October 5, 2014
Posted in deals

New Sony US deal: $200 off on the A7 and A7r!



$200 off on the A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

There is also a $200 off on the NEX-5T at Amazon and A5000 at Amazon.

October 5, 2014
Posted in news

New FS7 test (And Sony freezes bubbles in 4K)


This is a first video sample shot on that fantastic new 4K E-mount FS7. XDcam-User writes:

Where this camera will be really good is when combined with the new 28-135mm f4 servo zoom lens. Typically par-focal lenses with this kind aperture and zoom ratio cost in excess of $30K. The FS7 combined with this lens will be a killer combination and that’s why I have ordered one.

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.

And to promote 4K Sony Germany had the strange idea to show how bubble freeze :) The effect is quite cool although I don’t see what’s the 4K advantage here. But that doesn’t matter i guess…it’s all about going viral here:

October 4, 2014
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Austin Troth‎
Self Portrait
Sony a7r + Canon FD 20mm f2.8

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: https://www.facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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October 4, 2014
Posted in deals

First $100 off on the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens.


This is the first deal I ever saw on the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens: You grab it for $100 less at CameraLand one Bay (Click here). Full 4 year warranty and free shipping included!

Other current Sony deals:
1) Sony RX100 sells for $329 only at eBay US (Click here).
Up to $100 mail in rebate on four Tamron A-mount lenses sold at BHphoto (Click here).
3) $300 off on the A99 and free vertical grip included too at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
4) The A58 with kit lens sells for $448 only at Amazon (Click here).
5) The 16-105mm lens sells now for $498 at Amazon (Click here).
6) 46% off on the Sony double SD card pack sold by FocusCamera on eBay (Click here).

Sony refurbished deals:
Sony FE 70-200mm for $1.199,99 at eBay US.
55mm f/1.8 FE Zeiss now sells for $887 on eBay US (Click here).
RX100m2 with bag and SD card for $474 at eBay US.
Sony A77 for $618 at SonyStore.
Sony A77 with kit lens  for $787 at SonyStore and on eBay US.
SonyA77m2 for $899 at eBay US.
RX1 for $2,099 at SonyStore.

October 4, 2014
Posted in reviews

First Loxia lens tests at Dearsusans, BMCR and BerlinBackstage.



Image courtesy: Berlin Backstage.

Berlin Backstage (google translation here) tested both Loxia lenses and explained that these lenses are completely different from the current 35 and 55 FE from Sony. With the Loxia you will approach the photography in a complete other way. These lenses are made for manual focusing lovers! For Berlin-Backstage Zeiss was 100% spot on to release those focal length lenses first!

DearSuasans tested the 50mm Loxia:

It is not a spectacular lens, like a Macro when it comes to detail, or the FE55 when it comes to sharpness, but it just does everything so well. Colours are first rate. Detail is excellent, including at infinity. Sharpness is excellent.

Hands-on and few image samples at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews:

When Zeiss made the announcement, I couldn’t help but wonder why they decided to release two focal lengths that already exist in Sony’s AF series…But after trying them today, I have to admit that my first impressions are really positive about the two lenses. The image quality they produce seems really exceptional on both the A7r and A7s. But most importantly, they perfectly suit Sony’s full frame mirrorless system because they are small and therefore enhance the portability of the system.

P.S.: The Loxia 50mm is alreayd shipping in Germany (like here on eBay).

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.


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