October 9, 2015
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(SR5) Hot! Voigtlander will announce new FE lenses at 14:00 London time!

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Image on top shows a current M-mount Skopar lens. Something similar in size could be announced today.

UPDATE: It’s now official! Read about the new lenses here on SAR.

Today Voigtlander will announce a brand new line of native Full Frame E-mount lenses! Announcement is expected to happen at 14:00 London time (9am in New York). What I know so far is:

  1. They will launch three Full Frame E-mount lenses
  2. Those are manual focusing lenses
  3. Those lenses are “compact” in terms of size compared to current FE lenses. Don’t know if they are as compact as the current Skopar lens line (here on eBay). I certainly would like it if it would be so!

This is really exciting! At last some cheaper good quality FE lenses are coming! Stay tuned on SAR! I will live blog all the info about the announcement!

Reminder: On Monday Zeiss will announce the FE Loxia 21mm f/2.8 lens. And in two weeks Sony will unveil their new FE lenses and update FE lens roadmap!

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October 9, 2015
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(UPDATED to SR5) Voigtlander will launch a new line of “compact” E-mount lenses today!

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UPDATE: It’s now official! Read about the new lenses here on SAR.

Big surprise! Within the next few hours Voigtlander will officially launch a new line of E-mount lenses! I have been told these are compact manual focusing prime lenses. Stay tuned on SAR!!!

 

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October 9, 2015
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(SR4) Today Voigtlander announcement….with first E-mount lenses???

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MirrorlessRumors reports there will be a new Voigtlander announcement today. I don’t know yet what’s coming. But I certainly would LOVE to get native E-mount lenses from them just like their Nokton MFT series (here on eBay).

UPDATE: It’s now official! Read about the new lenses here on SAR.

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October 9, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

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Zeiss Batis Series Lenses: Product Overview with Marcin Lewandowski

Sony RX10 II review final conclusion and introduction to its smaller brother, RX100 IV (EosHD).
Fuji 56mm f/1.2 vs. Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 vs. Contax G 90mm f/2.8 (Admiringlight).
Zeiss Distagon FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA T* Sample Photos (ePhotozine).
Shooting with gun-shaped lenses: The Noflexar lens line (TheNakedCamera).
Roeschlein-Kreuznach Telenar 90mm f/3.8 on the A7 (SonyAlphaForum).

Madmedialine‎:Sony Alpha 7s Nightshot https://youtu.be/gcXQsc04-eA

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October 8, 2015
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Get a lot of free extras ($375 value) with the A7rII at Amazon!

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There is a special offer where you get a lot of free stuff ($375 value) with the A7rII sold directly by Amazon US (Click here). A similar deal is running on the RX10m2 too (Click here). And the new Sony Soft Carrying Case for Alpha a7 II, a7R II, & a7S II is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder: Sony is selling a new Stock of refurbished items though their Secondipity partner page on eBay (Click here) and Amazon (Click here). In details those are the direct links to the items listed on eBay:

FE cameras:
Sony A7s
Sony A7II with 28-70mm lens
Sony A7r
Sony A7II
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens
Sony A7

FE lenses:
FE 70-200mm
FE 24-70mm
FE 35mm
FE 24-240mm

APS-C cameras:
A6000 with two lenses
A6000 with kit lens
A5000 with kit lens

APS-C lenses:
50mm
55-210mm

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October 8, 2015
Posted in reviews

A7sII news: Free A7sII with the F5! Hands-on by Lok from Digitalrev.

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The Sony A7sII will ship next week according to Amazon US. And if you want the camera for free(!) well there is a way! If you buy the PMW-F5 camcorder you get the A7sII for free (See at AbelCine).

And we have two new A7sII hands-on videos:
The video on top shows Lok from Digitalrev at the Sony press conference in Hong Kong. He finds out whether the A7sII can really see in the dark!
The video below si posted by Dpreview and shows Jared Polin in the “dark room” to see how good the A7sII is in low light conditions.

Sony A7sII at Amazon, BHphoto, FocusCamera, Adorama and in Europe at WexUK. In Asia soon at Digitalrev.

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October 8, 2015
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First Sony A7 competitor the Leica SL will cost over 10.000 Euro with kit lens.

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Mirrorlessrumors reports the Leica SL with 24-90mm kit lens will cost over 10.000 Euro once it’s launched. The SL is a mirrorless Full Frame system camera with autofocus lens system. So while form a technical point of view this is indeed the first Sony A7 competitor the price will make it affordable for only a selected few.

One more thing: Canon will launch a sort of A5000 competitor within the next few days (Image and info again at Mirrolessrumors).

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