June 2, 2014
Posted in rumors

Sigma says they have no plan to make FE lenses yet (but it could change in future).

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Image of one of their current APS-C 19mm E-mount lens.

Plenty of A7 camera owners hope to see Sigma make a proper E-mount version of the superb 50mm A-mount lens you can preorder Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here). But I have some bad news:

A SAR reader contacted Paul Pizzano (Manager from Sigma) and he told him that there is not plan to make Full Frame E-mount lenses yet:

“Maybe one day but it would take a much larger commitment on the part of Sony. A full Line of cameras and lenses with the FE mount, as well as the conversion of their NEX line to the FE mount. At the moment it is a very limited line and we are unable to invest in it when the parent company Sony seems reluctant to do so.”

IN short, Sigma will wait to see if the Full Frame E-mount will become popular or not…

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June 1, 2014
Posted in deals

Reminder for Europeans: You can now preorder the Sony A7s and Sony RX100M3 at Sony EU stores!

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Over the weekend Sony Europe started to accept preorders on both new cameras. In case you missed to read the news here are the links to the single stores. Just click on the country code to jump to the direct product and preorder page:

A7s at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, CH, AT, NL, BE, PT, SE, NO, FI.
RX100M3 at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT.

 

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June 1, 2014
Posted in deals

Seriously! You can get a free Zeiss Touit E-mount lens today!

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This is quite suprise from Zeiss: They decided to basically give one Zeiss Touit lens away for free(!) if you buy them in bundle!!! You can get them here:

Sony E-mount double Touit lens deal at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

The single lenses got a $200 discount too:
The 12mm f/2.8 Touit now sells for $799 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 32mm f/1.8 Touit now sells for $520 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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June 1, 2014
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Plenty of new Sony USA deals! $50 off on the A6000. $200 off on Sony and Zeiss A and E-mount lenses

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Today Sony launched a huge amount of new Sony camera and lens deals! As usual you can see them all in one page at Amazon US (Click here). Here is the detailed list:

A6000 and other mirrorless cameras:
$50 off on all Sony A6000 kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sony US store.
$50 off on all Sony A3000 kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sony US store.
$50 off on all Sony A5000 kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sony US store.
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories at Amazon US.
Save up to $200 on Sony A7 Interchangeable Lens Cameras at Amazon US.
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Camera Purchase at Amazon US.

E-mount lenses:
$200 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS PZ at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.

A-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G II at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 300mm f/2.8 G II at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

A-mount cameras:
Save up to $500 on Sony Alpha A99 Digital SLR Bundled Purchase at Amazon US.
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select Sony lenses at Amazon US.
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras at Amazon US.

RX100/m2 and compact cameras:
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase at Amazon US.
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras at Amazon US.

QX and Action cameras:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras at Amazon US.
Save up to $50 on Select Sony Action Video Cameras at Amazon US.
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase at Amazon US.

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June 1, 2014
Posted in reviews

Kai from Digitalrev still doesn’t like Sony SLT (A77II video review).

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As you know Kai from Digitalrev doesn’t really like the Sony SLT cameras (he likes the A7 series much more). And this is his take on the new A77II. As usual take it with a bit of fun and not too seriously 🙂

Sony A77II specs, preorders and shipment date:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev and Sony Australia.

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