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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sony A7r and Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 lens samples (1 of 1)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 4.0

We’ve reported before on the Sony A7r getting a new update, and Sony Alpha Rumors has more reasons to believe that it’s on its way soon. More than that, they also believes that an update to the A6000 is coming.

The Sony A7r Mk II is said to include better autofocusing, which was our biggest gripe with the A7r. A new processor will also be incorporated to keep high ISO noise performance down according to previous reports. The camera is also said to have the same sensor–which gave out more than enough resolution.

Sony introduced the A7r in late 2013, and since then the A7 has received a refresh. It’s about time that the A7r get it–which it probably needed more than its siblings in the A7 family of cameras.

Chris Gampat the phoblographer photo plus expo 2010 leica sample photos (2 of 9)

We hope you’ve got deep pockets…

Well, to be honest, we don’t expect anyone to be able to purchase a lens like the ones listed here in this post. But you should know that they number amongst the most expensive ever made and sold right now. We’re sure that in the right hands, they’ll take the greatest images that you may ever see, but some of them are for very special use.

Here’s our curated list of the most expensive camera lenses.

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Chris Gampat the Phoblographer Sony Rx100 Mk III and Canon G1x Mk II comparison (5 of 7)ISO 400001-60 sec at f - 1.8

It looks like Sony may be trying to get into the Four Thirds world–or at least that’s what some crazy report is stating on Sony Alpha Rumors. According to the site (which is usually pretty darn accurate) Sony will be launching two cameras with Four Thirds sized sensors and that are meant to directly compete with the Panasonic LX100.

But in addition to that, one camera will also have a 24MP APS-C sized sensor while the 4/3 sensors are 20MP and 16MP. We truly wonder if these will be 4/3 sensors or if they will be a little bit larger and more similar to what Canon did with the G1X series of cameras. These will also most likely be more premium offerings than the RX100 series; which have sold tremendously well and continue to evolve into better cameras. The combination of a small size and powerful image quality seems to be the sweet spot for many consumers.

Knowing Sony, the cameras are bound to have fast zoom lenses–though we’d be more partial to something closer in relation to the RX1 and the fixed prime lens on the camera.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Canon 7D MK II review product images (2 of 10)ISO 4001-30 sec at f - 4.0

Canon has just lowered the prices of many of their lenses. You can save up to $800 on Canon lenses.

You know what else is cool? A lot of discounts on mirrorless cameras over at Amazon. And the company has rolled out even more discounts on lenses, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and bundles.

Plus, the Sony A7 and lenses discounts are still up and you can get $300 off on the 5D Mk II and 6D; or check out Amazon’s top deals in photography. The listings are after the jump.

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HX90V

HX90V

Sony’s got two new cameras on deck: the HX90V and the WX500. Both are compact zooms with 30x optical zoom, 18MP 1/2.3-inch sensors, built-in wi-fi, 5-axis image stabilization and full-HD video. They also sport an ISO range of 80-3200 (expandable up to 12,800) and an aperture range of f3.5-6.4. They’re identical in nearly every way with one crucial exception.

The HX90V has a pop-up electronic viewfinder, whereas the WX500 has none. Sony is positioning the WX500 as an entry-level camera to its premium compact family, while the HX90V is for more serious users. The top of the line cameras are still the RX10 and the RX100 Mk III & its predecessors. The undisputed king of Sony’s lineup is the RX1.

Sony’s new additions won’t break the bank. The HX90V is a sixth of the price of the RX1. The WX500 is an eighth. They’re affordable options with what seems to be a good degree of versatility. Of course, we won’t know until we test them, but they look promising for casual photographers.

The HX90V will be available for $429 in black at the end of June. The WX500 will be available for $329 in black and white at the end of June

More photos and specs after the break.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss Rokinon Sigma 85mm f1.4 three way comparison (2 of 3)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 3.5

Last week, we found a lot of discounts on mirrorless cameras over at Amazon. But the company has rolled out even more discounts on lenses, DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and bundles.

Still on are the Sony A7 and lenses for it are all being discounted. Plus you can get $300 off on the 5D Mk II and 6D; or check out Amazon’s top deals in photography. The listings are after the jump.

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