November 30, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR4) An info about why the 70-200mm GM and the new 24-105mm A-mount got delayed



I asked the source who gave me the correct A99II specs back in August when Sony will anounce the “rumored” new 24-105mm f/4.0 A-mount lens. He answered this:

production is delayed because of shortage of 3 new ULD glasess + new technology, etc…

He also added that it’s the same reason why the 70-200mm GM lens got delayed.

November 30, 2016
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony Eye AF Basics: The Breakdown with Miguel Quiles

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay,,,,,
2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (Dpreview).
Curiosity: Sensor improved by 1,5 stops only in 10 years development (Mirrorlessrumors).
9 Recommended Entry-Level DSLR Cameras (Explora).
Carrying Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 in the Field (Diglloyd).
Laowa 105mm test at LeMondeDeLaPhoto.

To write a guest post on SAR follow the instruction on that page.

Elmar:My name is Elmar Laubender Im a Photographer based in Switzerland. Would like to share some Underwater Photography pictures all taken with the Sony A7rII and
Vario-Tessar® T* FE 16-35 mm F4 ZA OSS with the 180mm optical glass wide angle port and for the macro shots I use the Makro G OSS mit FE 90 mm F2,8 with the Macro port 105 for Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS (For NA-A7II)
I use the Nauticam housing, 2 x Inon Z240 underwater flash, for the macro shots additional the super macro converter SMC wich is a wet lens .–sharks

November 29, 2016
Posted in deals

Sony A6500 is now shipping in USA too



Many SAR readers contacted me to tell me that their A6500 US and Europe preorders shipped out today (Screenshot above from Chuck. Thanks!). Check the Stock status at BHphoto, Amazon, Adorama and FocusCamera.

By the way: The Sony camera and lens savings are still running even after all that Black Friday and Cyber Monday run. Check out those pages at Adorama and BHphoto. The two hottest deals:$200 $200 off on the Sony A7II at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$350 off on the Sony 6000 kit at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

November 29, 2016
Posted in news

Handevision will begin shipping its new IBERIT FE lenses in December



The two companies Kipon and Handevision jointly announced the release of five new Full Frame E-mount lenses. All lenses will be priced between $480 and $660 and ship in December:

Shanghai, Nov 29,2016. Handevision will begin shipping its new IBERIT series of full frame lenses of 24mm/35mm/50mm/75mm focal lengths with constant aperture f2.4 from the beginning of Dec.This collection are designed for SONY E mount, Leica SL mount, Fuji X mount, also Leica M rangefinder version. The 90mm/f2.4 lens will ship in January 2017.
This series are jointly developed by camera adapter specialist at KIPON and German lens manufacture IB/E OPTICS GmbH . The development endeavor has lasted a year and half before it’s final release. This series now come in four colors choices in response to market demand. Followers and fans are now able to choose to suit their personal preference.



via Kipon

November 29, 2016
Posted in reviews

First Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 review by Stan Moniz



Stan Moniz tested the new Tokina 20mm FE Firin lens:

So no joke and I’m not just saying this. This piece of glass will blow minds! Tokina has FINALLY entered the mirrorless game. Maybe a little late but never less they came in kicking the door down with their first of many e-mount lenses to come. Hope this review and sample images with the new Tokina Firin was helpful to you. 

The lens will ship in Q1 2017. It’s yet listed on BHphoto but with no preorder option.


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