July 17, 2015
Posted in deals

Reminder: Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 FE lens for $249 only.


The deal will end by end of this month: Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 FE lens for a new low price record of $249 at BestPriceOptics on eBay US (Click here).

A full list of camera deals can be found on those special Sony pages at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).


July 17, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony 85/1.4 G to be annound in September/October?


A source claimed to have seen an early prototype of the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 lens. It was not labeled as Zeiss. This means he is not sure yet the lens will get the Zeiss or Sony “G” badge on it. The lens has been designed to have an extremely nice bokeh.

The lens is scheduled to hit the market in September/October.

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July 17, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Children | Cyber-shot | Sony

Sony A7 with Canon 20mm FD review by Philip Reeve (SonyAlphaForum).
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Review (Photographylife).
Sony 90mm FE test at Spanish DSLRmagazine.
FE 28mm tested at French Focus Numerique.
Commercial for German Cinema shot on Sony Alpha A7s and Atomos Shogun (SonyAlphaForum).
My First Experience with the Sony PXW-FS7K Made Me a Convert (Sony Blog).

Jimmy:Wanted to share a lens test I did with the Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 (mated to the Sony A7). I was shooting straight into the sun during golden hour and wanted to test the detail, clarity and bokeh in extreme conditions. I go through 30 images in Lightroom and the results are stunning!  : https://youtu.be/kYZB375Z14M

July 16, 2015
Posted in deals

Loxia 35mm and 50mm in Stock in USA. Batis FE lenses shipping tomorrow in US.


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It’s rare to find both Loxia in Stock in USA. Here they are:
50mm Loxia in Stock at Adorama, KenMoreCamera, Popflash.
35mm Loxia in Stock at Amazon, KenMoreCamera.

And in USA tomorrow the first new Batis lenses will ship to early preorders:
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.

July 16, 2015
Posted in news

New Panasonic GX8 is rumored to use the new Sony Micro Four Thirds sensor.



Today Panasonic announced the new GX8 (specs here). The camera is rumored to be the first MFT camera using the new Sony 20 megapixel Four Thirds sensor. Sony recently listed three new sensors on their website including the 20MP FT sensor.


Sony is now conquering the MFT world with their sensors?


July 16, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Batis lenses now shipping in Hong Kong! And new full size image samples.


Image courtesy: DSLRmagazine

The very first batch of the new Batis FE lenses shipped yesterday in Hong Kong! You can see first user image samples from Samlee at SonyAlphaForum (Click here). He writes:

I got the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Yesterday at Hong Kong. The price around 0.9 x1199 USD with Free B+W filter. Light, Very Very Fast AF, Sharp Sharp Sharp, nice Broken

Also the spanish site DSLRmagazine (google transltion) posted the Batis hands-on review:

This new Zeiss Batis series meets all expectations. The Batis optics are specially designed for those who want to exploit every ounce of your sensor without sacrificing good design and a completely intuitive.

Zeiss Batis store 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.

July 16, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Made in Siem Reap, Cambodia
from Eddie Peter Hobson on Vimeo.

Capture The World (Video on top):I’m currently working on a project to create a series of short travel films called Capture the World. We shoot everything with the A7r, A7s and RX10. This is our most recent piece of Siem Reap, Cambodia…

A7II field test (ilovehatephoto).
Nex 7, Nikkor 85 1.8, 50 1.4, 35 f2. Freestyle Scootering (SonyAlphaForum).
40$ lens on Sony A7 II https://www.facebook.com/emin.kuliyev.54/posts/10207515980882744?pnref=story
The Profoto B1 vs. the B2 and Sony A7 Compatibility (Philipandersonedsel.com).
Sony 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 (ThePhoBlographer).
Sony HDR-AS200V Vs. Sony HDR-AZ1 HD (Actioncamerarumors).
Sony RX10 II and Sony RX100 IV Preview (Photographyblog).

Robbert:Last week I got my new DJI Ronin M and shot a Brazilian Zouk dance party with it and my A7s + Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f/4. Left the OOS in the lens on to correct for small shakes and used autofocus all the time which did surprisingly well in the poorly lit environment. Shot everything with 50 frames/sec in S-Log2. This might be a nice video to feature on the site. The link: https://vimeo.com/130699038


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