August 13, 2018
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Samyang Lens Station in Stock at Amazon US and EU

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The new Samyang Lens Station is in Stock at Amazon US, Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES. With the lens station you can do this with your Smayang-Rokinon E-mount lens:

– install firmware updates
– calibrate focus
– calibrate aperture
– calibrate MF sensibility

[Download User Manual]

Links to all Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
24mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

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August 13, 2018
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Bloomberg: Sony’s New Super-Fast Cameras are Winning Over the Pros

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Bloomberg reports that Nikon and Canon face a threat at the top end of the market by Sony.

At stake is a market worth $3.2 billion a year. Although it’s a niche industry with just a fraction of total camera (and smartphone) sales, Canon, Nikon and Sony benefit from the branding (and sales) boost that comes with being the main suppliers of high-end cameras and lenses for sports, news and the arts. “Sony is now in a position to try and grab more market share,” said Kazunori Ito, an analyst at Morningstar Investment Services.

“The a9 is really revolutionary,” said Michael Kooren, a news agency photographer who switched to Sony Alphas after shooting with Canon for 26 years.

“The hurdle for Sony is still high,” said Tomonori Igari, an editor at Asahi Camera. “It depends on how much they commit to creating a support structure, and also on Nikon and Canon’s mirrorless strategy.”

Bloomberg also talked with Hiroyuki Matsushita from Sony:

Some pros say Sony hasn’t rolled out new lenses fast enough, and have complained that customer support has lagged behind Canon and Nikon. Sony is working to improve both, according to Hiroyuki Matsushita, the manager overseeing product planning at Sony’s cameras division. “We were aware from the beginning that this would be for pros,” he said.

found via Nikoneye

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August 13, 2018
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Deal Zone: Save 15% on the Nikon to Sony focal reducer adapter at Amazon. Save $130 on the Moza Gimbal at BH.

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This one runs for the next few hours only: Save $22 on the Nikon F to Sony E focal reducer (Speedbooster) sold at Amazon US.

And also running today only: $120 off on the Moza Gimbal at BHphoto.

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August 13, 2018
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New Gold Box deals on Sony accessories at Amazon European stores

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There are new Sony accessories on Gold Box at Amazon Germany and Amazon France (scroll the horizontal bar).

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August 13, 2018
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Sony Tidbits…

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Voigtlander Macro APO-Lanthar 65mm f/2: IQ Breakdown | 4K

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at Amazon, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
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August 12, 2018
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Save $580 on the imported Sony A7rIII sold on eBay US (with 1 year seller warranty)

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If you don’t mind grey imported gear this might be for you: Save $580 on the new Sony A7rIII with 1 year seller warranty on eBay US (Click here).

There is also a $15 discount on the world’s fastest SD card, the Sony 64 SFG on Amazon US.

And the new Sigma 135mm and 14mm FE lenses are now in Stock and shipping too:
Sigma 14mm f/1.8 for $1,599 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.
Sigma 135mm f/1.8 for $1,399 at BHphoto, FocusCamera, Amazon and Adorama.

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August 12, 2018
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Samyang 24mm FE tested by Marc Alhadeff: “For the price is is a good lens but not as good as the Samyang 35mm FE”

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Marc Alhadeff published the full review of the new Samyan 24mm FE lens:

For the price is is a good lens but not as good as the Samyang 35mm F2.8

It could be a nice wide angle complement to the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD  if you can live with its shortcomings

If you have already the Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 GM and were shooting a lot at 24mm , don’t switch to the Samyang to get a lighter version, of same quality , you will be disappointed and you will better wait for a Sony Prime 24mm GM that should be announced in the second half of 2018

Links to all Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses (sarumors corrected):
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
24mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

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