June 30, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Maarten:Just completed and posted three videos reviewing the A7M2
One detailing the still features and the lenses: https://youtu.be/QqjcRHzj9as (video embedded on top)
Another detailing video features including picture profiles https://youtu.be/BegPyKgwIos
And also the accessories – battery grip, flash, audio adapter and monitor https://youtu.be/BM-ixBsMPSs

alternatives to NP-FW50 batteries (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 28mm f/2 review at Admiringlight.
Sony 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens review at Admiringlight.
“Every photo that you take is a once-in-a-lifetime photo – make it awesome!” (TheNakedCamera)
Sony A7rII is the second system camera after the Samsung NX1/NX500 to use a BSI sensor (SamsungCameraRumors).
Simply magnificent: Das Sonnar T* FE 2,8/35 ZA an der Sony alpha 7 – Teil 3 (J.Haag).
28mm conversion lens test at SonyAlphaLab.
Sony A7s + Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f/4 low light action (SonyAlphaForum).

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June 29, 2015
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New Sony A7rII test video with Canon glass.

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Lucas Kurt posted that Sony A7rII autofocus test video with the Canon 40mm STM lens.

And Patrick Murphy-Racey posted an Open Letter to Sports Shooters and Photojournalists about the Sony A7RII:

People considering buying a 5DS/R might be advised to think hard about the Sony A7RII as an alternative, especially when you consider that Sony makes the sensor in the 5DS anyways. The future is now and it’s going to cost you $3198. It might be time to surface the Nautilus

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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June 29, 2015
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One more A7000 sensor news: Fuji will use it on the X-PRO2 too!

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That’s really unexpected as I thought Fuji would keep using their X-Trans sensor. But Fujirumors now reports that the upcoming Fuji X-PRO 2 could use the same A7000 sensor! The X-PRO 2 camera release got delayed to 2016 and they speculate the reason behind this is the A7000 launch delay. Sony allows competitor to use some selected sensors six months only after the sensor gets officially used on a Sony camera.

via Fuji-X-Forum.

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June 29, 2015
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Lens design comparison: Has the Batis 85mm lens been designed by Tamron?

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on left the Zeiss Batis 85mm design and on right the Tamron lens design patent.

Earlier this week Zeiss released the full Batis 85mm lens design info (pdf here). And as you can see from the image comparison on top the internal element design seems to match the Tamron design patent (SAR article here). I guess there is a very good chance that Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens has been designed by Tamron.

Of course as long as the quality is “Zeiss-alike” this will not be a problem for us. So let’s see more of those new lenses:

Batis

The very first Batis unboxing report has been posted by 3DKraft (Click here):

The most appealing thing of the Batis 2/25 is the option to combine wide angle perspectives and playing with the depth-of-field at the same time. You will find some bokeh fringing at open aperture. It almost disappears already at f/2.8.

Both Batis lenses are now available for preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

 

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