March 9, 2015
Posted in reviews

Reminder: Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 tests so far.

Share


Sony Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens review – for Sony Alpha 7 cameras

So far according to Amazon Lens sales ranking the new Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 is the “less” preordered of the four new lenses. It may have to do with the high price tag and with the fact that there are only very few tests seen with this lens yet. So let’s sum up what we know so far:

1) On top you see the video review from Whatdigitalcamera. They like the lens although they say it’s not perfect as it has some vignetting at wider aperture (but that may be something people likes to have).

2) Steve Huff (Click here) previewed the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE lens and writes:

For me, this is TRULY the 1st native “WOW” lens for the Sony full frame FE system. It easily surpasses the 55 1.8 for me as well as the 35 2.8 that I have been using since the launch of the A7 system, and those are both beautiful lenses when it comes to image quality. The 35 1.4 has such a beautiful character and rich rendering.

3) Amateur Photographer (Click here) tested the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE lens and writes:

Optically it isn’t perfect, but the chromatic aberration is slight and I would actually rate the vignetting as a nice feature. In terms of resolution this lens is difficult to fault, and it is certainly one of the sharpness lenses we have tested for the Alpha 7 series, although the 90mm f/2.8 macro lens looks like it may well offer some competition on that front.
Having used the Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA lens for a few days, I am left with the impression that this is a lens with character. From the resolution and bokeh to the build quality and aperture ring, this lens has a certain something about it that makes it stand out from the generic 35mm lenses that roll off production lines.

4) MTF graph and image samples can be seen on that SonyAlphaRumors post. And full size image samples at Dpreview.

The lens certainly has a very good optical performance. My only drawback is the size. But that’s because I personally prefer smaller and less intrusive lenses when doing street photography. If you do landscape, wedding or studio shooting this will certainly not be an issue.

All new FE lens preorder links:
In USA at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F/2.8 and E 20mm F/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Converter for E 16mm F2.8 and E 20mm F2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide Angle converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide angle converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
In Asia at:
Sony 24-240mm FE lens at Digitalrev.

Share
March 9, 2015
Posted in deals

The Limited edition Gold-Red Hasselblad Lunar sells on eBay for $10,000.

Share
HasselbladLunar

What you see here is one of the 200 limited edition Gold-RED Hasselblad Lunar on sale on eBay at Willoughbyscamera (Click here). When that camera has been announced a year ago Ian Rawcliffe (Hasselblad CEo) said: “We wanted to celebrate what, coincidentally, is also known as The Lunar New Year, with a unique and iconic limited edition camera which we believe will be revered as a true example of camera art by photo-connoisseurs and collectors across the world. Only two hundred have been developed in our Italy-based design centre and the exclusive red and gold colours on the grip and body underpin the traditional Chinese belief that these shades represent good fortune and joy.

Well you can save 0ver $9,400 by simply buying the NEX-7 with kit lens for $598 at BHphoto :)

 

Share
March 9, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony new press conference on April 12! New 4K products on the way…

Share

Sony will have a new press conference with product announcement on April 12 at 2pm Las Vegas times. Sony will also announce new “4K” stuff at NAB. I yet have no SR5 rumor about what exactly is coming but this is the “wild rumors”I heard so far:

New budget 4K camcorder to come (very likely to be correct)
A7000 has internal 4K recording (could come at NAB)
A7sII is not coming yet at NAb show
High Res FE camera (don’t think it’s coming at NAB)

To not miss any of them quickly subscribe our social network:
RSS feed: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/feed/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonyalpharumors
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SonyAlphaRumors
GooglePlus: https://plus.google.com/104216500156717934391/posts

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!

Share
March 9, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

Share


Off-Camera Flash on Location – Sony Alpha Tutorial

Sony 70-200G f4 compared to Leica 90mm f2.8 (SonyAlphaForum).
A7II engagement shoot (HelloMikee).
Sony FS7 Review – Shooting 150fps in the dead of night (EosHD).
Sony engeneers interview at DC.watch.
Sony A7II test at Focuas Numerique.
E-mount savings in Japan (Sony Japan).
LensRacks now supports Sony E-Mount interchangeable lens systems (Kickstarter).
PlayMemories Camera Apps “Stop Motion+” Gallery1 (Youtube).
PlayMemories Camera Apps “Stop Motion+” Gallery1 (Youtube).
Sony to Discontinue CCD Products? (Image Sensor World).
Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 Lens hands-on at Newsshooter.

Share
March 8, 2015
Posted in deals

New FE lenses now available for preorder at Sony US too (unveils exact shipping date info).

Share

Bildschirmfoto 2015-03-08 um 17.48.12

The new FE lenses are now also available for preorder at Sony US too. And there is also a shipping info for each lens:
Sony FE 24-240mm at Sony US (Click here). Ships March 15 .
Zeiss FE 35mm at Sony US (Click here). Ships on April 12.
Sony FE 28mm at Sony US (Click here). Ships on May 2.
Sony FE 90mm at Sony US (Click here). Ships on July 5.

All new FE lens preorder links:
In USA at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.
Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F/2.8 and E 20mm F/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Converter for E 16mm F2.8 and E 20mm F2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide Angle converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide angle converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
In Asia at:
Sony 24-240mm FE lens at Digitalrev.

Share
March 8, 2015
Posted in news

World first Drop-in Filter Adapter for E-mount cameras on Indiegogo.

Share

Bildschirmfoto 2015-02-24 um 10.53.50

If you like the idea of having am Drop-in Filter Adapter for E-mount cameras you can now join the crowfunding project at Indiegogo (Click here):

OWL combines camera adapter and exchangeable filter. User can change filters in a quick and convenient way during filming or photographing. It advances your workflow and cost saving. From now, you just need to prepare one filter to fit all your lenses. You will definitely have a total new experience in photography.

There are also two reviews of the OWL:
1. “The build quality looks and feels excellent and all parts are made from aluminium. The adapter lens mounts look high quality and durable, no lens wiggle here.” by Wim Arys https://www.wimarys.com/deo-tech-owl-filter-adapter-review/
2. “It has potentially less reflection and flaring than most front mounted filter ” by Nitsan Simantov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL4JuXaCsc4

Share
March 8, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

Share


Yuri Afanasiev
Golden Beach.
Sony A7r + FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS | f/6,3 | 1/800s | ISO 400
My Site http://www.photoru.ru

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 →

Share

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The Sonyalpharumors website, Sonyalpharumors.com, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1#cookiesSet Addthis cookies: http://www.addthis.com/privacy.
Disqus cookies: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies.
Vimeo cookies: http://vimeo.com/privacy.
Youtube cookies: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.

Close

×