Impressive Black Friday US deals on plenty of Mirrorless cameras and lenses!

Sony deals:
$200 off on the Sony A7 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A7 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
Free card and bag ($200 value) with all A7/r/s cameras sold at SonyStore.
$200 off on the Sony A5000 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the Sony A5100 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the Sony A6000 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the Sony A6000 with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off and free LR5 and SD card with the A6000 kit at Buydig.
$400 off on the Sony Alpha a5000 (Black) with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lens + Free Accessories at Amazon.
$300 off on the A600 superbundle in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here) at Focuscamera.
$150 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 24mm Zeiss at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 18-200mm OSS at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$100 off on the 10-18mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 35mm 1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 16-50mm at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$50 off on the 5omm f/1.8 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore.
$25 off Sony 30mm f/3.5 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Sonystore
$420 off on the Double Touit lens kit at BHphoto. Full lens deal special page at Adorama.

Panasonic deals:
$50 gift card for free with the GH4 at GH4 at Amazon.
$400 off on the SLRmagic 25mm f/0.95 at BHphoto.
$200 off on the GH4 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and Panasonic Store.
$50 off on the Panasonic 20mmII pancake at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens down to $520 at Amazon US and Bhphoto.
$150 off on the Panasonic GM1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$100 off on the 35-100mm f/2.8 ASPH Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Nocticron 42,5mm f/1.2 Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto
$100 off on the Panasonic G6 with Kit Lens at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Panasonic GH3 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$300 off on the Panasonic GX7 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Olympus deals:
Silver E-M1 body for $1,299 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M1 body for $1,299 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
E-M5 with free Olympus Messenger Bag at Amazon US (Click here).
Silver E-M5 body for $599 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M5 body for $599 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M5 with 12-42mm lens for $699 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
Black E-M5 with 12-50mm lens for $599 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$100 off on the 14-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 75-300mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 25mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 45mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.
$50 off on the 17mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and GetOlympus.

Fuji deals
Save $420 on the Zeiss Touit double kit at BHphoto.
Get Fujifilm X-A1 (Blue Body) with the double kit 16-50mm and XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS for $599 here at Adorama.

Samsung deals:
Save $200 on Samsung NX30 with 18-55 at Amazon.
Save $250 on Samsung NX300M with 18-55 at Amazon.
Save $100 on Samsung NX Mini Cameras with 9-27MM Zoom Lens at Amazon.

More Photo deals:
Up to 40% Off Select Samsung Flash Memory Cards at Amazon.
Up to 80% Off SanDisk Memory Cards, USB Flash Drives, and SSDs at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to 60% Off Select PNY Memory at Amazon.
Up to 60% off on Lexar cards at BHphoto.
$40 off on the SanDisk 64GB Class 10 at Adorama. $15 off on the SanDisk 32GB Class 10 at Adorama.

Sigma interview: Says FF cam is possible. E-mount lenses likely coming too.

Imaging Resource posted that interesting interview with Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki. These are the highlights:

1) Sigma’s business is growing and the only issue they have is supply shortage: “we have lots of back orders that we can’t catch up on.

2) Mr. Kazuto says “we’ve received lots of requests from customers to make a larger-sensored (Full Frame) camera.” and “we’re studying that challenge.” And also interesting is that he said that it’s easier to keep the pixel pitch, and just increase the die size of the sensor and numbers of Pixels. It would create a real high resolution FF sensor!

3) He also said it’s unlikely they will make MFT designed lenses: “If we share the same lens construction for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds, then we can reduce the cost. If we make the lens just for Micro Four Thirds, possibly the price would be higher.“. And “The demand for Micro Four Thirds lenses is still fairly low, compared to APS-C or full-frame.

4) About E-mount lenses: “On the other hand, for the Sony E-mount, there aren’t so many lenses like Micro Four Thirds, so we get lots of requests.

It would certainly be a bold move to make lenses for the E-mount system!

At last! Preorder the new 5 axis Sony A7m2 in USA; Germany and UK!

Finally you can have it:

USA preorders:
Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for $1,698 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for $1,998 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStore (Click here).

EU preorders: Sony Alpha a7II (Body Only) for 1.799 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1299 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).
Sony Alpha a7II with FE 28-70mm OSS Lens for 2.099 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here) and 1699 pounds at Wex UK (Click here).

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 185-Degree View Lens for Sony E-mount, Micro Four Thirds and Samsung NX.

 

—PRESS TEXT—

Lensbaby Circular Fisheye Lens 185-Degree View Sets New Standard for Creative-Effects Photographers/ Now Available in New Mounts for DSLRS

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwired – Nov 24, 2014) – Lensbaby, providing lenses to creative-effects photographers that ignite their creativity and expand their unique visions of the world, today announced the availability of new mounts for the 5.8mm 185 degree Circular Fisheye lens. The company now offers the lens in Sony A and E, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, Pentax K, Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. Launched to rave reviews in April, extreme sports photographers and Google Sphere shooters are among the growing number of serious hobbyists with crop sensor cameras bringing new life to wide angle shots using this unique lens.

Digital Trends noted that with the incredible 185-degree view, the Circular Fisheye lens is able to look slightly behind itself. The reviewer concluded that the lens creates a perfectly circular image with a spectacular panoramic view. Popular Photography also noted the extremely wide field of view as well as a reflective internal barrel, which produces interesting reflections, flares, and light spills in a halo around the main image.

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http://lensbaby.com/cfe

The Circular Fisheye is great for capturing the scale of endless landscapes and big events, fun self-portraits, quirky shots of pets or friends, creating extreme perspective, and experimenting with unique lens flare. This manual lens has built-in aperture control ranging from f/3.5-22 and features an ultra-wide 5.8mm focal length. It is capable of capturing a 185 degree angle of view and focusing from 1/4 inch in front of the lens to infinity. That extreme close-focus paired with the incredibly wide 5.8mm focal length produces other-worldly distortion with exceptional sharpness throughout.

“Serious hobbyists and professional photographers need innovative photography products to stand out from the crowd, to be different and unique, to create something imagined,” said Craig Strong, Lensbaby Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer. “The Circular Fisheye furthers our mission to lead the market in developing innovative new products. We’re looking forward to being blown away by what photographers create with the most versatile fisheye lens ever made.”

Circular Fisheye lens
Specs and Features

5.8mm focal length
185º angle of view
f/3.5-22
Focus type: Manual
Polished internal barrel for creative flare & reflection outside the image circle
Focus distance scale & hyperfocal scale to aid in focusing
Available for Sony A and E, Micro Four Thirds, Samsung NX, Pentax K, Canon EF and Nikon F camera mounts
Size/Weight: 2.75″ (7cm) high x 3″ (7.6cm) wide / 10.5oz (298g)

Pricing
Circular Fisheye retails for $299.95 (MSRP). The lenses will be available in all mounts listed above beginning 11/28/14 through Lensbaby.com, B&H, Adorama and Amazon, and from select photo specialty stores worldwide.

About Lensbaby
For a decade, creative-effects photographers have relied on Portland, Oregon based Lensbaby to provide lenses that ignite their creativity and highlight their unique personalities. The company’s latest innovations transform a smartphone camera- LM-10 Sweet Spot lens, expand the Lensbaby ecosystem for optic swap-Sweet 50, and bring new life to wide angle shots for extreme sports photographers and Google Sphere shooters- Circular Fisheye. Lensbaby products are sold and distributed worldwide. Visit www.lensbaby.com

Canon finally getting (a bit) more serious with new EOS-M camera in early 2015?

CanonWatch reports:

have been told (thanks) that Canon Professional Services and Canon sale forces in Germany have informed various big German dealers that Canon HQs are recalling all EOS M models, but are letting all EF-M lenses in stores and branches. Dealers were told that Canon will address the EOS M in December. For the time being it looks as if it will be a development announcement rather than a last minute X-Mas surprise. If the rumor is reliable then Canon might getting serious about the EOS M system.

I’ve also been told that a CPS roadshow is scheduled for May 2015 to showcase new and important products Canon is going to announce in 2015, which possibly could be the rumoured professional cameras Canon may announce.

I also strongly believe Canon and Nikon will finally launch advanced mirrorless cameras during 2015. They cannot afford “to ignore” the mirrorless market anymore.