February 5, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony FE lens announcement imminent….


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Sony Japan updated the Cp+ page and they promote the new FE lens launch. Official announcement should be imminent now. Could be tomorrow already or more likely Monday/Tuesday next week to not get “overshadowed” with tomorrows Canon 50MP announcement…

P.S.: The 28mm f/2.0 FE lens should be the first to ship in 3 weeks already!

February 5, 2015
Posted in deals

Gold Box on the NEX-5T at Amazon US. Loxia in Stock in US/Germany.



There is a Gold Box deal on the NEX-5T with kit lens at Amazon US (Click here).

The Loxia 50mm is now in Stock in USA via BHphoto (Click here), Popflash eBay (Click here) and Focuscamera eBay (Click here).
The Loxia 35mm is now in Stock in Europ via Photo Porst Germany eBay (Click here)

There is a new triple Sony refurbished stuff deal:
A3000 with kit lens for $234 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens for $569 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
RX100m3 for $649 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).

Sony US deal reminder:
New Fotodiox Light Tight mount at Amazon in Silver ($49) and limited edition Gold ($59).
Sigma 60mm APS-C E-mount lens got a $30 rebate at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
There is also a new price drop on the massive 256GB(!) PNY SD card at Amazon (Click here).
A7s for $2,045 on eBay (Click here)
A7r for $1,795 on eBay (Click here).
$1,000 rebate on the VG900 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

February 5, 2015
Posted in news

New competition: Pentax goes Full Frame (with Sony sensor?) and Olympus makes QX alike cameras!



While Sony seems to focus on the new FE lens launch other companies are throwing out their camera announcements. And there are some interesting news here:

The big FFs from Pentax:
Pentax announced that they will release their first digital Full Frame DSLR by end of 2015. As you know Pentax use Sony sensors on their APS-C DSLR so I guess it’s highly likely Pentax will use the new 46-50MP Sony FF sensor on that camera too! P.S.: The full Canon 50MP camera specs are out at CanonWatch.

Two news from Olympus:
The launched the new Air Clip (43rumors.com) that works just like the Sony QX1!
Their new E-M5II camera has a multishot trick to take 40 Megapixel images (43rumors.com). It uses the on sensor stabilization system to shift the sensor to take 8 shots in different position. I guess Sony could do the same on the A7II!

Samsung news:
Samsung launched the 4K APS-C NX500 (mirrorlessrumors.com). Something Sony should do soon too…launch a cheaper 4K camera.

February 5, 2015
Posted in rumors

50MP sensor rumors: Canon designed it and Sony produces them.



So far none of my trusted source confirmed or denied the Sony-Canon sensor partnership that is floating on Canon rumor sites. The latest one comes via Canonwatch:

[…] the sensor is not designed by Sony – it is in fact designed entirely by Canon. It is true that Sony is manufacturing the sensors but they are not the ones who designed it, Canon is simply leveraging the manufacturing capabilities of Sony to get the volume of sensors needed to get these cameras to the market. The sensors used in these cameras are exclusive to Canon […]

If that’s true it also means Sony A7rII High megapixel sensor may be very different from the Canon 50MP sensor design. Let’s hope the Sony version is also much better :)

February 5, 2015
Posted in reviews

First Venus 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens review by Thomas Shahan.


Thomas Shahan is the first person who posted a review of the new Venus 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra-Macro Lens. The lens comes in both A and E-mount and is the World’s First 2:1 Magnification Lens with Infinity Focus. Thomas Says:

 I am amazed by the amount of detail I can pull out of this lens. I can focus on anything from a landscape to a portrait, down to a detail, down to a portrait of a jumping spider.

The lens is in Stock on eBay (Click here).


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