October 15, 2013
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(SR5) Full Sony A7r presentation at Diglloyd

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I guess Digglloyd will not be happy to see me posting to his erroneously leaked A7r article (Click here). Just wanted to let him know that I posted the link yet because it’s already all over the web (because it was in his RSS feed and everyone linked to it on forums).

Some key info about the A7r and lenses:
– The sensor is new and RAW images 14bit
– The Sony A7R weights 465g with battery and card which is 32g less than the Olympus E-M1
– The 281 gram 55mm f/1.8 is a Sonnar design.
– The Zeiss 70-200mm f/4 OSS weights 840 gram (without tripod collar)

Mistake: Diglloyd writes f/2.8 FF is f/1.0 equivalent on MFT. Not correct, it’s f/1.4!

 

Reminder: Sony will stream live the A7-A7r and RX10 announcement at 7am London time. Be sure to be online on SonyAlphaRumors by that time to see the presentation, first reviews, preorders and so on!

Spread the word! Big party time here on SAR tomorrow :)

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 14, 2013
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Sony live stream event for the A7-A7r (starts at 7am London time)

As you can see from the video on top Sony will stream live the A7-A7r and RX10 announcement at 7am London time. Be sure to be online on SonyAlphaRumors by that time to see the presentation, first reviews, preorders and so on!

Spread the word! Big party time here on SAR tomorrow :)

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 14, 2013
Posted in news

35mm lenses for your A7-A7r

 


Note: I posted a list for 21mm and 24mm manual focusing lenses you can buy for your A7-A7r. After long thinking and searching the one lens I will buy for the A7 is definitely the Voigtländer Ultron 21mm f/1,8 here on eBay or here at BHphoto. Fantastic lens! And unlike the Leica 21mm lenses close focusing distance is 0.5 meter instead of 0.7 meter.

35mm lenses: I guess street photography will be one of the main use for the A7 and A7r. This means a 35mm lens is a must have! As you know on Wednesday Sony will also launch a compact Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8 prime lens. If you don’t care about the missing AF and you want a faster lens here are some options with ny thoughts based on what I saw and read on Internet:

Voigtländer Nokton 35mm f/1.2 Aspherical II LEICA M (here on eBay / here at BHphoto):
This is one of the few lenses that even Leica purist do like. It’s sharp in the center straight from f/1.2. Bokeh is nice and it’s rare to find lenses that offer a nice bokeh at 35mm! If you need speed this is the lens you should buy! SOme greta image smaples taken on the VG900 can be seen at DChome.
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 (here on eBay / here at BHphoto):
One of the most loved lenses of the Leica community. It’s a tiny bit better than the Voigtlander but costs many times more.
Voigtländer Nokton 35mm f/1.4 CLassic (here on eBay / here at BHphoto):
Image quality is soso and it has that “Old” Lens look (which means unsharp corners and no top image quality. The real greta thing about the lens is the size. It’s as small as it gets for a f/1.4 aperture lens.
Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 (here on eBay / here at BHphoto):
If you need a high quality compact lens this is the one for you.
Canon FD 35mm f/2.0 (here on eBay):
One of the cheapest 35mm f/2.0 you can get.
Zeiss Biogon T* 35mm f/2.0 ZM (here on eBay / here at BHphoto):
Very good quality lens. But not as small as the Nokton 1.4 and Leica 2.0.

October 14, 2013
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Short news: Secret code to save $25 on the A7-A7r, Sigma announces 24-105mm A-mount lens.

Before to keep going on with rumors I have to catch up with some important news:

1) Here is an image comparison between the A7 and Leica M made by Vaclav (Thanks!). It’s a photoshop work and the A7 carries the Zeiss 50mm f/2.0 ZM lens (here on eBay).

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2) Sigma Announced the 24-105mm F/4.0 G lens (Source: Sigma). it will be available for A-mount and price and availability date are yet not know. Hope this lens doesn’t make the end of the 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens that is still not shipping after 4 months!

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3) I got a special deal for USA SAR readers which is running on our partner site Dealsrunner.com (Click here). It will allow one hundred of you to save 5% on any purchase made at Adorama.com up to $500 value. UPDATE: The deal is now gone. You still can subscribe Dealsrunner.com to get notified on future deals like the one we had now!

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October 14, 2013
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(SR5) Hot! First full size images of the A7 and A7r cameras with lenses!

And finally after long search SAR readers found these pics on Digicameinfo! These are 100% real (confirmed via my trusted sources). The image on top shows the 24 megapixel A7 with the 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. The image below shows the 36 megapixel A7r with the 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens. The 28-70mm lens is quite unexpected big (and well made). A si told you before the A7 uses not the same A99 sensor and the A7r not the same D800E sensor (without AA filter). This is a new version made for these cameras and to avoid issues on corners because of the very short flange distance. I hope the A7r can beat the D800E IQ performance..not bad for a camera that costs $800 less than the D800E ($3000 here at Amazon). The body is weathersealed and has a Pentax LX “tank-solid” feeling.

Important: Announcement live blogging on SonyAlphaRumors Wednesday at 5-6am London time! Spread the news on the web! Be sure to subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

A7 and A7r 5% off deal coming for you! In a couple of hours I will share a secret $25 discount code for the A7 and A7r on Dealsrunner.com (subscribe it). You can use it the day you preorder the camera in a specific (well known) US store.

Four days ago only 37% of you liked the A7 based on the sketch. After the low resolution leak from yesterday 53% liked the design. And now that you have the full size images of the A7-A7r…

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A7-A7r Specs reminder: In case you are confused by the many rumors I posted lately here are the SR5 info on the cameras:
– A7 has 24 Megapixel sensor with Phase detecion AF
– A7r has 36 Megapixel with no on sensor Phase detection and no Anti Aliasing filter for maximum sharpness
– A7 body costs $1698 and $1998 with 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. A7r costs $2198 body only.
– Both cameras have a fixed OLED EVF with 2,4 million dot resolution. It’s the same used by the Olympus E-M1
– AF speed is faster than the RX series.
– Takes SD cards and uses the NEX battery
– A7/A7r Body is weather sealed
– 1/8000 shutter speed
– titlable LCD screen
– focus peaking
– Built-in Wifi and NFC
– Playmemories Camera Apps
– The menu interface is the same as the RX series (and not the one used by NEX cameras).
– optional vertical grip
– New LAEA Full Frame A to E-mount adapter
– Current NEX APS-C lenses will work in crop mode or Full Frame mode (with heavy vignetting or dark corners)

New FE lenses:
Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4.0 OSS
Sony G 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Zeiss FE 35mm f/2.8
Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
Zeiss FE 70-200mm f/4.0 OSS (coming early 2014)
many more lenses coming the next 12 months (including fast primes).

RX10:
– 1 inch sensor camera
– fixed 24-200mm f/2.8 constant aperture lens
– $1298

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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