January 14, 2015
Posted in news

Patent discloses future 90mm f/2.8 FE macro lens design.


One of the lenses on Sonys roadmap (details here) is the 90mm f/2.8 OSS FE macro lens. The Chinese site Nphoto spotted a Sony patent describing the lens design. Here it is:


Clear? :)


January 14, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Wild rumor: H.265 coming to the A7s to allow internal 4K recording?



A visitor of the CES show shared me the following info:

Speaking to Sony rep at CES, he indicated H.265 may be coming to A7x platform. In theory, this could allow A7S to output 4K (H.265) to the SD card due to the lower bitrate possibility. Would eliminate the requirement for external HDMI recorder for 4K, as long as you are OK with the H.265 compression.

The Samsung NX1 uses the H.265 codec for 4K recording. But I really don’t know if Sony will do this. There may be overheating issue when recording 4K on the A7s. But if Sony would find a way to add internal 4K recording I would certainly be happy!

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A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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January 14, 2015
Posted in news

Sony A7s news/reviews roundup.


Gateway to the Ganges
from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

Brandon (video on top):My new video just got a Vimeo Staff Pick. An intense and personal look at daily life on the Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Shot entirely on Sony A7s.

Working with Sony A7s for broadcast (Cinema5d). Story shot with BBC on Vimeo (Click here).
a7s can use Canon batteries (Vimeo).
The World’s Very First REAL-TIME Northern Lights Captured in 4K Ultra High Definition by Ronn Murray (Youtube).

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

January 13, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony A7 with free extras for $1,193 at BigValue. How cheap will Full Frame be in one year by now?


The A7 with free extras sells now for $1,193 only on Big Value on eBay (Click here). That’s a $100 off compared to the best price in other US stores. The same store also sells the Nikon D610 for the same price.

This is just to say that Full Frame camera prices are now really crashing down. And I guess on one year we will se the first FF cameras priced at $1,000. So maybe for the first in the age of digital cameras Full Frame will become “affordable” like it was back in the analog era. And maybe in 3-4 years from now APS-C will be a niche while FF will be mainstream?

One more deal: One Sony A7r for $1,599 at CameraLand on eBay (Click here).

January 13, 2015
Posted in deals

A7II in Stock at BHphoto. And reviewed by Kai from Digitalrev.


The Sony A7II is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And don’t forget that there is now a Gariz case for it you can get in Black (Click here)Brown (Click here)Orange (Click here) and Camel (Click here).

More A7II tests:
A new 1.10 firmware steadyshot test can be seen on SonyAlphaForum.
A Week in Miami – My First Impressions of the Sony A7II (Philip Anderson Edsel)
And a full review have been posted by that crazy head from Kai:

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.



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