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November 20, 2012
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One more video from DSLRgear no idea Sony campagn.

This is the latest Sony Australia video to promote mirrorless! What do you think…isn’t that also working against Sony’s own SLT advertising?

November 20, 2012
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One Rokinon review, one Rokinon delay and one Rokinon deal :)

Today we have a triple Rokinon/Smayang news:

The delay: On Facebook Samyang announced that the Samyang T-S 24mm 1:3.5 ED AS UMC release has been postponed to March 2013.
The review: SLRgear tested the 85mm f/1.4 Rokinon/Smayang lens and writes: “Samyang’s approach to make an economical manual focus lens was a wise one: if you don’t need autofocus, but want the razor-thin depth-of-field of a fast lens for not a lot of money, the lens was already on your radar.
The deal: The Rokinon 8mm fisheye got a $70 discount at BHphoto (Click here).

Two reminders:
1) The first one is that like The Count of Montecristo (book I am reading now) also Rokinon has dozen names. In USA: Rokinon, Samyang, Opteka, Bower and in Europe: Samyang, Rokinon, Walimex, Falcon, Vivitar.
2) Keep watching these Black Friday deals on Amazon (Click here) on Adorama (36 pages of deals!) and on BHphoto (Click here). They are updating every hour and I am not going to update you with every deal on every camera and accessory :)

Happy shopping!

P.S.: The Count of Montecristo is the perfect book if you like me dream a revenge but you want do it for real :)

November 19, 2012
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Sony 10-18mm E-mount lens shipd in Japan (and UK).

One after another the new Sony stuff starts to be shipped. Now the 10-18mm E-mount lens is in Stock in Asia (like Amazon Japan) and in UK (via eBay reseller). SOme image samples can be seen at ePhotozine.

Sony E-mount 10-18mm preorders at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 18, 2012
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Sony TidBits…

So Long, My Hong Kong from Gregory Kane on Vimeo. Found via

Russian multitest inlcuding the RX100 at Podakuni.
Sony A57 test at Techhive.
Getting started with APP on your NEX (SonyAlphaLab).
NEX-6 pics at Shawnliustudio.
New Sony import plugin for XAVC media into Final Cut Pro X spotted at tradeshow (Fcp).
A99 pic samples by SAR reader Mike on Flickr and by Amitzi.
Techart EF-to-Nex AF adapter (Picasa).
Going for a walk in Paris with the Sony RX100 (Mike Kobal).

Anonymous:Not a rumour.  Just to say that I have just received my Techart E mount to EF mount adapter, and that it works (autofocus, aperture and IS where applicable) with all my Canon and Sigma lenses, but none of my (few) Tamron and Tokina lenses.
Working – Canon 15-85, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 17-40, 200/2.8, 24-105 and 70-300L; Sigma 8-16, 15/2.8, 50/1.4*, 300/2.8.
Not Working Tamron 28-75/2.8, 15-50/2.8; Tokina 12-24.
*Note that teh Sigma 50mm f1.4 works even though the Techart advert says it does not!
I’ve only used it on a NEX C3, and the focus is fairly slow.  I’ve not timed it, but it does not appear to be any slower than the same lenses on a Canon 650D (which is presumably the same as the Canon M).  I’ve ordered a NEX 6 but have not got it yet.  Hopefully the autofocus will be a lot quicker. Will update you with more results when it arrives.

Teddy:I am not sure if A77 cinema footage would be of interest for SAR reader. Here are all my work using A77 and Nex5n.
I just move from GH1 to A77 and considering A77. Hope my cinema would be helpful for SAR readers who are interested in Sony DSLR.

Louis:Sony NEX-5n diving video at

November 16, 2012
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RX1 hands-on video by Steve Huff.

Steve Huff just got his brand new Sony RX1 and the video on top shows all his excitement :)

The camera shipment in Asia just started. And if you want to save some money avoid to buy the expensive original Sony RX1 hood ($179 at Adorama). A $6 cheap chinese metal hood will do it (there is one here on eBay).

The RX1 can be pre ordered at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

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