July 19, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Couple of new RX100mV rumors. Switching to UFS cards?

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I got two new info about the possible next RX100mV launch. Particularly the second source shared some great info:

Source 1:

“the RX100 mark V will announced once the Kumamoto fab is fully operational and putting out the necessary newly designed sensors”

Source 2:

“The new compact and high speed Sony camera (RX100 V) will switch from SD Card to UFS Card storage. The card size is similar to microSD saveing space in the camera body and the speed increased to up to 600MB/s enabling longer slowmo Videos and higher FPS shooting. Sony will if this is succesful also use this format in future higher class cameras”

Androidauthority just recently wrote an article highlighting the advantages of the new UFS cards. Of course there is the smaller size compared to SD cards. But the UFS cards are also much faster and do consume less energy:
Energy
Fast

That would be really a smart move from Sony!

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July 19, 2016
Posted in reviews

Batis 18mm reviews by Mark Galer and Mirrorlessons

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The really superb Zeiss Batis 18mm FE lens got reviewed by Mark Galer (video above) and Mirrorlessons (video below). Can’t wait to see what’s coming next in the Batis range…a tele lens? ;)

Batis 18mm lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

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July 19, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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SONY Flashes: High Speed Sync for Mirrorless Cameras

To UV Filter or Not to UV filter ? (SonyAlphaForum).
expensive lens mounts scratched from Metabones EF-E adapter (SonyAlphaForum)
Alpha Studio Essentials 2: Tethering 101 (Adorama Learning Center).
Motion Blur Techniques for Drive-By Photographers (SonyAlphaForum).
Christopher Frost reviewed the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra- Macro Lens on Youtube.
New Smart Versions of Sony E Mount Adapters (Cinema5D).

Jean:I have updated my compilation of lenses for the A7x series. On my webpage are now 13 lenses (FE and 3rd party) with complete informations, uses and picture samples. Text in French for the moment. (no ads on my website !)
J’ai mis à jour ma page d’information pour la série sony A7x avec des détails sur 13 objectifs utilisables : photos des objectifs, informations techniques, usages et exemples de photos. (sans publicité !) http://www.jlrichter.fr/2016/01/23/photo-le-sony-a7-et-ses-objectifs/

Thomas: Just wanted to share with you a music video I shot with my Sony FS7 and A7s: https://vimeo.com/131375071

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July 18, 2016
Posted in deals

Zeiss 55mm FE sells for $699 with 3 year seller warranty on eBay!

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There is a new great deal on the Zeiss 55mm lens: You get it for $699 and with 3 year seller warranty on eBay US (Click here).

And BHphoto launched a special deals event. A full list of rebates and offers can be found on that page (Click here).

BHdeals

More new deals:
You save up to $400 on Sigma A and E-mount lenses sold by BHphoto (Click here). Use the code “PSWBH16” to get the discounted price!
$50 B&H Gift Card on the RX100 and RX100m2 sold at BHphoto (Click here).
$20 off on 12 Months Adobe Creative Cloud subscription by using the checkout code “PSWBH16” at BHphoto (Click here).

Now in Stock:
Batis 18mm at FocusCamera (Click here).
24-70mm GM lens at Amazon, FocusCamera and Kenmorecamera.

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July 18, 2016
Posted in reviews

Lensrentals: The new Zeiss 50mm FE lens beats the Zeiss Otus in center sharpness!!!

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Zeiss 50mm FE (left) vs Zeiss Otus 55mm (right). Image via Lensrentals.

Lensrentals (Click here) tested the new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 FE lens. And they compared it with the best lens of the world, the 55mm Zeiss Otus. The results is absolutely impressive:

“The Sony is phenomenally good in the center; just absolutely superb. The Sony, though, is clearly better than the Otus in the center, and just as good as the Otus away from the center as well. There is a little sag of the Sony’s MTF halfway to the center but then improvement out to the edges.”

So far the new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 FE lens didn’t get a lot of “Love”comments from SAR readers. The price may have created some emotional “barrier”. But now that you get that kind of feedback from Lensrentals things will change. A Zeiss Otus alike quality for almost a third of the lens and with autofocus? Now it starts to sound like a bargain :)  Lensrentals writes:

“it’s worth the money; it’s really superb. The center sharpness in particular is unheard of in a 50mm lens.”

Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 FE Planar preorders at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera. Calumet.de. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.

All new Sony FE lenses and wireless products are now listed on one single page at BHphoto (Click here).

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USA:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Sony VMC-MM1 Multi Terminal Cable at BHphoto, Focuscamera.
Europe:
Sony Planar T* FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens at Calumet.de. Cyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens at Calumet.de. Amazon GermanyCyberport.de. PhotoPorst. Jessops. WexUK.
Sony FE 1.4x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.
Sony FE 2.0x Teleconverter at PhotoPorst. Jessops.

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