October 12, 2013
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Sony TidBits…

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BIRTV 2013: Sony 4K live production using F55 from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Zeiss 50mm Lens test at Fengniao.
Nex 7 with Contax G 28mm (Calumetphoto).
Sony RX-100 Mark 1 vs Mark 2 (Digitalrev).
Sony filter adapter VFA-49R1 review (TheNexGuy-youtube).
QX10 field report at Outbackphoto.
QX10 review by ePhotozine.
Sony NEX-5r test by Trustedreviews.
NEX-7 modified for infrared (Steve Huff).
DxO Optics Pro v8.3.2 supports the Sony DSC-RX1R
Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens Review at SonyAlphaLab.
Sony A3000 test at Trustedreviews.
A58 test at Mynavi (Japanese).
Sony RX1R review at Imaging Resource.

 

October 12, 2013
Posted in deals

Two great open box deals make yo save $70 on the RX100 and RX100MII

Short break from rumors to report two interesting deals on two Open Box RX cameras:
You save $70 on the RX100MII at Beachcamera on eBay (Click here).
You save $70 also on the first generation RX100M at Adorama on eBay (Click here).

Note: Also other sources confirmed that the soon to be announced RX10 will cost $1,298.00 and will feature an impressive 24-200mm f/2.8 lens.

October 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) UPDATED: A7, A7r and RX10 info.

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UPDATE: I have been asked to remove the images and links to the store that showed the camera prices. But here are the price info (which are 100% correct):

A7 BODY $1,698.00
A7 28-70MM KIT $1,998.00
A7R BODY $2,198.00
DSC-RX10 : $1,298.00

I would say these are very good prices!

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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!

October 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Surprise: RX10 has 1 inch sensor (no APS-C!) and 24-200mm f/2.8 zoom

The RX100 1 inch sensor

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Answer that question: If the RX100 series has an 1 inch sensor and the RX1 series has a Full Frame sensor. What kind of sensor size should a new RX10 series have? 99,9% of SAR readers would answer: APS-C!

But here comes the famous Sony name confusion factor: After naming the NEX E-mount cameras ….Alpha (A300, A7 and A7r), the new RX10 camera will get the same 1 inch sensor of the RX100 series! Multiple trusted sources confirmed the RX10 will have an one inch sensor and a fixed 24-200mm f/2.8 lens! Don’t misunderstand me, this sounds like an amazing camera! A 24-200mm f/2.8 compact zoom on such a large sensor is an astonishing achievement. But they should have just named it RX200 :)

UPDATE: I got some answer to your questions:
– Size is about same as the Sony HX300 for example.
– Lens does not collapse.
– there is an aperture ring that can be selected to be “smooth” or with “clicking steps”.
– The lens has a f/2.8 aperture through the full focal range!!!

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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!

October 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

24mm lenses for your A7 and A7r

The NEX-VG900 camera and the lenses. Image courtesy David.

With only two 35mm and 55mm primes coming with the A7 and A7r these are some possible third party lens options for the 24mm focal length. I would be glad if you could share test and impression of these lenses used on a Leica or Sony Vg900 camera. It could be useful for all future A7/A7r camera owners. Thanks!

The list contains lenses deisgned for a mirrorles ssystem (not for DSLR systems):. This because I guess size matters if you buy the A7 :)
Leica Summilux-M 24mm f/1.4 (here on eBay): Review by Ken Rockwell.
Canon FD 24mm f/1.4 (here on eBay): Review by Ken Rockwell.
Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E (here on eBay): native E-mount lens but with a universal desing made also for DSLR cameras. That’s why it’s that big.
Leica Elmarit-M 24mm f/2.8 (here on eBay)
Canon FD 24mm f/2.8 (here on eBay): Reviews on FDreview.
Sigma 24mm f/2.8 macro (here on eBay): very rare to find
Leica Elmar-M 24mm f/3.8 (here on eBay).

Fee free to share links to more lenses and reviews!

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