June 19, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First images of the new Tamron 18-400mm lens


A trusted source just sent me these images of a new Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens. The source did not tell me if that lens will be available in native A-mount version too. But usually Tamron does offer these lenses for all kind of DSLR systems.

And this is a Leaked image of the new Milvus 35mm f/1.4 via MirrorlessRumors. It will “only” come for Nikon F and Canon EF mount but E-mount shooters can use the lens via adapter:

June 19, 2017
Posted in deals

New Pixel X800S Wireless Flash Speedlite Speedlight For Sony


The new Pixel X800S Flash for Sony is now in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es. Full details about the Flash can be read at pixelhk.com/products/show/242

Also their new King Pro TTL HSS Flash for Sony is in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon.ca, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es.

Thanks Carlos!

June 19, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


How to Get the SQUARE BOKEH with a Weird Cheap Lens

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Does Sony’s new FE 85mm f/1.8 lens best the Zeiss Batis 85mm prime? (Imaging Resource).
Maintaining a legacy or building for mirrorless, who benefits? (Dpreview).
Fotodiox DLX Stretch lens adapters (Personal View).
Wedding Lighting – It’s Not About the Light (ALC).
Profoto Reveals Upgraded B1X 500 AirTTL Monolight (Explora).

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Eak:Just to share with you my first trip of 4 days with the Sony a6500 to Iceland. Great place for photographers. Most shoot handled and with prime lenses: Sony 50mm 1.8 and Sony 20mm 2.8. https://youtu.be/qrLZWQVuzRU

Justas: this is pretty interesting Sony NP-F550 battery grip for A7 series cameras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6xy8EpvpC4

June 18, 2017
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Open Box a7R II for $2,300


You save $400 on the Open Box Sony A7rII sold by BestBuy on eBay. UPDATE: It’s now sold out.

MacPhun Luminar:
You save $10 by using the code “SAR” on the new Luminar Neptune software (Click here).

Sony A7 cameras:
$200 off and free extras on the A7rII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A7sII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$50 off on the A7II at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$50 off on the A7 at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.

Sony A6500-A6300-A6000-A5100:
$100 off on the A6500 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
$150 off on the A6300 with 16-50mm lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$100 off on the A6300 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$300 off on the A6000 Dual lens kit sold by Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A5100 with 16-50mm lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Samyang E-mount lens deals:
Rokinon 12mm f/2.0 for $289
Samyang 12mm f/2.8 for $279

June 18, 2017
Posted in reviews

Fujinon 50-135mm E-mount lens review at Cinema5D and Newsshooter


As you know you can preorder the new Fujinon 50-135mm E-mount lens at BHphoto and Adorama. And we got new reviews of the lens:

Cinema5D writes:

The FUJINON MK 50-135mm T/2.9 is a great all-round lens. It offers good optical quality and has a lightweight design and an affordable price for a cine zoom lens. For the entry-level filmmaker it will not be cheap, but in the context of cine zoom lenses there’s certainly nothing comparable right now. I would certainly recommend this lens, together with its little brother the MK 18-55mm. It’s a very good kit for documentary-style shooters, and currently there are not many other options out there that give you the same kind of video features on Sony cameras like the FS7, FS5 or even the Sony a6500.

Newsshooter seems to be less excited about the new lens:

While there is nothing optically wrong with the lenses at all I personally found that they lacked any sort of character. This is not a slant against the Fujinons, as there are plenty of other lenses on the market these days that have a very similar look to the MK zooms. The zooms do seem to pretty closely match a lot more expense Fujinon offerings such as the Cabrio and XK series. This makes the MK zooms a good choice to use on smaller B-cameras that you may want to match with a larger cinema camera running a Cabrio or XK series zoom.

Here is the Cinema5D video review:

June 18, 2017
Posted in reviews

New Vimeo Staff Pick video shot on the A6500 and A7sII by Brandon Li


Thrones of Semana Santa (Tronos de Semana Santa) from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

Brandon just sent me this:

“My short film “Thrones of Semana Santa” about the Holy Week in Spain has just been chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick! I shot it mostly on the a7sii on the Zhiyun Crane gimbal.  I also used the a6500 for some shots. https://vimeo.com/218833026
I also did a behind-the-scenes video on Youtube where I discuss my gear and techniques: https://youtu.be/nRBbe6PkD9U


June 18, 2017
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Sergei Gavrilov‎
Sony A9, FE 85 1.8
md: Daria

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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