June 3, 2015
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Still a mess on Sony US website: A6000 removed, most A7r orders canceled.

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Sony Store US (Click here) is still a full mess: The A6000 and the A7r disappeared from the site. The A77II and A3000 listed but with preorder option deactivated. It may be that they are completely redoing the site before the next product announcement in mid June.

And most of the orders you placed to buy the $199 A7r got canceled. One of our readers just got this from Sony:

Dear Mxxxx,
We have canceled your order/item(s) due to item unavailability.
On occasion, popular items sell out before we can fulfill all orders. We’re very sorry for the inconvenience.

But some of the SAR readers were damn lucky and got the A7r for $199. Here is a screenshot from one of our readers:

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June 3, 2015
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Kai from Digitalrev tests the Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 lens.

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Kai tested the new Mitakon ZY Optics 85mm f/1.2 and compared it versus the Canon 85mm f/1.2L lens:

The E-mount Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 lens can be ordered at BHphoto too (Click here) and Asian eBays sellers.

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June 3, 2015
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Lovely fake rumor: A-E mount hybrid from Zeiss :)

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Sometimes I admire fake rumor creators for their fantasy. So let’s award that guy who wrote he is a Zeiss manager and shared details about that Zeiss cameras:

Recently, we have acquired a new sony model. The buttons and badges were stripped off. The guts were removed as well. Now, but what I did notice was this particular body was a little bit larger than the A7ii and did seem pretty look pretty identical. The thing that stuck out the most was the new mount. I notice it had a new shape and testing out some lenses, it was surprisingly able to fit both A and E mount lenses! This could be the A7 series older brother.”

LOL!

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June 2, 2015
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Leica will launch a RX1 competitor on June 11.

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According to MirrorlessRumors Leica will launch the very first Sony RX1 competitor on June 11. It looks like a more compact Leica Monochrome. Has an 28mm Summilux f/1.7 lens, built-in EVF and image stabilization.

Of course the Leica will be very expensive compared to the RX1. Sony certainly has nothing to “fear” from Leica. I guess what is killing the RX1 sales is their own A7 series that offers much more versatility in a not too much bigger package. The RX2 if it ever comes has to bring some clear technological highlight like the curved sensor we saw on so many patents.

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