August 1, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Some delay on the Alpha Lens roadmap?

Image on top: The current 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

A trusted source just told me that four of the new Alpha Mount lenses, the 70-200, 70-400 and 300 2.8 and the 50mm have not been confirmed for a Photokina release. And that it is very likely that these will be available later in Q4 2012 or Q1 2013. I don’t know yet if Sony will decide to show these lenses on an eventual new Alpha Lens roadmap or as prototype.

I hope other trusted soruces can read this and confirm me the delay in these four lens release. Thanks!

July 31, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony A77 price falls at $1238 for the body, at $1819 for the kit. Rokinon for NEX now shipping.

This is now the lowest price I have ever seen for the A77. You cna get it for $1,838 with 16-50mm kit lens at Amazon (one left). And for $1,238 you can buy the A77 body only again via third party reseller at Amazon (plenty of them in Stock). Just a reminder. The A77 successor will arrive in mid-late 2013 only. And no other APS-C SLT model will be announced this year. So these price drops have nothing to do with a possible replacement.

Meantime the new Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens for NEX is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) and for $50 more at Amazon (Click here).

The RX100 remains a hotseller at Amazon US (here is the ranking). It’s also within the top 20 at Amazon UK (Click here).

July 31, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Also a new 11-18mm pancake and a prime lens? Three NEX lenses at Photokina?


After the news we had yesterday about the two new NEX cameras many here commented that we need more lenses…not only more cameras :)

I just got a rumors from a new source saying that three new NEX lenses will be announced in September. One is the already mentioned 16-50mm pancake zoom. Another one will be the 11-18mm f/4 pancake and than we will have a fast prime lens.

Dear trusted sources let me know if we are right on this! Thanks!

Just a reminder. Back in February Sony unveiled the roadmap you see here on top. It contains the following lenses:
G standard zoom (2013)
higher magnification zoom lens (2012) -> I think that this is the updated 18-200mm lens announced two months ago
standard zoom (2012) -> Now we know this is the 16-50mm pancake G zoom.
wide zoom (2012) -> I guess this is the 11-18mm f/4.0 lens
middle magnification zoom lens (2013)
big aperture prime (2012) -> a 35mm prime???
middle range prime (2013)
pan cake (2013)

July 30, 2012
Posted in news

That’s cool: Gaffer taped NEX-7!

Our reader Jimmy Fok found a way to make look the NEX-7 even more sexy. He gaffer taped the Zeiss 24mm, NEX7 and 50mm lenses because “I hate the shiny look and didn’t want attention to the camera.” Looks cool or not?

P.S.: Jimmy’s website is www.calibrepics.com

Sony NEX-7 price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony Zeiss 24mm price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

July 30, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) One more “unexpected” NEX to come soon!

I have no specific details yet but I have been told by super trusted sources that a new NEX camera is coming within the next 5-6 weeks. And I don’t mean the long awaited NEX-5F but another one!!! I have been only told that this NEX will be the first of new series. No NEX-3/5/7 but something else! And I have been also told it is neither a Full Frame nor a “professional” camera.

Stay tunes on SAR. I am working to get some more bits about it!

P.S.: Remind you to join the super nice SAR community on Facebook (Click here).

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!

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