Sony a99 II camera tested at DxOMark

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

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.

Adobe also offers some Creative Cloud savings on their website.

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Fuji X-A10 mirrorless camera announced


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

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Big Sigma lens price increase coming to Europe

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 and

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


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

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

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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