May 16, 2016
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(SR4) Zeiss says next Loxia (Telephoto?) should be due at Photokina in September

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Zeiss managers do not keep secrets their plans about the Loxia lens range. A SAR reader wrote me this:

I was chatting with a Zeiss customer representative about choosing the right portrait lens a few months ago (shortly after the Milvus line came out). First he recommended the Batis 85, and I indicated I really enjoy the Loxia 50 which I have since autofocus on my first gen A7’s stink. After going back and forth for a while he recommended the 135 APO. He also hinted that if I liked Loxia that much I’d have to wait until Phototinka 2016 for a portrait option. So, in regards to your recent rumor that Zeiss is releasing 3 new lenses around October, I would expect/hope one of them will be the Loxia telephoto Zeiss has hinted at before. No idea what specific focal length is being considered though.

I guess that next Loxia will be a telephoto lens…85, 105 or 135mm???

Links to all Batis and Loxia lenses:
Batis 18mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 25mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Batis 85mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 21mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 35mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Loxia 50mm at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

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May 16, 2016
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Sony is “investigating” the possibility to make new fast f/1.8 APS-C E-mount primes

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The last APS-C E-mount lens got announced on August 27 2013. It was the Zeiss 16-70mm lens.

It’s nice Sony is still committed in making great APS-C E-mount cameras like the A6300. But they really need to focus back on making APS-C E-mount lenses too! I know we can use FE lenses on the A6300 but these are bigger and more expensive than “natively” designed APS-C E-mount lenses. I hope Sony will find some time and resources to make some of these new lenses. There is some hope as I just got this from a source:

I had the chance to talk with a street photographer in Japan who says he participated as a photographer in a Sony marketing research focus group. Those in the group used A6300 with all current APS-C and full-frame Sony lenses and were asked to complete questionnaries and answer interview questions about their experience and about their wishes for future lenses. The questionnarie and the interview asked about their preferences for prime vs zoom, focal lengths, max aperture, use of OSS stabilisation, low price vs high image quality, and whether they want and are prepared to pay more for depth-of-field scales and for pancake designs. They were also asked about their thoughts on specific hypothetical lenses, they were told these lenses don’t exist nor is Sony working on them but the marketing team wanted to know what they had to say assuming such lenses existed, these imaginary lenses were described in the questionnarie as an APS-C 23.5mm f/1.8 OSS and an APS-C 18.5mm f/1.8 OSS both with a price and image quality similar to the 35mm f/1.8 OSS.

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May 16, 2016
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New feature: Write a guest post directly on SAR!

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The last couple of days I worked on a new feature. It allows you to directly write articles on SonyAlphaRumors! This is how it works:

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You have to become a registered member (register at SonyAlpharumors here). After that login here.

Write:
As a member you can write a SAR guest post here:
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– This is a Beta version. Please comment this post or send me notes at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com for any suggestion.

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May 16, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

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Sony A7 camera series and ZEISS Batis lenses – A hybrid lens solution for still and video shooters

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
Sony 55 f1.8 VS Zeiss Loxia 50 (Dario Cannone).
Is it safe to hang camera (A7s) from a single eyelet? (SonyAlphaForum).
Test-Sigma-150-600mm-SPORT-gegen-Tamron-150-600mm-und-Nikon-200-500mm-an-der-Sony-A7RM2 (Benny Rebel).
2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (Dpreview).
Sony a6000 for aviation photography (Mirrorlessons).
Voigtlander 15mm FE Focal Length Comparison (Scott Soapbox).
first look at the lensbaby twist 60 (Diyphotography).

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May 15, 2016
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BestBuy has the A7 with 28-70mm lens for $1,189

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A Full Frame camera with kit lens for $1,189? Yes you can! The A7 with 28-70mm is on sale for that price at BestBuy (Click here).  See the full BestBuy FE deals list here.

And at BHphoto you get up to $40 off on PNY cards (Click here).

PNY

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