December 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Zeiss says they will launch a Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 in 2014!


As we have seen from the many tests so far the best lens you can use on your A7-A7r camera is the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 (with E-mount adapter). Well if you like to get the best possible lens you will be happy to learn that Zeiss quietly admitted on their Zeiss page that their next “next Otus lens will be available in 2014: Otus 1.4/85.” Save the money guys! Found via MirrorlessRumors.

One more thing: They have no plan to make an A or E-mount version of the lens. It’s manual focusing lens so it doesn’t really matter anyway. Just use an adapter :)

A new Sony A7r with Zeiss Otus test can be seen at

The Zeiss Otus is a magnificent piece of optical engineering, as I could confirm having borrowed one from the Zeiss people here. It is F1.4, has no noticeable flaws and is very sharp if you focus correctly.

December 11, 2013
Posted in news

New Sony one inch Sony Global Shutter sensor in use in Grasshoppers cameras. New HXR-NX3/VG1 announced.


The video on top is the presentation of the new Grasshoppers USB 3.0 camera. The camera itself is nothing interesting for us. What’s nice to know is that it actually uses a new Sony 1 inch Global Shutter sensor. All specs and details can be seen on the video you see on top or on that pdf file. Sounds like Sony cameras with Global Shutter will come soon too :)

Sony also announced the new HXR-NX3/VG1 camcorder (more at Sony UK).

December 11, 2013
Posted in deals

First time in Stock in US: Sony E PZ 18-105mm lens.


For the first time the new Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens is in Stock in USA ia BHphoto (Click here). This is an APS-C lens good for film makers!

The A7r is Still in Stock with 2-3 days delivery via FocusCamera at Amazon US (Click here). It is now the third most popular mirrorless camera at Amazon US (click here to see the full ranking).

December 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Mitakon will make a 50mm f/0.95 for the A7-A7r.


What you see here on top is the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 lens for ASP-C E-mount cameras (they are on auction here on eBay). Some image samples can be seen here and a short SAR reader review here.

Well, we just learned that Mitakon is developing a new 50mm f/0.95 Full Frame E-mount lens! This will become the first native E-mount Überfast lens. Of course Image Quality will by miles away from the $11.000 Leica Noctliux. But if it is as good (or as bad) as the current 35mm Mitakon than it may become an interesting lens after all.

The lens will be announced in mid 2014. Price is yet not known.


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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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December 10, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 E-mount lens preorders online at Sony Europe (costs 1499 Euro).


The new Sony 70-200mm f/4.0 E-Mount lens is finally available for preorder on European Sony online stores. There is a wrong description that hopefully Sony will fix soon. The lens aperture should be f/4.0 and not f/2.8 as described on their site. But the price is correct, 1499 Euro! Here are the links (Click on the country code):

Sony 70-200mm lens at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT.


Specs and order links in Europe:
Sony A7r body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PTWexUK, WexDE.
Sony A7 body at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm kit Sony  DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, Amazon FR.
Sony RX10 at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT, WexUK, WexDE.
Zeiss 35mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT,
Zeiss 55mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT
Zeiss 24-70mm at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT
Sony G 28-70mm lens at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO.
Sony 70-200mm lens at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT.


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