June 26, 2014
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Competition news: Nikon D810 features Sony 36MP sensor.

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This is likely one of the most unexciting camera updates ever. Nikon announced the new D810 (specs at Amazon) which features the Sony 36MP sensor and brings only very minor improvements over the D800 (electronic first curtain and so on). The news that matter for us are:

1) There is no new Sony FF sensor in use with the camera. This is the same A7r sensor. Don’t know if that means that Nikon has no exclusivity on new Sony sensors anymore…
2) This may be a chance for Sony to close the gap with their new A-mount FF that could be announced at Photokina in September.

It will be far more intersting to se what Canon is up with their new FF sensor tech. Going to be an exciting rumor summer :)

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June 25, 2014
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Sony Tidbits…

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Stunning Aerial Video of Spring Flooding in Alberta Shot with a Drone-Mounted NEX-5N (via PetaPixel).

Having a blast with the Sony A7s (Steve Huff).
Sony A7s test at Kasayapa (google translation).
Sony Action Cam Blog! Comeback at http://sonyactioncam2.blogspot.com/
A7s test at Cnet Japan.
Review: Sony RX100 Mark III Top-of-the-Range Compact Camera (Digitalversus).
Sony AX100 review at Camcorders.Reviewed.
video comparing the RX10 and the FZ1000 at Cameras.reviewed.
Mirrorless Cameras for Professional Work: Where they prevail & where they fail (Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews).
Sony A7 vertical grip review at SonyAlphaLab.

Nick:Actually not a rumor, I did somewhat of a comparsion between the Mark III and the new Mark IV Metabones Canon EF to NEX Adapter. You will find it here:
http://www.iso72.de/metabones-sony-nex-smart-adapter-mark-iv-vs-mark-iii-sealed-comparsionreview/

Chiek:I just let us know GX680 modification project is Done. http://chiek.co.kr/6807 image https://imageshack.com/a/zViz/1

Jason:A crazy guy shoot amazing milky way photos with RX100M3, great unboxing article in Chinese – http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=545&t=3960833

Carlo:Thierry Weber from Breew. His Talk is gonna to be about Drones’ history, rules, laws & procedures. And most importantly, how to use them to take beautiful pictures and videos. He’ll share his tips and the luckiest of us will have the chance to control one for a quick flight! http://www.swisstechtalks.com/events/drones-video-mariage-parfait/?l=L1

Jörg:I wrote a german review about the Sony A7r with the Zeiss Distagon 18mm F3.5 – which is a really great kombo! It’s now one of my favourite lenses and a great choice for the A7r. http://www.cetus-a.de/blog/2014/5/sony-a7r-und-zeiss-18mm-f3-5-zf2-das-dreamteam

Luke:Just received my RX100iii from Amazon yesterday and went out and filmed some of my friends working, and then having dinner. I must say that I am very happy with the new additions . I have a first version of the camera that I use at my work and while I liked it was never overwhelmed by it. The new XAVCs codec is awesome, and I am kind of disappointed this was not included in the flagship A7R and is only now coming out with the A7S. The popup viewfinder and ND filter put this camera over the top. https://vimeo.com/99033121

 

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June 25, 2014
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The A and E-mount US deals reminder.

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These are the USA savings on current A and E-mount lenses:

E-mount lenses:
$200 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 18-200mm OSS PZ at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.

A-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT 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 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G II at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 300mm f/2.8 G II at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

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June 25, 2014
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(SR2) A-mount rumors: New 135mm Zeiss shipping early 2015. New 85mm Zeiss coming too?

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A99 with the Zeiss 135mm lens (Courtesy of Adalbert).

Two weeks ago I told you how the current Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount lens would get replaced at Photokina. The new version is said to have the same optical design but it will be upgraded with the “SSM” focusing mechanism. According to a source from the French site Chassimages the new Zeiss will ship in early 2015 (has 77mm filter diameter and weights 1050g). The source said that also the current 85mm f/1.4 A-mount lens will get a similar update later.

Both current Zeiss lenses got a $100 discount in US:
$100 off on the Zeiss 135mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.


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June 24, 2014
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Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 now shipping! Here is your delivery date info.

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Zyopticlens (aka Mitakon) started to ship the new Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount lens you can buy on eBay (Click here).

This is the shipping schedule based on the manufacturer’s delivery schedule:

Customer who purchases from MX Camera.com:

Order Number: Estimed Delivery Date:
No. 380 ~395 20June to 23June
No. 396 ~410 23June to 26June
No. 411 ~430 26June to 28June
No. 431 ~450 30June to 3July
No. 451 ~480 3 July to 8July
No. 481+ 9 July to 16 July (or Before)

Customer who purchases from E-bay US.COM:

Order Number: Estimed Delivery Date:
No. 12650 ~12660 20June to 23June
No. 12661 ~12670 23June to 28June
No. 12671 ~12690 29June to 5July
No. 12691 ~12710 6 July to 12 July
No. 12711 ~12780 13 July to 19July
No. 12781+ 20 July or Before
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