June 13, 2014
Posted in deals

Updated Sony A and E-mount US deals list! A7r for $1799!

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I updated the weekly Sony US deals list with a couple of new deals:

You save $40 on the Sigma 10-20mm lens by using the code “1SIGMASALE” at Adorama (Click here).
Demo Sony A7r for $1799 at Samys (Click here).
$800 off on the double Zeiss Touit kit at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony NEX-5T with lens and with external flash sells for a $399 only at eBay US (Click here).
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).
World’s fastest E-mount lens now available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here) and at eBay Germany (Germany shipment).

Sony A6000:
$400 off on the A6000 with 55-210mm and 50mm f/1.8 prime lens at Amazon US (Click here). Use discount code “NGWGUS3ZKG“!
$350 off on the A6000 with Zeiss 16-70mm lens kit at BHphoto. You get it in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here).

Sigma and Touit deals:
$800 off(!!!) on the Sony E-mount double Touit lens kit at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 12mm f/2.8 Touit now sells for $799 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 32mm f/1.8 Touit now sells for $520 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$200 off on Sigma A and E-mount lenses at Amazon (Click here to see the full list).

A7 and A7r:
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories at Amazon US.
Save up to $200 on Sony A7 Interchangeable Lens Cameras at Amazon US.

E-mount lenses:
$200 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS PZ at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.

A-mount lenses:
$50 off on the 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-35mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 DT at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24mm f/2.0 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 30mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 35mm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 50mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G II at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 85mm f/1.4 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$25 off on the 85mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$50 off on the 100mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 135mm f/1.8 Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 135mm f/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the 300mm f/2.8 G II at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

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June 13, 2014
Posted in news, rumors

First image of the Full Frame Curved sensor!…made for the RX2?

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Image courtesy: Sony via Spectrum.

What you see here is the first image of the Sony CMOS curved sensor! Sony says they create a unique bending machine to curve it and after that they use ceramic to stabilize the sensor. Interesting: The sensor has the same level of curvature found in the human eye!

On a curved sensor light rays will hit the corner pixels straight on instead of obliquely. The lens doesn’t have to use extra lenses to correct for distortions, vignetting, aberrations in corners and other issues. Therefore you can pair the sensor with flatter and larger aperture lenses. Curved sensors are 1,4 times more sensitive in the center and 2 times more sensitive in the corners.

Sony showed a 43mm (Full Frame) and 11mm (for mobile devices) curved sensor at the 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits. And as we reported earlier on SAR the Full Frame curved sensor is likely to come on the new RX2 paired with a 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens! Exciting tech!

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June 12, 2014
Posted in news

Sigma 24-105mm A-mount not coming any time soon…

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SAR reader Adam sent me this:

Sigma 24-105mm not coming any time soon for Sony A-mount.
Sent an E-mail to Sigma inquiring about it’s availability for A-mount and received this response:

Good morning,
Unfortunately we do not have a release date for this yet.  My parent company hasn’t put it on our backorder report yet which means it’s at least 3 months out.  So I would estimate maybe late September but unfortunately I cannot know for sure.
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great day!

Best regards,
xxx
Sigma Corp of America

The lens can be preordered at Amazon US (Click here).

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June 12, 2014
Posted in deals

Save 40% or More on Select Kingston Class 10 Flash Memory.

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Until June 16 you save up to 40% on those Kingston Class 10 SD cards sold at Amazon US (Click here).

Hot US deal reminder:
$800 off on the double Zeiss Touit kit at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony NEX-5T with lens and with external flash sells for a $399 only at eBay US (Click here).
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 12, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony A7s kills the Canon 5D MK III in low light comparison by Den Lennie.

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You can’t see enough of those A7s videos? Here comes the next one from Den Lennie! It shows how the Sony A7s video quality easily outperforms the Canon 5D MK III in Low Light conditions.

Only 18 days until the A7s ships at Sony Store US (June 30) and Amazon US (July 1). All A7s preorder links here:
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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