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January 24, 2012
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(SR4) Three new NEX cameras coming within the next eight months.


Image on top shows the “OLD” Sony prototypes. Expect a completely new lens roadmap for 2012 :)

The past weeks months Sony changed the product for 2012. So it hasn’t been easy to get reliable info about their camera and lens release. Finally I got a more reliable overview of Sony’s strategy. There will be three new NEX cameras within the next 8 months. Sony will announce the first camera in April, another camera in Summer and another one at Photokina. As I wrote many times what we really need is new lenses rather than new NEX cameras. But the good news here is that at least 5-6 lenses will be announced within 2012. I am right now collecting the specs of every single product.

It’s clear that Sony will push the new NEX camera and lenses but I have been told that you should expect A-mount lenses and SLT cameras too. Soon it will get pretty busy here on SAR :)

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

 

January 21, 2012
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Samyang/Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 for NEX coming in March.

Samyang/Rokinon announced via facebook that they new 8mm f/2.8 for NEX will arrive in March. It should be about as small as the 7.5mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds version (that I heard from my sources). As you already I am not a big fisheye fan but I like Samyang lenses that usually deliver a pretty decent quality considering the low price of their lenses.

Be aware that if you live in USA than you will find their lenses under the Rokinon brand (here on Amazon), in Europe they are branded as Samyang (here on eBay), in UK you can find them with the name Wallimex (here on Amazon UK). Quite confusing :)

Anyway, Sigma and Samyang really shoudl make some fast primes. We need them!

January 15, 2012
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New battery grip for the NEX-7? NEX-7 in Stock in Canada and soon in UK (both body and kit version!!!).

For the (worldwide!) first time the NEX-7 with black 18-55mm kit lens is in Stock at Sony Canada (Click here). And also the body only is in Stock at Sony Canada (Click here). And in Europe both NEX-7 versions will be available within 10 days at Jessops UK (Click here). And in USA you can get a 300 mail in rebate on Epson printer when pre ordering the NEX-7 body at Adorama (Click here).

I just got a news saying that the Taiwanese company Ownuser (Click here) will soon announce a new battery grip for the NEX-7! It is a modular design that would also allow the use of LA-EA2 without obstruction. The same company already made battery grips for SLT and NEX cameras:
Click here to see the A33/A55 battery grip auctions on eBay.
Click here to see the NEX-5 battery grip auctions on eBay.

Full NEX-7 preorder search links:

Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

January 13, 2012
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UPDATED: Sony price increases in Hong Kong from February 1 (but for Hong Kong only!!!=

Our reader NSHK sent me the “official bad news”:
The following is the new official listed price in sony Hong Kong.
Effective from Feb 1
>30% up!!!
USD 1 = HKD 7.8
SAL1680Z HKD 5390 > HKD 7390 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)
SAL1635Z HKD11990 > HKD 15990 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)
SAL2470Z HKD 12590 > HKD 15990 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)
SAL85F14Z HKD 9990 > HKD 12590 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)
SAL135F18 HKD 10990 > HKD 13880 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)
SAL70300G HKD 5980 > HKD 7790 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)
SAL70400G HKD 10990 > HKD 15990 (Check in other stores: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay)

UPDATE: Good news folks. The price increases will happen in Hong Kong only!!! The rest of thw world is save :)

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