January 17, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7II review by Engadget. Says…”It’s worth every penny.”



We have four new A7II reviews:

Engadget writes:

All in all, Sony took everything it learned from the launch of the original A7 and made it better. Yes, the A7 II is heavier and, yes, it is missing attributes, like 4K video. However, those compromises (if you can call them that) mean the new camera starts at $1,700 for the body only, making it relatively accessible to prosumers. And make no mistake: It’s worth every penny.

Admiringlight writes:

The Sony A7 II is the most enjoyable Sony camera I’ve ever shot with, and the excellent image quality along with great ergonomics and usability make the A7 II one of the best, if not the best, mirrorless cameras on the market.  The $1,699 pricetag might be at the upper end of the range of the mirrorless spectrum (with only its sister cameras the A7r and A7s coming in higher), but given what you receive, it’s really an attractive price with excellent bang for the buck.  It’s a camera that I wholeheartedly recommend.

Jay writes:

The Sony A7 II delivers in my opinion and besides the few nit-picks I pointed out in the video review, it’s fantastic. The firmware update addressed the only real issue with the camera and now the IBIS works flawlessly with my favorite old school lenses!

Mike On The Street writes:

I’ve been selling all my Canon gear and I’m not missing it for a second. And I suspect my Fuji X100 will be collecting dust as well. The Sony A7II is an absolutely brilliant camera for street photography and I can’t recommend it enough. It’s definitely the best interchangeable lens camera I’ve ever used.

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.

A7II Gariz case:
You can get in Black (Click here)Brown (Click here)Orange (Click here) and Camel (Click here).

January 17, 2015
Posted in news

A sad news: Sony Canada closes all 14 Sony stores.


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As you know since last year Sony changed their sales stagey in North America. They closed most of their US stores and today they announced they will close ALL(!) fourteen stores they have in Canada. Sony writes:

Over the next 6 to 8 weeks we are closing our Sony Stores in Canada and will redirect all of this business through our national network of Sony retailers, our online store … as well as through our Sony-trained Telesales team,

Source: Financial Post.

January 16, 2015
Posted in deals

USA reminder: Save up to $600 on refurbished A7s. A7r and A7 cameras.


You save quite some bucks on those refurbished Sony A7s/A7r and A7 cameras and kits:
$200 off on the Open BoxA7 with kit lens sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$150 off on the Open Box A7 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the Refurbished A7r sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the Refurbished A7s sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the Refurbished A7 with kit lens sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the Refurbished A7 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).

More Refurbished(Open Box stuff:
$900 off on the RX1 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the RX1R sold by Adorama on eBay (Click here).
$130 off on the Zeiss 55mm FE sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 E-mount sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$250 off on the A99 superkit sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the RX1 sold by BeachCamera on eBay (Click here).
$1,200 off on the RX1 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).

January 16, 2015
Posted in rumors, top_header

(SR3) Two new Zeiss FE 25mm f/2.0 and 85mm f/1.8 coming mid-end 2015?


On February Sony will finally launch the lenses announced back at Photokina (see roadmap on top). And today we also got some tidbits about the next bunch of lenses coming in mid-end 2015. The source said there will be two Zeiss branded FE autofocus lenses:

1) 25mm f/2.0:
Such a lens already exists for Canon and Nikon DSLR. It’s the Distagon 25mm f/2.0 (here on eBay). Anyway, if the rumor is true it’s a bit surprising to see two 28mm and 25mm f/2.0 FE lens in 2015.
2) 85mm f/1.8:
This should be the long time rumored tele prime lens.

The source stressed to say that what he saw were prototype lenses:

We used them on a Sony A7R. Appeared to be similar build quality and style to the “Touit-Loxia” series. They were both AF and quite snappy with focus and of course very sharp.

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January 16, 2015
Posted in reviews

The big Sony A6000 post (Tania Branigan in North Korea).


Canon EOS7D Mark ii vs Sony a6000 Side-by-Side Shootout by Gary Fong (Youtube).

The A6000 may not be on the headline like an A7s but it’s certainly one of the best cameras you can get for much under $1,000. And here are a couple of videos and reviews to show you how well the camera works. Most noticeable Tania Branigan from The Guardian used the cam to shoot that extremely rare video in North Korea:

More A6000 videos:
And there is even “someone” explaining why he divorced from Nikon to get the A6000 (Youtube).
Canon 5D Mark III Compared to the Sony a6000 – Field Test Comparision and Review by Lavikka Photography (Youtube).

Sony A6000 store link list:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
Silver A6000 at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony A6000 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore, Sony Canada, WexUK.
Silver A6000 with lens at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).


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