January 16, 2015
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(SR3) Two new Zeiss FE 25mm f/2.0 and 85mm f/1.8 coming mid-end 2015?

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On February Sony will finally launch the lenses announced back at Photokina (see roadmap on top). And today we also got some tidbits about the next bunch of lenses coming in mid-end 2015. The source said there will be two Zeiss branded FE autofocus lenses:

1) 25mm f/2.0:
Such a lens already exists for Canon and Nikon DSLR. It’s the Distagon 25mm f/2.0 (here on eBay). Anyway, if the rumor is true it’s a bit surprising to see two 28mm and 25mm f/2.0 FE lens in 2015.
2) 85mm f/1.8:
This should be the long time rumored tele prime lens.

The source stressed to say that what he saw were prototype lenses:

We used them on a Sony A7R. Appeared to be similar build quality and style to the “Touit-Loxia” series. They were both AF and quite snappy with focus and of course very sharp.

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January 16, 2015
Posted in reviews

The big Sony A6000 post (Tania Branigan in North Korea).

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Canon EOS7D Mark ii vs Sony a6000 Side-by-Side Shootout by Gary Fong (Youtube).

The A6000 may not be on the headline like an A7s but it’s certainly one of the best cameras you can get for much under $1,000. And here are a couple of videos and reviews to show you how well the camera works. Most noticeable Tania Branigan from The Guardian used the cam to shoot that extremely rare video in North Korea:

More A6000 videos:
And there is even “someone” explaining why he divorced from Nikon to get the A6000 (Youtube).
Canon 5D Mark III Compared to the Sony a6000 – Field Test Comparision and Review by Lavikka Photography (Youtube).

Sony A6000 store link list:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
Silver A6000 at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony A6000 with lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore, Sony Canada, WexUK.
Silver A6000 with lens at Amazon US, BHphoto, WexUK.
Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

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January 16, 2015
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Debunking a rumor. That Sony camera code is not for a new FE camera.

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I have to write this post to debunk a rumor running on the web. Sony registered a new camera in Indonesia. The name is hidden behind the code “WW808162“. Unlike the rumors this isn’t a new FE camera code but the code used for the Kw1 smartphone selfie camera. Just search on the official the Kw1 manual for the code and you will see it’s used for the cam.

This is the selfie cam in case you forgot about it :)

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January 15, 2015
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Loxia 35mm to finally ship on February 5 in USA. 50mm Loxia on Jan 22.

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At last we got some info about the next Loxia 35mm shipment in US (no info in EU and Asia yet). It will ship from February 5 at BHphoto (Click here). And the 50mm Loxia will ship on January 22 at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony after Christmas Open Box and Refurbished deals reminder:

Open Box:
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$150 off on the A7 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$900 off on the RX1 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the RX1R sold by Adorama on eBay (Click here).
$130 off on the Zeiss 55mm FE sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 E-mount sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).

Refurbished:
$1,200 off on the RX1 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the A7r sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the A7s sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the A7 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$250 off on the A99 superkit sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the RX1 sold by BeachCamera on eBay (Click here).

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January 15, 2015
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(SR4) Sony sales info: Most sold Sony camera is the A6000 (A7 series doing much better than expected).

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A long time source spilled out some general info on the Sony camera sales:

1) A77II A-mount camera sales slightly exceeded the projections of the first three sales months.

2) A7-A7r-A7s sales are way higher than Sony’s best projection.

3) The most sold FE camera is the Sony A7s

4) The most sold E-mount camera (FF and APS-C) is the A6000.

I am not surprised to hear that at all. And I hope Sony will take note that we need more APS-C E-mount lenses too to support the many A6000/5100 and future A7000 camera owners.

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