July 14, 2015
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Otus vs Batis 85mm comparison by Matt Granger. Batis vs 90mm FE at ML.

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Matt Granger (Click here) compared the Batis vs Otus 85mm lenses. Of course the four times more expensive Otus lens is a better lens. But how close does the new Batis get to it? Check it out on the video below:

And Mirrorlessons made a Batis 85mm vs 90mm macro vs 55mm f/1.8 comparison:

You will notice that the Zeiss Batis has a smoother bokeh and produces less of a “swirl” effect than the 90mm. But the latter looks good in terms of bokeh rendering too. Both are really sharp. The 55mm on the a6000 does a good job as well. It is slightly less sharp but this is also due to the lower resolution of the a6000. The bokeh is less smooth than the other two lenses but I like its rendering and it remains a more than valid choice for portraits.

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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July 14, 2015
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Triple RX100 IV test by Dpreview, Philip Bloom and Ken Rockwell.

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Dpreview posted their first impression review:

The RX100 IV fits pretty well in your hands, though those with large hands might find controls to be on the small side. The camera can be operated with one hand, though you’ll need your other hand for rotating the control ring around the lens.

Philip Bloom tested both new RX cameras and writes:

The 250fps (240 in NTSC) is excellent when in “quality mode” although just 2 second buffer and a 20 second write to card time. The 500fps (480 in NTSC) is passable on certain things, avoid hard lines if you can as it will moire and alias like crazy! 1000 fps (960 in NTSC) is ugly as hell but I still managed to get away with it in my test film. In the real world I can’t see me using past 250 fps very often. The modes where you can record twice as long are much poorer quality so I avoid them.

Ken Rockwell also tested the new RX100m4 and writes:

The RX100 Mk IV is a fantastic point-and-shoot camera that quickly and easily makes great photos in any light, and its larger-than-most point-and-shoots sensor giving sharper, cleaner images than cell phones or most other pocket cameras.


Call the Cleaner! Sony RX100 IV 250fps, 500fps & 1000fps
from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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July 13, 2015
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New Nissin Di700A Flash on preorder at BHphoto and eBay!

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Nissin

Nissin announced the new Di700A wireless flash system for the new Sony interface hotshoe. You can now preorder it at BHphoto (Click here) and eBay Germany (Click here).

Thanks Tom!

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July 13, 2015
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Images and video of the worldwide first Nikon G to Sony FE autofocus adapter from Commlite.

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These are brand new images of the new Commlite Nikon G to Sony E-mount (Full Frame) electronic adapter. It supports electronic aperture and autofocus control with Nikon G lenses. Commlite already makes plenty of adapters which you can find for sale on eBay (Click here). This includes the electronic AF adapter for Canon EF lenses on Sony E-mount (Click here).

The new Nikon G electronic adapter is the very first adapter that adds autofocus on Nikon G lenses. This is a new video which shows the autofocus at work:

The adapter should be ready for final mass production sometimes in late August/early September.

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July 13, 2015
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Sony A7rII listed on all Sony Europe stores with shipment on July 28!

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It took quite some time but at last all Sony Europe stores are showing the new Sony cameras (image on top shows Sony Germany page). The shipment date is surprisingly soon: July 28! Check it out:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.

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