June 12, 2014
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Panasonic FZ-1000 uses the same RX100M3 sensor and makes a 4K camera out of it!

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Today Panasonic announced the FZ-1000 superzoom (25-400mm) camera and specs and price info can be read at Amazon (Click here). At that point you will think. Why should we care about this camera? Well there are many good reasons:

1) The camera uses the same Sony RX100M3 1 inch sensor. For the first time Sony is selling their famous 1 inch sensor to an external company!
2) As suspected the RX100M3 sensor is capable of 4k. The new Panasonic FZ-1000 records 4k at 30 fps with 100mbit/s. This lead to one question. Why is this feature not enabled on the RX100M3 or RX10? I got some “word” that it has to do with a possible heating issue on the Sony’s. Something Panasonic was capable of solving.
3) The FZ1000 is an amazing competitor of the RX10: wider zoom range, 4K recording and costs $400 less! Looks like Sony has to lower the price or offer a RX20 soon…

It’s good to see competition finally starting to challenge Sony. It will force Sony to lower prices and innovate more!

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June 12, 2014
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Sigma patents some more exciting APS-C A-mount lenses…

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This week we reported the new 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens (on preorder here at Amazon) will finally ship from June 20.  It’s a superb APS-C zoom and we cannot wait  to see what is coming next from Sigma: Egami spotted a series of Sigma lens patents (which also includes the already known 18-35mm lens). And according to them Sigma is working on a new 16-50mm f/2.8 and a new 12-24mm f/2.8 ART lens.

Now let’s just hope Sigma will increase their production to be able to ship A-mount lenses along the usual Canon and Nikon mount versions!

 

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June 11, 2014
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Sony TidBits…

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Another week with SLR Magic Anamorphot (Sony A7/OM-D/SpeedBooster) from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

α6000 + Distagon T* 25mm F2.8 at DC.watch.
Art vs Otus – A Real World Test (CameraPro).
Sony Semiconductor Business Update (Image Sensor World).
A7r and Metabones deal in Australia at CameraPro.
Sony A7R – test aparatu at Optyczne (Google translation here).
A77II test at Kasayapa.
Sony 70-200mm FE lens review at Danisolphotography.
Photos of Geneva shot with Sony a7R and Zeiss 50mm 1.4 ZA at Eternallycreative.

Ralf:Have you ever seen somebody with a rather outspoken tattoo and you wondered ‘why’? You’re not alone. Photographer Ralf Mitsch shares this fascination. In fact, it encouraged him to do a book on the subject. His quest doesn’t stop with portraying the permanent ink on the skins of their respective owners – Ralf goes under their skin to find out about the stories behind the Maori tribal design peeping out from under the collar or the snakes that curl themselves around people’s legs and arms. Is it a religion, an addiction, a documentation of ones life or is it an impulsive decision, that will haunt the tattooed for the rest of his / her life? Why I Love Tattoos contains over 50 portraits of inspiring people, telling the stories behind their tattoos: http://www.whyilovetattoos.com/

 

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June 11, 2014
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Sony A77II in Stock at Amazon and Bhptoto.

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The A7 body is in Stock now at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The A7 with 16-50mm lens is in Stock now at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

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June 11, 2014
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Back in Stock: $800 off double Zeiss Touit kit. NEX-5T with lens and flash for $399. $150 off on Rokinon lenses.

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Only a couple of days left to grab the double Zeiss Touit kit which is now back in Stock at both stores: at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And here are some more new deals:

Sony NEX-5T with lens and with external flash sells for a $399 only at eBay US (Click here).
$150 off on the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 A-mount lens at eBay US (Click here).
$150 off on the Rokinon 35mm T/1.5 A and E-mount lens at eBay US (Click here).
$100 off on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 A and E-mount lens at eBay US (Click here).
A77II in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

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