June 25, 2013
Posted in news

(UPDATED) Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 now shipping at BHphoto and in Asia.

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After an extemel long wait the Zeiss 50mmf /1.4 SSM lens is finally shipping at BHphoto (Click here). It is also in Stock in Asia. You can find it in Stock at Digitalrev and on eBay. The lens should be in Stock within the next 2-3 weeks in EU and US stores too.

The Zeiss preorder are available at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK, Amazon DE and Technikdirekt DE.

June 25, 2013
Posted in deals

Both Zeiss Touit lenses in Stock at Amazon (and one Zeiss 24mm for $899).

I still don’t know why Amazon itself doesn’t sell the Touit. Anyway, if you for some reason want to buy from Amazon many third party sellers have the Zeiss Touit in Stock with Fulfilled by Amazon guarantee and Gift-wrap available. You can get the 12mm here and the 32mm here. These lenses are also in Stock at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

One more US deal: Trusted eBay seller Cameraland has three nice Sony offers:
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for $899 Olympusmarket (Click here). That’s $200 off!
Sony NEX-5r with kit lens for $539 Olympusmarket (Click here). That’s $60 off.
Sony NEX-6 with lens for $769 Olympusmarket (Click here). That’s $130 off.

June 25, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) RX100MII accessories…

After tomorrow (june 27) at 6-7am London time Sony will announce the new RX1R and the RX100MII. A new source sent me the following mail:

 “have just received confirmed information that RX100MKII will come with these optional accessories:
Grip Attachment, Made to match your RX100 or RX100M2, made from a hard-wearing elastomer and polycarbonate-like material to handle everyday wear and tear
Filter Adapter, Filter adapter for Cyber-shot™ RX100 and RX100M2 cameras with guide ring, base ring and remover, Works with a lens cap, Quickly connects to a 49mm filter and MC protector.”

Be sure to be online after tomorrow! Let’s see if there will be some kind of unexpected surprise…

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

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SR1=probably fake rumor
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June 25, 2013
Posted in news

Also Sony is working on new organic sensor tech…

Image by Fujifilm.

Today Fuji announced the X-M1 (fulls pecs and price at Amazon, news and reviews on MirrorlessRumors). Fuji is becoming a serious competitor in the mirrorless world and now offers a wide range of cameras (the X-M1 is their first entry-mid level camera).

Also on the sensor front they promised quite some innovations: Two weeks ago Panasonic and Fuji (Source: Fujifilm) unveiled the new organic sensor tech that in theory allows doubles the dynamic range of the current best sensor Sony 36 megapixel sensor used by the Nikon D800 (Source: Adorama). The Sony sensor has 15.3 EV while the new Fuji-Panasonic sensor achieves a theoretical result of 29.2 EV.

But as reported prevails on SAR also Sony is working on the same tech. And Egami just spot a brand new Sony patent describing the organic sensor design. And the new Fuji-Panasonic sensor is expect to hit the market in 2015 only. I believe that by then also Sony’s organic sensor will be ready for mass production.

 

 

June 24, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM Review at Photographyblog.

Photographyblog (Click here) posted the full 50mm Zeis lens review and gets Highly Recommended:

“If you can afford it, the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm F1.4 ZA SSM is a fantastic standard prime lens for Sony full-frame users, delivering imperious image quality with the minimum of fuss.”

The only listed “cons” is the high price. But if you wnat the best you can’t look at the price don’t you?

The Zeiss preorder are available at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK, Amazon DE and Technikdirekt DE.

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