October 13, 2015
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Mystery solved: Zeiss photographer and the 85mm f/1.2 G SSM II lens.

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Zeiss just posted a set of new pictures and one of those pictures seems to have been taken with a new 85mm f/1.2 G SSM II lens. UPDATE: The mystery is solved! The Metabones adapter is “faking” the EXIF data of the Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens and makes it appear as an SSM II lens. That way Sony cameras can “handle” the lens information.

UPDATE: All I know from trusted sources is that indeed Sony’s plan is to launch a new 85mm lens. Don’t knwo if it’s A or E-mount yet.

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October 13, 2015
Posted in news

Competition news: Canon releases a A5100 competitor. And Leica SL specs.

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Some competition news:
Canon launched the EOS-M10 entry level camera that is set to compete against the Sony A5xxx series.
And the Leica SL FF autofocus system camera will have a 24MP sensor and 4K recording (MirrorlessRumors.com).

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October 13, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Saker Falcon lite (Techart) firmware v 1.0

Le Sony RX100 IV testé (Focus Numerique).
Berlin – Alpha Festival 2015 (J. Haag).
Sony A7s (a7sii), A6000, A5100 Waxy Skin In Video and How To Fix It- BIONZ X Bug (SonyAlphaCameras).
Sunsets in Switzerland (SonyAlphaForum).
Focus Stacking with Zerene Stacker (SonyAlphaForum).
An all-mirrorless wedding shoot using only Sony A7II and Sony RX1 (movetomirrorless).
Astrophotography review of the Sony RX100 Series cameras by Ian Norman.
new 15mmf4 Venus macro 1:1 review (SonyAlphaForum).

Felipe:My name is Felipe, I’m a filmmaker from Salvador – BA (Brazil) and I’ve just shot a promo video for a rap artist on the a7S, really trying to take advantage of its low light capabilities. I have to say I’m quite impressed with the camera’s dynamic range using S-Log2 and the way it handles incredibly high ISO. The video is really dark, mostly black & red, and Youtube kinda messed the final result with their compression, but the images out of the camera and end results after grading are quite amazing.
Here’s the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQtIh9qn-ic

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October 13, 2015
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(SR5) Tomorrow Sony press conference: New lenses or just some A7sII event?

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A highly trusted source told me he just got an invitation for a Sony conference tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 14). He can’t unveil any details about it. So please don’t get too excited for now.

UPDATE: Not sure if Sony will show new lenses or just a press conference about the soon to ship new Sony A7sII.

UPDATE_2: Another good source said that’s a “major event”. And he “believes” new lenses will be announced!

UPDATE_3: Major Sony Japan managers are invited for the presnetation. Sounds a bit too “Big” for just an A7sII talk!

P.S.: Tomorrow at 11:00 Berlin time Zeiss will announce the new Otus 28mm f/1.4 lens.

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October 12, 2015
Posted in deals

Watch this: $500 off on the Sony A7rII

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A part of the official ebay deal of the day you get that A7rII for $2,699 only on Electronicsvalley (Click here). It’s grey imported but comes with 1 year seller warranty. And it’s the cheapest A7rII price you can get worldwide!

Reminder: You can now preorder the new Loxia 21mm FE lens at BHphoto (Click here). The lens will ship in mid December.

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