October 6, 2015
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$310 off on the Zeiss FE 24-70mm grey imported and US warranty lens.

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You save $310 on the grey imported and 3 year US seller warranty FE 24-70mm Zeiss lens sold by GetDigital on eBay (Click here).
They also have some more grey imported E-mount cameras and lenses with 1 or 3 year US seller warranty:

Sony A7s for $1,849 on eBay (Click here)
Zeiss FE 55mm for $714 on eBay (Click here)
Zeiss FE 35mm for $639 on eBay (Click here)
Zeiss 16-70mm for $689 on eBay (Click here)
Sony 10-18mm for $618 on eBay (Click here)
Sony 50mm for $247 on eBay (Click here)
Sony 35mm for $369 on eBay (Click here)

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October 6, 2015
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A7rII news: The White House is using the Sony! Dpreview publishes the A7RII dynamic range analysis.

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Not only we hobbyist on SAR purchased the new Sony A7rII :) The White House is using the Sony for their official pictures! Check out the EXIF on Flickr.

And here are two more A7rII news:

Dpreview published the A7rII Dynamic range test and writes:

When comparing against the Nikon D810, the differences between the two cameras are subtle. The difference between the Sony and the Canon EOS 5DS is much easier to illustrate.

ThePhoBlographer posted a High megapixel camera comparison between the Canon 5Ds, Nikon D810 and Sony A7rII:

Sony is very close to catching up with all that Canon and Nikon can do; but it’s still not totally there. In many ways, they’re far ahead of what Canon and Nikon are capable of–and those ways appeal most to the non-professional photographers. For working pros in the wedding and photojournalism world that need TTL flash and more lens selections; we’re going to need to wait.

A7rII store list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK and ParkCameras.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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October 6, 2015
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(SR5) Zeiss Loxia FE 21mm f/2.8 will be announced on Monday (Oct 12) at 11:00 Berlin time!

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And now we are close: Highly Trusted sources told us Zeiss will announce the new Loxia 21mm f/2.8 Full Frame E-mount lens on Monday Oct 12 at 11:00 Berlin time! I have no info on the price yet but the lens has a Biogon design just like the ZM T* 2,8/21 version.

As usual you can follow the announcement live blogging on SAR! And keep in mind Sony will announce many more new FE lenses the week after the Zeiss announcement!

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October 6, 2015
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Lightroom 2015.2 adds Sony A7sII support and lens profiles for many third party lenses.

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Adobe just updated Lightroom which now added full support for the new Sony A7sII. The A7sII is the first Sony camera with 14 Bit uncompressed RAW and will ship starting from next week.

Another good Adobe news is that they added Lens Profiles for many third party lenses many SAR readers here do own:

– Canon FD 28 mm f/2.8
– Canon FD 50 mm f/1.4
– Canon FD 135 mm f/2.5 S.C.
– Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 45 mm f/2.8 (Contax 645)
– Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 35 mm f/3.5 (Contax 645)
– Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 55 mm f/1.8 (M42)
– Fujifilm Fujinon 50 mm f/1.4 (M42)
– Fujifilm Fujinon 55 mm f/1.8 (M42)
– Minolta MC Rokkor 58 mm f/1.2
– Minolta MC Rokkor -PF 55 mm f/1.7
– Minolta MC Rokkor -X PG 50 mm f/1.4
– Minolta MC Tele Rokkor -PE 200 mm f/4.5
– Minolta MC W.Rokkor -HG 35 mm f/2.8
– Minolta MD 50 mm f/2
– Minolta MD Celtic 135 mm f/3.5
– Minolta MD Rokkor -X 45 mm f/2
– Minolta MD Rokkor -X 50 mm f/1.7
– Minolta MD W.Rokkor -X 28 mm f/2.8
– Minolta MD W.Rokkor -X 28 mm f/2.8
– Nikon Nikkor 24 mm f/2.8 AI
– Nikon Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4 AIS
– Nikon Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8 AI
– Nikon Nikkor-H Auto 50 mm f/2
– Nikon Nikkor-P.C Auto 105 mm f/2.5 AI
– Nikon Nikkor-S.C Auto 50 mm f/1.4
– Nikon Nikkor-UD Auto 20 mm f/3.5 AI

Cool!

Lightroom CC at Adobe (Click here).
Lightroom 6 at Adobe (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

found via Mirrorlessrumors.com

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October 6, 2015
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Zeiss Vicepresident: ” Full Frame is the future” and “Sony was surprised by E-mount success”

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FDtimes published a PDF document containing an interview with Zeiss Vicepresident Winfried Scherle. Here are a couple of interesting tidbits:

1) Full Frame is the future:
I’m convinced that in the near future the relevant innovations and improvements will be made with Full Frame sensors. With the huge number of FF still picture cameras being sold, these sensors will be available for attractive prices. Canon started with the 5D MKII and was, according to my understanding, surprised that the community used the still camera for motion pictures. Sony has the a7RII and a7S which is dedicated for motion pictures. I’m convinced we’ll see more and more cine cameras with Full Format sensors.

2) About the lens strategy with Sony:
We have regular strategy meetings with Sony where we discuss roadmaps and so on but please understand that we can’t disclose further details.

3) About E-mount:
I think they were surprised about the success when they introduced the first mirrorless cameras in an environment that was dominated by DSLRs. So the E-mount market and mirrorless cameras have been a really disruptive technology. It started to be very popular in Japan but now it’s spreading around the world. And it’s getting even more relevant with the a7 series Full Format cameras. We are convinced that this will also drive the motion picture industry.

It’s very clear how Zeiss is focused on Full Frame E-mount lens development. I don’t think we will ever see a new Zeiss Touit APSC lens launch anymore!

For European readers: Gold Box deal on the Sony RX1R at Amazon Germany (Click here).

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