Sony has another round of big trade-in bonuses for the A7 II, A7R II and A7S II cameras through April 1, 2017. You can trade an old DSLR or lens in for credit toward a Sony camera or lens and get up to $480 in bonuses on top of the trade value.
B&H has a dedicated page set up so you can select the Sony camera and/or lens you want, then choose your gear to trade in and get your instant rebate and trade-in bonus all at once. For example, the A7R II retails for $3198 and has a $300 instant rebate and $480 trade-in bonus for a $2,418 price before counting the value of your trade-in equipment.
Check out all of the options here at B&H Photo.
When the compact camera market was spiraling out of control toward rock bottom, Sony unveiled a premium pocket camera that was more expensive than the rest of the competition. While Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest were struggling to unload pocket cameras for $100 or less, the Sony RX100 rose from the ashes of a market segment that had been decimated by the iPhone.
The reason the RX100 dominated as a premium camera is that Sony made the best possible compact camera it could make. And customers were willing to pay hundreds of dollars more than other compact cameras because the RX100 made much better images than any other pocket camera on the market.
Are we really in a place in the photo industry today where we can get excited about a $1000 pocket camera?
I think so. [Read more…]
Tamron has announced the SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens for the Sony A-Mount. It offers a max 1:1 magnification, Tamron’s USD AF motor and full-time manual focus.
We knew the lens would be coming when Tamron announced the Canon and Nikon versions earlier this year. The new Sony version differs from the Canon and Nikon models only by the absence of built-in Vibration Compensation due to sensor-based image stabilization in Sony A-mount bodies. The Sony version carries the same $649 price tag though.
The new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro should ship next week and is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.
Tony Northrup posted a video talking about future cameras and specs and what he thinks is coming next from several camera makers. You can watch the video above. Notable cameras in his prediction list include: [Read more…]
While AF lenses have been in the rumor mill for a while now for the company, Samyang has finally announced a pair of new AF lenses for Sony full frame E-mount cameras like the A7 II, A7R II and A7S II.
The new lenses are the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC and Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC. The new lenses are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors found in Sony E-mount cameras.
The new lenses should be available in July 2016. No official word on price yet but they are rumored to be under $600…