May 17, 2016
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New Rebates on Sony, Lexar and PNY SD cards. Up to $300 off on the Open Box Sony A7rII.

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We got three different SD car deals at BH:
Up to $25 off on Sony SD cards (Click here).
Up to $40 off on PNY SD cards (Click here).
$17 off on the super fast 1000x Lexar 128GB card (Click here).

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And we have two Sony A7rII Open Box savings:
$300 off on the A7rII sold by Samys (Click here).
$230 off on the A7rII sold by BestBuy (Click here).

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May 17, 2016
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What’s going on with those “missing” lenses: 24-70mm GM, 70-200mm GM and Batis 18mm

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Many readers may have noticed that three of the new lenses are not in Stock or not even available for preorder. So here is the situation:

  1. Sony 24-70mm GM lens:
    As reported by Sony a month ago the lens got an unexpected high demand on preorders. But Sony did not specify when the lens will be shipped in larger quantity.
    Currently only some UK-Asian eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (1-2 weeks shipment) do have the lens in Stock. The German store Calumetphoto says it will take 1-3months(!) to get the lens. In USA Amazon, B&H, Adorama share no info at all about the possible shipment date.
  2. Sony 70-200mm GM lens:
    Sony said the lens would “be available in May”. But it’s easy to guess now that this won’t happen. Sony did not share any official info about the price and new shipment date of the lens yet. But it’s easy to guess that Sony wants to first deliver the 24-70mm GM lens preorders before to start taking orders on the tele zoom.
  3. Batis 18mm:
    As usual with new Zeiss lenses it’s hard to find their new E-mount lenses in Stock. Some EU and Asian stored do have a few of copies in Stock on eBay (Click here) . It’s unclear when US stores like Amazon and BHphoto will ship them.

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May 17, 2016
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New Elinchrom HS System for Sony

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Elinchrom launched the new Skyport Plus HS for Sony and two ELB400 HS

John Wilhelm tested the Skyport Plus HS and two ELB400 HS with the Sony A7rII. He used the Elinchrom to “freeze something fast in action”. If you check out his website you will see the interesting effect created with the new tool. His verdict is:

“It works, it rocks, it’s easy to handle, it is flawless in my opinion. If you’re looking for a great flash system just go for the Elinchrom HS stuff. Swiss quality ;)”

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The EL-Skyport Transmitter Plus HS is currently available for Canon and Nikon (with Sony to follow). Street Price: $249.95 USD / €249 EUR / £199 GBP. The full product presentation can be found at Elinchrom.ch/announcements/Skyport-Plus-HS.html. Here is a video introduction of the new Skyport Plus HS:

Note: The video mentions it’s compatible with Canon and Nikon. But it’s also compatible with Sony 🙂

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May 17, 2016
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May 17, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony a7S II Hands-On Review – featuring the Canon 50mm f/0.95 “Dream Lens”

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Bhphoto, eBay and Amazon.com.
Sony Alpha 7 Aktion: Bis zu 80 EUR Rabatt auf ausgewählte Objektive at Amazon.de
JUPITER-3 1,5/50mm M39 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony a6300 vs. a6000 – The 30 Differences (Mirrorlessons)
A6000 FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens or the FE 70-200mm f/4 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sigma MC-11 test at Ascii.jp.

Tomiga:Second part of my overview of e-mount lenses for APS-C cameras. This time about zooms. (orignal post is in Polish)
https://tomiga.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/przeglad-obiektywow-e-mount-obiektywy-zmiennoogniskowe/

TechLeatherCraft: Just wanted to share a product we make, that several Sony camera owners are buying from our website. Since most Sony cameras require charging through a USB cable, had several people buy our Cord Holders, to keep their cord managed/untangled in their camera bag or pant pockets.
A customer suggested I email you guys (and Sony Forums) to let Sony users know about our Cord Holders. Here is the link/video:
http://techleathercraft.com/product/3-pack-leather-cord-holders/
https://youtu.be/PSRPl_yeIzc
If you think they would bring value to your readers, I would appreciate it, if you shared with them.

 

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