September 14, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Commlite Nikon F to Sony E-mount tested on the A7rII. First video shows dramatically improved performance!

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As you know the adapter company creator company Commlite is developing the world’s first Nikon F to Sony E autofocus adapter. The very first version has been tested by Matt Granger and the performance was very bad.

But we have good news! Commlite added phase detection support on the latest version and released that video to show how much they improved the autofocus performance on the Sony A7rII:

They used the classic Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G lens ad I have to say it’s accurate and “ok fast” in bright light conditions! Nikon folks, your switch to Sony may just got a tiny bit easier! ;)

More about Commlite:
Commlite already makes plenty of adapters which you can find for sale on eBay (Click here). This includes the electronic AF adapter for Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount (Click here).

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September 14, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New Sony FE and Zeiss FE lenses coming in mid October. (SR4) One of them is the Zeiss 21mm FE Loxia!

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The official Sony Russia registration of a new 24-70mm FE GM lens.

First I want to apologize: Obviously the one source who said Sony would announce now 7 new lenses at the IBC show was wrong. He contacted me back and said the lenses were only discussed in private (with other photographers and bloggers) and not in public. He misunderstood the message he got from Sony.

But I have good news for the folks anyway!
I got feedback from a couple of sources who talked with Sony at the IBC show. Both Sony and Zeiss will announce new FE lenses in exactly 1 month (mid October)!

  1. One of those lenses is rumored to be the 21mm Loxia (SR4 for now). Not sure yet if they did choose the Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (jere on eBay) or the
    C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (here on eBay) design as basis for the new lens.
  2. Sony Russia already registered the new 24-70mm FE GM lens 30 day. So this lens is coming too. (SR4). I am still wondering what the new “FE GM” definition will be all about…
  3. One fast prime and one telephoto FE zoom on the roadmap too (SR3)
  4. Two updated A-mouny lenses (SR3)
  5. Unclear what’s more on the FE roadmap…

The rumor is ranked as SR5 as multiple (and not only one) confirmed the lenses will be show at PhotoPlus. So this one has a 90% chance to be true.

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September 14, 2015
Posted in deals

Gold Box deal on the Sony 32GB SD card now at Amazon US.

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There is a new Gold Box deal running now on the Sony 32GB SD card at Amazon US (Click here).

And the PNY Elite Performance 64GB (Click here) also got a price drop and now sells for only $2 more than the 32GB version!

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September 14, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Portrait Shoot in an Ethiopian Church w/ Sony A7ii, Sony FE Zeiss 35mm, & Sony 90mm by Jason Lanier

Gorgeous A7 macro pictures at SonyAlphaForum.
Lokee – Coolest Adaptable Grip Cage to Make Video Better (Kickstarter).
PXW-FS7 In-Depth Review by RedShark News (Sony Blog).
Storm Chasing with the A7R at Richardfoxphotography.
Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens review at Talkemount.
Sony RX10 II review at Wimarys.
Subtle decentering in the Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8? (SonyAlphaForum).

Andrea:I just want to share with you this video, an example of an interview work/journalistic work entirely shot in 4K with my A7s + Atomos Shogun and two lenses, the Nikon Fisheye 16mm f2.8 and the canon fd 50mm 1.4. Edited in FCPX and color corrected with Color Finale. I conformed the video to 1080p.
The video was shot in Milan into the COOP stand in EXPO 2015.
‘Do you want to know how the supermarket of the future will be?’
The video is entirely subtitled in English.
Here the link: https://youtu.be/hoDjfmFuw6Y
I have to say the 4K quality of the A7s is just amazing. I really want to try asap the internal 4k of the new A7r2.

Hai:I see a lot of videos shot on A7ii, A7S etc. on SAR and though it would be a good joke to share my video shot on A77 (not even mark ii) https://vimeo.com/124074849

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September 13, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony PXW-FS5 E-mount 4K camcorder available for preorder at Adorama and BHphoto.

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The new E-Mount 4K camcorder can be preordered in two versions:
FS5 body only at Adorama and BHphoto.
FS5 body with kti lens at Adorama and BHphoto.

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