July 3, 2014
Posted in deals

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for $199 only. And plenty of 4th of July savings!

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The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 manual focusing lens is a great performer and with the $100 discount you can grab it for $199 only at Adorama on eBay (Click here).

And BHphoto (Click here) has a long list of deals for the 4th of July.

—————————All other US deals:

System cameras
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select So. (Click here).

Sony-Sigma lenses:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Telephoto Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Lenses for Sony Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sigma Wide Zoom Lenses (Click here).

RX and QX:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras (Click here).
Free Case with Sony RX100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).

Compact and Action cameras:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase (Click here).
Save up to $120 on Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).

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July 3, 2014
Posted in news

Sony A99 grip and flash kit discontinued.

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I am yet not sure if the A99 will discontinued this summer as I go now a report from another source that the A99 will remain for sale for a longer time even after an eventual A99II announcement. But in the meantime the A99 superkit version got marked as “discontinued” at BHphoto (Click here).

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July 2, 2014
Posted in rumors

UPDATE: Steve Huff, Sansmirror FE lens info are FAKE.

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The info shared yesterday by Steve Huff  (50mm f/1.2 Zeiss) and some time ago by Sansmirror (FE lens roadmap) is almost certainly completely FAKE. They took for real that FAKE roadmap posted by a Chinese readers (See article here). YOu see the roadmap info he posted on top. So their info is wrong unless I am wrong and Steve and Thom got info from their own sources…

P.S.: Just to be clear: I don’t bash on Thom and Steve. It happens to myself to post wrong rumors from time to time :)

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July 2, 2014
Posted in deals

$300 off on the RX10. A7s is selling fine (amazon ranking).

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The Sony RX10 got a $300 discount at Amazon US (Click here). And the now in Stock A7s is climbing the mirrorless ranking at Amazon (Click here). It’s now on position 5 and climbing (note: ranking changes hourly). The Sony A7s is right now in Stock in most US stores like Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sony USA.

—————————All other US deals:

System cameras
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select So. (Click here).

Sony-Sigma lenses:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Telephoto Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Lenses for Sony Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sigma Wide Zoom Lenses (Click here).

RX and QX:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras (Click here).
Free Case with Sony RX100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).

Compact and Action cameras:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase (Click here).
Save up to $120 on Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).

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July 2, 2014
Posted in rumors

(UPDATE: Fake!): Steve Huff says Sony will launch a 50mm f/1.2 FE Zeiss lens. And new A7s reviews.

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(Image Source: DC.watch).

Steve Huff posted his A7s review and I don’t know if that’s just his speculation or an info he got from Sony but he writes:

Sony has some new lenses planned for 2014 and 2015, one of then being an ultra wide zoom and a Zeiss 50 1.2.

UPDATE: SAR readers digged Steve’s “rumor” and it seems like the info is completely fake and based on a fake roadmap I posted a while ago: (See article here). Of course I wrote that this roadmap floating around the web is almost certainly 99% fake. But I guess some people didn’t get my message :)

That said the official Sony roadmap says a fast prime lens is on schedule. Although I would prefer to get a fast 35mm or 85mm lens first instead of the 50mm f/1.2. Or what would you like to get?

And here are soem more A7s tests: Sony A7S Sample Images at Photographyblog and Sony A7s silent shutter test by ThePhoBlographer on Instagramm. [UPDATE: Photographyblog just published the full A7s review.]


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