September 17, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


An Introduction to the New Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 and DSC-RX1R

Sony Cybershot RX100 M II – Full Review at Photographic Central.
Sony NEX-3n review at Imaging Resource.
Sony exercises their right to build a crappy camera (VisualscienceLab).
A3000 review at Pantip (google translation here).
Sony: Camera-centric smartphone trend is about users’ desire for fame (Trustedreviews).

Yannick:I would like to share with you 2 videos I’ve shot with the Sony A99.
You’ll find a lot of video and pictures taken with the Sony A99 on my website or in my 500px gallery :
Have a look and don’t hesitate to share with other A99 users.”

Rawfa:I´ve recently took the NEX-7 through Brazil´s northwest beaches (some of the most paradise like in the world) and the Amazon jungle and I´ve some great feedback from people. Anyway, feel free to post here if you want:
NEX-7 in Paradise
NEX-7 in the Amazon”

Anirban: “I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and find it quite informative. I recently took my Sony A99 for a journey up the Rockies. I’ve recorded my journey at
The entire journey was shot with a Sony A99 with a Zeiss 24mm f/2.0. The camera and lens combination has been my go-to choice for landscape photography. I would like to share this as I think it’ll help anyone in the fence about buying an A99.
Anonymous: Hi Andrea, hope you have managed to get some relaxing time with your family over these past days. Not sure if you are interested to know about this and share it with your readers. There is a brand new Sony Center openned in the beautiful Hungarian town of Gyor. The owner filmed the new store being built here the same store manager also filmed Paul Genge (ex Sony UK) wedding in Hungary a couple of weeks ago. thought you might like to see the films all shot on Sony a99 and a65


September 17, 2013
Posted in deals, news

Adobe Lightroom 5.2 released. Sony NEX-3n for $398.

Adobe released Lighroom 5.2 and DNG Converter 8.2 which adds support for the RX100II, A3000 and NEX-5T. Here are the download links (Click on the link to open the page):
Lightroom 5.2 for Windows
Lightroom 5.2 for Mac
DNG Converter 8.2 for Windows
DNG Converter 8.2 for Mac

New Sony deals:
Sony NEX-3N with kit lens for $398 at BHphoto (Click here).
$75.00 Mail in Rebate on the Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED Lens at BHphoto (Click here).
$75.00 Mail in Rebate on the Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 Lens at BHphoto (Click here).

Zeiss for E-mount NEX:
$200 off on the Sony 24mm f/1.8 E-Mount at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Zeiss for A-mount:
$200 off on the 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the Sony 16-80mm at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$180 off on the 135mm f/1.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$140 off on the 24mm f/2.0 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

September 17, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) A99 will run out of production in late November?


I am really not sure if the rumor I got is correct. But if it is this means the A99 will soon be replaced by another model. According to a new source the A99 production will cease on November 30. As you know I got an info from a top source that Sony will launch an ILCE-9 or A9 E-mount Full Frame camera within the next 4-5 months. The big question is, when the A-mount A99 successor will be announced. Note: Sony officially said that the new E-mount DSLR shaped cameras will not replace the A-mount cameras (Source: Amateur Photographer).

Current A99 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

One more thing: Again an A77 Gold Box deal in Germany (more at


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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

September 16, 2013
Posted in rumors

Source talks about a surprise….

Yesterday I wrote how Sony will announce the NEX-FF and likely RX10 and ICLE-7 (and ILCE-9?) in mid October. Now I got this rumor from another source:

“The big announcement will have even more than expected. Was informed something else “special” to appear as well, came from Sony-Japan.”

Maybe the source can just give us tony bot more info about the “special” thing? Thanks :)

Something else: The mobile theme of SAR has been fixed. Tablet owners can now surf this site way better than before!

September 16, 2013
Posted in rumors

Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE lens has exactly the size of the 35mm f/2.0 from the RX1.

As noted by Lepidi the soon to be announced Zeiss Sonnar FE 35mm f/2.8 lens has the same size of the Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens from the Sony RX1/R. It shows the advantage of the fixed lens FF RX camera where the lens has been designed to be as close as it gets to the sensor. That’s why NEX-FF lenses will be always bigger than lenses fixed on a RX FF camera.


Here are again the FE Zeiss specs (compared with current Zeiss 24mm APS-C lens).

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