Now available: The new Meike A7 grip at Amazon US.

The last 24 hours we had many A7 related news! So here they are:

1) Sony launched a new PRO service in USA. more about it at Sony.com/PROServices
2) There is a first review of the Fotodiox Though E-mount replacement at Photoclubalpha. You can buy the mount at Amazon US.
3) There is a new A7/s/r vertical grip by Meike you can buy now at Alibabaexpress (Click here) and Amazon US (Click here).
4) Minor A7-A7r firmware update (SAR).
5) And a fake (but very nice) rumor: Zeiss Ikon E-mount at SonyAlpharumors.

Like you see Sony is really pushing hard on the FE system!

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  • October 30, 2014 23:03, tecnoworld said:

    You see how much tastes are subjective? I find it much better looking than the average dslr.

  • October 30, 2014 22:40, Leon Dafonte Fernandez said:

    Still no cheap and fast Lenses??? Sony failed!!

  • October 30, 2014 21:23, redherring said:

    couldn't be more ugly.

We have some more Sony and Olympus rumors:

1) Sony confirmed new generation of FF E-mount cameras is coming very soon!

2) Sony will use the fast A6000 AF on FE cameras.

3) Sigma said they expect Sony to launch foveon sensors

4) Olympus said a fast 10-11mm prime is likely to come in 2015

All great news don't you agree? let's hope the Sony FE cameras will finally have a close to DSLR autofocus performance!

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  • October 30, 2014 18:46, ronin said:

    Er, Sony is and always has been the No mirrorless vendor, by far.

  • October 30, 2014 13:00, Agachart Sukchouy said:

    really,look all competitors panasonic had 3MOS sensor with handycams ,canon ready to release 3 or more layers,fuji had feveon-like patents & time of organic sensor,
    long and long time sony still pump up new body and lack of lens. ;P

  • October 30, 2014 10:36, rjbell said:

    You can put Sony's, Nikon's, Fuji's, Olympus's and canons together in samsungs and look how badly they have done so far. It proves nothing.

The Fuji interview video

Dpreview posted a great set of video interviews with Camera Company managers:

Interview with Fujifilm's Justin Stailey
Interview with Canon's Chuck Westfall
Interview with Nikon's Steve Heiner
Interview with Olympus's Ray Acevedo
Interview with Panasonic's Matt Frazer
Interview Ricoh's John Carlson (Pentax)
Interview Samsung's Jay Kelbley
Interview Sigma's Jared Ivy
Interview Sony's Kenta Honjo
Interview with Lytro's Ariel Braunstein

Your really can feel that Mirrorlesss is the great word on the mouth of those companies. I think 2015 will be far more exciting than 2014. And probably Nikon and Canon will finally "get serious" on mirrorless too!

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  • October 29, 2014 05:27, Bhima Jenkins said:

    I seriously doubt Fuji will pull a Sony and put out a FF mirrorless cam and neither will Olympus as they both are much more heavily invested in their sensor sizes due to the rather extensive lens libraries they have already created. Canon on the o...

  • October 29, 2014 01:17, Tobias Reynolds said:

    I agree. A FF standard mirror-less mount would be awesome! Probably too logical though...

  • October 28, 2014 23:04, Ash said:

    Fuji are more likely to come out with a medium format camera. I can't see them developing a new full-frame lens lineup right now.

    Will be interesting to see where Panasonic goes next. They are the real trend-setters this year.

DSLRmagazine (google translation here) posted an interesting Interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki. Those are some of the interesting answers:

- We are checking the cine lens market and if there is a place for us there.
- We are studying to possibility to make a Full Frame f/1.8 zoom just like the 18-35mm f/1.8 APS-C lens. The issue here is to keep the size reasonable
- We are sure mirrorless will growth and we will expand our presence there
- I'ts a bit more difficult to make ART lenses for the Sony FE system because of the not so large diameter of the mount. We don't know why Sony did this. Likely because the E-mount was meant for APS-C first and only after that they did use it for FF too.
- We are aware that Canon and Sony are working on a similar "foveon" technology
- Our current APS-C sensor match the medium format sensor quality. And it would not be a problem for us to make even larger (medium format) Foveon sensors. But the medium format market is shrinking...
- If we do a mirrorless system camera than we have to be sure to be able to support that system in future
- yes we have other companies interested in using our Foveon sensor.
- we expect companies to announce PRO stuff at CP+ in February

Very interesting as usual. Sigma and CEO Kazuto Yamaki are really a nice small family company and I wish them to keep having success in future!!!

 

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  • October 30, 2014 18:37, ronin said:

    To sum up: Everything in Sigma is wonderful, we will make everything, and we will be wildly successful.

    OK.

  • October 29, 2014 23:34, Mk.82 said:

    Yes there is. The flange distance is crucial to optics and sensor design as the ratio of distance from rear lens to center of sensor or to edge of the sensor is greater shorter the flange distance is. Combine that with a smaller bajonet diameter a...

  • October 28, 2014 20:32, Emmanuel Peña said:

    Sigma please, make a fast and not very expensive telefoto for M4/3 75mm or 85mm f1.8

We have two new US deal on Fuji cameras and lenses (Click here) and on the Panasonic GH4 kits (Click here). The Fuji deals list is particularly impressive. Would like to see those kind of deals in Europe and Asia too!
 

We got word form an anonymous source that Sony will announce the new Sony A7000 at CES in early January. And it will cost $699 body only which is only $50 more than the current A6000 price. But I guess A6000 price will drop $50-100 til January...

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  • October 30, 2014 22:06, Erich Haubrich said:

    Few lenses for E-Mount? You can use practically ANY glass with E-Mount, just buy a $20 adapter.

  • October 25, 2014 10:37, Shamael said:

    All depends what you do, your lens story is well known, but consider those who play with MF, like me, to enjoy the e-mount for the ability to use just any lens with an adapter. Those lenses at Zeiss that perform good are in MF too, but, there pric...

  • October 24, 2014 21:04, tecnoworld said:

    Where did you read about 30% figure? From the first images out of nx1, I can't see any advantage in high iso.

    Anyway, what I'm saying is that few selected persons could need the very limited features in which nx1 excels over this a7000, but ...

Today eBay launched a special deal where you get the brand new Sony A7 with 28-70mm FE for $1549 (Click here to see the details). The sole lens costs $500 which means you pay $1,049 only for the body!  I think the day will come soon when you will get a new Full Frame camera for under $1,000!

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  • October 24, 2014 19:49, Sil said:

    I can find that lens new on eBay for $249 .... So that makes the body $1300... Not $1049...

  • October 24, 2014 09:52, rjbell said:

    Because the lens is worth $500.

  • October 24, 2014 00:07, Kevin Weng said:

    Straight up click bait. Totally misleading title. Admin please don't resort to these shameless tactics.

    What happened to bringing the people the latest in mirrorless rumors with honesty and dignity?