July 16, 2015
Posted in news

New Panasonic GX8 is rumored to use the new Sony Micro Four Thirds sensor.



Today Panasonic announced the new GX8 (specs here). The camera is rumored to be the first MFT camera using the new Sony 20 megapixel Four Thirds sensor. Sony recently listed three new sensors on their website including the 20MP FT sensor.


Sony is now conquering the MFT world with their sensors?


July 16, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Batis lenses now shipping in Hong Kong! And new full size image samples.


Image courtesy: DSLRmagazine

The very first batch of the new Batis FE lenses shipped yesterday in Hong Kong! You can see first user image samples from Samlee at SonyAlphaForum (Click here). He writes:

I got the Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Yesterday at Hong Kong. The price around 0.9 x1199 USD with Free B+W filter. Light, Very Very Fast AF, Sharp Sharp Sharp, nice Broken

Also the spanish site DSLRmagazine (google transltion) posted the Batis hands-on review:

This new Zeiss Batis series meets all expectations. The Batis optics are specially designed for those who want to exploit every ounce of your sensor without sacrificing good design and a completely intuitive.

Zeiss Batis store links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.

July 16, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Made in Siem Reap, Cambodia
from Eddie Peter Hobson on Vimeo.

Capture The World (Video on top):I’m currently working on a project to create a series of short travel films called Capture the World. We shoot everything with the A7r, A7s and RX10. This is our most recent piece of Siem Reap, Cambodia…

A7II field test (ilovehatephoto).
Nex 7, Nikkor 85 1.8, 50 1.4, 35 f2. Freestyle Scootering (SonyAlphaForum).
40$ lens on Sony A7 II https://www.facebook.com/emin.kuliyev.54/posts/10207515980882744?pnref=story
The Profoto B1 vs. the B2 and Sony A7 Compatibility (Philipandersonedsel.com).
Sony 24-240mm f3.5-6.3 (ThePhoBlographer).
Sony HDR-AS200V Vs. Sony HDR-AZ1 HD (Actioncamerarumors).
Sony RX10 II and Sony RX100 IV Preview (Photographyblog).

Robbert:Last week I got my new DJI Ronin M and shot a Brazilian Zouk dance party with it and my A7s + Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f/4. Left the OOS in the lens on to correct for small shakes and used autofocus all the time which did surprisingly well in the poorly lit environment. Shot everything with 50 frames/sec in S-Log2. This might be a nice video to feature on the site. The link: https://vimeo.com/130699038

July 15, 2015
Posted in reviews

New 90mm FE macro lens reviews at LL and Mirrorlessons.



Luminous Landscape says:

The 90mm Macro that just started shipping is nothing short of exceptional.  Yes, some folks may claim it is too big and some may even claim too expensive at $1098 USD.  But for the price you get a solid really well designed lens that is dust and moisture resistant.

Mirrorlessons says:

As Yasuyuki Nagata (Sony General Manager – Lens and Peripheral Business) stated in an interview with us at Photokina, consumers are looking for three things from their lenses – compactness, quality and a good price – and with a full-frame sensor, it isn’t easy to deliver on all three fronts. In the case of the 90mm, Sony has prioritised optical quality and performance above all, and it shows in the resulting images.

Now the question is, should I buy the 90mm Sony macro or the 85mm Batis lens? Damn it…

90mm links:
In USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, eBay US (Click here).
In Europe at Fotomundus, Amazon Germany, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
In Asia at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

Preorder links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).


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