February 17, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Portrait Photography: Using a scrim to soften harsh sunlight in

Testing IBIS on the Sony a7II (Kasson).
A high-end 35mm lens shootout between the ZM 35/1.4, the Summicron 35/2 and the great little FE 35/2.8 ZA (DearSusans).
Zeiss Otus 85/1.4 mounted a the a7R (SonyAlphaForum).
Review of the ZM 35/1.4 lens at VeryBigLobo.
Sony’s new FE lenses almost ready for prime-time (Dpreview).
Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens review at SonyAlphaLab.
Slow motion with the FS7 (Newsshooter).
Drone Shoots Firework with Sony AS200V (ActionCameraRumors).
Minolta MC/MD lenses images thread (SonyAlphaForum).

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February 16, 2015
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Deal of the day: Up to 50% off on PNY SD cards.

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PNY

Today only you save up to 50% on the PNY cards sold at Amazon US (click here to see the list). This means you pay:
– Only $14 for the 32GB card (Click here).
– Only $23 for the 64GB card (Click here).
– Only $48 for the 128GB card (Click here).

We also have new deals listed at Amazon US:
1) Save Big on Select Sony RX Series Cameras with a Qualifying Trade-in (Click here).
2) Free Premium Jacket Case with the RX100m3 (Click here).
3) Free case with the A7,A7s,A7r cameras (Click here).
4) Up to $200 off on A5000/A5100/A6000 double lens kits (Click here).

Sony eBay deals:
Sony A7r cameras for $1,669 on eBay (Click here).
Save $200 on the grey imported but with full 3 year US warranty coming 55mm FE lens sold at GetDigital on eBay US (Click here)
Open Box Sony A7 for $1,150 at Samys eBay (Click here).

A-mount camera owners can buy some of the Open Box lenses on offer ay KenmoreCamera:
$400 off on the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 (Click here).
$300 off on the Sony 16mm Fisheye (Click here).
$100 off on the Sony 28mm f/2.8 (Click here).
$100 off on the Sony 24-105mm (Click here).
$50 off on the DT18-55mm (Click here).
$150 off on the 2x Teleconverter (Click here).
$150 off on the 1.4x Teleconverter (Click here).

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February 16, 2015
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(UPDATE) Sigma 150-600mm A-mount lens was never announced (says BH)

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BHphoto marked the 150-600mm Contemporary A-mount lens as discontinued. UPDATE: I now contacted the store and that’s the answer I got:

A Sigma 150-600 for Sony A was never announced, it was skud by accident.

That’s a bit strange because a few days ag the Sigma press release clearly said there is an A-mount version (Source: Sigma). I hope this is just a misunderstanding.

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February 16, 2015
Posted in reviews

One first image sample with the new Voigtlander Heliar 15mm III lens (will ship in March!)

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The Spanish site DSLRmagazine is the first one sharing a full size image sample of the new Voigtländer 15mm f/4,5 III M-mount lens. The lens has a new optical design to get rid of the corner issues when using it on the Sony A7/r/s camera. Here is the full size image samples taken with the A7s (Click on image to enlarge):

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Also Newsshooter posted two image samples again taken witht he A7s:

I got to put the lens on my a7S and was very happy with the lenses performance. As claimed the edge to edge sharpness was very impressive although it does have some barrel distortion towards the edges of frame which is quite noticeable. I really liked the feel and the handling of this lens on the Sony a7S and the images look very impressive whether your taking video or photographs.

And here is also a video they made with it:

Newsshooter at CP+ Tokyo 2015- Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar Aspherical III VM 15mm f/4.5 Lens First Look from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo.

Of course the A7s is the one camera that because of the larger pixels always had less issues with such lenses. That said the picture shows a very improved quality on corners. And let me add that the lens looks quite good on the A7s! I really think that is going to land in my camera bag soon :)

The lens will ship in March according to Australian Store Mainlinephoto.com.au. In Japan it will cost 95,000 YEN. The US price should be a bit higher than that of the current Heliar 15mm II (here on eBay) but it has yet to be confirmed.

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February 16, 2015
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Sony 28-135mm Review at Cinema5D: “is truly a stunner”.

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Cinema5D (Click here) is among the first to review the new Sony 28-135mm FE lens and writes:

The Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens is truly a stunner. It comes with many very useful (if not essential) features for professional shooters and brings broadcast lens functionality into the full frame world at a compact size.

Read the full review at Cinema5D!

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm store links:
US preorder at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStoreUS.
EU preorders at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony FS7 4K camcorder at Adorama.

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