January 31, 2013
Posted in news

Official: Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM for A-mount will come in Spring.

DC.watch (translation here) reports that the new Zeiss Planar 50mm f/1.4 SSM lens for Sony A-mount will be released in Spring. It has a 72mm filter diameter, circular aperture diaphragm, 8 lens in 5 groups  and 45cm close focusing distance. Price is yet unknown. Editors’s note: Glad that we finally had a positive A-mount news :)

P.S.: We have many Zeiss 50mm lenses for different mounts all priced between 500 and 800 dollars:
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* for Canon (see auctions on eBay)
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* for Nikon (see auctions on eBay)
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 50mm f/1.4 50/1.4 LTM (see auctions on eBay)
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 for Contax (see auctions on eBay)
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 ZF 50mm F1.4 Nikon Ai-S (see auctions on eBay).

January 31, 2013
Posted in rumors

Hot! New Sony E-mount roadmap.

Dear Japanese readers! We really need your help on this! The image on top shows the new Sony E-mount roadmap info that has been just posted by Sony Japan. It says that from now on we can expect Sony to release a minimum of five new E-mount lenses every year. And this year one Zeiss and one G lens will come too. By the way, let’s not forget that three “extra” Zeiss primes designed for Sony E-mount and Fuji X mount will come too!

And yes, there is no sign at all of a possible A-mount roadmap :(

Thanks all the super fast and gentle SAR readers that helped me to translate this!

January 30, 2013
Posted in news

About to end: 365 days NEX-7 project by Luca Rossini.

Luca Rossinis 365 days project with the NEX-7 is about to end. You can read more about it here: http://www.lucarossini.it/category/366nex/. You also know him for that great job he did with Sony on the new NEX-6 in Alaska. There may be a new project soon and I can’t wait to see his new idea :)

And here are two more friends articles:
Robin Wong (Click here) made his first attempt to shoot in Studio with Alpha stuff. Alpha Studio Experience.
And Jordan Steele (Click here) explains in a must read article why the Full Frame equivalence doens’t matter.

January 30, 2013
Posted in rumors

Important message to a source…

Sorry SAR reader to bother you. An important anonymous source just sent me an info via contact form and I have no other way to contact him than writing a public post.

Dear Source: The link is not working. Can you provide me the info via other resources? You have a text or screenshot to share? Create a fake gmail account if you want to contact me anonymously. Thanks! I can tell you is that your info is 100% correct. Not 80-90%. Got exactly the same info from other sources too.

P.S.: Again sorry readers if I have to do that and you don’t know what’s going on. It’s delicate and a very long term rumor that I am working on since a few months now.

 

January 30, 2013
Posted in news

Sony FanBoy video at Digitalrev. A99 for $2499. Message to square sensor source.

The video on top is made again by that crazy Kai from Digitalrev! A noble attempt to make a joke about the “fanboyism” culture :)  But we have to admit…the last two days have been that frustrating for us (see unspectacular CP+ announcements and fw upgrade) that we certainly have no reason to be a Sony fanboy!

Now lemme focus again on future news. I just got a weird info about a possible Sony square sensor from an anonymous source. As I have no other way to contact him than writing within that official SAR post I may ask the source to contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com? Thanks! And you SAR readers keep feet on earth. This is just an anonymous message and often those messages are not right at all.

A99 price drops:
That said I noticed that Cameraland keeps selling small numbers of new A99 cameras for $2,499 on eBay (Click here). They keep posting such deals 1-2 times per week. To get notified when this happens login and save this search on our eBay application Slidoo (Click here).

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