EISA awards for the 90mm FE and Sony A7II cameras.

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Like any year websites report about those new EISA awards. Sony won two of them with the 90mm FE and Sony A7II. And just like any year these kind of awards look like made in a way that every company gets a price in at least one of the many categories. Yeah, I guess companies need that award logo to promote their brand in stores.

Photographyblog reviewed the 90mm FE lens and writes:

It delivers outstanding sharpness in the centre of the frame almost throughout its aperture range and it also doesn’t suffer from distortion even when shooting in the RAW format. It offers quite fast and reliable auto-focusing on the new A7R II that we tested it with, plus intuitive manual focusing thanks to the push/pull collar and an outstanding level of build quality given the budget price – it’s even usefully weather-tight too.

90mm links:
In USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, [shoplink 37938 ebay]eBay US (Click here)[/shoplink].
In Europe at [shoplink 37991 ebay]Fotomundus[/shoplink], Amazon Germany, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony BE, Sony AT, Sony CH, Sony SE, Sony FI, Sony NO, Sony PT.
In Asia at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.

For UK readers:
You have a big Gold Box deal on the Zeiss 16-70mm E-mount lens at Amazon UK (Click here and than scroll the horizontal bar).


Personal note: Need more time to answer your mails. New Baby is here (and my A7rII too).


On Saturday I received two new babies. One is a real baby (a daughter) and one is my own new Sony A7rII :)

The reason I am disclosing this personal event is that my mail box is exploding with messages I didn’t answer yet. And the next few days I will keep not answering most of your messages to spend more time with my newborn. So please excuse me for the next 1-2 weeks if I do not answer you. I will catch up by end of this month. Some sources also hinted to me a Sony announcement is not far away so I will still work on the rumor front to get some info about the new cameras and lenses.

First personal A7rII test: I used the A7rII for the first time on Saturday night when my baby was born. I will not post these images for obvious privacy reasons. But I want to say having a silent shutter was super! And so the ability to shoot 4K videos! I loved the new EVF and it made it very easy for me to manually focus with my favorite lens which is the [shoplink 39461 ebay]Canon FD 55mm f/1.2[/shoplink]. A personal thanks to Sony for creating a camera capable to shoot such beautiful images and videos.

The present I would like to get from readers :)
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Thanks for your patience! Wish you all a Good Day! :)

P.S.: Message to real sources and Sony itself: Of course a nice present would be to get some real new camera and lens rumors :)

A7rII preorder list:
In USA: at Amazon, BHphoto, AdoramaSonyStore US, FocusCamera, Uniquephoto.
In Europe at Sony DEUK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO, PT. Wex UK.
In Asia at Digitalrev, CameraPro.

A7rII case:
Gariz leather case in [shoplink 39113 ebay]Black (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39108 ebay]Camel (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39110 ebay]Orange (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39111 ebay]Brown (Click here)[/shoplink] and [shoplink 39112 ebay]Red (Click here)[/shoplink]. Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in [shoplink 39094 ebay]Black (Click here)[/shoplink] and [shoplink 39095 ebay]Red (Click here)[/shoplink]. Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in [shoplink 39107 ebay]Black (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39102 ebay]Brown (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39103 ebay]Red (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39104 ebay]Yellow (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 39105 ebay]Navy Blue (Click here)[/shoplink] and [shoplink 39106 ebay]Khaki (Click here)[/shoplink]. Also available on Amazon US (Click here).




Sony Tidbits…(Sony camera apps format reverse engineered).

Sony RX10 II 4K 100Mbps Outdoor Video Test #SonyRX10ii

Some simple upscaling tests with a a7r (Wmjaeger).
First day in theatre (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony 28mm f/2 Street Photography Review (MikeOnTheStreet).

Jones: sony.com.hk pre-sale of A7rII (with SF-64UZ 64GB class 10 SD and carrying bag) at HK$23,490 (US$3,011) with optional discount for HVL-F32M flash (HK$1399/US179), LA-EA3 adapter (HK$990/US$127) and Metabones MB_EF_E_BT4 adapter (HK$2,790/US$744).

Anoynmous:Sony camera apps format reverse engineered. Non Sony apps available and loadable
This works. I loaded the sample app on my a6000 and if potentially huge news.
SAR note: Please be cautious on that. I didn’t try it and do not invite you to try this out. I post this only for pure informative reasons if someone is a hacker or so and wants to check it out!

Zeiss posts new Batis video to learn how to set up the OLED screen properly.

Zeiss posted that video to explain you how the OLED screen on the new Batis lenses works. And here are also two new lens reviews:
Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Review at Photgraphyblog and ThePhoBlographer.
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/1.8 Review at ThePhoBlographer.

Batis store links:
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.