May 21, 2014
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First Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 FE lens review.

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Wimarys.com si the first site posting a more detailed review of the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount lens (preorder here on eBay). They posted a sharpness test article (here) and a bokeh test article (here).

Well, the reviewer says the one challenging thing is actually…to find the focus point at f/0.95 aperture 🙂 And that’s what they write about the sharpness of the lens:

First image is taken at F/0.95. It is indeed soft. Not in an unpleasing way, but don’t expect a razor sharp focus point. There is heavy vignetting apparent too.

And about the bokeh his conclusion is quite “artistic”:

If you have a busy background, you get an effect not unlike an abstract impressionist painting. Think Excavation by Willem de Kooning.

The Lens will ship the first week of June. So preorder now at MXcamera eBay store (Click here).

 

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May 21, 2014
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Up to $650 savings on bundles with the new Sony A7s at Adorama.

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You can save up to $650 on Sony A7s (yes the new 12Mp A7s) bundles at Adorama (Click here and than click on “buy together and save” to see it). As far as I know it’s the only US store offering such a deal.

Sony A7-A7r deals:
Sony A7 body only for $1498 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens for $1798 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).
Save $200 on the A7r with lens too at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here). You also save $250 on the A7r with LA-EA4 adapter at Amazon (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).

Here are the full updated preorder links to the A7s and RX100M3:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Sony (Click here), Sony Canada.
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Sony (Click here).
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT.
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan.
Sony A7s EU pages (no preorder yet): Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, SE, FI, PL.

A77II Preorders:
Sony A77II body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

SonyAlphaRumors support note: If you use these store links to preorder the camera I will earn a small commission that will help me to cover the cots and if preorders are high also reward me a bit for the daily work I do on SAR. Thanks for your help guys!!!!

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May 21, 2014
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Unexpected: Fuji will launch a Medium Format camera with the Sony 50MP sensor this summer!

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What you see on top is the nice Fuji GF670 film camera (here one eBay). Well, according to the usually very reliable Fujirumors Fuji launch a medium format version of the same having a new X-PRO 1 alike hybrid viewfinder this summer. What doe sit matter for us? Because it should use the same Sony 50 Megapixel sensor of the recently launched Hasselblad H5D (in Stock now), Phase One IQ250 and Pentax 645Z cameras.

The question now is if Sony will at the same time launch their RX medium format camera. Would be a bit weird Sony outsourcing the sensor to a direct competitor but on the other side that is exactly what Sony keeps doing in the DSLR and Mirrorless market too.

This is going to be a hell of exciting time on SAR this summer! Stay tuned. Lot of things to come for the big Sony Photokina time 🙂

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May 20, 2014
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A77II already shipping in Europe!

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Short A77II news:
Our reader Andy (Thanks!) sent us this screenshot to confirm the A77II is now shipping in Europe. And Sony Korea made a special Sony A77II video you can watch on their Youtube channel.

A77II Preorders:
Sony A77II body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77II body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

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May 20, 2014
Posted in deals, reviews

New Zeiss Touit 50mm E-mount macro lens to ship on May 27.

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Current APS-C E-mount camera owners will soon be able to get the next new native E-mount lens. The lens will ship on May 27 according to BHphoto (Click here).

Photographyblog tested the lens (X-mount version) and writes:

For macro photographers who absolutely need 1:1 recording along with and stellar image and build quality, the Carl Zeiss Touit Makro Planar 2.8/50mm T* lens certainly won’t disappoint. More casual users would be better served by the significantly cheaper Fujifilm and Sony equivalents.

50mm macro Touit at BHphoto (Click here) or Adorama (Click here).
Lens Hood at BHphoto (Click here) or Adorama (Click here).

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