August 17, 2015
Posted in rumors

A possible Sony roadmap for end 2015.

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Roadmap

It’s now summertime and we can take a deep breath before the next Sony announcement storm. If you wonder what we could expect to get from Sony in late 2015 here is a possible roadmap:

Cameras:
What’s pretty much sure to come is the A7sII. Also likely is a new A-mount camera also because Sony really HAS to bring it to show the A-mount system is well alive. The A7000 rumor was my heartbreaker and I do hope Sony will not miss the shot once again.

Lenses:
There will be a new Sony FE fast prime lens, new FE 24-70mm GM lens, new updated A-mount lenses and the Loxia wide angle lens.

(Im-)Possible surprises:
RX2 camera, A9 high end camera, medium format RX.

So what it’s high on your priority wish list?

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August 17, 2015
Posted in deals

Today for European readers: A6000 and SD card Gold Box deals at Amazon Germany.

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A6000

Today there are many SD card and one A6000 Gold Box deal at Amazon Germany (Click here and chech the horizontal scrollable bar). Even if the deal runs on Amazon Germany also readers outside Germany can grab those deals. As usual be aware that the real discounted price will be displayed only from a certain hour mentioned below the product.

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August 16, 2015
Posted in deals

Sigma 24-105mm A-mount lens in Stock for the firts time in US via Adorama.

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The 24-105mm Sigma ART A-mount lens is in Stock for the first time in USA via Adorama eBay store and Adorama classic store. You get also some nice extras for free!

Reminder: A special full overview page can be seen at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Those are the FE lens savings:
$100 off on the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 70-200mm G lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm f/4.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-70mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 28-135mm PZ lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on the 24-240mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
You save $700 on the A7s sold by GetDigital on eBay US (Click here). It’s grey imported but comes with 1 year seller US warranty.

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August 16, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7rII reviews (Colby Brown, Admiringlight, Imaging Resource, Photoscala).

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The A7rII will now ship within 3-5 weeks according to Amazon US (Click here). And here are brand new reviews and news:

Sony Artisan Colby Brown writes:

Bottom line, The a7R II is easily the best camera Sony has released to date and if I had to choose one Sony body to take with me on any given project…this would be it. Is it “better” than the Nikon D810 or the Canon 5DSR? Maybe. Maybe not. That depends on what your needs are as a photographer. The dynamic range, ISO, AF capabilities and size of the a7R II make it a better fit for me than Canon’s current flagships. The inclusion of internal 4k video, silent shooting and impressive features such as Eye AF and the ability to use 3rd party lenses on occasion makes the a7R II a better fit for me than the D810. While your mileage may vary, I hope that I have included enough information, images and RAW files for you to ultimately come to your own conclusion on whether this is the right camera for you.

Sony A7R II vs. A7 II – Print Test by Admiringlight:

The A7R II is shaping up to be a fantastic camera, but the extra resolution may or may not be of use to you for printing, unless you print very large or really like to get up close to large prints. Where the A7R II’s extra resolution really may come in handy is when cropping. A significant crop will still yield images with greater than 24 MP, and an APS-C crop will yield 18 MP images. This means that even heavily cropped images can be printed quite large and retain a very good look to the image, where the same crop on an A7 II may limit you to, say, a 12×18″ print before the print doesn’t look quite as good. In any case, I think that most shooters, especially those who don’t print larger than around 24 inches wide, should feel good knowing that in most circumstances, the difference in final output is fairly minimal at low ISO. For high ISO, well, that will take more investigation and more time with the camera. Look forward to my full A7R II review later this month.

German review at famous Photoscala site.
Sony A7R II First Shots: How does the high-res monster perform as the ISO climbs? (Imaging Resource).
Review: SLR Magic Anamorphot 2X & Rangefinder with the Sony a7R II (Newsshooter).
5 Takeaways from The Sony a7RII Webcast (Explora).
Poor dynamic range of A7R2 when doing long exposure (RAW files available for comparison) at SonyalphaForum.
is the Sony A7rII the most over-hyped, over-priced camera of the year? (CanonWatch).
Sony A7r II with Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8 (SonyAlphaForum).
A7rii – SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB UHS-I/U3 SDXC Not Compatible (???) (SonyAlphaForum).

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 Black (Click here), Camel (Click here), Orange (Click here), Brown (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Gariz Alcantara case in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).
Lim’s case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here), Yellow (Click here), Navy Blue (Click here) and Khaki (Click here). Also available on Amazon US (Click here).

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August 16, 2015
Posted in news

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

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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.

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August 16, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

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Andreas Elste
Sony A7 + Zeiss FE 55 1.8
@55mm | F2.2 | 1/640s | ISO100 smile emoticon

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2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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August 15, 2015
Posted in deals

Sony A7, A6000, A5000 and A3000 infrared converted cameras for sale.

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Image Laboratory is selling a couple of Full Spectrum or Infrared Sony cameras. You can find them here:
Converted Sony A7 (Click here).
Converted Sony A6000 (Click here).
Converted Sony A5000 (Click here).
Converted Sony A3000 (Click here).

The company manages to keep the cameras Ultrasonic cleaning System. They claim they are the only one doing so.

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