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August 7, 2012
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Hmmm….an impossible lens rumor?


Guys I don’t know what to think about this. While the source of the info usually posted good info I think there may be some mistake here. So I don’t know how to rate it. The source posted this on an Asian forum called Sonysdf (Translation here).

The source claims that unlike my previous rumors the 16-50mm has a constant f/2.8 aperture! P.S.: I would be happy to see he is right! That is my main doubt on the list you see below. The list includes E and A mount lenses:

E16-50 F2.8 OSS
E11-18 F3.5-4.5
A50/1.4 SAM with all time manual focus
A50/1.2 ZA Planar SSM
A70-400 GII

If that is true than it sounds sooooo good :)

Reminder: In USA You can get up to $200 instant savings on those Sigma lenses:
$50 off on the Sigma 10mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 8-16mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 17-50mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 28mm at BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 50-150mm at BHphoto.
$150 off on the Sigma 50-500mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 50mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$200 off on the Sigma 105mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 12-24mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$75 off on the Sigma 24-70mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$100 off on the Sigma 70-200mm at Amazon and BHphoto.
$50 off on the Sigma 70-300mm at Amazon and BHphoto.

August 7, 2012
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Next A99 user report via Dynaxdigital…

Image on top: The Dynax 9 battery grip (here on eBay).

DynaxDigital forum user REX posted some A99 report, the A99 has:

Dual focus system-first
Battery grip like Dynax 9-The battery in the body of the camera stays in so you can have additional another two in the grip
1 pure SD and one SD/MS slot like a77
Perfect camera for video because a lot of accessories are for video made
The camera is incredible fast on autofocus….

Now SAR reader, you can guess what “Dual focus system” means :)

August 6, 2012
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(SR5) New 35mm f/1.8 lens for NEX coming!!!

The new Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens is as big (or as small) as the 30mm Sigma lens you see here on top.

Super trusted sources just shared a next good news! A new 35mm f/1.8 lens for NEX will be announced along the new NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras in September! And as I told you before of course along the 16-50mm and 11-18 pancake(!) lenses. I have been told that this lens has the size of the current Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens…yes same size but it is faster! And it’s a lot smaller than the current 50mm f/1.8 tele lens. I have no info about the price but this could be the ONE single lens ideal for 90% of the daily photography use. After all the most famous photographers used the standard 50mm focal length for their best stories.

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For reference:
The Sigma 30mm lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon FR (Click here).
The Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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August 4, 2012
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(SR4) More A99 and NEX and lens rumor bits from Thailand…

The Fotorelax forum user “StupidCupid” posted more info about the upcomign Sony release. I know he posted some correct rumo before so I am going to share it here on SAR. Thanks StupidCupid for everything you leak! You may post some A99 pics too? ;)

This is his own english text:
I’ve got a very exciting rumors about A99, New Flash, New Lens and some NEX rumors.
A99 in summary.
Exciting Points.
Focus Point: 102.
Resolutions: 24Mpix.
Back Panel: Like A77.

Flash Hot Shoe: ISO Hot Shoe <— This is a very exciting one because Sony finally decide to step a bit backward to ISO Hot Shoe (but more universal).
2 Individual Slots: Can do simultaneous writing using one for Raw and the other for Jpeg or can set them to be one for photos and the other for Video recording.

A99 In Detail. 
A99 will offers 102 focus point and in a local point mode (where you can select one specific point to focus), only 40 + focus points will be selectable and all the neighbors focus point will work as focus assisting points.
For the 24Mpix, this is final and this will make High ISO shooter happy because at ISO 1600, the photo looks nearly noise-free and at ISO 3200, there will be only some noises in dark area.
For the Flash Hot Shoe, this is really unexpected. Sony will use ISO hotshoe for all their upcoming Alpha lines (not sure about NEX) that will make it more appealing than before. (Hopefully, there will be an adapter for using the old flashes.

New Flash with GN60. 
The new Flash with GN60 will be ISO hot shoe and rumored to have the same look as the Canon’s 580EXII (SAR: here ot see on Amazon) on the top part while maintaining the Quick Shift Bounce for Portrait with stance. Moreover, this flash will sports an array of LED under Flash lamp for continuous light (using for Video will be a lot more pleasurable).

50mm F/1.4 Zeiss. 
There is also a rumor of 50mm F/1.4 Carl Zeiss but may not debut with A99 (However, if it would be to debut with A99, it will be a very good combo).

300 F/2.8 Nano Coating. 
This news was written as a new 300mm with F/2.8 using a nano coating and the series is not a “G” series. It could be new series for the lens (This could be a technology trade between Nikon and Sony. This is not confirmed but very likely).

New 2 NEX body (There should be more lenses instead hahahaha). 
NEX-6 (This is the same news as in Alpha Rumors) will come with a lower Spec EVF but will also come with Wifi (work like eye-fi card) can set to upload automatically to Smart Devices (iOS / Android).
NEX-5R (R is not yet finalized but very likely will be) the same Wifi as in NEX-6.

Again thanks StupidCupid! We hope to hear more from you soon!!!! P.S.: I am pretty sure most of the info he writes here is correct!

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August 4, 2012
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Back to standard ISO hot shoe. Good or Bad move from Sony?

Yesterday I told you that with the A99 Sony will move “back” to a standard ISO Hot Shoe. The question now is:

Do you think it is a good idea to use a standard ISO Hot Shoe?

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Our reader Klipsen shared the link to a list of third party flashes available on BHphoto (Click here).


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