October 11, 2014
Posted in news

Canon mega teaser was a double flop: No new camera and wrong advertising based on a movie shot on a Sony.


Canon “Impossible Teaser” revealed to be a double flop:

1) First, they teaser promised so much that all people expected to see some kind of exciting new camera. But instead they announced a “self promoting” new site.

2) The video ad you see on top tells the story from Uruguayan film director Fede Alvarez who shoot the famous viral “panic attack” video (here on Youtube). But the director itself commented on the Canon video to tell them that he shoot the movie on a Sony and not on a Canon camera!

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Amazing how companies keep doing that kind of huge marketing mistakes. There is now a lot of humor-shit about Canon and one of them is that nice anti-impossible-teaser spotted by our friend Steve on CanonWatch.

October 10, 2014
Posted in reviews

Two new Sony PXW-FS7 test videos.


Sony PXW-FS7: another UHD XAVC very quick test from Filippo Chiesa on Vimeo.

The latest 4K E-mount camcorder got quite a positive feedback from early testers. And here are two more new test videos to check out!

Sony PXW-FS7 test/essais Cinematographie.info/Sony from Cinematographie.info on Vimeo.

Sony PXW-FS7 body only at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony PXW-FS7 with 28-135mm lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony VCT-FS7 Lightweight Rod Support System for PXW-FS7 at BHphoto (Click here).
28-135mm at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
28-135mm powerzoom in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.

October 10, 2014
Posted in deals

eBay launches special Sony deal page (A7r, RX100, A7 and more).


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eBay US launched a special Sony deals page. Those are the most interesting deals:
1) A7r with free extras for $1864 at 6ave (Click here).
2) A7 with lens and with free extras for $1630 at 6ave (Click here).
3) A6000 with lens and with free extras for $684 at 6ave (Click here).
4) RX100 with free extras for $370 at 6ave (Click here).

P.S.: There are now five different Sony cameras and lens deals running at Amazon US (Click here to see them all).


October 10, 2014
Posted in reviews

Diglloyd: Zeiss 35mm ZM Rendering Style Sets New Benchmark. But doesn’t work well on the A7.


Digglloyd is the first reviewer that has tested the new Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 lens and writes:

It is unequivocally the star of the ZM lineup. In terms of operational excellence, I rank it above all my Leica M lenses.” And “Rendering Style Sets New Benchmark”.

But there is also a bad news:

but what a pity that the thick sensor cover glass of Sony A7-family cameras degrades its ultra high grade performance via ray angle (as with all wide angle M lenses).

I do hope Zeiss will release an optimized “Loxia” version of this lens in 2015!

Zeiss Loxia preorders:
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.

October 10, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR3) XAVC-S recording coming to the A7-A7r with the next firmware update?


Recently the RX10 got a nice update which added XAVC-S recording. According to a video maker close to Sony also the A7 and A7r could get such an update soon. Would certainly be nice!


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