April 3, 2015
Posted in rumors

Innovative Sony multilayer sensor patent shows how to get rid of corner issues.

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The short E-mount flange distance has one “drawback”. Lenses have to be larger to correct the incident angle at the corner which usually causes heavy color shifting, huge vignetting and loss of sharpness. That’s why Voigtlander redesigned the Heliar 15mm III lens (here on eBay). And the new design makes the new lenses twice as big as the predecessor.

Sony seems to have acknowledged that there is an issue to be solved. Egami spotted a new Sony sensor which packs a couple of innovations. First of all this is a multilayered sensor (and not a classic RGB Bayer). And the second innovation is that there is a lens on the sensor that corrects the angle of the light hitting the sensor. With that solution the light hits the full sensor with the right angle. It would allow lenses to be more compact because they don’t have to uses more glass to correct the angle.

On paper it would also allow all third-party lenses (particularly wide-angle lenses) to work flawlessly on Sony FE cameras. Let’s hope the next generation FE camera will come with such a sensor. Exciting!

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April 3, 2015
Posted in news

Lightroom 6 coming on April 21 for 129 Euro.

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Fujirumors found out the final release date of Lightroom 6. It will ship on April 21 for 129 Euro.

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April 3, 2015
Posted in reviews

New FE lens test roundup!

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The new Zeiss Distagon shipping at Fotohanskeuzekamp.

Time for a new reviews roundup about the new Sony FE lenses:
Pics with Zeiss Distagon FE 35mm f/1.4 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 35 Match-up: Is More, More? (Lensrentals).
Some pics of Zeiss Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens (Meng Keat)
The new Zeiss 35 1.4 Zm Distagon on the Sony A7s by Sean Cook (Steve Huff).
Unboxing Zeiss Distagon T* 35MM F1.4 ZA Lens (SonyMirrorlessPro).
Sony 28mm f/2.0 lens gallery by Mark Galer.
FE 28 + 21mm converter quick test (SonyAlphaForum).
FE 24-240mm OSS sampel gallery at Imaging Resource.
Some pictures with the new Sony 24-240mm lens + A7s (SonyAlphaForum).
Testbericht: Sony FE 24-240 mm 3.5-6.3 OSS (Digitalkamera.de).
Hands-on with the new FE-lenses (Sony community UK).

All new FE lens preorder links:
In USA at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F/2.8 and E 20mm F/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Converter for E 16mm F2.8 and E 20mm F2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide Angle converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide angle converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
In Asia/Australia at:
Sony 24-240mm FE lens at Digitalrev, CameraPRO, Sony Australia.
Sony 28mm FE lens at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Sony 90mm FE lens at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE lens at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Wide angle converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Fisheye converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

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April 2, 2015
Posted in deals

Ref. A7r for $1,399. And A7 superbundle deal at Adorama.

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The refurbished A7r sells for $1,399 at Secondipity eBay (Click here). Reminder: The Sony A7 sells with free case, free mic and free vertical grip included at Adorama (Click here to see all kit versions)!

More new Sony deals:
A7/s/r lens/case superbundle again at Sony Store US (Click here).
NEX-7 with kit lens for $498 only at BHphoto (Click here).
The Sony A3000 with kit lens sells for $249 at BHphoto (Click here).
Refurbished Zeiss FE 55mm lens for $749 at Secondipity eBay US (Click here)
Refurbished A5000 sells with two E-mount lenses and free 16GB SD card for $349 at Secondipity eBay (Click here)
$300 off and free SD card and case on the A6000 double lens kit at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the A3000 with kit lens at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Save $250 on Open Box Sony A7s cameras sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
A77II kit with free grip at Sony Store US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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April 2, 2015
Posted in news

Samyang 100mm macro Cine and Photo version announced. Preorder now the A and E-mount version at Amazon.

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Unlike reported on yesterdays “leak” at BHphoto the 100mm macro has been designed for both DSLR and Mirrorless system. This means it will be available for both Sony A and E-mount. And there is also a Cine version of it.

Full press release and image samples can be seen here.
100mm f/2.8 macro at Syopt.com.
100mm T/3.1 macro Cine version at Syopt.com.

And you can preorder them here:
100mm f/2.8 E-mount at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
100mm f/2.8 A-mount at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
100mm T/3.1 macro Cine version E-mount at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
100mm T/3.1 macro Cine version A-mount at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

The Swedish magazine Fotosidan is the first site posting a review:
– Focus is smooth with just the right resistance
– Well built, better than Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro they compare it to.
– Pictures are warmer than Canon
– Sharpness are better on the Canon lens, all through 2.8-22. The Samyang never catch up.


found via Dicahub.

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