July 6, 2015
Posted in reviews

This is how the Zeiss Batis OLED screens shines in the dark :)

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Bon L posted that video on his Facebook page. It shows the Zeiss Batis OLED lens screen in the dark. Oh yes it’s that strong you can almost use it as a lamp :)

More Batis news:

Steve Huff posted that Batis hands-on video:

Updated post with new Batis lens pictures at 3Dkraft. 85mm Batis image samples at Diglloyd. And SAR reader Albert Dros (Click here) posted the Batis 25mm review:

So there you have it, the new Batis. A beautiful lens that without a doubt will sell very well. It’s beautifully designed both inside and outside. It’s tack sharp wide open from corner to corner, suffers from little distortion (without lens profiles for LR) and little CA.
Do I need this lens? Not really. My 16-35 is on my A7II 90% of the time and is great for all of my landscape work and offers a great range. I did fall in love with this Batis lens though. It just makes such a great package in combination with the A7II and is just so extremely sharp. I will miss the display on top of my lenses as I was already automatically looking at the top of my 16-35 lens when it was back on my A7II. I like to get creative and from that point this lens is also a great tool. I love primes and I would probably buy this lens in the future. I’m very interested to see how it performs on the new A7RII but it will most probably shine at it’s best on that body.


– Left: Zeiss 16-35 f4, middle: Zeiss Batis 25mm, right:  Zeiss 55mm f1.8 – (Image courtesy: Albert Dros)

 

Preorder links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

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July 6, 2015
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New Tamron patent discloses an upcoming 24mm f/2.0 FE OIS lens.

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24FE

Tamron patented the design of a new 24mm f/2.0 FE lens with optical stabilization. Tamron is known for designing some Sony and Zeiss branded lenses. I guess this could become a Sony 24mm f/2.0 G lens if it gets released. Short question to SAR readers:

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July 6, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony A7rII and RX cameras now listed at Sony UK.

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A7rIIUK

At last you can preorder the new Sony cameras at Sony UK too (Click here and scroll down). All other Sony European stores A7rII links: Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Thanks Jon for spotting the UK link! RemindeR: Download the A7rII manual here: http://download.sony-asia.com/consumer/IM/4576983111.pdf.

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

 

 

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July 5, 2015
Posted in deals

Ulysses announces a new leather case for the Sony A7II (and A7rII).

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The Japanese company Ulysses announced a new A7II leather case which also works on the new A7rII. It’s already listed on eBay where you can see more pics. You can get it in Black (Click here), Blue (Click here) or Brown (Click here).

Just recently Gariz launched an extremely gorgeous Alcantara version of their A7II case (and also that one works on the new A7rII). You can already buy it here:
On eBay  in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here).
On Amazon US in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here).

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July 5, 2015
Posted in news

Download the full new Sony A7rII 104 pages long(!) manual.

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If you (like me) are a future Sony A7rII owner than download the full manual here: http://download.sony-asia.com/consumer/IM/4576983111.pdf (Thanks Berek for sharing the link!). Among the interesting info we also have the description of how to solve that annoying issue of the small HDMI cable coming off when recording:

And there is also a first A7rII test with the Contax G16 hologon lens at cityusam01.blogspot.tw.

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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