July 7, 2015
Posted in news

Good news: Sigma to ship the 24-105mm A-mount lens in late July!

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Sigma just sent this email to confirm the new A-mount 24-105mm lens will finally ship!

If you are receiving this e-mail, it is because you have previously inquired about the availability of the 24-105mm for Sony cameras. After a very long wait, I can confirm that they will finally be available this month. We are expecting to get a shipment of them next week that will fulfill over 70% of our backorders. Hopefully the rest will be fulfilled within the month.

Thanks Stu!

Lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here) .

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July 7, 2015
Posted in news

Capture One 8.3.1 released. Adds support for the new A7rII and RX cameras.

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Capture One 8.3.1 now supports the new Sony cameras. Download at phaseone.com/en/Imaging-Software/Capture-One.aspx. Release notes here (pdf file).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 6, 2015
Posted in deals

Metal Lens Hoods for Sony/Zeiss 24mm, 35mm and 55mm E-mount from Fotodiox.

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Our reader Craig spotted those new Fotodiox Lens Hoods for E-mount lenses:
24mm, 35mm and 55mm: BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).
Special for 55mm lens only: BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 6, 2015
Posted in reviews

First Sony A7rII ISO 25600 image sample.

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ISO 25600

The Chinese site Pconline posted the very first High ISO image samples taken with the brand new A7rII. Those are still not full size image samples. Click on them to see a little bigger version!


ISO 12800

Thanks Marc for sharing the link!

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 6, 2015
Posted in reviews

This is how the Zeiss Batis OLED screens shines in the dark :)

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Bon L posted that video on his Facebook page. It shows the Zeiss Batis OLED lens screen in the dark. Oh yes it’s that strong you can almost use it as a lamp :)

More Batis news:

Steve Huff posted that Batis hands-on video:

Updated post with new Batis lens pictures at 3Dkraft. 85mm Batis image samples at Diglloyd. And SAR reader Albert Dros (Click here) posted the Batis 25mm review:

So there you have it, the new Batis. A beautiful lens that without a doubt will sell very well. It’s beautifully designed both inside and outside. It’s tack sharp wide open from corner to corner, suffers from little distortion (without lens profiles for LR) and little CA.
Do I need this lens? Not really. My 16-35 is on my A7II 90% of the time and is great for all of my landscape work and offers a great range. I did fall in love with this Batis lens though. It just makes such a great package in combination with the A7II and is just so extremely sharp. I will miss the display on top of my lenses as I was already automatically looking at the top of my 16-35 lens when it was back on my A7II. I like to get creative and from that point this lens is also a great tool. I love primes and I would probably buy this lens in the future. I’m very interested to see how it performs on the new A7RII but it will most probably shine at it’s best on that body.


– Left: Zeiss 16-35 f4, middle: Zeiss Batis 25mm, right:  Zeiss 55mm f1.8 – (Image courtesy: Albert Dros)

 

Preorder 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.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

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