February 5, 2015
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First Venus 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens review by Thomas Shahan.

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Thomas Shahan is the first person who posted a review of the new Venus 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens. The lens comes in both A and E-mount and is the World’s First 2:1 Magnification Lens with Infinity Focus. Thomas Says:

 I am amazed by the amount of detail I can pull out of this lens. I can focus on anything from a landscape to a portrait, down to a detail, down to a portrait of a jumping spider.

The lens is in Stock on eBay (Click here).

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February 4, 2015
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New Sony US deals at Adorama, Bhphoto and Amazon.

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We have new special Sony deal pages at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Those are the deals in detail:

A and E-mount cameras:
Free $99 extras with the A7s sold at BHphoto.
Free $99 extras with the A7 sold at BHphoto.
$79 free extras with the A7r sold at BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sony A6000 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$250 off on the A77II body sold at at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the Sony A5000 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A58 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sony A5100 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

E-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 35mm 1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 5omm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore
$100 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$150 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.

A-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

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February 4, 2015
Posted in deals, news

Fotodiox launches a new “light-leak-free” Tough E-mount replacement.

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Fotodiox just launched a new Light Tight Replacement Lens Mount for Sony E-mount cameras. You can get it at Amazon in Silver ($49) and limited edition Gold ($59).

There is a new triple Sony refurbished stuff deal:
A3000 with kit lens for $234 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens for $569 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
RX100m3 for $649 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).

Sony US deal reminder:
Sigma 60mm APS-C E-mount lens got a $30 rebate at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
There is also a new price drop on the massive 256GB(!) PNY SD card at Amazon (Click here).
A7s for $1,995 on eBay (Click here)
A7r for $1,795 on eBay (Click here).
$1,000 rebate on the VG900 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

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February 4, 2015
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Sony shows the official picture of the new FE production version lenses!

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Sony Japan just published their official CP+ Sony event page (Click here). And it shows all the upcoming new FE lenses and converters in their final production version. There is also a text in Japanese:

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The whole page shows the list of conferences and promotes all latest products like the A7II, A7s, A6000 and even (at last) A-mount (A77II).

There is no hint whatsoever for a possible new camera launch. As I told you previously it’s very likely Sony may announce new cameras few weeks AFTER the CP+.

The rumored lens price and launch date is:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4: to ship in March 2015. 1399 Euro?
Sony 28mm f/2.0: to ship in February 2015. 499 Euro?
90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro: to ship in March 2015. 999 Euro?
24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS: to ship in March 2015. 1099 Euro?
converters for 229 Euro each?

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February 4, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Viltrox EF-NEX II Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Adapter Review & Unboxing

Sony a7R review at Graverholtfoto.
Sony 35/1.8 OSS review at Admiringlight.
Sony A7S Captures UK Night Shift Workers (Photographyblog).
Can Sony A7s Do Broadcast TV? NBC Promo Shot on Sony A7s & DJI Ronin (Cinema5D).
Sony A7 ii AutoFocus Tracking Testing – Hi Speed Shooting Train (SonyAlphaForum).
Zeiss 16-35mm FE review at SonyAlphaLab.
Sony a7II IBIS with a 16mm lens (Kasson).

Terrence:Hooked up to Sony a7s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WrVpuiaFgE

Eliot:Longtime reader here! Wanted to share a short video my team and I shot on two of our lovely A7s bodies. My company, Parlor (weareparlor.com), focuses mainly on documentary-style productions for non-profits, small brands, restaurants, and artists. This project, for the United Coalition of Motor Club Safety, was perfect for the a7s. We had to travel light, fit in tight spaces, shoot in all kinds of weather, and most importantly- get beautiful, sharp, vibrant images.
I’m really proud of the result- it just went live today – and I would love if you could share it with fellow readers. I think it does a great job of showcasing the amazing potential of the a7s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BEt-fRhVts
We captured all media internally (unfortunately our Shogun arrived two weeks too late). Clips were recorded in S-Log2, then edited and graded in FCPX. We used Metabones adapters, both the speedster and smart adapter, to shoot with a small handful of lenses including the Tamron 24-70, Canon 100L, and Canon 20. The APS-C crop really opened up a world of potential with these guys- essentially doubling our available glass.

Alex:I just got my new A7 and took it to praque, I have written a short, slightly humorous review/turorial maybe you find the time to read it: http://passportsandlenses.com/how-to-take-pictures-of-your-girlfriend/

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