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August 31, 2014
Posted in news, rumors

Zeiss posts the Loxia Leaflet. But will announce pricing on September 5th only.

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Zeiss published the official Loxia leaflets and you can download it in English (Click here) or German (Click here) language. (Thanks Mark for sharing this). I have been told by a trusted source that Zeiss will announce the official price on September 5. Preorders are expected to be online the same day!

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Reminder: Sony QX announcement on Wednesday!

August 30, 2014
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Maxime Siegler‎
Explosion II (when light meets water)
Sony a99 + Minolta 80-200 f/2.8 HS APO G
https://www.facebook.com/maxime.siegler.photography

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2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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August 30, 2014
Posted in deals, news

Sony NEX-6 still a bestseller in US: Maybe Sony should make more APS-C E-mount lenses too…

APS-C E-mount cameras are literally dominating the Amazon mirrorless ranking (list here).

We are all waiting to see the new stuff at Photokina. But in the meantime …for months now(!) the most sold popular Sony camera at Amazon US (Click here to see the ranking) is the Sony NEX-6.
It’s a bit pity that only Sony E-mount FF lenses are about to be announced soon (16-35mm Zeiss, powerzoom lens and the Zeiss Loxia). Sony should really try to support those many APS-C E-mount owners and make some lenses for them too.

P.S.: Of course they can use the FE lenses too, but it’s really not the same thing (increased weight, increased price, missing focal lengths and so on…).

Reminder: Sony US is selling plenty of discounted ref. cameras:
$700 off on the RX1R (Click here).
$80 off on the RX100 (Click here).
$120 off on the A77 with kit lens (Click here).
Few A900 bodies (Click here).
$74 off on the QX100 (Click here).
Samys sells Open Box and $300 off A7r bodies (Click here).

August 29, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…

SONY A7s Eyecup – how to fit the Hoodman HoodEYE from FILM…SOUND…COLOR on Vimeo.

Sony RX100 III Review at Imaging Resource.
Sony A7S Shooter’s Report Part I: First impressions, handling and oh my, high ISO! (Imaging Resource).
First Impressions: HandeVision Ibelux 40mm f/0.85 (Admiringlight).
Part two: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 / Sony Alpha 7S Comparative Review (Dpreview).
Sony 500mm F8 AF mirror lens (used with A77) at MyPhotoJourney.
Sony NEX-3 infrared at Myphotojourney.
Just want to share a Youtube video with you which a Hong Kong photographer comparing 3 medium format cameras, all equipped with the Sony sensor.
‘Season of Touit’ starts at the ‘http://www.yearofthealpha.com – 52 weeks of Sony Alpha Photography. Follow 10 weeks of Sony Alpha photography taken with Zeiss Touit products (Touit 2.8/12 & Touit 2.8/50M).

August 28, 2014
Posted in news

Sony surprise: New firmware update for the RX10 (gets XAVC-S) and RX100m3.

RX10 firmware download at Sony US, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Holland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Norway, Sony Sweden, Sony Portugal. It adds following improvement:

Enables shooting 60p/30p/24p/120p movies in the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates  (1920×1080) 50p/25,(1280×720) 100p, (1920×1080) 60p/30p/24p,(1280×720) 120p
Note: When shooting a movie in the XAVC S format, ensure that an SDXC card of Class 10 or faster is used.

RX100m3 firmware download at Sony US, Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Spain, Sony Holland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Switzerland, Sony Norway, Sony Sweden, Sony Portugal. It adds following improvement:

This update improves stability in rare cases where the unit does not turn due to low remaining life of the internal back-up battery (used to maintain the date and time)

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