A couple of SAR readers (Thanks Jochen, Marc and Josi) noticed that Sony Europe completely removed the 70-200mm FE lens from their sites. You cannot find it on any specific country site like Sony Germany, UK, Italy and so on…
UPDATE: A couple of hours after reading this post Sony quickly reacted and fixed the site. The 70-200mm FE lens is back :)
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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)
I bought my A7II and the H43M flash in July.When I first used them together they seemed to work fine. I just went to a party this past weekend and was taking pictures (set to fill flash -in the camera menu, not the flash mode button, as the mode button won't register fill flash as its […]
I put together an AF-C comparison using 5 different native FE mount lenses on the a7sii, hope you find it helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP4VHnej42E Let me know what you think and what other tests would be helpful.
I am looking for a short HDMI cable to go from the camera to my monitor.Ideally about a foot, with the large HDMI end bending 90 degrees like your hand bends, across the width. I don't really want a bend on the camera end. I've been looking on google, ebay, and amazon with no […]
I recently lost a lens hood from my SEL18200 E mount lens,it simply fell off unnoticed while walking back to the car. I looked all over the internet for a replacement & found a cheap screw-on hood on Amazon that vignettes. That didn't sound exciting. I checked the Sony site for a factory replacement & […]
Hi all, I'm a Mirrorless NUBE and am very close to making the switch. Quick background, I was a sponsored climber and traveled 40+ countries rock climbing and mountaineering. This is before budgets for camera crews/person and social media. It was all up to me to grab photos and I'm not a pro. Over the […]
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