February 15, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Anthony Dalesandroā€ˇ
This is Tim. Back in the day, he worked with Andy Warhol in The Factory and partied at Studio 54. He’s filled with great stories, many of which you can see in the character of his face. Sony A7S with Leica Summicron 50mm. Shot at a fantastic one-light seminar in Los Angeles.

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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February 14, 2015
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Brand new Sony US deals on the RX and A7/r/s cameras and A6000/5100 bundles.

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We have new deals listed today at Amazon US:

1) Save Big on Select Sony RX Series Cameras with a Qualifying Trade-in (Click here).
2) Free Premium Jacket Case with the RX100m3 (Click here).
3) Free case with the A7,A7s,A7r cameras (Click here).
4) Up to $200 off on A5000/A5100/A6000 double lens kits (Click here).

Sony US deal reminder:
Sony A7r cameras for $1,669 on eBay (Click here).
Save $200 on the grey imported but with full 3 year US warranty coming 55mm FE lens sold at GetDigital on eBay US (Click here)
Open Box Sony A7 for $1,150 at Samys eBay (Click here).

A-mount camera owners can buy some of the Open Box lenses on offer ay KenmoreCamera:
$400 off on the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 (Click here).
$300 off on the Sony 16mm Fisheye (Click here).
$100 off on the Sony 28mm f/2.8 (Click here).
$100 off on the Sony 24-105mm (Click here).
$50 off on the DT18-55mm (Click here).
$150 off on the 2x Teleconverter (Click here).
$150 off on the 1.4x Teleconverter (Click here).

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February 14, 2015
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Sony is the only company without a product announcement at CP+. Your thoughts?

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The Zeiss 35mm FE cut in half at CP+ Sony booth (Source: Matthew Allard).

Well, Sony decided to literally skip the CP+ show and is as far as I know the only major photo company not having announced a new camera or lens. But also the other companies kept a low profile (Read Engadget articles about that). Canon’s 5ds will ship in June only and all other manufacturers did show many prototypes and much less “real” production cameras.

Just like it happened with the A7II launch Sony seems to prefer to launch major stuff off the big show to get more publicity. And here is the question to our SAR readers:

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February 14, 2015
Posted in reviews

New FE lens videos and a 3D view from the Sony booth.

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Newsshooter at CP+ Tokyo 2015- Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 lens first look
from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo.

Newsshooter also posted a hands-on video and report with the 24-240mm FE lens:

I had a quick hands on with the lens at CP+ and while it looked to perform well from around 24-100mm, it did look noticeably softer at the far end of the focal range. Build quality was average but it was nice to handle and use.

And there we have also new “Estonian” hands-on videos:
The Distagon 35mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9dzWB2Z7Os
The 24-240mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxqEMZiCe8U
Converters with 28mm lens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEMcP3S-Xl8

There is also Sony CP+ special site on their blog where you can see the interactive view from Sony CP+ booth. At the bottom of this site there are all Sony posts from cp+ – more will follow. http://blog.photopoint.ee/cp-2015/sony-cp-2015-fotomessil/

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February 13, 2015
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Meike announces the new A7II Battery grip!

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Meike announced a new battery grip for the A7II. You can get it via eBay seller KGhobbie (Click here) and Roxsen (Click here). It ships worldwide and with 2.4GHz wireless remote control included.

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