September 27, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Phillip Reeve on SonyAlphaForum.
Canon nFD 4/300 L

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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September 26, 2015
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$500 off on the refurbished A7II kit.

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You save $500 on the refurbished A7II kit on sale at Amazon US (Click here). It sells with full 90 day warranty! More refurbished Sony cameras can be seen on that Amazon page.

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$170 off on the  Open Box Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon FE lens at Samys eBay (Click here). The lens is in “EXC+” condition which means this is an open box model in overall excellent condition. Samy sells it with 30-day return policy and fully standard 1-Year US Warranty.

New list of refurbished and grey imported Sony deals:
Refurbished Sony A7r for $1,299 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony A5100 with two(!) lenses for $469 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony A6000 with two(!) lenses for $629 on eBay (Click here).
Grey Imported Sony A7s for $1,699 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens for $1,19 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Sony FE 70-200mm lens for $1,144 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens for $899 on eBay (Click here).

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September 26, 2015
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Ming Thein explains why the A7rII is the best camera to use with the new Zeiss Milvus lenses. Testvideo by Greg Watermann.

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Ming Thein explains why the A7rII seems to be the best camera for the new Milvus line:

Much has been said about manual focus, and I agree with the current state of DSLR viewfinders, it’s not very practical in the field. Sony has solved this problem for us to some extent with the A7RII. Live view magnification and the stabiliser extend the working envelope of the Otuses – and any MF lenses – enormously.

And Zeiss photographer Greg Watermann shot a video with the a7R2 and Milvus 35/2 lens:

More Milvus tests:
First look at Newsshooter.
Why You Should Look Into the New Zeiss Milvus Lens Lineup (Cinema5D).
A cool Zeiss meeting repor at DearSusans.
Official Zeiss image saamples on Flickr: Milvus 21mm, Milvus 35mm, Milvus 85mm, Milvus 50mm 2.0, Milvus 100mm, Milvus 50mm f/1.4,
Hands-on with Zeiss’s Milvus lenses (Dpreview).
Zeiss Milvus Distagon 21mm f/2.8 Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Review: Zeiss 21mm f2.8 Milvus (ThePhoBlographer)
Zeiss Loxia vs Milvus (SonyAlphaForum).
Meet the family – Zeiss Milvus Lenses (Adorama Blog).
Zeiss Milvus 1.4/85 brief review (DearSusans).
Zeiss Milvus Planar 85mm f/1.4 Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm F/1.4 Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm F/2.8 Sample Images (Photographyblog).

Here are the detailed Lens info and preorder links at BHphoto:
Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 100mm f/2M ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 21mm f/2.8 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2 Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/2M ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Canon EF at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4 ZE Lens for Nikon F at BHPhoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here).

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September 26, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Size Comparison: Sony FE 28mm f2 with SEL075UWC 21mm Ultra Wide Converter

Sony RX100 IV – Slow Motion London (Nicholas Goodden).
Solving Exposure Problems Using Colorchecker: Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace (Adorama Learning Center).
7 Extra Features Sony Cameras Can Do Through Apps (ThePhoBlographer).
New Recsea Housing for Sony RX100 IV (Divephotoguide).
135mm for A7ii (SonyAlphaForum).

Joshua Crater‎:A7Rii Day 1 – First Video out of the box, 1080p not 4K. Shot on Sigma 70-200mm with LAEA3 adapter.- Few more photos here from Day 1 with A7Rii – https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaChristopherPhotography — with Joel Gelin and Lee Johnson.

Lous:Hello! I just wanted to share a fun timelapse video I made using the app on the Sony A6000. The app really is great fun! Hope you enjoy it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvdODsICkAY

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September 25, 2015
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$170 off on the Open Box Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon at Samys!

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This is the very first savings on the new Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon FE lens. You get $170 off if you buy it Open Box at Samys eBay (Click here).
The lens is in “EXC+” condition which means this is an open box model in overall excellent condition. Samy sells it with 30-day return policy and fully standard 1-Year US Warranty.

New list of refurbished and grey imported Sony deals:
Refurbished Sony A7r for $1,299 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony A5100 with two(!) lenses for $469 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Sony A6000 with two(!) lenses for $629 on eBay (Click here).
Grey Imported Sony A7s for $1,699 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens for $1,19 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Sony FE 70-200mm lens for $1,144 on eBay (Click here).
Grey imported Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens for $899 on eBay (Click here).

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