January 12, 2017
Posted in news

The November 70-200mm GM preorders are now shipping out


The 70-200mm GM preorders from November are shipping out at BHphoto. The news matters because it seems that

1) Sony is finally solving the production shortage/issue with that lens and
2) We can finally expect Sony to release new lenses :)

70-200mm f/2.8 GM at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

Thanks Scott for the image! And Thanks Ben for the info.

January 12, 2017
Posted in news

POLL: Choose the three Sony-Zeiss lenses you want in 2017


I collected your FF E-mount lens suggestions and summed them up in this poll. The idea is to help Sony and Zeiss to get a general idea of what lens is requested by the SAR community. So please think before to choose…your vote matters!

Choose the three lenses Sony or Zeiss have to announce in 2017:

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A couple of notes on the poll:

  • The list is ordered by focal length
  • To simplify the poll I removed all your OSS GM Batis Zeiss suggestions on the lens specs.
  • If you don’t find your perfect lens specs on the list just try to vote something close to it.
  • Be aware that faster lenses will be bulkier and more expensive.
  • The poll percentage shows how many of the overall voters voted that lens



January 12, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro Lens Review | John Sison

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Macro Testing – Alternatives Neewer Extension Tubes & Polaroid Macro Filters (SonyAlphaForum).
14 Recommended Lighting Kits for Photography (Explora).
Hallstatt with the Sony A7II + 3 Lenses VLOG (DSphotoblog).
Why I Bought the Sony a6000? (Graphite Color) by ThatCameraGuy
how to sync video and audio in final cut, premiere cc and imovie (Youtube).
Sony Shutter Warning an “absurd behavior for a camera that bills itself as a professional camera” (Diglloyd).
Kodak Brings Back Ektachrome Color Reversal Film (Explora).

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January 11, 2017
Posted in deals

Save $250 o the Rokinon 14mm + 50mm FE autofocus lens kit


You save $250 on the Rokinon FE autofocus lens kit sold at BHphoto.

More deals:
$200 off on the A77II sold by Bhphoto, Amazon and Adorama.
Full list of deals at BHphoto (Click here).
$100 gift card with the A6300 at Adorama.

January 11, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony will announce a new “budget” 85mm FE lens in 2017


The image above shows the 50mm f/1.8


Ok we got our first SR5 rumors of the year (highly reliable source and 90% chance the information is correct). To not miss more of those rumors subscribe our RSS feed, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

This is the info I got from a reliable source: Sony will launch a new “budget” 85mm FE lens in 2017. The source didn’t unveil the aperture of the lens. He only said it will be a companion for the 50mm f/1.8 (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay). I guess this one will have an f/1.8 aperture too.

The two FE lenses that are coming in 2017 for sure are:

1) 16-35mm f/2.8 GM FE
2) 85mm f/1.8 FE (aperture is unconfirmed but I think almost certainly right)

And for sure there will be many more new FE lenses in 2017 (including telephoto lenses). I hope to get info about those soon…

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