June 15, 2017
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$500 off on the A6500 kit (and you get a free bag, card and battery too)

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You save $500 and get a card/battery/bag for free with the super A6500 kit sold by BHphoto (Click here).

Big Zeiss Batis savings:
You save $200 on the Batis 18mm FE lens sold by UniquePhoto on Amazon.
You save $100 on the Batis 25mm FE lens sold by UniquePhoto on Amazon.

New Sony USA deals:

Sony A7 cameras:
$200 off and free extras on the A7rII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A7sII at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$50 off on the A7II at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$50 off on the A7 at Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.

Sony A6500-A6300-A6000-A5100:
$100 off on the A6500 at Amazon, BHphoto and Adorama.
$150 off on the A6300 with 16-50mm lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$100 off on the A6300 at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$300 off on the A6000 Dual lens kit sold by Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon.
$100 off on the A5100 with 16-50mm lens at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 5omm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 16-70mm Zeiss lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 20mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Sony Accessories:
$50 off on the Sony HVLF32M MI (Multi-interface shoe) Camera Flash at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony HVLF43M High Power Flash with Quick Shift Bounce at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony VGC2EM Vertical Grip at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony LA-EA4 A-Mount to E-Mount FF Lens Adapter with TMT at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$20 off on the Sony HVLF20M at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$20 off on the Sony ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$30 off on the Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony FA-WRC1M Radio Control Wireless Commander at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony FA-WRR1 Wireless Radio Receiver at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony HVL-F60M Wireless Shoe Mount Flash with built-in LED light at Adorama, BHphoto, Amazon.
$50 off on the Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for Alpha a7, a7R and a7s with built-in LED light at Adorama, Amazon.

 

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June 15, 2017
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Sony will launch the 135mm and a 400mm prime lens this summer. Will you buy them?

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Batis 135mm f/2.8 vs the Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 A-mount (CameraSize)

While we have to wait til fall to get the new A7III Summer is still going to be exciting with the launch of the new 135mm and 400mm FE lenses. I still have no 100% confirmation on the aperture but the 135mm is likely to get a f/1.8 aperture while the 400mm should be f/2.8.

I will definitely buy the new 135mm FE (I loved the A-mount Zeiss version). So the question for you is:

Which lens are you going to buy?

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Oh and one more thing: New Sigma and Zeiss FE lenses are coming too ;)

Follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to not miss any news and rumors about the new Sony-Zeiss-Sigma announcements!
Andrea (SAR editor)

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June 15, 2017
Posted in deals

$200 off on the Zeiss Batis 18mm FE and $100 off on the Batis 25mm lens sold on Amazon

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There is a very limited Stock at this price:
You save $200 on the Batis 18mm FE lens sold by UniquePhoto on Amazon.
You save $100 on the Batis 25mm FE lens sold by UniquePhoto on Amazon.

Just an additional small Zeiss rumor: There will be new FE lenses for sure this year. What are you hoping to get?

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June 15, 2017
Posted in reviews

First unboxing video of the new Samyang 35mm FE lens

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Samyang 35mm FE lens on preorder at BHphoto, Adorama (found no preorder links in Europe yet).

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June 15, 2017
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Customizing AF using the Sony a9 Recall Custom Hold option

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
A Look At The New Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STM GM OSS With Smooth Trans Focus (Lensrentals).
5 Photos You Haven’t Taken…Yet (ALC).
How to take Sunset pictures (SonyAlphaForum).
My Sony a6500 Got Soaked (ThatCameraGuy).
How to Back up all Your Family Photos to One Drive (Explora)
In the Field with the Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF lens (Allan Weitz).

Join the new Sony Alpha Camera Facebook group.
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I kindly invite you all to follow our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to not miss news and rumors!

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7sIII page
Note: In groups you can post your own stuff like images, news and questions. While on pages you will read the specific camera news from SAR.

Ivan:I’ve make a user report about using Sony A7R camera for fashion photography http://maker.me/ivan-tsupka-8870be/f5159e

Ernst:With the latest update of playmemories you are now able to download your pictures from your Sony camera to your phone or tablet without telling Sony your exact GPS location. This app is finally usable again. Thank you Sony!

 

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June 14, 2017
Posted in reviews

Full Sony A9 review at Dpreview: “a fantastic and highly capable camera”

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Dpreview just posted the full Sony A9 review. The camera earned a Gold Award:

While we’ve seen that there are still trade-offs versus high-end DSLRs, the Sony a9 is a fantastic and highly capable camera, and the fact that it’s comparable to those DSLRs speaks volumes. The Nikon D5 and Canon EOS-1D X II are both the result of decades of research and experience, and the fact that Sony has arrived with the a9 less than four years after creating its first full-frame mirrorless camera is nothing to be sneezed at.
If you’re drawn to the ideas of silent operation and a compact package (with the right lenses) and yet you have a need for the type of speed the a9 offers, you won’t be disappointed.

Good job Sony! Now bring on the new A7III, A7rIII and A7sIII :)

Sony A9:
Sony A9 at BHphotoAdorama, Amazon, BestBuy. FocusCamera. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.
Sony A9 with Grip Extension Kit at BHphoto, Adorama and Amazon.

And the fastest SD cards are now in Stock:
Sony SF-G 128GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 64GB: BHphoto, AdoramaAmazon. In EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonFR, AmazonIT, AmazonES.
Sony SF-G 32GB: BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.

The new Sony FE lenses preorders:
16-35mm GM at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
12-24mm G at Bhphoto, Adorama, BestBuy, Focus and Amazon. In EU at Calumet DE, WexUK, Jessops.
Sony 100-400mm GM at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama, BestBuy. Calumet.de. Park UK. Wex UK. Jessops.

 

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June 14, 2017
Posted in rumors

(SR5) A7III specs confirmed and it has the A9 joystick too

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Good news folks. A second trusted source (Thanks!) confirmed the validity of the rumor we posted two days ago. The A7III is coming this fall and he adds:

a7mk3 is on the way. 24mpx with improved af system, touch screen, joystick (like a9) and 4k recording. Its on the roadmap after 135mm and 400mm (this two lens are very likely to be announced together).

So to sum up these are the A7III specs:

– New 24 MP sensor
– First source said it hs “Same Sony A9 autofocus system without the 20fps feature”. Second source said it’s “improved AF system”. Hope they mean both the same thing.
– Touch Screen
– Joystick control
– 4K recording
– Launch this fall

A few speculations about the A7III:
We don’t know yet if the A7III 24MP sensor is the same as the A9. My guess is that it’s not also because we know it doesn’t have the 20fps electronic shutter feature. In some way this could be good news as the sensor would be trimmed for Image Quality instead of Speed.
Also we don’t know if the A7III will have the same A9 body. My guess is that it will have the bigger battery but that it will not have the dual SD slot.

What about the A7rIII and A7sIII?
I have no info about the announcement time but it sounds more and more likely those two cameras will be announced in 2018. The A7rIII will have a new 60+ MP sensor. I still have no info about the A7sIII.

What about the new FE lenses?
The new 135mm FE and 400mm FE lenses are likely to be announced this summer. I also heard about a third new FE lens coming this fall.

We have our own Facebook camera groups and pages you can join to discuss the upcoming new cameras in detail:
Sony A9 group and Sony A9 page.
Sony A7rIII group and Sony A7rIII page
Sony A7sIII group and Sony A7sIII page
Sony A7III group and Sony A7III page
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