September 11, 2013
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Great A99/RX1 video by Enrique Pacheco (Nw RX100/RX100MII books by Friedmann).

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Wonderlights from Enrique Pacheco on Vimeo.

Sony Photographer Enrique Pacheco realized that video with the A99 and RX1! A good video to start “relaxed” in that new day! HOpefully we will soon see his NEX-FF video samples too ;)

And Gary Friedmann posted the Complete Guide to Sony’s RX-100/MK2: RX100 (CLick here) and RX100MII (Click here).

September 11, 2013
Posted in news

Sony A-mount to Sony NEX Speed Booster now shipping. Hoocap for NEX on eBay. Zeiss deals in US.

Three deal news to report:

1) The Sony A-mount to Sony NEX Speed Booster is now shipping at Metabones store (Click here). An almost must have adapter if you want to use your FF A-mount lenses on the NEX!

2) The smart Hoocap are also shipping. These are Lens Cap & Hood in one single product…smart!
Hoocap For Sony RX1, NEX 50mm F1.8, and NEX 55-210mm (here on eBay).
For NEX Zeiss 24mm F1.8 (here on eBay)

3) Zeiss deals reminder:
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 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

Also David Kilpatrick confirms the NEX-FF is coming in October!

The NEX-FF is quite a secret Sony project but the we already know that there will be two cameras and two Zeiss prime lenses. Launch is expected in late September or early October. Availability before Christmas. Today also our friend David Kilpatrick got a confirmation from his sources that:

there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina

And he also writes:

The body is exactly the same size and the mount is thought to be a modified E-mount with additional contacts to enable the silent leaf-shutter and iris action which is the hallmark of the RX1 as a ‘stealth’ shooter. It’s possible that the RX1-N (not necessarily its name) lenses will fit other E-mount bodies, but existing E-mount lenses won’t fit the new mini-Leica-style body. But it may also contain a focal plane shutter, as there is such a high potential demand to retrofit Leica M and other vintage lenses to a full frame body of this size.

David also speculates about some lenses (like the 35mm f/2.0) but he evidently didn’t read the latest leaks here on SAR. The lens is actually a Zeiss 35mm f/2.8. So take his “speculations” with a grain of salt. And the camera is a NEX and will not feature an RX name. What’s correct is the basic rumor he got from his source. A compact E-mount FF camera is coming in October. Yes, that’s correct.

The current SR5 NEX-FF rumors can be read on that article on SAR.

September 10, 2013
Posted in rumors

Reminder: New NEX-FS700R coming too…

The NEX-FS700R & NEX-FS700RH will also be announced soon. The site Creativeventures.be already mentions the cameras as compatible with their products. So I guess it’s only a matter of days.

Reminder: Korean agency the camcorders in their database. The cameras will replace the current Sony NEX-FS700 (here on eBay).

September 10, 2013
Posted in deals

Good and Bad news: RX1R soon in Stock. Sigma 18-35mm shipment delay (to late November).

First the good news:
The Sony RX1R will finall ship at Amazon (Click here) on September 15.

And now the bad news:
Our reader Jim just received the following bad news from Sigma when asking about the 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens release:

“Unfortunately, our parent company has needed to delay the release of this lens in all mounts but Canon.  We are still waiting for the Nikon version, which should be next.  As of right now, we are expecting the Sony and Pentax versions of this lens to be released in mid-late November.  This could always change, but that is the expected release as of now.
M….S….
Sales Operations Supervisor
Sigma Corp of America”

Damn it :(

Reminder:
A300 is now in Stock and Shipping at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And so the new NEX-5T again at  Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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