May 1, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A-mount lens roadmap didn’t change. 70-200mm, 400mm and one more “suprise” coming.

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The A-mount camera roadmap may changed and if the rumors I got are correct we will have to wait until early 2014 to see the first next generation A-mount cameras. And honestly I can’t wait to see if Sony can keep up the promise for a real huge step forward in the camera tech.

And according to one trusted source what didn’t change at all seems to be the A-mount lens roadmap. The updated 70-200mm, the 400mm and one more “surprise” and “completely new” A-mount lens will be announced within the next 6-10 months.

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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!

April 30, 2013
Posted in news

Zeiss announces the new E-mount lenses and names them “Touit”.

Zeiss Blog (Click here) unveiled the final name of the upcoming three Zeiss E-mount lenses. The name of the lens family will be “Touit“. If you are wondering where the heck Zeiss found that name her eis the original Zeiss explanation: “We decided to derive the future names of the lenses from the Latin names of birds. That fits well, as birds usually have excellent eyesight and can take unusual perspectives. Birds are also diverse and lively animals. Furthermore, the Latin names all have an attractive sound and are common in many languages and cultures.

Touit is pronounced like the English “do it. As we told you before two lenses will be available for preorder from May 7 and those are the Touit 2.8/12 and Touit 1.8/32 (Click on the name to visit the detailed specs page). The third lens, the 50mm f/2.8 macro will be announced by end 2013.

April 30, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New Alpha line goal is to outshine Canon and Nikon in early 2014!

After yesterday’s post about Sony removing the SLT tech form the APS-C series quite some people got scared that this also means the end of the Alpha Mount lines. I keep stressing you that this isn’t true and that the A-mount line will keep being developed. Three years ago Sony switched from Optical viewfinder to Electronic Viewfinder with translucent mirror. And next year we will see another switch (with some surprise?). The death of SLT is just the death of a feature..not the death of the camera line :)

So what’s the goal of Sony? One of my best Sony sources that always shared correct info sent me a short sentence:

The Alpha line is not going away. They are working on technology that will outshine the competitors for early release next year.

He is a top source and in one year from now we will be able to see and touch the new Alpha Camera Generation. Trust SAR and that source…he always told me the truth! Spread the word!

Readers are welcome to share their thoughts about the how the new A-mount camera generation should be to really make a difference in the market against Canon-Nikon DSLR!

Sources are welcome to let me know how the new generation A-mount cameras will be by sending an anonymous message through the contact form that sticks on the right border of this website or by contacting me (Andrea) directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com (create a fake gmail account to hide your ID). Thanks!

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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!

April 29, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony A58 gets DxOmarked.

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DxOmark (Click here) tested the Sony A58 sensor results. It earned 74 points which puts it right in the middle between the Canon 650D (62 points) and the NIkon D5200 (84 points).

As I told you yesterday this may be the last Sony APS-C camera using a translucent mirror. Now we are all curious to se how the next APS-C A-mount camera will be!

April 29, 2013
Posted in deals

US deal reminder: NEX-SLT and Lens discounts.

 

Here are the brand new deals that have been launched by Sony US (updated with Adorama and BHphoto links):
NEX-7 $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
NEX-5r $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
NEX-3n $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $400 savings on camera-lens kit at BHphoto (Click here).
6% reward on Sony E and A mount cameras at Adorama (Click here).
NEX-F3 with kit lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here).

The up to $200 savings on Sony SLT cameras has been prolonged through June 1 (Click here to see the list at Amazon). And the same prolongation has been applied on the A99 superkit deal (Click here) and on the Sony Alpha Lenses (Click here).

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