December 3, 2014
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New Sony A7II hands-on video by Mark Galer shows how effective 5 axis is with the Nikkor 180mm lens.

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Note: Also our Australian readers can now preorder the A7II at Sony Store Australia (Click here).

Mark Galer Alpha Ambassador from Sony Australia shot this A7II hands-on video. From minute 5 you can hear his robotic voice (LOL) and the interesting 5 axis stabilization test with the Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 lens. The difference between having and not having stabilization is quite impressive!

Thanks Marc for sharing this!

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
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 preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony 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 and at Wex UK. In Finland at Verkkokauppa.

Note: Also Australian readers can now preorder the new Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia (Click here). The first A7II cameras will ship tomorrow in Japan according to Amazon.co.jp.

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December 3, 2014
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Today only: Sony A6000 double lens kit with free LR5 and $50 Visa card.

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Today only you can greab that A6000 superkit with two lenses and free $50 Visa card and LR5 at BuyDig eBay (Click here). Also on the A5000 kit you get a free LR5 and free SD card (Click here).
There is an up to 55% off on Sandisk SD cards at Amazon US (Click here).

Reminder: Amazon and Sony Europe stores are now accepting A7II preorders. Full link list here:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
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 preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony 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 and at Wex UK. In Finland at Verkkokauppa.

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December 3, 2014
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Zeiss Loxia 50mm no more in Stock in almost any worldwide store. New review by Varietyoflight.

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This is very strange: For many weeks now the Zeiss Loxia 50mm lens is out of Stock in almost any US-EU-Japan store!
It’s not in Stock at BHphoto or Adorama. It’s not in Stock in Germany. Only Store having a small Stock of lenses left in-house is Digitalrev (Click here). Don’t know if the first production run has been sold out or if there is some issue on the production line. One of the dealers I am in contact with asked Zeiss many times about when they wills end them a Stock. And Zeiss answered that they still cannot say when. Strange!

In the meantime check out the Loxia 50mm lens review at Varietyoflight:

The image quality is very good. This lens indeed eliminates some of the typical flaws of older M-mount lenses adopted on E-mount (full-frame) and as a result sharpness wide open can not only be seen in the very center of the image but also to the sides. Overall it seems that a very balanced image quality has been achieved where none of the artifacts like CA or vignetting sticks out. The only artifact which appears a little bit more prominent is distortion which might be rather annoying when shooting architecture/geometry but which can be easily corrected in post production.

And Mirrorlessons posted a set of Sony A7s & Zeiss Loxia gallery pictures.

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December 3, 2014
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Sigma (finally!) is seriously considering to make lenses for the Sony FE system.

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Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki has been interviewed at Imaging Resource. And he finally hints that the making lenses for E-mount system is possible because “there aren’t so many lenses”  in the system and “we get lots of requests” to make lenses for E-mount. He also said that taking current Sigma FF lenses and make them E-mount “would be very helpful“.

Still, Kazuto Yamaki also recently stated that “E-mount diameter is small and makes it difficult to design high quality Full Frame lenses” (Full SAR article here). So let’s ee if Sigma will take the final step and really make those FE lenses…

found via MirrorlessRumors.

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December 3, 2014
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Technical note: How to see all SAR posts on homepage (caching issue)

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On November 27 our rumor site server had a small issue on the caching software. Since then some of you may have not seen new articles on the main SAR homepage. This happens because your browser memorized the issue and doesn’t get rid of it. To clear the issue please just reload the SAR homepage (not the single post view site!) by hitting your “control + F5” button to reload the site. Or  clear the browser’s cache manually. That will get rid of the issue. Of course you have to do it for every browser you use on any device.

Thanks a lot!

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