(!) lenses, free 16GB SD card, free bag, free $50 gift card for $748 at BHphoto (Click here).One more note: The A6000 is not discontinued as reported by Sony Australia. I guess that’s just an error on their site!

Current Sony US deals:

A-E mount cameras:
$400 off on the Sony A5100 with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
$2,300 discount on the Hasselblad Stellar on sale at BHphoto (Click here)
A6000 double lens kit with free $50 Visa gift card and LR5 for $748 on eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens, LR5 and 64GB SD card for $598 on eBay (Click here).
A5000 with kit lens, LR5 and 16GB SD card for $298 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished NEX-5t double lens kit for $399 on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A7 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Free card and bag ($200 value) with all A7/r/s cameras sold at SonyStore.
$300 off on the Sony A77II with grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.
$600 off on the Sony A77II with lens and grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.

E-mount lenses:
$150 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm 1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 5omm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for E-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for A-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

Sigma A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the Sigma 70-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, and BHphoto.
$25 off ont he Sigma 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sigma 150-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Sigma 50-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 18-250mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 10-20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.

 

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