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New Zeiss FE lens

Zeiss officially announces the Zeiss Batis 135mm F/2.8 for the Sony FE system, and will nicely compliment three other Batis lenses, the 18/2.8, 25/2 and 85/1.8.  I'll be reviewing the 25/2 next, along with the Rokinon 24/1.4, look for some full size samples mid-month.

The Zeiss 135/2.8 is rather large for a '2.8' prime, but not too heavy at 613g.  I wonder how it compares to the CZ 135/1.8 I raved about years ago for the 'a' mount.  Of course both of the lenses will work fine on  FE camera bodies, but the CZ 135/1.8 will need a Sony adapter for mounting and focusing, and I would not be surprised to see an 'FE' version coming from Sony soon.

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Sale items ending soon.

Here are a few sale items you might be interested in that are ending soon. Click here for a whole bunch of stuff, not just Sony.

The Sony Trade-In program ends this April fools day (Saturday) so go here for details.

Sony bundled deals here.

Sony A5000 with 16-50mm kit lens, $379.  White.  Silver.  Each with free extra battery.

Sony A6000 with two lens kit, 16-50mm and 55-210mm, $848.

$200 off Sony A7II with kit 28-70mm lens.

Canon G9 X for $399, a nice compact camera.

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New goodies have arrived for review, this time the Sony FE 28/2 with accessories!

New on my desk is the Sony 28mm F2 wide angle lens for the full frame 'FE' system, along with the fisheye and ultra wide converters. I'll be reviewing each one separately.  Oddly, the converters seem to be larger and heavier than the host lens, check the boxes out.

Look for some resolution samples in a day or two.

Sony FE 28mm F/2    B&H Photo, Amazon, eBay.

Sony Fisheye converter.    B&H Photo, Amazon, eBay.

Sony Ultra wide converter.     B&H Photo, Amazon, eBay.

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Larger, heavier, and less portable

When Sony announced the new A7 and A7R in 2013, the press release stated in part; “The A7 and A7R cameras are significantly smaller, lighter and more portable than any other full-frame interchange lens camera.”  I thought great, finally a full frame system that’s lightweight, small and portable; now I can do away with my ‘a’ mount full frame …

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Sony and their systems, three years later

It's been three years since I wrote a post called 'Sony and their systems,' see the old post here. In that article, I covered each system, number of cameras and lenses, and the average retail price.  It was quite an eye opener then, with lens prices coming in higher than expected, and the overall selection of new lenses and accessories was a bit disappointing.  So how are things looking three years later? Really good, or really bad, depending on what system you bought in to.

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