A77II with kit lens and free vertical grip for $1549.

A77IIbundle

You get a free vertical grip along the already heavily discounted A77II kit at Sony Store US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Also do not forget that other great deal: NEX-7 kit for $598 only at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony eBay deals:
55mm FE lens for $744 at [shoplink 34484 ebay]GetDigital on eBay US (Click here)[/shoplink] Refurbished 55mm FE lens for $745 on [shoplink 33879 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
[shoplink 34253 ebay]$250 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens (Click here)[/shoplink].
[shoplink 34254 ebay]A3000 with kit lens and Photoshop Elements for $249 (Click here)[/shoplink].
[shoplink 34255 ebay]Refurbished NEX-5T with two lenses for $399 (Click here)[/shoplink].
$250 off on the Open Box A7r at [shoplink 33898 ebay]Samys eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
$200 off on the Open Box A7 with kit lens at [shoplink 33901 ebay]Samys eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
$150 off on the Open Box A7 at [shoplink 33900 ebay]Samys eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].
$250 off on the Open Box A7s at [shoplink 34208 ebay]Samys eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

(SR4) Major Sony E-mount camera announcement in May!


Patent of the entry level Sony A5 FF camera.

I know the last 6-7 months have been a bit slow on the rumor front but the main reason was that Sony had “only” one camera announced (The A7II). Sony slowed down the mad product release cycle they had the previous years. But now the time has come again to bring some real big and highly trusted rumor!

In May Sony will announce new E-mount cameras. I am now working with all sources to grab info about those. If all works fine I can at last share some SR4 or even SR5 rumors soon. So far I can tell you I got E-mount camera rumors only but I have high hopes Sony will bring a new FF A-mount camera this year too. I am just not sure that cam is coming in May.

One more thing:
There is also a Sony product announcement on April 12. But I believe there is “only” camcorder (maybe E-mount camcorders) coming.

Stay tuned on SAR. Let’s the comment speculation party begin ;)

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First 24-240mm owners test and videos.

FE24-240

The 24-240mm FE lens is now shipping in many countires like at at [shoplink 34525 ebay]Fotomundus Germany (Click here)[/shoplink], [shoplink 34524 ebay]eBay UK (Click here)[/shoplink] and Digitalrev. And it will ship within the next 1-2 days in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony US.

First owners are sharing their tests and samples:
Plenty of image samples by Mark Galer on Flickr.
Image samples and test at Mapcamera (google translation here). They say it has a “images have a nice tridimensional feeling, blur is good and contrast also”. Overall the lens has a surprisingly good optical quality.
Onwers report on Dpreview forum.
Spanish hands-on video on Youtube.
Weird unboxing video on Youtube.

Let me know if you get your 24-240mm and share your findings at Sonyalphaforum.com.

Reminder: BHphoto (Click here) tested the Sony 24-240mm lens and wrote:

In my rudimentary testing I can say that when I focused on something at the telephoto end and zoomed out, the focus did not shift noticeably, which is a big plus. The main drawbacks for video are the stiff zoom barrel, as well as the distortion, which is not as easily corrected for video users. Still, if you have to have a large zoom range and don’t want to splurge for the Sony FE PZ 28-135 lens, then this is certainly a viable option.
It’s not going to be the sharpest or most light-sensitive lens but, in my testing, I think it does well enough to use in place of other FE lenses—in most circumstances.

All new FE lens preorder links:
In USA at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Amazon, Adorama, BHphotoFocusCamera, Sony US.
Sony Fisheye Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens for FE 28mm F/2 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Fisheye Converter for E 16mm F/2.8 and E 20mm F/2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony Ultra-Wide Converter for E 16mm F2.8 and E 20mm F2.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
In Europe at:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 90mm f/2.8 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 24-240mm FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Sony 28mm f/2.0 FE at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide Angle converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter at Sony Germany, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Wide angle converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
Fisheye converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, FI, NO, PT.
In Asia/Australia at:
Sony 24-240mm FE lens at Digitalrev, CameraPRO, Sony Australia.
Sony 28mm FE lens at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Sony 90mm FE lens at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE lens at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Wide angle converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.
Fisheye converter for 16 and 20mm lenses at Digitalrev, Sony Australia.