November 21, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Gift.of.Light on SonyAlphaForum.
2-8 “Spirit of Japan”
A7 + FE 70-200/4

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2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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November 21, 2015
Posted in deals

A rare image: De Oude 50mm f/0,75 lens on the Sony A7r.


This is a very rare image of a Sony A7r with an E-mount modified De Oude 50mm f/0,75 lens. More images can be seen on the eBay auction of the lens (Click here).

That said I think f/0,75 lenses are pretty unusable. It’s almost impossible to have a decent sharp image at that speed! I would be happy if Sony would give us some more f/1.4 FE primes instead.

November 21, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…(Win a Batis or Loxia lens at Zeissimages contest).


Sony A7 Mark II Tips

Win a new BATIS, LOXIA or other Zeiss lens at Zeissimages contest!
The A7rII is the camera of the year for Trustedreviews.
The Sony A-mount gear by Jack Devant (SonyAlphaForum).
A test of the A7Sii in french (with graph and pictures) at Lesnumeriques.

Benjamin:I’ve just tested one of the first available custom Play Memories Apps on my A7II. It’s still a beta, but seems to work as advertised. See

Rasch: I invite you to test the new Zeiss Milvus:

Firoz Ahmad‎: “I will walk …” clips shot completely handheld with a7s in Slog2 picture profile with a Zeiss prime lens 55mm at Lucknow in India. Color graded in Magic Bullet Suite 12.
I was on my way to photo shoot and just dropped in a centre of differently-abled for twenty minutes and shot few clips and images of an inspiring differently abled girl. I hope that she sees herself open to endless possibilities in the future.

Bernie Aniciete:Lyrics NSFW. Music video filmed with A7s.

Sony Europe deals:
Aktion: 15% Rabatt auf Original Zubehör und bis zu 50 EUR Sofortrabatt auf Objektive (Amazon Germany).
Bis zu 50 EUR Sofortrabatt auf den Kaufpreis beim Kauf einer ausgewählten Sony Kamera (Amazon Germany).
Gratis Halterung für Sony Alpha 7R (nur Gehäuse) (Amazon Germany).
Up to £200 cashback on a selected Sony Digital Imaging selection (Amazon UK).
Offre de remboursement Sony : Jusqu’à 100€ remboursés sur une sélection de produits Photo (Amazon France).

November 20, 2015
Posted in deals

Pre Black Friday deals at BH: 20% off on Battery grip for all Sony FE cameras and the A77II.


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We have the first “Pre Friday Deals”:

Vello is offering a 20% discount on Sony battery grips:
Battery grip for Sony A7II-A7rII-A7sII (Click here).
Battery grip for Sony A7-A7r-A7s (Click here).
Battery grip for Sony A77-A77II (Click here).

New low price on those A-mount Sigma lenses:
50mm f/1.4 ART for $849 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).
50mm f/1.4 ART for $1,149 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

$30 off on Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 E-mount lenses at BHphoto (Click here).

Sandisk instant savings at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Plenty of special photography accessory deals are listed on that BHphoto page (Click here).

Sony A6000 superbundle deal at BestBuy (Click here).

Hasselblad is stepping out of the Sony “luxury-clone” business. And it’s selling out their stuff for a really great price:
$8500 off on the Hasselblad HV kit at BHphoto (Click here). The kit costs now $500 less than the equivalent Sony A99Zeiss 24-70mm combo!
16-70mm Zeiss lens for $699 at BHphoto (Click here).
Hasselblad 18-200mm E-mount lens sells for $499 only (Click here). $350 less than the Sony version.
Hasselblad 16mm E-mount lens costs $100 less than the Sony version.

Open Box deals with 1 year Sony US warranty):
$500 off on the Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM at Samys (Click here).
$400 on the Open Box A7rII sold by OneCall (Click here)
$300 off on the Open Box A7II sold by OneCall (Click here)
$200 off on the Sony A7II with kit lens at Samys (Click here).
$170 off on the Sony A7II at Samys (Click here).
$150 off on the Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* FE at Samys (Click here).
$150 off on the Sony FE 24-240mm at Samys (Click here).
$130 off on the Sony 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS at Samys (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm FE at Samys (Click here).

November 20, 2015
Posted in reviews

Sony E PZ 18-105mm gets tested at DxO: “good center sharpness throughout the whole zoom range”



DxOmark (Click here) tested the Sony PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS E-mount lens. And the surprise is that it is as good as the Zeiss 16-70mm lens:

It might not have the Zeiss badge, but the Sony E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS has good center sharpness throughout the whole zoom range, and that includes the initial aperture where zooms like this are usually poor, and particularly so at the longer end of the range. The downside is that it’s not as well corrected in other areas as the Sony Zeiss E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS, with which it is often compared. It still wouldn’t be an easy choice, even taking into account the $400 premium for the Zeiss. However the longer reach of the Sony is attractive, and for video users especially, the power zoom option may just swing it.

Find the lens on Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.


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