December 7, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Artisan Brian Matiash confirms some third party lenses get 3 axis stabilization “only”.

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Sony Artisan Brian Matiash posted that Sony A7II hands-on video and confirmed in it that some third-party lenses will “only” get the 3 axis stabilization. Would be nice to know from Sony why those lenses cannot get the full 5 axis stabilization…

More A7II news:
The A7II shipment date also changed from Dec 9 to Dec 11 in USA (Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore).
New Japanese tests at Yodobashi and Kasyapa. Norwegian first impression by Toralf Sandåker.

If you find more test feel free to post them all on our forum thread: sonyalphaforum.com/topic/135-sony-a7ii-steadyshot-test-la-ea2-sal70400g-ssm-ii/.

USA/Canada preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia preordersNote:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia (Click here) and Amazon Japan (Click here).

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December 7, 2014
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Olivier Rougeron‎
Shot in Iceland, with the Sony A7 and the stock lens 28-70mm. Iceland is a very photogenic country!

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!

Read the rest of this entry →

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December 6, 2014
Posted in deals

Still plenty of great deals on A6000/A5000/NEX-5T superkits!

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If for some reason you missed to grab the latest Black Friday deals know that there are still some great Superkit deals running on eBay:

A6000 double lens kit with free $50 Visa gift card and LR5 for $748 on eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens, LR5 and 64GB SD card for $598 on eBay (Click here).
A5000 with kit lens, LR5 and 16GB SD card for $298 on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished NEX-5t double lens kit for $399 on eBay (Click here).

More current A-Emount US deals:

A-E mount cameras:
$400 off on the Sony A5100 with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Lenses at BHphoto (Click here).
$2,300 discount on the Hasselblad Stellar on sale at BHphoto (Click here)
A5000 kit you get a free LR5 and free SD card on eBay (Click here).
Refurbished NEX-5t double lens kit for $399 on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A7 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Free card and bag ($200 value) with all A7/r/s cameras sold at SonyStore.
$300 off on the Sony A77II with grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.
$600 off on the Sony A77II with lens and grip at Amazon, Adorama and SonyStore.

E-mount lenses:
$150 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm 1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 5omm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for E-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

A-mount lenses:
$200 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the Bower 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for A-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

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December 6, 2014
Posted in reviews

Impressive Sony A7II on sensor stabilization video test with SAL70400G and Minolta MD 135mm lens.

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On left 5 axis on and on right 5 axis off (Source: Mobile01).

Note: The A7II is shipping at Amazon Japan. Will ship from Tuesday on Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore!

Here are new Sony A7II stabilization tests:

First the bad news: It’s still not official but it really looks like manual focusing third-party lenses will indeed benefit from the 3 axis stabilization only. But maybe that’s something can easily upgrade in future if SAR reader will make some pressure on them :)

And now the good news: There are new stabilization test videos you have to check out. It really shows how impressive the difference is between having or not having the new A7II on sensor stabilization system. After watching this you will a hard time to buy any other A7 camera without the stabilization!

Amazing! Also the “limited” 3 axis stabilization on the Minolta MD 135mm lens does wonder. One more stabilization test has been posted on Mobile01. Justs croll down to the two (10pics series) of pictures taken with and without the stabilization.

What do you think? If you find more test feel free to post them all on our forum thread: sonyalphaforum.com/topic/135-sony-a7ii-steadyshot-test-la-ea2-sal70400g-ssm-ii/.

USA/Canada preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia preordersNote:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia (Click here) and Amazon Japan (Click here).

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December 6, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR0) Real world peace will come before you see this: Fake 12mm T/1.0 OSS FE lens :)

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Latter 21 shared that pictures and specs of a 12mm T/1.0 FE lens (Source: Cnbeta). This is 99,99999% likely to be fake :)  If for some very unlikely reason Sony would  really release such a lens it owuld certainly be amazing. But having a T/1.0 aperture a 12mm (for FF) is something never seen before on this world. And with OSS?  Sorry guys, but this is as fake as it gets :)

Anyway, just for fun…here are the full fake specs:
Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount (35mm full frame)
Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot
Aperture (Max.) : T/1
Aperture (Min.) : T/22
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 12mm (35mm)
Aperture Blade : 15 blades (Circular aperture)(Stepless aperture)
Angle of View :122°(35mm)
Minimum Focus Distance : 7.88″ (AF/MF) 0.2m
Lens compensation : Equivalent to 3 steps
Filter Diameter : 125mm
Dimensions (Approx.) : 6-2/5″ × 7+1/10″ (142 x 180mm)
Lens Weight : 49.6 oz. (1405 g)

As you SR0 is not even in our rumor ranking :)

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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