July 15, 2015
Posted in reviews

New 90mm FE macro lens reviews at LL and Mirrorlessons.



Luminous Landscape says:

The 90mm Macro that just started shipping is nothing short of exceptional.  Yes, some folks may claim it is too big and some may even claim too expensive at $1098 USD.  But for the price you get a solid really well designed lens that is dust and moisture resistant.

Mirrorlessons says:

As Yasuyuki Nagata (Sony General Manager – Lens and Peripheral Business) stated in an interview with us at Photokina, consumers are looking for three things from their lenses – compactness, quality and a good price – and with a full-frame sensor, it isn’t easy to deliver on all three fronts. In the case of the 90mm, Sony has prioritised optical quality and performance above all, and it shows in the resulting images.

Now the question is, should I buy the 90mm Sony macro or the 85mm Batis lens? Damn it…

90mm links:
In USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, eBay US (Click here).
In Europe at Fotomundus, Amazon Germany, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
In Asia at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

Preorder links:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

July 15, 2015
Posted in reviews

Matt Granger: How effective is the Sony In Body Image Stabilisation? Diglloyd: Where is pixel shift on the A7rII?


Is the new Sony 5 axis image stabilization really a deal breaker? Just watch Matt Granger’s video above to hear his opinion on it!

And Diggloyd is asking Sony why the new Sony A7R II has no Pixel Shift:

Conspicuously missing from the Sony A7R II feature set is Olympus-style pixel shift, which in my testing can deliver roughly a 32-megapixel image from a 16-megapixel sensor. On the 42-megapixel Sony A7R II sensor, a similar technology would deliver ~63 megapixels, or maybe more like ~80 megapixels using a Zeiss Otus.
It’s a pity that Sony is not offering pixel shift, since it has Olympus-style sensor stabilization. Perhaps it will appear in a firmware update, but that seems dubious, since it is a terrific feature to brag about at a product release (and would be a first for a full frame camera).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaFocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

July 15, 2015
Posted in deals

Hot! Amazon US/EU prime deals started! Plenty of Sony stuff too.


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For Europeans the new Amazon Prime Super Day Deals are online. And there are also some Sony deals (particularly on Amazon UK). Amazon US will launch those deals soon too. Here are the overall country deal pages showing all deals. Click on those links to see them all:
Amazon US Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon DE Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon UK Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon FR Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon IT Prime Deal page (Click here).
Amazon ES Prime Deal page (Click here).

July 14, 2015
Posted in deals

Gariz case for the Sony RX100m4.


Black and Brown Gariz cases for the RX100m4 can be found on eBay (Click here). It’s the same RX100m3 case and works just fine on the new m4 version! This means you can also buy the actual RX100m3 case for sale at Amazon too (Click here).

Reminder: If you need a case for your brand new Sony A7rIi camera well there is good news: The current A7II Gariz cases suite perfectly for the A7rII too. Gariz now has them for sale in both leather and alcantara versions:
Alcantara case in Red (Click here) and Black (Click here).
Leather case in Orange (Click here), Red (Click here), Black (Click here) and Brown (Click here).
As this is the same A7II case you can buy them all also at Amazon US (Click here).


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