January 29, 2015
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Canon-Sony partnership on new 50MP sensor?

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Steve from CanonWatch reports about a possible “unexpected” partnership between Sony and Canon:

In other words, and according to the source, Canon and Sony will agree on a patent exchange to produce a 53MP sensor for Canon’s upcoming high resolution DSLRs. This sensor would keep the Exmor technology, and feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF. The best of both worlds someone may say. Sony would still sell sensors to Nikon, but without the Dual Pixel AF (it is for sure not a problem for Sony to mass-produce slightly different lines of sensors).

I havent heard about such a partnership from my sources. But I think that this partnership would certainly make sense for both manufacturers to save some costs. Something necessary if you know the system camera market is shrinking dramatically (Source: Cipa on 43rumors).

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January 29, 2015
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Brand new Zeiss 55mm FE for $799 in USA and 700€ in Europe.

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Two FE 55mm f/1.8 lenses are back in Stock and for sale with $200 discount at GetDigital (Click here). Comes with 3 year warranty! The same store sells the FE 55mm for 700 on eBay UK (Click here).
And today only you get up to 60% off on Sony cards at Amazon US (Click here).

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January 29, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Satirical FS7 Test Video Will Leave You in Tears (Laughing) by Cinema5D.

Zeiss touit lens review on the A6000 (Passportsandlenses).
The Zeiss Distagon ZM 35/1.4: First Impressions on a Sony A7r (DearSusans).
FE 70-200mm lens test at DC.watch.
How to record RAW with the FS7 (Newsshooter).

Ivan Forastiere:Just a little test of Sony Fs7 with some consideration: https://vimeo.com/117694004

Dan:Wanted to share the New PARALINX TRITON wireless HD video transmitter. It features a cold shoe for mounting , and is ultra lightweight (less than a flash), so it is a great fit for monitoring your Sony Mirrorless or DSLR HD video wirelessly! Check it out here: http://www.paralinx.net/store/paralinx-triton-system

Boon:I have just posted on Comet Lovejoy shot with my Sony A6000. http://myphotojourney.co.uk/comet-lovejoy/

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January 28, 2015
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New Stock of Sony A7s for $1,995.

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There is a new batch of Sony A7s for sale for $1,995 at New Jersey store NJaccessory eBay (Click here).

Reminder:
Sony special deal pages at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
New(!) A7 with kit lens for $1,450 at GetDigital on eBay (Click here).
NEX-7 kit which now sells for $749 only at BHphoto (Click here) and $769 at Amazon US (Click here).
The A7/s/r trade in offer running at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here) will end on January 31.

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January 28, 2015
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What’s coming at CP+ in two weeks so far: Many FE lenses, some A-mount lens. Camera release date unsure.

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Time to make a clear roundup of the CP+ rumors. The show will start on February 12 and the Sony press conference is scheduled for February 13. There is some smoke and some fire on the rumors front:

The Fire:

So far we only know for sure that four FE lenses (Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, Sony 28mm f/2.0 G, 90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro, 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS) and two converters will be announced.
It’s also highly likely that
1) Sony will show an updated FE roadmap
2) Sony will give us more hints and show a mockup of the two “updated” A-mount lenses (image on top)

The smoke:
So far I got no 100% confirmation from trusted sources about a camera announcement at CP+. They spilled out some info on the A7000, A7rII and so on but always stressed me to say that announcement date is unclear. Knowing the recent Sony history it may be possible that Sony will focus on the FE lens announcement at CP+ and announce the cameras 1-2 months later just like it happened at Photokina and with the A7II.
1) There is a cat and mouse game with Canon on the High megapixel camera. So maybe Sony wants to see what Canon brings out first…
2) New 4K cameras may be announced at NAB in April. A show that suits better for that kind of tech.
3) I got absolutely ZERO rumors about possible new A-mount cameras coming at CP+….

So let’s hope that Sony is just hiding their cards like they did with the A7s and A7II…we want the A7rII and A7000 as soon as it gets Sony! :)

 

 

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