Zeiss Uploaded More Photos Said To Be Taken With the Sony A7R II; Are The Companies Working Together?


Zeiss made unexpected headlines a couple of weeks ago when it seemed to have revealed the upcoming Sony A7r II with a 56+ MP sensor.

The company uploaded more sample photos of their new Batis lens yesterday and while the EXIF data was completely removed, the photo captions stated they were taken with the Sony A7r II.

The camera model was edited once readers excitedly pointed out that Zeiss was in possession of the yet-to-be-announced camera.

Is Zeiss working with Sony to promote their new products?

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The Sony A7r II Seems to Boast a 59 Megapixel Sensor

A7r_IIA few days ago we shared a photo that seems to have been taken with the Sony A7r II and uploaded to the Zeiss Lenses’s Flickr account.

The photo’s resolution indicated it was captured using a 56MP sensor, but the irregular image ratio suggested that the sensor is most likely even larger and that the photo was cropped by Zeiss.

A new image, with EXIF-data intact, reveals the latest sensor packs a whopping 59 megapixels.

Keep in mind this information has not been confirmed, though there are several good reasons to believe it is true.

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Zeiss May Have Revealed the Upcoming Sony A7r Mark II and a 56+ Megapixel Sensor


Earlier today Carl Zeiss Lenses uploaded a few sample photos of the new Batis 85mm f/1.8 lens to its Flickr account, but what’s really interesting are not the images but rather the size of one of them.

While there’s nothing unusual with the rest of the album, one photo sticks out. The photo’s caption states it was taken with the new lens and a Sony α7R, but while that camera features a 36.4MP sensor (7392 x 4920), the sample photo’s original size is 8910 x 6300 – which equals to 56.1MP

Could this photo have been taken with the still-rumored Sony A7r II?

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“Detox Specialist” Says You Must Eat Fruits and Veggies or You Camera Will Cause Brain Tumors


“Warning for photographers!!”, a video about the radiation output of digital cameras and its potential damages, was posted by an Ontario-based vegan.

Its creator, known as Vegetable Police, claims he’s a certified detoxification specialist and that using your camera could be the reason behind poor eyesight, loss of hair, trouble smelling and many other health issues.

“Eventually we’re talking tumors in the brain”, he says, adding that you should “eat lots of fruits and veggies” to clear the electromagnetic toxin.

Needless to say, it didn’t take too long before his video was completely refuted.

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Sony Semiconductor’s New Site Hints Next Olympus and Nikon D5400 Cameras


As we have it today many camera makers are using sensors from Sony Semiconductor. Canon is using them, so is Nikon, Olympus and many of the medium format digital cameras:  phase one, Pentax and Hasselblad.  So looking into Sony’s sensor plans gives a pretty good understanding of what the camera makers have in store.

So it is just super kind of Sony to make a new site with their current sensor offerings. Of course some of the sensors are ones that we are familiar of, like the 36MP full frame sensor.

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Sony 4K Eagle-Cam Used to Capture a Record-Breaking Wildlife Awareness Campaign


Source: YouTube/Freedom Conservation

Conservation movement Freedom Conservation successfully set a new world record for the highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure, with the help of an Imperial Eagle called Darshan.

The flight, starting at the roof of the Burj Khalifa, was documented by attaching a Sony 4K Action Cam to the eagle.

Hoping to raise awareness of the plight of threatened wildlife, the group’s eagles have flown from several iconic landmarks in the past such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral.

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Sony Announces 4 ‘FE’ full-frame E-mount Lenses, Converters And Software Update


Joining Sony’s system of over 60 lenses are the ZEISS Distagon T* FE 35mm F1.4 ZA wide angle lens, an FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, an FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS hi-magnification zoom lens and an FE 28mm F2 wide angle prime lens.

The lenses are all currently listed as “New Arrival” shipping within 7-14 business days at B&H, but that is most likely a mistake as they should be available in April, July, March (in two weeks time, so this one is correct) and May, respectively.

The new α E-mount lenses are accompanied by two sets of ultra-wide and fisheye converters, one for the newly announced 28mm lens and the other for existing APS-C E-mount lenses.

Sony has also released a software update for several FE full-frame E-mount lenses that will shorten start up time.

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Japan Has Spoken: Canon Dominates, Sony Dethrones Olympus And Nikon Stutter


Market research and analysis firm BCN announced the annual BCN Awards 2015.

Winners are determined based on sales volume, calculated from data gathered from thousands of sellers throughout Japan.

Canon seems to be doing better than ever, while Nikon is just barely holding its ground.

Sony gets its first taste of victory (and a painful failure) and SanDisk maintains its top spot.

A bit of digging reveals why names like Think Tank, Lowepro and Manfrotto won’t make the list.

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