May 19, 2016
Posted in news

Michael Reichmann from Luminous Landscape has passed away


A bad news struck the photography community. Nick Devlin from Luminous Landscape just posted this:

It is with a very heavy heart that I must share sad news with our readers and the rest of the photographic community.  After an extended battle with cancer, the Founder of Luminous-Landscape, Michael Reichmann, has passed away.  He was surrounded by family and friends over the last few weeks.  He put up a valiant fight.  He passed late on May 18th at age 71.
I considered Michael to be a dear friend, as did many of you. I traveled and photographed with him to many corners of the globe.  His passion for photography was matched only by his love of sharing that passion with readers around the world.

My condolences to all the LL team and Michael Reichmann’s family. He was a great man.

May 19, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR1) Low ranked Sony A99II rumors…



There is still no reliable info about new A-mount stuff. All we know for sure is that Sony “promised” to keep developing A-mount products. So let’s hope we will soon see real new A-mount cameras and lenses. In the meantime these are two low ranked A99II rumors. Let’s see if there is some truth behind those:

AD:I’ve seen the A99II at my work place database (large retail chain). It should be announced soon because it’s listed as being available summer 2016. The prilimanary info indicates that does 10fps, has 36mp sensor, 4K and is a SLT. The price tag seems steep. $2999.99 USD.

O:The news I’m getting about the new mystery camera is that it is a specialized version of the A99. Let’s call it A99SW: optimized for sports and wildlife shooters. No exact specs leaked but broad items are… No video, optimized for photography only! Fastest AF of any SLT, faster than A77ii! Fastest object tracking of any SLT! New BIONZ processor; BSI; wider dynamic range should result in better low light performance than A99. That’s it so far. Let’s see if your readers would jump on this bad boy!

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May 19, 2016
Posted in rumors

TechArt Pro Review by Doug Kaye


Leica M-mount to Sony E-mount Adaptor

The following review is a guest post from Doug Kaye. To write a guest post follow the instructions on that page. Thanks!

This post is ostensibly a review of the TechArt Pro Leica M-mount to Sony E-mount lens adaptor, but I’ll start with a bit of the story as to how I came to be interested in such a device.

During the first year of All About the Gear I reviewed the Leica M 240 camera. I was particularly impressed with those expensive Leica lenses we’ve all heard so much about. I was less impressed with the $7,000+ camera body, which I swore I’d never buy. But those lenses! Sharp, contrasty, small, light…gorgeous. Read the rest of this entry →

May 19, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


24 – 70 2.8 Sony G Master vs Adapted 24-70 2.8 Canon Lii Comparison

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Sony Alpha 7 Aktion: Bis zu 80 EUR Rabatt auf ausgewählte Objektive at
Andrew Do switches from Canon to Sony.
Mitakon 35mm mk II f/0.95 review at Smarikoephotos.
Sony 85mm f/1.4 Scratchy/Noisy Focusing: I Heard None with my Sample (Diglloyd).
Ausprobiert: Sony Alpha 6300 (Photoscala).
Review: Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master (ThePhoBlographer).

Hanna Saba: Check out my new video on which FE lenses i use for weddings/events and why i choose to use them.

Galen Crout‎: If you have three minutes, check out this video I made of Kathmandu. ” KATHMANDU: A FLOATING PORTRAIT takes you on a visual journey through the temples and back alleys of Kathmandu at the tail-end of winter in 2016, one year after the Nepal Earthquake. Explore the tensions between modernity and tradition that coexist in the city. Shot on a Sony A7S in SLOG-2. Sounds, Roman Flügel: Teenage Engineering

May 18, 2016
Posted in deals

Sony FE 90mm macro For $849 at BestBuy. Sony E-mount lens deals extended!



One of the very best Sony FE lenses got an additional $150 off on BestBuy (Click here). It’s Open Box, but it’s super perfect new condition and comes with full 1 year Sony US warranty.

Sony US also extended most of the lens rebates:

Full Frame E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 90mm macro lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm lens at Amazon, Adorama or BHphoto.
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

APS-C E-mount lenses:
$100 off on the 10-18mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the 16mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 16-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 16-70mm Zeiss lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama.
$100 off on the 18-200mm lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 18-200mm PZ lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 35mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$25 off on the lens 30mm macro at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.


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