October 2, 2015
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Sony A3000 is now discontinued!

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The cheapest E-mount camera of the Sony line up got discontinued. So says BHphoto while it’s also no longer sold by Amazon US itself.  It will be interesting to see if Sony plans to release a successor for that A3xxx line or not…

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October 2, 2015
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Sony announces 14bit uncompressed RAW will be launched in mid October for the A7rII!

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Sony Japan announced that it will release a firmware update for the A7rII in mid October. And it will add the 14bit uncompressed RAW file option!

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October 2, 2015
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Kistar 55mm F1.2 lens announced and tested on the Sony A7II!

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Kinoshita Optical announced the new Kistra 55mm f/1.2 lens. It comes in Contax-Yashica mount but it has been designed to be used on Full Frame mirrorless camera. The lens costs about $1,460 and can be bought on eBay (Click here). To use it on your A7 camera you will have to buy the Yashica to E-mount adapter (Click here)

The picture on top shows the A7Ii with the new lens. If you wonder what’s the “ornamental” stuff well there is a Biker-friendly ;) strap you get at Rakuten. And the case is the Ulysses case you get on eBay in Black (Click here), Blue (Click here) or Brown (Click here).

Here are the lens specs and MTF graph:

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DC.watch posted the first test on the Sony A7II. Here are the images of the lens on the camera (Click on it to enlarge):

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And here some image samples all shot at max f/1.2 aperture (Click on it to enlarge):

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Image samples on the A7s can be seen here: http://www.kinoshita-optical.com/gallery.html

Kistar 55mm f/1.2 can be purchased on here on eBay (Click here).

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October 2, 2015
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Sony A7R II Hands-On Review Part 2 by TheCameraStoreTV.

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Jordan and Chris posted their second part of the Sony A7rII review. And that’s the only review where I do agree to 100% to everything they say positive and negative about the camera. The A7rII is definitely a great camera but it has some inconsistencies and quirks that still will make Canon/Nikon PRO’s not jump over to the Sony system. I do hope Sony listen to those two guys to fix all these annoying limitations for their next generation A7 and the first generation A9 cameras!

A7rII store list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Wex UK and ParkCameras.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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October 1, 2015
Posted in deals, news

This is the smartest and coolest Aluminum lens hood for your Zeiss 35mm and 55mm FE lens!

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This is the sexiest and also the smartest lens hood you can buy for you 35mm and 55mm Zeiss FE lenses. The Korean company Lim’s designed them to be completely retractable. This makes it possible to carry it on lens instead of having it somewhere loose in your bag. You can see the detailed lens description and more pictures on those eBay links:
Lim’s Aluminum hood for the FE 55mm on eBay (Click here).
Lim’s Aluminum hood for the FE 35mm on eBay (Click here).
Lim’s Aluminum hood for the APS-C E-mount 24mm Zeiss on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here).
Lim’s Aluminum hood for the APS-C E-mount 50mm Sony on eBay (Click here).

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