January 12, 2015
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Fotodiox launches the TOUGH E-Mount Signature Edition 2015

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Fotodiox just launched a new TOUGH E-Mount Signature Edition 2015. You can already buy it on Amazon US (Click here). Fotodiox writes:

The TOUGH E Mount Signature Edition – now in a limited edition brass finish! We have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve gotten to our mount replacement kit. Replace Sony’s original plastic & metal combo mount, with our solid brass TOUGH E Mount. We’re only doing a limited run of these all-brass versions. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

The “normal” non signature version costs $10 less and is also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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January 12, 2015
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Samyang announces the new 135mm f/2.0 and 135mm T/2.2 lenses for A and E-mount!

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UPDATE: The lens can be preorderes at BHphoto:
135mm f/2.0 for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).
135mm t/2.2 Cine for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).

Samyang just announced two 135mm lens versions. One f/2.0 and one Cine T/2.2 lens. UPDATE: There is a first review of the lens at Lcap.tistory.com.

Samyang 135mm F2.0
– Telephoto lens and Extra low dispersion lens(ED)
– Bright F2.0 aperture
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics

Samyang 135mm Cine lens T2.2
– Telephoto cine lens and Extra low dispersion lens (ED)
– Bright T2.2 aperture
– Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
– Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up

The full press text of the 135mm f/2.0 can be read here:  syopt.com/en/camera/photo-lenses-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC.php
And the Cine lens version here: syopt.com/en/camera/cine-lenses-135mm-T2.2-VDSLR-ED-UMC.php
UDPATE: Link to the Sites not working yet (crashed or removed?)

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via Dicahub.

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January 12, 2015
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New Sony A7II stabilisation test videos with the new 1.10 firmware.

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Sony Alpha A7II Firmware 1.00 vs 1.10 Video Test

Still a bit strange but Sony Europe doesn’t offer the new 1.10 A7II firmware update yet. But you can still use Sony USA (Click here) to download the files. And those are two videos that show you how the stabilization system gets improved.


Sony A7II stabilisation: focus magnifier IBIS test firmware 1.10

Reminder: The Koran company Gariz announced the new A7II lleather case. You can buy it in Black (Click here)Brown (Click here)Orange (Click here) and Camel (Click here). A7II Gariz case sellers can be found with that general eBay search.

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.

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January 12, 2015
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Sony TidBits…

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Switching To Sony From Canon or Nikon Easily by Gary Fong.

ProMediaGear introduces L-plates for Sony A7 series (Planet Alpha).
Arri accessories for the FS7 (Newsshooter).
My first five years with NEX cameras (SonyAlphaForum).
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Nissin Di866II for Sony is no more in production (Thansk Christian for sharing the info).
Zhongyi Freewalker 24mm f/1.7 Lens Review (ePhotozine).
Enable uncompressed or lossless compression RAW files on the A7 cameras and future (F)E mount cameras (Change.org).
α700 test at DC.watch.

Martyn:Sony FS7 film camera just before Christmas https://vimeo.com/115970587

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