October 7, 2015
Posted in deals

Up to $500 off on refurbished Sony cameras and lenses: A7 with lens for $999.


Sony is selling a new Stock of refurbished items though their Secondipity partner page on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). In details those are the direct links to the items listed on eBay:

FE cameras:
Sony A7s
Sony A7II with 28-70mm lens
Sony A7r
Sony A7II
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens
Sony A7

FE lenses:
FE 70-200mm
FE 24-70mm
FE 35mm
FE 24-240mm

APS-C cameras:
A6000 with two lenses
A6000 with kit lens
A5000 with kit lens

APS-C lenses:

October 7, 2015
Posted in news

The Sony A7rII is the product of the year at Dpreview!


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DPReview just issued the 2015 Awards. And the best product of the year is the Sony A7rII:

The Sony’s combination of image quality, video capability and autofocus performance come together to make it our camera of the year. The camera’s sheer capability: a 42MP sensor that performs well in high contrast or low light situations, built-in image stabilization, 4K video with internal recording, is hugely impressive. But add to this the ability to sensibly use other brands’ lenses and the a7R II becomes a significant camera far beyond the market for this particular high-end model: it could be the sign of things to come.

And the best zoom compact camera is the RX100m4:

The RX100 series has redefined what’s possible with a pocket camera and the Mark IV has pushed that capability even further. Sony’s latest Stacked CMOS sensor adds high speed capabilities (plus improved autofocus) and, when combined with the higher-res viewfinder, results in the best RX100 yet. Which is to say, the best pocket compact yet.

Well done Sony!

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.

RX100m4 cameras store links:
In USA at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

October 7, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) New RX1 successor could have popup EVF and 42MP sensor.


A photoshopped RX2 image …no big deal :)

A source just shared this:

The next generation of SONY RX1 or RX1R (not sure which name is correct) will have a pop up EVF same as RX100 IV. And it will use the same sensor as A7R II, the 42M BSI. Size and the shape is similar as the current one.

I guess there will be no more a “R” version as the A7rII sensor already has no anti aliasing filter. This could become a nice street camera for those who want the A7rII power in a more compact size. Just to display the difference here is the exact size comparison:

Source: Camerasize.

Yep I think that RX2 would make a lot of sense!

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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October 7, 2015
Posted in reviews

Hasselblad HV first impression review by Cameras.Reviewed.


Reviewed.com is the first site posting a first impression review of the Hasselblad HV A-mount FF camera . And they like this camera more than the previous Hasselblad Lunar and Stellar Sony camera clones:

The grip, for instance, is coated with a lovely soft-touch material that’s stamped with the iconic Hasselblad “H” to give it texture. It’s a tiny little touch, but shows the care the designers used in crafting the exterior appearance. he top plate of the camera is made from machined aluminum, which Hasselblad claims has “far more qualities” than the magnesium alloy typically used in modern DSLRs. Among those qualities: corrosion resistance, toughness, and durability. Hasselblad has also coated the body with a PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating that it claims is second only to diamond in terms of hardness.

What I didn’t know is that Hasselblad produced only 100 of those cameras. One of them is owned by David Beckham (Source: DailyMail UK). And thanks to a massive $7,999 price drop you can buy on of the other 99 cameras on eBay (Click here) and at BHphoto (Click here) for a more “affordable” $3,999 price.

October 7, 2015
Posted in deals

Gold Box: Sony SEL-18200 at Amazon Germany.



The 18-200mm Emount lens is on Gold Box at Amazon Germany (Click here). Oly “Minor” stuff on Gold Box at Amazon US today.


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