April 25, 2013
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New Zeiss E-mount zoom for filmmakers (and for $19,900 owners).

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Zeiss is well know for their CP Cine Lenses (here at BHphoto). And at the recent NABshow Zeiss announced the new CZ.2 28-80 T2.9 which will also be sold as E-mount lens. It has the following features:

1) It has what ZEISS calls a “sweet spot effect” (uniformity of illumination)
2) Covers the Full Frame area (good for the VG900!)
3) it is conform to “4K production standards”
4) Front diameter is 95mm and wight is 2.5 to 2.8 kilograms (5.5 to 6.2 pounds).

That massive huge lens isn’t really cheap. It costs €14,900 or US$19,900 (excluding VAT).

(Source: Fdtimes).

 

 

April 25, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount will come!

I got a rumor from a trusted source that the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 will come for A-mount too. There is no info about the exact release period but I have been assured that it will come for Sony too. Great!

April 24, 2013
Posted in news

(UPDATED)First “Lens Turbo” auction on eBay.

 

(UPDATED) The Chinese company making the adapters contact us to say that these first Nikon to NEX “Lens Turbo” adapters are still NOT IN STOCK. The auction can be found here on eBay (Click here). Please be aware that these do not ship.

As you know the “Lens Turbo” works like the well known “Speed Booster” from metabones.

P.S: Thanks to the anonymous source for sending me this!

April 24, 2013
Posted in deals

HX50v preorders. RX1 deal. New up to $400 savings on E- and A-mount kits.

The new superzoom HX50v has been announced and you can preorder it at at Amazon (Click here). It will ship soon from May 21!

But if you are looking for E and A mount camera deals than check out the up to $400 savings you can get at BHphoto (Click here).

More US deal info:
6% reward on Sony E and A mount cameras at Adorama (Click here).
NEX-F3 with kit lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here).
If you don’t care about the box that “shows minor shelf wear” than grab one of the two brand new Sony RX1 you can get for $2,549.95 on eBay US (Click here). For future RX1 deals on eBay save that Slidoo search (login to save it).
The A58 is finally in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and it’s actually selling well according to Amazon ranking (within the top 40). You don’t see that very often on Sony A-mount cameras.

April 24, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) NEX-7n could be the only NEX or A mount camera ot come this year.

I know it sounds surprising but the change is big that the NEX-7 successor may be the only interchangeable camera to come this year. This means no other NEX or Alpha camera will be announced. As I told you many times before the new Sony CEO is pushing to release camera with game changing tech rather than small updates only. That’s why the A77 successor and two SLT-FF have been taken off the roadmap.

In short, in 2014 we will have new A-mount FF cameras, new NEX-FF cameras using new viewfinder and new sensor tech. I know it’s a long time to go but I hope to get some info about the new roadmap soon. I may can entertain you a bit while you are waiting for the big 2014 news :)

By the way, I don’t know what the new sensor tech could be. But I saw plenty of patents with “Foveon alike” sensors (See Sigma DP series). That would mean, true 100% color info for every single pixel, no AA filter and bigger pixels (or more Megapixels). Yep, that would be a hell of a sensor!

P.S.: The RX series will be extended. Ther eis no delay here!

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