June 28, 2016
Posted in deals

The great Sony Europe deals roundup



Germans can save 130 Euro on the Sony A6300 sold by German eBay store CameraDig (Click here). The same store also sells the Sony RX100 for 325 Euro and the 55-210mm E-mount lens for 219 Euro (in both cases lowest price I have ever seen in Germany)

The two new GM lenses are also in Stock at Amazon Germany.

And now two deals on Amazon EU stores. It’s important yoo know that all(!) EU readers can buy from both stores even if it’s a different Amazon Store country:
Save 50 Euro on the new SonY FE 50mm lens sold by Amazon Italy (Click here). Note that all European readers can buy it there!
Save 50 Euro on the SEL1855 lens sold by Amazon Spain (Click here). Note that all European readers can buy it there!

Sony cashback action in UK and Netherland:
Claim up to £60 cashback at WexUK.
Sony Lenzen Promotie Cameranu.nl.

June 27, 2016
Posted in news

Easycover announced their first Sony protective case for the A6300



Easycover announced their very first Sony product, the A6300 protective case! Preorders links:
Black A6300 Easycover ar BHphoto and eBay Europe.
Camouflage A6300 Easycover ar BHphoto and eBay Europe.

This is what it does:

“The easyCover camera case protects your camera while it is fully functional. It protects against bumps, scratches, sand and dust. Whether hiking, fishing or just enjoying a calm afternoon outdoors, your camera is secure. Included is a screen protector that prevents your valuable LCD display from getting scratched”


June 27, 2016
Posted in reviews

FE 70-300mm review by Photographyblog: “Image sharpness is impressively high across the focal range and at all apertures”



We haven’t seen many 70-300mm FE tests yet. So let’s read the review just posted by Photographyblog:

The Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS makes a solid case for itself by offering a useful focal range incorporating the longest reach of any E-mount lens, and all in a relatively compact package. Of course the latter is mostly due to the lens’ variable rather than constant aperture, but this is about the only compromise you’ll have to make. Image sharpness is impressively high across the focal range and at all apertures, and while falloff is visible wide open, Sony’s in-camera lens correction automatically and effectively compensates. Sony’s FE 70-200 mm F4 G OSS remains the more pro-focussed choice, but the FE 70-300mm is very capable alternative if you need the extra reach and less bulk.
70-300 store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

It’s not a coincidence the new 70-300mm FE lens is the number one new release in Amazon’s lens category (Click here).

Photographyblog also tested the new 50mm FE lens and the conclusion is less…”exciting” than the 70-300mm FE review:

This lens has been a long time coming for full-frame E-mount cameras, and it certainly makes a welcome addition to Sony’s lens line-up if you’re in the market for a fast, well-priced standard prime that offers excellent image quality.
It is however a pity that next to a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM or Nikon and AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G, the FE 50mm f/1.8’s AF system is primitive, slow and noisy. It’s something that’s even tougher to live with when you consider the Sony lens costs noticeably more than both its Canon and Nikon counterparts. Trouble is, this is simply the price you’ll have to pay, given the complete lack of other budget-conscious options in the FE lens sector.
50mm FE store links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

June 27, 2016
Posted in rumors

Update on the Venus Tilt Shift rumor: I’ts and adapter and not a lens!


Image of the Laowa 12mm lens which will be available shortly for both A and E-mount folks.

I got an important info about the rumored new TIlt Shift lens from Venus Optics. I have been told this is not a “lens” but a “Tilt Shift adapter” you can fit on the A or E-mount Laowa 12mm f/2.8 lens. The 12mm lens and the adapter project will be launched on Kickstarter soon.

UPDATE: An anonymous source (thanks!) sent me more info: “The Laowa 12/2.8 will be transformed into an E-mount 17mm F4 tilt-shift lens, with equivalent 10mm coverage, and the IQ will suffer very little as it is a specialized converter“.

Note: Just for comparison: The Canon TS-E lenses are quite expensive. But I expect the Venus adapter to be priced lower than those. Here is a video showing how the Canon TS-E lenses do work:


June 27, 2016
Posted in news

Bad news from Sony: Kumamoto factory damage wil lead to shortage on A7-A7r-A7s-A5100-A77II-A99 cameras


Sony Japan issued an official statement saying. Following the Kumamoto earthquake damage there is a supply issue that will cause a delay on the production of the following cameras:

α77 II

Note that the newer cameras like the second generation A7 camera series and the A63000 are not listed. It’s clear that Sony’s effort is to keep the production alive on their key products.



By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The Sonyalpharumors website, Sonyalpharumors.com, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage?csw=1#cookiesSet Addthis cookies: http://www.addthis.com/privacy.
Disqus cookies: https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies.
Vimeo cookies: http://vimeo.com/privacy.
Youtube cookies: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/171780?hl=en-GB

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.


Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)