June 28, 2014
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Sigma 18-35mm in Stock in US (via Asian seller) and Europe!

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The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 zoom is in Stock for the first time via Japanese resellers on Amazon US (Click here). The lens is also in Stock in Europe via eBay Germany (Click here).

Sigma 18-35mm preorders and shipping info:
US links at Amazon US (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Europe links at Redcoon Germany (click here), WexUK (Click here).

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June 28, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sigma 50mm ART lens gets another thumbs up from Photozone!

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Our long time colleague Klaus from Photozone tested the 50mm Sigma ART lens (FF Canon mount version). And he says it’s:

better than all the other 50mm lenses that we have tested to date. The new (untested) Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 may still be better, especially regarding bokeh fringing, but it’s a manual focus lens and in terms of size, weight and astronomical price tag it just cannot be everybody’s darling anyway.

This is really a must have lens for all A-mount camera owners! Just like the 55mm FE Zeiss is a must have for E-mount guys!

The A-mount lens can be preordered in USA Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And in Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).

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June 27, 2014
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“Splashing” by shikhei wins the Viewbug and SAR fats shutter speed contest!

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At Viewbug you can watch the five best pictures of our Viewbug-SAR fast shutter speed contest. The overall winner is Shikhei with his “Splashing” photo! Congrats!

 

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June 27, 2014
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Amazon Gold box deal fo the day: Up to 70% off on Sony flash cards!

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The big Gold Box deal fo the day is the up to 70% off discount on Sony Flash cards at Amazon (Click here). You can find plenty of great High Quality SD cards!

Reminder: The new RX100M3 is in Stock and shipping in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA and FocusCamera.

All other US deals:

System cameras
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select So. (Click here).

Sony-Sigma lenses:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Telephoto Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Lenses for Sony Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sigma Wide Zoom Lenses (Click here).

RX and QX:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras (Click here).
Free Case with Sony RX100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).

Compact and Action cameras:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase (Click here).
Save up to $120 on Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).

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June 27, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony A7s review by TheCameraStoreTV! A7s is shipping in US, Europe and Canada!

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Chris from TheCameraStore tested the new A7s and to learn what he thinks about the camera just watch the video I posted here on top!

The A7s is shipping in US and Canada according to mails I got from SAR readers.

Lee:Got my a7s today at my local camera store in san diego. open box link if you don’t already have one. https://www.flickr.com/photos/canonmonster/14492680316/

Thodoris:Yesterday I got my hands on the Sony A7s – I covered Ejekt Festival 2014 with it. Ejekt is a festival in Athens, Greece, and the big names this year were Editors and Kasabian. Here are the results: http://thodorismarkou.com/blog/2014/06/ejekt-festival-2014-editors-kasabian/
I used the new Carl Zeiss 24-70mm/f4 and the 1993 Minolta 85mm/f1.4 with the LA-EA4 adapter. The autofocus was amazing with both lenses. I was expecting the contrast-detection system to show a bit of lagging, but no, it was focusing on the ever-moving musicians quite easily. It was lightning-fast as my A99 but it was very accurate and did not hinder me at any point.
All of the Kasabian images were shot on ISO 6400, and some of them were shot in even higher ISO values. I found that I could easily shoot ISO 12800 and match the performance of the Sony A99 at ISO 4000-5000. The last (setlist) image, for example, is ISO 20000. I’ve left the EXIF information on the files.
I gave the camera here and there to professional Nikon and Canon guys, and there was a lot of jaw-dropping with the high-ISO performance of the Sony A7s – they could not believe that this camera can shoot ISO 51200 and produce such clean results.

Anonymous:Sony Store in Toronto Canada just called. My A7S is in. I’m going to pick it up today.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.

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