Showing posts with label 55mm Sonnar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 55mm Sonnar. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2017

Save $1000 on the a7r II with Trade-In Bonus

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Sony a7r II with $200 Gift Card





Here's our chance to save $1000+ on the Sony a7r II. Here's the math.

  • Sony a7r II = $3198
  • Instant Rebate = -$300
  • Gift Card = -$200
  • Trade in Bonus = -$480
  • Trade in Value = -$?.??
  • Grand Total = $2,218 - TIV

The a7r II's MSRP is $3,198. A trade in of an old interchangeable lens would surely get us to the $1000 savings mark. The trade-in bonus ends on April 1st but the $200 gift card from Adorama will probably go extinct first.





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Receive $480 bonus from Sony if you buy the a7r II above and you trade in a camera or a lens.




I would probably add the 16-35mm f/4 lens which comes with a $100 gift card, a $100 instant rebate, and a $202.50 bonus - a $400 savings off MSRP. The lens will come in at $945 before your trade in value.



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And the 55mm f/1.8 lens which comes with a $50 gift card, a $100 instant rebate, and a $150 bonus - a $300 savings off MSRP. The 55mm Zeiss will cost $698 before your trade in value.



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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Another Sony A7s High ISO Test

Sony A7s High ISO Test by ArtBenny


ArtBenny tests the Sony A7s' high iso capability by shooting in a pitch black room. The Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar FE lens was used for the test. He states that the A7s was still able to autofocus in such low light.

The Sony A7s will be available on July 8th and is priced at $2500.

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Sony A7s with a Zeiss 24-70mm OSS Lens



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Save $460 on Sony A7 Cameras at B&H Photo

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Sony and B&H Photo are giving a $460 credit when you buy a Sony A7 and also trade in an old camera.

Click on this link http://goo.gl/OjiOOp and add an A7 or A7r to your cart and see the $460 discount.

You can also add FE lenses for further discounts. The Sony 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar FE, aka mini-Otus, will be $200 less.








Sunday, December 29, 2013

Save $200 on the Sony A7R Camera

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Sony A7r Checkout Cart


Sony is offering a $200 credit if you spend $500 at the Sony online store using a new Sony Visa. This discount applies to any NEX purchase totaling over $500 including the new Sony A7r and pre-ordering the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens.

  1. Add the Sony A7R Camera to your cart.
  2. Go to the Secure Checkout.
  3. Enter your billing and shipping address.
  4. Choose your shipping method.
  5. At the Payment screen, shown above, click on the Visa Apply Now button. A new window will pop up.
  6. Read the fine print. Fill out the Sony Card application.
  7. If you are approved, the Sony Card can be used to process the Sony A7r purchase.
  8. Now we wait 8-12 weeks and the $200 credit will appear on the Sony Card statement. There is 0% interest until October 2014.

The fine print:

In order to receive your $200 statement credit, you must make at least $500 in purchases within 90 days of account opening. The credit will appear on your monthly Sony Card statement within 8-12 weeks of your qualifying purchases. To be eligible for the statement credit, the account must be open and in good standing at the time the credit will be applied to the account. This statement credit will not count as a payment to your account. Please continue to make your minimum payments.
Limited time offer is for new Sony Card accounts only and is not available on existing accounts. Credit approval required. Terms and conditions apply. System or application processing requirements may result in a Sony Card account not being available for the current transaction. The Sony Card is issued by Capital One, N.A., pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A., Inc.

The offer also applies to Sony E-mount lenses.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Samples from Zeiss 35mm and 55mm Sonnar FE and Touit 50mm Macro


Here are some samples we were able to take at PhotoPlus Expo. We tried the three new Zeiss lenses which are the 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar FE, the 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar FE, and the 50mm f/2.8 Makro Touit. The Zeiss FE lenses were located in the Sony exhibit alongside the new Sony A7 cameras. Both the 35mm and the 55mm Sonnar FE felt at home on the Sony NEX-7. They were neither heavy nor enormous on the NEX. The Sonnar FE samples were taken using autofocus. Click on them and they are 100% crops from RAW files from the NEX-7. We didn't have enough time with the lenses but the results are excellent.





The Zeiss Touit 50mm Macro Planar was stationed at the Carl Zeiss exhibit. We were lucky enough to speak with Dr. Pollman, Zeiss Program Manager, about the new Touit 50mm Macro. He stated that this is their first 50mm macro which can provide a 1 to 1 magnification. The shots below are manually focused at minimum focus distance of the Touit 50mm. Click and find the full processed raw file (20+ mb) from the NEX-7. The shots are very revealing - we cleaned the Touit 12mm, the lens in the picture, after seeing the shots at 100%. Just like the other lenses in the Zeiss Touit lens line, the 50mm Macro will not dissapoint.



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Zeiss 50mm Macro Touit NEX-7 Sample at f/2.8


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Zeiss 50mm Macro Touit NEX-7 Sample at f/5.6


Dr. Michael Pollman and the Zeiss Touits


Disclaimer: The images above are from pre-production lenses.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sony A7r and A7 Focus Speeds

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Sony A7r with Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar


One of the major differences between the Sony Alpha 7r (A7r) and the Alpha 7 (A7) is their focusing systems. Both cameras have contrast-detection autofocus but the Sony A7 incorporates phase-detection autofocus for a hybrid system which adds speed and accuracy to locking focus. The videos show a slight difference in locking focus for both cameras. More information below.

Sony A7 Focus Speed with Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar


Sony A7r Focus Speed with Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar


Sony Alpha 7rSony Alpha 7
Focus system TypeContrast-detection AFFast Hybrid AF
(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus point25 points35mm full-frame:
     117 points (phase-detection AF)
APS-C:
     99 points (phase-detection AF)
     25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Sony A7r vs A7 Focusing System Comparison


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Contrast Detect Autofocus of the Sony A7 and A7r


The Sony A7r's autofocus system as explained by Sony:
Fast Intelligent AF

Fast Intelligent AF provides extremely fast AF performance despite the employment of a full-frame sensor. In fact, it achieves top-level AF speed in the full-frame category through the support of various advances including new lightning-fast BIONZ X, high-speed full-frame image sensor output, and a newly developed Spatial Object Detection AF algorithm that conducts focusing analysis in real-time using spatial frequency information to optimally control the lens drive.

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Phases Detect Autofocus of the Sony A7


The Sony A7's autofocus system as explained by Sony:
Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF

Enhanced Fast Hybrid AF combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 117 densely placed phase-detection AF points* swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF (Fast Intelligent AF) with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye. Performance is dramatically improved beyond that of previous Fast Hybrid AF systems through a number of major advances in high-speed contrast-detection AF, including faster communication with the lens made possible by the advanced Spatial Object Detection algorithm. Other advances include optimized image-sensor data read-out, swifter processing of AF-related data by the new BIONZ X image processing engine, and a more efficient lens drive that reduces back-and-forth lens movement.

* 99 points when an APS-C lens compatible with Fast Hybrid AF is mounted.

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Sony A7r with Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sony NEX E-mount Lens Roadmap 2013-2015

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Sony NEX Lens Roadmap for 2013 and Beyond


Along with the introduction of the new full frame e-mount cameras, A7 and A7r, Sony updated the lens roadmap for 2013 and beyond. There are at least 15 full frame e-mount lenses coming by 2015. The first five lenses announced are
  • Sont FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870
    • Kit Lens for the Sony A7 Bundle
    • EFOV of 42-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras
  • Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL35F28Z $798
    • EFOV of 52mm on NEX APS-C cameras
  • Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL55F18Z $998
    • EFOV of 82mm on NEX APS-C cameras
  • Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 FE Vario-Tessar ZA OSS SEL2470FZ $1198
    • EFOV of 36-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras. As a NEX-7 user this is the most appealing one.
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS SEL70200G
    • EFOV of 105-300mm on NEX APS-C cameras
The first four will be available this year, they are pictured below. The Sony G zoom will be the 1st of six for 2014 and at least five more lenses will be released in 2015. These lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras include the NEX, VG Camcorders, and FS Camcorder which means Autofocus, auto-aperture, and image stabilization (lens dependent).
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Sony A7r with the Zeiss 35mm Sonnar For Size Reference

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Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar SEL35F28Z

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Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar SEL55F18Z

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Carl Zeiss FE 24-70mm f/4 Vario Tessar ZA OSS

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Available E-mount Lenses from Sony and Zeiss