January 15, 2015
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Press release: new 2015 hand made half case for Sony A7/s/r/II from Angelo Pelle

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Angelo Pelle who makes leather cases for many cameras sent me that press text. You can find most of his cases for sale on eBay (Click here).

Angelo Pelle, a handcraft company based in Florence is proud to announce the new 2015 hand made half case for Sony A7s A7 A7r and A7II

We are proud to announce our new 2015 case for Sony A7s A7r and A7 (a version for A7II will be available soon). The new case is fully handstitched, it will offer 360° protection to camera and it included a removable LCD backdoor and a deluxe neckstrap. New kinds of leather are available (camouflage, embossed leather, snake skin and limited editions)

The case will be produced in a limited quantity each month.

The cases can be bought directly from the producer on the site: www.angelo-pelle.com

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January 14, 2015
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After Christmas Open Box/refurbished deals: $1,200 off on RX1. $600 off on A7s and A7r.

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After the big Christmas shopping the number of Open Box and Refurbished Sony stuff for sale on eBay increased. And here is the full list of what you can find now:

Open Box:
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$150 off on the A7 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$900 off on the RX1 sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the RX1R sold by Adorama on eBay (Click here).
$130 off on the Zeiss 55mm FE sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 E-mount sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).

Refurbished:
$1,200 off on the RX1 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the A7r sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the A7s sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$300 off on the A7 sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$250 off on the A99 superkit sold by Secondipity on eBay (Click here).
$600 off on the RX1 sold by BeachCamera on eBay (Click here).

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January 14, 2015
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Patent discloses future 90mm f/2.8 FE macro lens design.

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One of the lenses on Sonys roadmap (details here) is the 90mm f/2.8 OSS FE macro lens. The Chinese site Nphoto spotted a Sony patent describing the lens design. Here it is:

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Clear? :)

 

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January 14, 2015
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(SR2) Wild rumor: H.265 coming to the A7s to allow internal 4K recording?

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A visitor of the CES show shared me the following info:

Speaking to Sony rep at CES, he indicated H.265 may be coming to A7x platform. In theory, this could allow A7S to output 4K (H.265) to the SD card due to the lower bitrate possibility. Would eliminate the requirement for external HDMI recorder for 4K, as long as you are OK with the H.265 compression.

The Samsung NX1 uses the H.265 codec for 4K recording. But I really don’t know if Sony will do this. There may be overheating issue when recording 4K on the A7s. But if Sony would find a way to add internal 4K recording I would certainly be happy!

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Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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January 14, 2015
Posted in news

Sony A7s news/reviews roundup.

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Gateway to the Ganges
from Brandon Li on Vimeo.

Brandon (video on top):My new video just got a Vimeo Staff Pick. An intense and personal look at daily life on the Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas. Shot entirely on Sony A7s.

Working with Sony A7s for broadcast (Cinema5d). Story shot with BBC on Vimeo (Click here).
a7s can use Canon batteries (Vimeo).
The World’s Very First REAL-TIME Northern Lights Captured in 4K Ultra High Definition by Ronn Murray (Youtube).

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

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