June 14, 2015
Posted in reviews

Diglloyd tests the Batis lenses: “are must-haves for the serious Sony shooter”.



Diglloyd (Click here) is the first blogger having the chance ot test both new Batis lenses. And his first conclusion is unmistakably favorable:

Both the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Distagon and 85mm f/1.8 Sonnar are must-haves for the serious Sony shooter. I intend to buy my own set along with the new Sony A7R II. I suspect that the Zeiss Batis lenses will be in very high demand just as has been the case with the Zeiss Loxia lenses.

Both Batis lenses are now available for preorder in USA and Europe (UK/Germany)
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.
In Europe and Asia the Loxias can be found in Stock via eBay sellers (Click here) and Digitalrev (Click here).


June 14, 2015
Posted in deals

Gold Box deal on Sony SD card at BH. Loxia 35mm in Stock at BH.



There is a Gold Box deal on the Sony 32GB SD card at BHphoto (Click here). And the same store also has the Loxia 35mm lens in Stock (Click here).

More deals:
$100 off on the new Rokinon 100mm f/2.8 FE lens at eBay US (Click here). This is a manual focusing and high quality piece of glas.
The Loxia 35mm is in Stock again at Amazon (Click here) and Popflash (Click here).
For the first time the new Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 FE lens is in Stock in USA via Popflash (Click here).
There is a new $50 off on the A7 which now sells for $949 at ThePixelHub on eBay (Click here). This is a brand new US warranty item! This makes it officially the cheapest new FF camera ever sold in US!  The Open Box A7 even sells for $888 only at OneCall on eBay (Click here).

June 14, 2015
Posted in news

The very first RX1 competitor has been announced: The Leica Q.


Note for German readers: Gold Box now on the RX1R (Click here).

It’s really great news that Sony finally got competition in the RX FF segment. Leica just announced their Leica Q camera (specs here at BHphoto). And I hope this will one more reason for Sony to finally unleash the RX2! Here is a short recap of the new Leica Q strong and weak points compared to the Sony:

advantages of the new Leica:
– ISO up to 50.000
– faster 28mm f/1.7 lens
– 3.68 MP EVF
– first reports indicate very fast autofocus in bright light conditions.
– better overall built quality and button layout
– longer battery life
– has a proper Q smartphone App

disadvantages of the new Leica:
– The RX1 is still a lot smaller
– video quality on the RX1 seems to be better
– The RX1 is cheaper (RX1 costs $2,800 and the Leica Q $4,250 although the Leica comes with integrated EVF).

Full Leica Q press coverage can be read at MirrorlessRumors (Click here).

June 14, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Mathieu Legrand‎
Jade – Sony a7 II with 55mm 1.8

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3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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June 13, 2015
Posted in news

(SR5) New Hasselblad “Lusso” E-mount camera leaks in China. It’s a Sony A7r clone!



Hasselblad China just posted the first image of the new “Lusso” camera. This is a “luxurified” Sony A7r clone camera! It is NOT based on the newly announced Sony A7rII. Real world images of the camera can be seen on my previous SAR post.

Current Hasselblad Sony clones are:
Stellar (Click here), Lunar (Click here) and Hasselblad HV ($7,999 off on BH!).

June 13, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Leaked! Hasselblad version of the Sony A7r!!!


Look here! Hasselbad will soon announce the luxury version of the Sony A7r! These are the very first images leaked via Chiphell. We don’t know yet what the name of the camera will be. So far the other Hasselblad Sony clones are called Stellar (Click here), Lunar (Click here) and Hasselblad HV ($7,999 off on BH!).

A bit strange though they launch the expensive A7r clone after the Sony A7rII announcement!

Thanks Joe for sharing these pics!

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June 13, 2015
Posted in news

Sony also announced a new CLM-FHD5 monitor!



With the three new cameras Sony also announced a new CLM-FHD5 monitor. Images and specs here:

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