January 11, 2015
Posted in reviews

An “unfair” comparison: Sony A7II 5 axis stabilization versus A7II with DJI Ronin and Glidecam HD2000!


A7II Stabilization Test with DJI Ronin, Glidecam HD2000 & Handheld

How good is the Sony A7II 5 axis stabilization versus the more “serious” DJ Ronin ($2,699 here on BH) and Glidecam HD2000 ($479 here on BH) Stabilizer Systems? Well watch the video on top to see it.Keep in mind that the test was done before the new firmware released on January 8th. The new firmware improves the performance quite a bit!

And if you need to see more about the new A7II here are two more news:
Sony A7II review at TheVerge.
Model Train Video shot with Sony A7 M2, Action Cam Mini and A99 (SonyAlphaForum).

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

January 11, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Charles Chiho Lo‎
Watch Your Step, beware the ants.
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Shot with Sony A7 and Voigtlander 12mm.

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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January 10, 2015
Posted in rumors

First leaked images of the new Samyang 135mm f/2.0 lens!


Our friend Vitaly from personal View found the images of the yet not announced Rokinon/Samyang 135mm f/2.0 lens on eBay Hong Kong (Click here). The version you  see here is for Canon but as usual with Samyang expect version for all other mounts including Sony Alpha and Sony E-mount. The lens costs around $570 and will be announced before the CP+ show that starts on February 12.

$_576 $_575 $_574 $_573 $_572 $_57

Key Features:
Extra low dispersion (ED)
Glass aspherical lenses (AS)
Ultra multi coating (UMC)
Internal focusing (IF)

Uncomplete Specs:

Bildschirmfoto 2015-01-10 um 18.07.41

January 10, 2015
Posted in news

New FE mockup lens pictures on Dpreview.


Sony A7 with the new Zeiss 28mm f/2.0 FE lens.

The same FE lens mockups that were shown at Photokina have been shown at CES too. You can see the new pictures over at Dpreview (Click here). They share some info about the lenses:

90mm f/2.8 OSS macro:Due to be available in March, this lens features a focus limiter and inbuilt OSS optical image stabilization. Build quality is high. 

Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA:is a gorgeous thing. The manual aperture dial is sure to appeal to experienced photographers. This aperture dial can operate in click detents, or smoothly (the latter being ideal for aperture adjustment during video capture). You can switch between the two modes using a click on/off switch on the lens barrel.

So far the “unofficial” info is that:

– 28mm f/2.0 G should cost 499 Euro (February shipment)
– 35mm f/1.4 Zeiss should cost 1399 Euro (March shipment)
– 90mm f/2.8 G macro should cost 999 Euro (March shipment)
– 24-240mm f/3.5-6.4 should cost 1099 Euro (March shipment)
– both converters should cost 229 Euro each (March shipment)


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