August 29, 2015
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Cool! This is the first image of the new Veydra 25mm E-mount lens!

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Ryan Avery just sent me that nice picture of the Veydra 25mm E-mount lens via Twitter. The Cine lens covers the APS-C sensor area (great for the Super35 mode on the A7rII). The new lenses will ship in October.

As reported previously on Newsshooter the “25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm will all receive a new Sony E-mount option that covers the Super35 sensor size.” This from Ryan Avery of Veydra:

“The Veydra Sony E-mount will be an accessory option available for purchase to Kickstarter backers first, and then all other customers immediately afterward for existing Veydra Mini Prime Micro4/3 mount lenses. The Veydra Sony E Mount will be a single piece user changeable mount. All you need to do is remove the existing Micro4/3 mount and with a few small screws attach the new E-mount. No shims will be required.

The Veydra lenses with MFT mount are listed on eBay (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Veydra Mini-Primes Hands-On Field Test by TheCameraStoreTV (Micro Four Thirds mount version tested)

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August 29, 2015
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First Sony A7rII underwater video!

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Grand Cayman/Dive Tech
from Rusty Sanoian on Vimeo.

Here are some clips from the new Sony A7r MK II camera with the A7r MK II Nauticam housing. All footage was shot with the Sony F4 16-35 lens and a magic filter. Be sure to check out the full article on the Sony A7r MK II at backscatter.com. And yes, Nauticam USA officially stated their current NA-A7II Housing supports the Sony A7R II too.

More A7rII news:
Sony A7R II: RawDigger Special Display Modes Show How the File is Encoded (Diglloyd).
why i’m not ditching my dslr for a sony a7r ii by JP Danko
42 Megapixels of Garbage (Vonwong).
Sony a7R II – Great Expectations (Digitalrev).
Long Reach lenses and adapters on Sony A7R M2 (SonyAlphaForum).

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

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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August 29, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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50mm f0.95 Speedmaster Review (Zhongyi Mitakon)

Park Cameras UK (Click here) has a voucher code for £45 of the Sony A7 ii, meaning including the double cash back we have taken it to under £1000. The voucher code is “SONY-A72-SAVE
Sony 28mm f/2 — Extended Review W/ Tons of Image Samples (SonyAlphaForum).
90mm macro FE review by Admiringlight.
Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V: análisis (Quesabesde).
Lightroom Dashboard – Free Tool (SonyAlphaForum).
Seagull steals GoPro, shoots some nice aerial footage and even a selfie (TheNakedCamera).
Zeiss Batis 1,8/85 in action (Flickr).
Sony HX90V review (CameraLabs).

Peter:Bagan, Myanmar using Sony A7 and 24-70FE. https://vimeo.com/110650618

Eric:I show how to use Yongnuo Flash triggers to make a long range RF remote for Sony a6000 and a7 cameras. I have tested the range to 400 feet and it works great. Would be ideal for wedding and sports photographers who use remote cameras. Possibly wildlife photographers now that we have a silent shutter option. http://youtu.be/m9Ob2CMTUOc

 

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August 28, 2015
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Amazon gives you 1 year of unlimited storage for your photos when you buy a camera or lens.

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I imagine many of you do buy camera/lenses on Amazon. Well you now get 1 year free unlimited cloud storage when you buy a new camera or lens at Amazon US (all info here).

More deals:
Grey imported (with 3 year US seller warranty) Zeiss 55mm FE for $739 at GetDigital eBay (Click here).
$13 off on the superfast Lexar 64GB Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card with SD UHS-II Reader at BHphoto (Click here).
Big A and E-mount lens savings overview pages at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). These are the FE lens rebates only:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

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August 28, 2015
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Diglloyd: “A7rII Focus Accuracy Better than Any DSLR I’ve Ever Used”.

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Sony A7rII with Leica Summicron tested by DSLRmagazine.

Digglloyd has the merit to have the guts and the skills to highlight both the Sony negatives (SAR article here) and the Sony positives: He just posted (article here) his final thoughts on the A7rII and also noticed one thing:

Something strange happened on my recent trip: I did not see any mis-focused images from the Sony A7R II. I mean, none. Try doing that with a Nikon D810 or Canon 5DS R with an autofocus lens—I have and never come close.

further:

The DSLR is looking like not just a dinosaur, but a lame dinosaur, given these advances. How long will CaNikon watch Sony advance without responding? The Sony A7R II makes outstanding images with low noise and excellent dynamic range at 42 megapixels that are always in focus. Notwithstanding some file quality limitations and disappointing 12-bit behavior in certain situations, nothing else can touch this track record of ultra-high hit rate. And it does so in a relatively compact form factor. I think it is a mistake to ‘diss’ the Sony A7RII for its faults, which most of the time either have a workaround (very careful exposure) and/or are unusual or rare. Trade that off against focus errors of all kinds, size and weight, etc. It’s a fair trade. When and if Sony can fix the few image quality issues, and perhaps add a bit more dynamic range with a Nikon D810 style ISO 64, it’s going to be very hard to argue in favor of any DSLR for 99% of shooters, including my workhorse Nikon D810.

Note: Full Diglloyd A7 Blog post article index here: diglloyd.com/topics/topic-SonyA7.html#BlogPosts

And here is a very long list of A7rII news and tests:
A7RII autofocus test: Commlite and Fotodiox Pro Adapters (SonyAlphaForum).
High speed burst shooting A7R2 not sorting correctly in LR (SonyAlphaForum).
A7RII Boston – Amazing dynamic range! (SonyAlphaForum).
A7RII SD card speed and continuous mode (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony a7Rii High ISO Interview Test 6400 to 25600 – RC Sailplanes (Learningvideo).
Test at Japanese DC.watch.
Spanish test by DSLRmagazine.
A7rII review by Simon Cocking.
Sony A7RII Children’s Clothing Line Photoshoot (SonyAlphaForum).
Shot using Silent Shutter and Continuos Bracket (-2,0,+2) at FredMiranda.

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

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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