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April 7, 2015
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Konica-Minolta is designing the lenses for Sony curved sensor (for the iPhone?)


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This is NOT surprise. While Konika-Minolta HAS stopped MAKING their own lenses they still are in the business to design lenses for others! And a brand new Japanese patent spotted by Egami shows how they are working on a 20mm f/2.8 lens designed for a small-sized curved 1/3.2 inch sensor. I guess that kind of sensor will find his way in future iPhones as first. Just recently Sony also patented a 35mm f/1.8 lens for a Full Frame sensor. I guess we are now really close to see such kind of sensors used on smartphones and high-end cameras.

The advantages of having a curved sensor is that lenses do not have to correct for corner issues. It means lenses can be smaller and/or brighter compared to classic lenses designed for flat sensors.

April 5, 2015
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This week SAR readers photos selection.

Anders Wotzke‎
There was a slim break in fellow tourists and I managed to compose this shot.
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
Sony A7 II + 55mm
f1.8 1/100 400ISO

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
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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April 4, 2015
Posted in news, reviews

New A6000 Flash Bounce Card, new Ikelite housing and a new review from Colby Brown.


SAR reader Ferrell McCollough sent me this:

The Sony A6000 Flash bounce cards have a new addition. I just added the Amber Flash Bounce card to the set of White and Clear cards. If you want to have a look, these products have been popular among the A6000 owners.

There is also a new underwater TTL Housing for Sony Alpha a6000 from Ikelite.

And Colby Brown reviewed the A6000:

If you told me two years ago that for less than $600 I could get my hands on a mirrorless camera that not only compares to most DSLRs in terms of features, functionality and image quality, but beats many of them, I would of thought you were crazy. To me, Sony has created an incredible camera at an incredible price point that is honestly hard to beat. On top of it being much more affordable that most DSLRs, it offers awesome image quality, 11 fps shooting and an AF system that for the most part is better that most other cameras out there. In addition, add Sony’s wifi/app support and its growing line of both e & fe mount lenses, and the Sony a6000 becomes an even better deal.

Sony A6000 store link list:
Sony A6000 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStore. In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
A6000 Gariz case on eBay in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Camel (Click here) and Red (Click here).

April 4, 2015
Posted in deals, news

At last! Sigma 24-105mm A-mount lens will ship in early May.


At last the new 24-105mm A-mount lens will start shipping soon! The lens is listed on the T-dimension eBay page (Click here) and it says it will ship the first half of May.

You can also preorder the lens at BHphoto (Click here).

April 3, 2015
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Lightroom 6 coming on April 21 for 129 Euro.


Fujirumors found out the final release date of Lightroom 6. It will ship on April 21 for 129 Euro.

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