November 6, 2014
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Rokinon announces the new 12mm Cine lens for A and E-mount (on preorder at BH).

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Samyang/Rokinon announced the new Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens for Sony A and E-Mount. You can read the full specs and preorder it at BHphoto:
Rokinon 12mm A-mount (Click here).
Rokinon 12mm E-mount (Click here).

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November 6, 2014
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New Black Friday deals: Up to $200 off on Sigma lenses!

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Black Friday deals are daily updated on Amazon US (Click here to see the long list). And today we got some nice Sigma deals too! Up to $200 off on A-mount lenses and accessories:

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$200 off on the Sigma 150-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 70-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$150 off on the Sigma 50-500mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$80 off on the Sigma 10-20mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
$25 off on the Sigma 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Rebates on Sigma Flashes and Teleconverters at Amazon (Click here to see the full list).

Reminder:
Black Friday Deals are already running on Amazon US (Click here to see the long list).
A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A6000:
$100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5100: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5000: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Meike grip on Amazon US (Click here), eBay (Click here) and Alibabaexpress (Click here).

 

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November 6, 2014
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Surprise: Hasselblad closes design center and ends the “luxury” camera business?

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Back in 2011 Hasselblad founded the Hasselblad Design Center in Treviso. The goal was to create unique camera designs. In the years after they launched the Hasselblad Lunar (here on eBay), Stellar (here one Bay) and the Hasselblad HV (here at BHphoto). And as you likely know these camera were objects of quite some large amount of “irony” on the world wide web.

But today Photoscala reports that Hasselblad has closed the Design Center in Treviso. It is not yet official but this could mean the end of those super “luxurified” Sony A and E-mount camera versions. Maybe Hasselblad wants to focus on a Sony-Hasselblad-Zeiss partnership for a new mirrorless medium format system instead?

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November 6, 2014
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Zeiss 16-35mm FE to ship from tomorrow. New full review by Colby Brown.

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Image courtesy: Cengiz

According to Sony Canada and Amazon Japan the new Zeiss 16-35mm FE lens will start to ship from tomorrow. And SAR reader Cengiz sent us that 16-35mm FE Stock image from a Hong Kong Store. You can check the shipping dates here:
USA/Canada  at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony Canada.
Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Australia and Asia at Sony AUS, Amazon Japan and Digitalrev.

There is also a new full review written by Colby Brown:

Not only was Sony and Zeiss able to engineer a small and lightweight ultra wide angle lens, they were able to do so without sacrificing image quality. I was impressed with the corner to corner sharpness (although it doesn’t de-thrown the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8) as well as how it handles sun stars and can be used hand held with its built in OSS (optical stabilization), especially with the a7s.

Feel free to post your 16-35mm FE unboxing and test pics/videos on our SonyAlphaForum!

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November 6, 2014
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A-mount is dead? Sure, look at that :)

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It’s hard to belive all those sceptical people who A-mount is dead when you see this: The brand new Canon 7DmarkII comes nowhere as close to the excellent Sony A77II performance according to DxOmark sensor tests. Anything else to say? ;)

A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A6000:
$100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5100: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5000: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

 

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