April 25, 2015
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$100 off on the A5000 with kit lens (limited quantity). FREE 246 SSD card with Atomos Shogun.

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Camerland is selling a couple of brand new (US warranty!) A5000 kit cameras with a nice $100 discount on their eBay Page (Click here).

More new deals:
New Rokinon A and E-mount 100mm lens is in Stock at BHphoto.
Lexar SD cards savings at Amazon US (Click here).
The Atomos Shogun 4K recorder for the A7s comes with a free 256 SSD card at Adorama (Click here).
Free $50 gift card with the Sony CLM-V55 at Adorama (Click here).
$300 off on the A58 with lens and Flash kit at BHphoto (Click here).
There is a long list of Mother’s Day deals on that special eBay page (Click here). Here is the direct link to the Sony stuff:
Sony Cameras (Click here).
All lenses (Click here).

And the new Lightroom 6 (or CC as cloud version) is now available for preorder:
Lightroom CC at Adobe (Click here).
Lightroom 6 at Adobe (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

The four new Batis and A-mount lenses:
Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.
Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto.

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April 25, 2015
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Samyang 135mm f/2 first impressions and samples (Guest post by Tomasz Kałużny).

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This is a Guest post from Tomasz Kałużny. The text and images are copyrighted and have been reposted on SAR from the orginal authors site Darkshape.

Samyang 135mm f/2 first impressions and samples
by Tomasz Kałużny

Today I had a rare pleasure to lay my hands on an extraordinary lens: Samyang 135mm f/2. Thanks to the guys at infoto.pl who made this possible. It’s one of the latest releases from Samyang and I have been waiting for this for quite some time since the lens had a pretty good word of mouth right from the moment it was announced.

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April 25, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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PXW-FS7 4K Sample contents “Wedding”

Double Gold Box today in Germany: A6000 at 14:00 (via DL) and A7 at 18:00 (via DL). Real deal price can be seen only starting from that exact hour.
Save £50 on the Sony A6000 + 16-50mm Lens in black using voucher code SONYA6000 (Jessops UK).
Zeiss Loxia 35mm and 50mm – Superb Performers (Photographylife).
Extended battery operation (SonyAlphaForum).
5 axis stabilisation of the Sony A7 II and the OM-D E-M1 (Mirrorlessons).
My first weeding with A7s (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony NAB booth (Sony Facebook).
Atomos Shogun firmware update adds Expanded RAW compatibility for the Sony FS series.

Christopher:Sony A6000 + Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN E + Gimp processing + Rouen cathedral bells recorded using the A6000. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dK8iB_h2cs

Jose: “I am very glad to announce to you that my “Colossus” image, made with a Sony a77, has won the third prize of the “TIPA Photo Trophy 2015”, part of the famous “Trierenberg Super Circuit & Special Themes Circuit 2015”. URL for the image: http://www.joseramos.com/portfolio-image/colossus/ or https://www.facebook.com/joseramosphotography/photos/

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April 24, 2015
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$400 off on the Sony A99 at Amazon and Uniquephoto.

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The Sony A99 just got a $400 off and sells for $1,598 at Amazon (via Uniquephoto) and Uniquephoto (Click here). And the Open Box A77II sells as low as $797 at Henrys (Click here). Quite some rebates on A-mount stuff!

Thanks SAR reader Adam for spotting this!

P.S.: There is yet no rumor about any new A-mount FF camera announcement in May-June.

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April 24, 2015
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Zeiss says new Batis lenses are focus by wire like all other Sony/Zeiss FE lenses.

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SAR reader Luke managed to get an answer from Zeiss whether the new Batis lens line have focus by wire or not. Zeiss answered that:

The Batis lenses have “focus by wire”. Like the same innovative focusing features like the Sony/Zeiss FE type lenses. To allow quick and also precise manual focusing with an AF lens,  the focusing distance will change according to the speed you turn the focusing ring. If you prefer mechanically coupled focusing rings, the LOXIA lenses might be the best solution for you.

Thanks Luke for sharing Zeiss answer!

The four mew A and E-mount Zeiss lens preorders:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto.
Zeiss 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.
Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II at Amazon, BHphoto and at Adorama.

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