December 8, 2014
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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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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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December 8, 2014
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(SR4) New Tamron prime lenses will resolve the new close to 50 Megapixel Sony FF sensor!

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The new 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD. Image courtesy: BHphoto.

The following rumor is from a very good Tamron source. The source shared the following very interesting info:

– Tamron is working on a new SP.2 lens line. It is made to resolve the High resolution Full Frame sensors coming from Sony. In detail Sony told Tamron that it’s “around” 46 megapixel.
– The 15-30mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens Tamron announced at Photokina is the first of the new SP.2 line. It will work fine on those new Sony 50MP FF cameras.
– Tamron is also working on the design of two prime lenses that can resolve such a resolution.

Also interesting: The source said that Sony sensor will come for both A and E-mount FF cameras. Although he could not tell me which camera will come first and when it will be released.

Note: The source is trustworthy because he shared the 15-30mm f/2.8 lens info before the announcement. Back at Photokina I didn’t post the info because it was of the many new sources with rumors I could not confirm via trusted sources.

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December 8, 2014
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Zeiss Loxia 50mm lens could remain out of Stock for months. 35mm Loxia will ship from December 12!

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Image courtesy: kakaku.

First the bad news:
Plenty of dealers contacted me to tell me that indeed Zeiss will not ship them new Stock of the 50mm Loxia any time soon. One of them even got an unofficial note saying that new Stock of lenses are likely going to ship in a few months only. Only major store having many of them in Stock is Digitalrev (Click here). So grab it there if you want to get one now.

Now the good news:
The same dealers confirmed Zeiss will ship the firts Stock of Zeiss Loxia 35mm Biogon lenses from December 12 already (Source: DC.watch)! P.S.: Japanese Loxia 35mm test at Kakaku and Kasayapa.

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 8, 2014
Posted in deals

The Sony Christmas deals roundup for Europe and Australia!

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US is pretty much the heaven if you look for some good (and many) deals. But also our EU and Australian readers can grab some nice deals. It’s just somewhat harder to find them all because there are so many countries and stores in EU :(
Anyway, Here is a short list of deals I found today:

Europe:
1) 5% off on products sold at Sony Germany (Click here) when using the coupon code “GENDAFF1214“. Excluded cameras/lenses: DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100M3, DSC-RX1R, DSC-QX10, DSC-QX30, HDR-AS20, NEX-VG900, SLT-A99V, SLT-A58, ILCA-5100, ILCA-77M2, ILCA-77M2Q, ILCE-7, ILCE-7R, ILCE-7S, ILCE-QX1, SELP28135G und SEL1635Z
2)  Up to 200£ cashback at Sony UK (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).
3) Up to 100 Euro cashback at Sony Belgium (Click here).
4) Up to 10% off on Wallimes lenses for Sony at Amazon Germany (Click here).

UPDATE: Gold Box on the A99 in Germany (Click here) , 24-70mm in Germany (Click here) and on the A77II in France (Click here).

Australia:
Save up to 46% on selected Sony A Mount lenses, and over $300 off Sony A77 II.
NB This is a strictly limited time, one off offer, and limited to existing stock and/or incoming shipment.
Sony A77 II $999 at CameraPro.
Sony 500 F4 at CameraPro.
Sony 300 2.8 at CameraPro.
Sony 70-200 F2.8 at CameraPro.
Sony 70-400 at CameraPro.
Any items which mark not as in stock, will be due into store by 12th-15th December. We strongly recommend ordering against this shipment as no further extension can be made.
Truly a once off opportunity to secure a limited range of Sony A mount lenses, and the highly spec’d A77 II Camera for an unreal price.

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