June 27, 2015
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Trioplan 100mm f/2.8 for Sony E-mount is now on Kickstarter!

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If you want to help to bring back the “legendary Trioplan soap bubble bokeh f2.8/100” lens for Sony E-mount than jump over at Kickstarter (Click here). You can see the whole story behind the lens development and image samples on the projects site.

P.S.: The original m42 mount 100mm Trioplan is available on eBay (Click here).

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June 27, 2015
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony A7RII, RX100IV & RX10II: Just Announced in 60 Seconds

Sony FDR AX100 review (Cinema5d).
Sony aims for more clients, 20 pct sales growth in image sensors (Reuters).
Sydney (AUS) – Vivid Light Festival 2015 – A6000 + SEL24F18Z (SonyAlphaForum).
Even older “selfies”: Self-portraits from early 20th and 19th century (TheNakedCamera)
Sony A7 II Compared To Nikon D750 And More On The ‘Mirrorless Myth.’ (Soundimagesplus).
Zeiss C-Sonnar 1.5/50 ZM (on Sony A7r): Moody Modern Retro (DearSusans).
90mm FE lens test at Mobile01.
24-240mm FE lens review at SonyAlphaLab.

Robbert:Last week I got my new DJI Ronin M and shot a Brazilian Zouk dance party with it and my A7s + Sony/Zeiss 24-70 f/4. Left the OOS in the lens on to correct for small shakes and used autofocus all the time which did surprisingly well in the poorly lit environment. Shot everything with 50 frames/sec in S-Log2. The link: https://vimeo.com/130699038

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June 26, 2015
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$750 off on the NEX-7.

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There is a big $750 price drop on the Sony NEX-7 at BHphoto (Click here). That’s now almost a third of the price it had two and a half years ago when it was launched.

More deals:
Open Box A7r cameras for sale at Samys (Click here).
Sigma 50mm ART A-mount lens got a $100 discount at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the new Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 FE lens at eBay US (Click here). This is a manual focusing and high quality piece of glas.
For the first time the new Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 FE lens is in Stock in USA via Popflash (Click here)

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.

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June 26, 2015
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Competition rumors: Canon A7 competitor, Pentax FF may uses 42MP Sony sensor.

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Image of the Pentax FF prototype at CP+ (Source: DC.watch).

Sony is taking the full spotlight with their new cameras. But there are also some interesting rumors coming in from the competition:

Ricoh-Pentax:
Ricoh will launch a new Pentax FF DSLR camera in October. And Pentaxforums says the camera could use the new Sony 42Mp sensor from the A7rII. My personal bet is that this rumor is false. Don’t see Sony selling their brand new sensor 2 months after the A7rII is in Stock. Pentax is more likely going to use the current 36Mp Sony sensor.

Canon:
There is a new FF mirrorless system camera patent from Canon (Source: MirrorlessRumors). Impossible to say when Canon will launch such a camera on the market. But for sure they will do it.

Samsung:
Samsung has launched the smallest 4K system camera yet (SamsungCameraRumors).

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 26, 2015
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Hasselblad strategy change: No more luxury Sony cam versions for David Beckham (LOL). Focus on unique Medium format cameras (made with Sony?).

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This is a very bad day for David Beckham (see him here with the HV). Hasselblad just “unofficially” confirmed they will stop selling “redesigned” Sony-Hasselblad cameras for 10x the regular Sony price. The newly announced the new “Lusso” A7r clone camera is the last of such “luxurified” Sony cameras. They also dramatically dropped the price of current “Sony clones” like the Hasselblad HV (-$8,000 at BH!).
New Hasselblad CEO, Perry Oosting released an important interview at Dpreview. And here are some key info:

1) Hasselblad Lusso: The Lusso is a strictly limited edition of fewer than 100 units that will be sold mostly through Hasselblad distribution channels in Hong Kong. It will not be sold elsewhere, and there will be no more units made.

2) Sony Luxury clones: Hasselblad will from now on “go back to our core and make the most of the expertise that exists in this company“. In short this means no more Luxury Sony camera clones will be made.

3) Partnership with Sony: Oosting says: “We still have a very good relationship with Sony, and in fact we have recently restarted that good relationship. In the long term we will work together, but there are no co-branded products on the horizon. All our design work will be done in Gothenburg, along with our concepts and production.

Summary: It’s very clear from the interview that Hasselblad wants to focus on medium format cameras. And I bet they will work together with Sony to develop new sensors. As the Ceo said they “recently restarted” the partnership. It means something completely new is on the horizon.
My very personal dream-wish to Hasselblad: Make an interchangeable mirrorless medium format system with Sony sensors. A sort of digital Hasselblad X-Pan (here on eBay). That would be amazing or not?

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