September 20, 2014
Posted in news

Zeiss interview (and explains why they choose to begin with the 35mm and 50mm)

BestMirrorlessCameraReviews posted a Zeiss interview. Here are some key info:

1) Asked about the risk of redundancy with the already existent FE 55mm and FE 35mm lenses Zeiss answered that the two new Loxia “simply target completely different customers, and it’s good to start with the core of the portfolio. It’s a new family, completely different not only due to the fact they are manual but also because the typical manual lens Zeiss look is different from anything else.

2) The best-selling Touit lens is the 12mm lens.

3) Zeiss believes E-mount has a bright future

4) About DSLR future: “It’s not only about the megapixels, but it’s also a tool. They like feeling they have a tool in their hands, and they like it bigger. That’s why this kind of camera will still live for a long time. When it comes to mirrorless, it’s probably a very future-oriented system.

5) About a possible digital Zeiss Ikon:  “I’m not sure if a digital rangefinder camera would have a big enough market.

Zeiss also made clear the de-clicking key comes for free with any Loxia lenses (it’s only the extra set that costs $28). BestMirrorlessCameraReviews also posted a set of image samples taken with the new Loxia.

Zeiss Loxia preorders:
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama

September 19, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony QX1 in Stock and shipping worldwide through Digitalrev.

The E-mount QX camera is now shipping fo the first time worldwide through Digitalrev (Click here) and on plenty of eBay Hong Kong dealers (Click here).

Interesting tidbit: Sony said 50% of the QX camera owners actually don’t use it attached on their mobile devices. They use it separately (for selfies and so on).

 

 

September 19, 2014
Posted in reviews

Here is a great Sony A7s video entirely shoot with moonlight only!


Moonlight | Sony A7s ISO test
from Carbon Studios on Vimeo.

The Sony A7s is one of those few cameras that can expand your creativity. Here is just an example of a video shot in moonlight only! Carbon Studios writes:

“The first scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 25,600 ISO, The second scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 32,000 ISO. We did not add any color grading, noise reduction, or sharpness.  All of the clips are straight out of the camera shot in the PP2 setting. You will notice some purple fringing around the left side, The Metabones adapter that we rented had a light leak issue from what it looks like. Sony has done an amazing job in creating this camera especially after seeing the quality that has come out of this camera. Gear used:
Sony A7s
Metabones EF to NEX Smart Adapter II
Zeiss 55mm 1.4 Otus
Zeiss 28mm 2.0

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

And here is the Carbon Studio team on the location:

September 19, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony FS7 now on preorder at BHphoto! And new FS7 Sony interview video.


IBC 2014: News Shooter – Sony Fs7

Filmmaker will agree with me when I say the new Sony FS7 is an exciting new E-mount 4K camera. And you can finally preorder it worldwide at BHphoto:

Sony PXW-FS7 body only at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony PXW-FS7 with 28-135mm lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony VCT-FS7 Lightweight Rod Support System for PXW-FS7 at BHphoto (Click here).

New Sony and Zeiss Photokina stuff preorders:
Zeiss 16-35mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
Zeiss 16-35mm FE in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
28-135mm powerzoom in Europe at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony FS7 4K camcorder at Adorama.
HVL-F32M Flash at Adorama, BHphoto.
HVL-F32M Flash in Europe at Sony DE, IT,
Sony RMT-VP1K Wireless Remote Commander & Receiver Kit at Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony XLR-K2M XLR Adaptor Kit (with microphone) at Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony LCS-PSC7 System Bag (Black) at BHphoto.
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama., WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount at BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, CameraPro.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Lens Hood for Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss 52mm Front Lens Cap for Touit and Loxia Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss De-Click Key for Loxia Lenses (5-Piece Set) at BHphoto and Adorama.
Zeiss Rear Lens Cap for Loxia E-Mount Lenses at BHphoto and Adorama.

September 19, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Japan launches a special FE camera/lens kit box!

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Sony Japan launched a new special FE kit box. It contains all three FE zooms:
Zeiss 16-35mm
Zeiss 24-70mm
Sony G 70-200mm
and of course an A7 camera of your choice.

That is what it looks inside the box:

Gallery-Sel1635z-2 Gallery-Sel1635z-1
Special_FE_kit

It will be sold in Japanese Sony Stores only starting from mid October.

P:S.: That Hasselblad HV A-mount box (Click here) looks definitely more luxurious!

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