June 29, 2015
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One more A7000 sensor news: Fuji will use it on the X-PRO2 too!

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That’s really unexpected as I thought Fuji would keep using their X-Trans sensor. But Fujirumors now reports that the upcoming Fuji X-PRO 2 could use the same A7000 sensor! The X-PRO 2 camera release got delayed to 2016 and they speculate the reason behind this is the A7000 launch delay. Sony allows competitor to use some selected sensors six months only after the sensor gets officially used on a Sony camera.

via Fuji-X-Forum.

June 29, 2015
Posted in news

Lens design comparison: Has the Batis 85mm lens been designed by Tamron?

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on left the Zeiss Batis 85mm design and on right the Tamron lens design patent.

Earlier this week Zeiss released the full Batis 85mm lens design info (pdf here). And as you can see from the image comparison on top the internal element design seems to match the Tamron design patent (SAR article here). I guess there is a very good chance that Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens has been designed by Tamron.

Of course as long as the quality is “Zeiss-alike” this will not be a problem for us. So let’s see more of those new lenses:

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The very first Batis unboxing report has been posted by 3DKraft (Click here):

The most appealing thing of the Batis 2/25 is the option to combine wide angle perspectives and playing with the depth-of-field at the same time. You will find some bokeh fringing at open aperture. It almost disappears already at f/2.8.

Both Batis lenses are now available for preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens in US at Adorama, Bhphoto. In Eu at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 lens at Adorama, Bhphoto. In EU at Amazon DE, WexUK. In Asia at Digitalrev.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).

 

June 29, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Reverie of Vietnam
from Oliver Astrologo . Vimeo Stuff Pick video shot on the A7II.

Sony FE 28mm f/2.0 Review (ePhotozine).
Covering Disaster Relief in Nepal using Sony A7S (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 16-35mm F/4 ZA OSS review at Photojottings.
Sony HX90V First Shots posted (Imaging Resource).
A7mk2 – Canon FD50/1.8 and Vivitar 135/2.8 (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony Design: “MAKING MODERN” // Un alt fel de Sony Center in Tokyo (Academiadefotografie.ro).
Sony clearance deals at CameraPro.

June 28, 2015
Posted in reviews

Rising Pinhole Lens Caps for Sony: Quick Look at BHphoto.

BHphoto posted that quick look with the Rising Pinhole Lens Caps. They come for both A and E-mount at BHphoto (Click here).

There are also other Lens Caps for E-mount you can find on eBay (Click here).

June 28, 2015
Posted in reviews

New A7rII news and discussions: Sony A7RII vs Canon 5DSr Comparison by Miguel Quiles.

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Let’s catch up with the latest A7rII and RX camera news and tests:

1) Not all readers are ready to buy the A7rII: “Whats stopping me from preordering the a7rii?” (SonyAlphaForum).
2) Sony a7R II Mirrorless Camera: Product Overview with Alex DePew (Youtube).
3) Sony RX10 II hands-on at Trustedreviews.
4) First RX100m4 Lab test at Imaging Resource.
5) Trey Ratcliff gets kissed by Leo and talks about the new Sony A7rii and the RX100 mark 4 (Youtube).
6) Sony RX100 IV super slow-motion video (Imaging Resource).
7) Memory Cards for A7Rii (SonyAlphaForum).
8) The A7rII and RX cameras now got officially announced in Japan.
9) Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV added to studio test scene comparison (Dpreview).
10) Hands-on with the Sony RX100 IV (Trustedreviews).
11) Sony A7RII vs Canon 5DSr Comparison: Initial Thoughts & Impressions (Miguel Quiles on Youtube).

A7rII and RX camera preorder list:
In USA:
A7rII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX10m2 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
RX100m4 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at:
A7rII at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX100m4 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
RX10m2 at DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at:
A7rII at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX10m2 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.
RX100m4 at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

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