What I find astonishing is how little difference there is between the two, considering the vast difference in size, weight, sensors and price. Sure, the A7R/Otus combination wins, but not by that much. Besides, it bloody well better win! It’s up against a two-year-old pocket camera that weighs and costs a small fraction as much.
Full article can be read at Randolphimages.com/otus/.
That’s certainly one of the best deals of the year! The Sony RX100 sells for $329 only at eBay US (Click here). It’s the official deal of the day on eBay! There is also a 46% off on the Sony double SD card pack sold by FocusCamera on eBay (Click here). And a triple Sandisk SD card deal (Click here).
This is a guest post by SAR reader Dierk Topp. If you want to write an article for SAR just contact me (Andrea) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Since last Friday I am a lucky owner of the new Zeiss OTUS 1.4/85mm with EF mount, a real production model. To make sure to get the lens asap, I called Zeiss right after announcement and asked them for dealers, who get early and more lenses than others 🙂
Useless to repeat all the praise and details of the lens, we could read here on SAR, at MingThein, Lloyd Chambers and many others more during the last weeks. If you are interested in such a lens, you will already know:
– it is huge (you need a sherpa -:)
– it is perfect (sharp, contrast, no CA, no flare…)
– and it is “not cheap”
You get, what you pay for. A few weeks ago you could not get even such a lens, even if you would like to pay more!
Last week 3D-Kraft proved for the first time the Zeiss Loxia are not just modified ZM lenses. These deliver indeed a major image quality jump forward. A “source” now told me the following:
I spoke to one of the (Zeiss Loxia) designers who confirmed that it needed to be designed specially for the A-7, which presents problems for lens manufacturers due to the glass layer over the sensor.
Great to hear that!
Zeiss Loxia preorders:
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.