July 19, 2014
Posted in news

New Mecablitz and Phottix flash


THose of you searching for a new powerful flash will be happy today:

The German company Metz unveiled the new Mecablitz 64 AF-1 digital (all info here).
And Phottix released the new Mitros+ TTL Transceiver Flash for Sony (all info here).

July 18, 2014
Posted in news

New Sony Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 8.6 RC


Adobe issued the new Camera Raw 8.6 update which includes support for many Sony lenses (see list on top). You can download the software here for CC (Click here) and CS6 (Click here).

July 18, 2014
Posted in deals

A3000 for $298. 50mm E-mount for $269.


There are some price drops on “cheap” E-mount stuff:

The A300 with kit lens sells for $298 at Amazon (Click here). And the Sony 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lens sells with $30 off at CameraLand on eBay (Click here).

Sony eBay deals:
Sony A7r with plenty of free extras for $1864 (Click here).
Sony QX10 for $149 (Click here).
Sony HVL-F43M for $338 (Click here).

A7-A7r-A7s trade in:
up to -$375.00 trade in saving offer on A7-A7r-A7s running at BHphoto (Click here to read the details).

Current Sony US deals:
RX100 for $413 at BigValue eBay (Click here).
RX100II for $571 at BigValue eBay (Click here).
Save $380 on the Sony VGC99AM Vertical Grip with Sony A99 Digital SLR Purchase at Amazon US (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Camera Purchase at Amazon US (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sony RX-Series Digital Cameras at Amazon US (Click here) and SonyStore (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $200 on Select Sony Lenses at Amazon US (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras at Amazon US (Click here) and SonyStore (Click here).

July 18, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR2) New 400mm f/4.0 lens to come later this year.


Image on top: The current 500mm f/4.0 G lens.

A new source told me that Sony plans to launch a new 400mm f/4.0 A-mount lens by end of this year. No info about pricing and lens design yet!

Oh and please Sony. Make it be a tiny bit cheaper than the $13,000 500mm f/4.0 G lens :)

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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!

July 17, 2014
Posted in news

Minolta A-Mount Lens Data Table made by SAR reader “ET”.



Click on the table to enlarge the size!

Lenses in same color have similar design.

in Tag:
M1: Minolta Lenses before 1991
xi: xi and Power Zoom Lenses(1991)
M2: Minolta Lenses after 1991
M3: Minolta D-type Lenses
S0: Sony Lense(the copy of Minolta lenses)
S1: Sony original Lenses before 2011
S2: Sony original Lenses after 2011
G0: G Lenses without G logo
G1: G Lenses with G logo
G2: G Lenses have SSM
G3: Sony original G Lenses (completely new design)
KM: Konica-Minolta Lenses
T: Tamron OEM lenses

in Aperture/Blades
R = Round

in Filter/Size
R = Rear

in Focus/Design
IF = Internal Focus
RF = Rear Focus

EFL = 35 mm-equivalent focal length (APS-C)
MF = Min. Focus
MR = Max. Ratio
FRL = Focus Range Limiter
FHB = Focus Hold Button
DMF = Direct Manual Focus
G = Group
E = Element
WR = Water Resistance
TC = Support Teleconverter
TM = Tripod Mount


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