May 6, 2015
Posted in deals

Stuff news: Canon f/0.75mm lens, Lomo LC-A MINITAR-1 Art Lens, Kipon adapter at Adorama, A7II vertical L Bracket.


Here are a couple of “Stuff news”:
1) The super rare Canon f/0.75 lens is for sale on eBay (Click here). If you need extra speed on your E-mount camera :)
2) The Kipon adpaters are now being US exlusively for sale at Adorama (Click here).
3) The super compact Lomo LC-A MINITAR-1 Art Lens 2.8/32 M are now available for preorder at Lomo (Click here).
4) New Quick Release QR Vertical L Bracket Plate LB-A7M2 for Sony a7II on eBay (Click here).

Reminder: Sony FE 28mm lens is in Stock for the first time at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.

May 6, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony wanted to make a 85mm f/1.2 Zeiss. Was too big.


The same source who shared the correct Zeiss Batis lens specs back in January also told me that Sony had a Zeiss 85mm f/1.2 lens prototype. Sony decided to not launch it because it was way to big to be used on the FE cameras.
Zeiss made once such a lens for the Contax system. The Zeiss Planar 85mm 1.2 which now sells for more than $3,000 used on eBay (Click here). Just to say that the lens would not only have been big…but also rather expensive.

Zeiss Batis preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Lens shade for 85mm at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Lens shade for 25mm at Adorama, Bhphoto.

May 6, 2015
Posted in rumors

FAKE rumor busted: 59MP image from Sakamoto has been shot on the A7II and upsized to 59MP.


Bildschirmfoto 2015-05-06 um 18.48.15

Plenty of rumor sites just posted a link to that image on Flickr from Sakamoto Mayu. They claim this could be another A7rII image. As you know EXIF and TXT data can easily be faked. But somewhat fakers forget that there are other parameters in EXIF file and they forget to change them ;)

The EXIF file from Sakamto Mayu shows the following small detail:

Bildschirmfoto 2015-05-06 um 18.21.21

That’s the focal resolution of the current A7II !!! Just try to read your A7II Exif info and you will see the focal plane resolution matches.

And the A7r resolution would be
Focal Plane X Resolution        : 2049.067291
Focal Plane Y Resolution        : 2049.067291

So this is a upsized image guys :)

Unlike the Sakamotu image the Zeiss image has no such focal plane resolution image. So that is still somewhat strange (a part of the fact that’s weird Zeiss uploaded a 59MP image). So this doesn’t yet mean there is no 59MP cameras. It just means plenty of guys are taking “inspiration” from the Zeiss image to have some fun :)

Just to be 100% clear about the A7rII: There is yet no single proof (or at least SR5 rumor from trusted sources) saying the new A7x camera coming soon has 50+ Megapixel! All SonyAlphaRumors can tell you with a 90% reliability is that there will be a new A7 camera series announced soon! And as far as I heard from one of my good sources this should be the A7rII.

May 6, 2015
Posted in news

Cool video: ILCA a9x Mirrorless Alpha.


Chuljae Lee sent me his concept video about a “Sony ILCA a9x Mirrorless Apha, Global Shutter, Z Shift camera“.
One camera to make them all happy…A and E-mount owners :)

May 6, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Colby Moore: “Wanted to share this dark video I shot on a7S in NYC in March.

Today there is a beauty seminar at Adorama from Miguel Quiles. And he created a tutorial video to go along with it:
Beauty shoot BTS:
Seminar Link:

The $15 Holga 25mm f/8 Lens Review (Ilovehatephoto).
New Sony deals at Jessops UK.
Sony Artisan Spotlight: Cristina Mittermeier – Protecting the mighty Amazon (Sony Blog).
E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS – Compact, Light and Surprisingly Sharp (SonyAlphaForum).
Fly with Sony ActionCam and GoPro (Actioncamerarumors).

Hans:Hi, maybe a cool option for E mount and technical camera lovers. I’m an A mount guy and no relation to Cambo other then that I’m dutch too.

Iñaki:Hi, I have made a timelapse made with Sony cameras. Sony A37, A850 and A7R. Lenses: Sony Zeiss 16-35mm F2.8, 24-105mm F3.5-4.5 Minolta, Sony 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM. I hope you like it !!
May 5, 2015
Posted in deals

Ref. Sony A7r now sells for $1299 only. FE 28mm shipping


Sony A7rII is coming and the refurbished A7r now sells for $1,299 only at Secondipity on eBay (Click here). Regular price is $1898 with free case at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

And the new Sony FE 28mm lens is in Stock for the first time at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.

New Sony US rebates:
Price drop and lot of free stuff on the A7II at FocusCamera.
Price drop and lot of free stuff on the RX100 at Adorama.
Price drop and lot of free stuff on the A5000 at Adorama.
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,498 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,798 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony Alpha a7 (Body Only) for $998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony Alpha a7 with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,298 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
$100 off on the A6000 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Price drop and lot of free stuff on the HDRCX405 HD Handycam at FocusCamera.


May 5, 2015
Posted in rumors

New Sony X teaser for a product display event on May 15!


The broken mirror teaser

The Sony X Australia group posted that curious teaser of a broken mirror. It’s for a special Sony event scheduled on May 15 (date info shared by a source). There is yet no other info a part of the text saying “stay tuned”. The broken mirror image could refer to a new mirrorless camera launch (rumored to be the A7rII and/or the A6100). But so far there is no 100% guarantee yet this is for the A7rII/A6100 launch. Note: Sony X is an official Sony affiliated group.

But this would fit with previous (SR3) rumors I got about a mid-May announcement. The new A7x and A6xxx camera May-June launch timeframe also got leaked on that Wikileaks document.

So far the A7rII will get the 5 axis IBIS and A7II body form. Not 100% clear if the A7rII will get the same 36MP sensor as the first model or an updated new 59MP sensor (See Zeiss leak). The A6100 will retain the current 24MP sensor and get XAVC-S recording.

Sony FE 28mm for the first time in Stock today at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.

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