Sony a99 II camera tested at DxOMark

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DxOMark published their test results for the Sony a99 II SLT camera ($3,198), here is their conclusion (Nikon D800, D810 and Pentax K-1 scored better):

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Deal of the day: Adobe Creative Cloud savings

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Adobe Creative Cloud photography plan 12 months subscription is now on sale for $88.95 (reg. price: $119.95, savings: $31). This deal is valid for the next 24 hours.

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Adobe also offers some Creative Cloud savings on their website.

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Fuji X-A10 mirrorless camera announced

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The rumored Fuji X-A10 mirrorless camera is now officially announced:

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Big Sigma lens price increase coming to Europe

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Most (if not all) Sigma lenses sold in Europe will go up in price between 9% and 28% on January 1, 2017. The list above shows the old and new dealer pricing for some lenses (check the retail EU prices for Sigma lenses at Amazon.de and Amazon.fr).

RRS will also have a 5-10% price increase on tripods and heads effective January 1st, 2017.

Via NikonRumors

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The new Fuji X100F camera rumored to be announced in February

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Fuji current X100T is now $200 off

The new Fuji X100F camera is rumored to be announced at the CP+ show in Japan (February 2017) most likely together with the X-T20 (recently two new Fuji cameras were registered in China). I expect both the Fuji X100F and Fuji X-T20 to have the new 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor found in the X-Pro2 ($1,549) and X-T2 ($1,799). The X100F will keep the same 23mm f/2 lens and could also get the combo shutter/ISO dial and joystick from the X-Pro2 (pictures bellow) and will probably use the same battery as the X100T:

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Cyber Monday deals

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Many of the Black Friday offers I already reported here and here are still valid for Cyber Monday today (check also the Nikon and Leica specific posts). Here are some additional deals that were just introduced:

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New: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 50mm f/0,95 Nocturnus II full frame lens for Sony E mount

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After several successful Kickstarter projects Meyer-Optik Gorlitz lenses are now listed at B&H with US pricing:

  • Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 2,9/50 Trioplan lens: $1,499.00
  • Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58mm f/1.9 lens: $1,599.00
  • Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75mm f/1.9 lens: $1,999.00
  • Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 2,8/100 Trioplan lens: $1,599.00
  • Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 2,8/100 Trioplan Limited Titan lens: $1,999.00

The above versions are available in Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Fuji X, Sony E, MFT, Leica M, M42 and Leica TL mounts.

In addition, there is also a new, not-yet-announced Meyer-Optik Gorlitz 0,95/50 Nocturnus II full frame lens for Sony E-mount priced at $2,999 (picture above). This lens is not yet officially announced on the company's website.

Meyer-Optik Gorlitz already has a Nocturnus 36mm f/0,95 lens for APS-C sensors.

Via Leica Rumors

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