October 18, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR3) There is a likely a delay on the next Zeiss Batis announcement



We always got reliable rumors about the Loxia and Batis lens specs and launch date. But it looks like Zeiss delayed the next upcoming Batis lens launch. Sources didn’t tell us the reason. We can only speculate: Easiest guess is that Zeiss wants to use production resources for the already available lenses first. Also note that the new Loxia announced in September is set to ship in late December only.

October 18, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony 4K/HD Slow Motion System Camera HDC-4800 (HD16x)

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto, eBay and Amazon.com.
Sony A7R2/S2 lens choices by Sean on Youtube.
A Year After Mirrorless (Contrasty).
Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 by Eric on Youtube.
Sony Showdown: A7II vs A7RII vs A7SII (Miguel Quiles).
Sind Elektronik-Fachmessen noch zeitgemäß? – Photokina VLog
Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens review by Neil Van Niekerk
Tokina Firin (DC.watch)
#alphaddicted – mit Sony einmal um die Welt (Sony.de).
Voigtlander 12mm F5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar Review (Photographyblog).

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October 17, 2016
Posted in deals

Deal of the day: Up to 40% off on Sandisk cards


Today’s deals of the day is the up to 40% savings on the Sandisk cards sold by Amazon US (Click here). An overview of all photo deals can be seen here.

New Sony A6500 and RX100m5 preorder links:
A6500 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. In EU at Calumet.de. WexUK. PCHstore.
RX100m5 at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama. In EU at Calumet.de. WexUK. PCHstore.
New Underwater housing for all RX100 cameras at BHphoto, Adorama.

All other new Sony stuff on preorder:
Sony A99II at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Calumet Germany and WexUK.
Loxia 85mm f/2.4 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Tamron 150-600mm G2 A-mount lens at Bhphoto.Rokinon 35mm f/1.2 APS-C E-mount lens at BHphoto.
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 autofocus FE lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
Lensbaby Trio 28mm E-mount lens at BHphoto, Adorama and WexUK.

October 17, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR5) UPDATED: The next Sony announcement is not about a new A7 or A9 camera



There is now some chatter that Sony will unveil “something” this week (Correction: announcement in 2-3 weeks!). I am now sure we will not get a new A7 or A9 camera but rather something else.

Let’s speculate: This could be a new E-mount camcorder, E-mount lens or E-mount accessory (LAE adapter?). Or maybe a major firmware update? Or what else could it be?

October 17, 2016
Posted in rumors

Next Tamron 60mm f/2.8 FE lens patent



Tamron keeps patenting designs for Full Frame mirrorless system cameras (aka Sony FE). Egami spotted a new 60mm f/2.8 FE lens design patent. The recent months Tamron published five FE lens designs:
28mm f/2.8
28-70mm f/3.5-5.6
28-320mm f/3.5-6.3
50mm f/2.8
60mm f/2.8

It’s not clear if Tamron planes to introduce these lenses with their own name or if they will sell the design to Sony or Zeiss.


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