January 13, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony A7000 first APS-C E-mount camera with on sensor stabilization


A year ago Sony Europe site showed that image of an E-mount APS-C camera with integrated on sensor stabilization. Sony quickly removed the image as it was a fault from their designer team. Well, that “mistake” will soon become a real thing if the rumor I got is correct: The new High End APS-C E-mount camera that will feature the 5 axis on sensor stabilization used by the A7II. I am yet not 100% sure the camera will be named A7000 but what matters is that the source said it’s placed above the current A6000.

Release date is yet not confirmed but we should get it in shop by mid 2015.

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January 13, 2015
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony Alpha 6000 hands-on review – Squeezed Lemon Studio

Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS review on Admiring Light.
Hands – On Sony’s Action Cam AS1000V at CES 2015 with Sean O’Kane (ActionCameraRumors).
Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam Unveiled; Hands-On Report (Photographybay).
The 2014 Zeissimages contest winning photo was taken with a Sony RX1 and 35mm Sonnar.
Japanese 16-35mm FE lens review at Itmedia.
Sony UK Announces Six New Imaging Ambassadors (Photographyblog).
Japanese Heliar 12mm review on Sony A7 at DC.watch.

Colin: “I just wanted to share with you the video I did with an old swiss lens the switar 50/1.4 who cover the APS-C crop in 120 Fps converted to 24 fps, during a music festival. It was a stress test for the Slog-2, High iso, high contrast with light & shadow. The bundle was very compact, I could put back my camera in my jacket and drink some beers :)
The video is very short (1:30) https://vimeo.com/114569160

January 12, 2015
Posted in deals

Samyang 135mm lens can now be preordered at BHphoto for $549.


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The new lenses from Samyang can be preorderes at BHphoto:
135mm f/2.0 for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).
135mm t/2.2 Cine for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).

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January 12, 2015
Posted in news

Fotodiox launches the TOUGH E-Mount Signature Edition 2015



Fotodiox just launched a new TOUGH E-Mount Signature Edition 2015. You can already buy it on Amazon US (Click here). Fotodiox writes:

The TOUGH E Mount Signature Edition – now in a limited edition brass finish! We have been overwhelmed by the response we’ve gotten to our mount replacement kit. Replace Sony’s original plastic & metal combo mount, with our solid brass TOUGH E Mount. We’re only doing a limited run of these all-brass versions. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

The “normal” non signature version costs $10 less and is also available on Amazon US (Click here).

January 12, 2015
Posted in news

Samyang announces the new 135mm f/2.0 and 135mm T/2.2 lenses for A and E-mount!


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UPDATE: The lens can be preorderes at BHphoto:
135mm f/2.0 for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).
135mm t/2.2 Cine for Sony A-mount (Click here) and Sony E-mount (Click here).

Samyang just announced two 135mm lens versions. One f/2.0 and one Cine T/2.2 lens. UPDATE: There is a first review of the lens at Lcap.tistory.com.

Samyang 135mm F2.0
– Telephoto lens and Extra low dispersion lens(ED)
– Bright F2.0 aperture
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics

Samyang 135mm Cine lens T2.2
– Telephoto cine lens and Extra low dispersion lens (ED)
– Bright T2.2 aperture
– Uncoupled aperture and focus gear ring
– Circular aperture with 9 blades
– Floating type design
– Ultra Multi Coating (UMC) technology of Samyang Optics
– Samyang Optics VDSLR II Cine Lens Line Up

The full press text of the 135mm f/2.0 can be read here:  syopt.com/en/camera/photo-lenses-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC.php
And the Cine lens version here: syopt.com/en/camera/cine-lenses-135mm-T2.2-VDSLR-ED-UMC.php
UDPATE: Link to the Sites not working yet (crashed or removed?)

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via Dicahub.

January 12, 2015
Posted in reviews

New Sony A7II stabilisation test videos with the new 1.10 firmware.


Sony Alpha A7II Firmware 1.00 vs 1.10 Video Test

Still a bit strange but Sony Europe doesn’t offer the new 1.10 A7II firmware update yet. But you can still use Sony USA (Click here) to download the files. And those are two videos that show you how the stabilization system gets improved.

Sony A7II stabilisation: focus magnifier IBIS test firmware 1.10

Reminder: The Koran company Gariz announced the new A7II lleather case. You can buy it in Black (Click here)Brown (Click here)Orange (Click here) and Camel (Click here). A7II Gariz case sellers can be found with that general eBay search.

USA/Canada A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore and Sony Store Canada.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, SonyStore.
Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II Lens for $1,148 at BHphoto.

EU A7II links:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Jessops UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Portugal, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Norway.
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany, Wex UK, Jessops UK, Verkkokauppa.

Asian/Australia A7II link:
Sony A7II at Sony Store Australia, Digitalrev and Amazon Japan.


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