March 5, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) New 70-400mm G lens will be announced soon!

Image on top: The current Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM lens (not the upcoming new version!).

According to one of our top sources Sony is about to announce a new updated version of the current Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM lens. He didn’t unveil me what kind of changes the update will bring. But he is pretty sure it’s going to be announced within the next weeks.
Current lens price and specs can be found here: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

March 13th announcement: A part of the A57, the 70-400mm updated lens and probably a new NEX-F3 camera I think there will be more new stuff coming. I got more info about other lenses but I still don’t know yet if all those new lenses will be announced on the same day or the months later. So if you have some “secret info” to share help me and send me your rumor using the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

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!

March 4, 2012
Posted in reviews

New NEX-7 review by Kurt Munger. Great A77 pics in Mongolia!


Today I am happy to link to articles and reviews of three of the friends I met through the work on SAR.

1) Remy shot his very first fine-art work with the A77 in Mongolia. Here are three links where you can check out his work (same fotos just different websites): Fubiz.netFstoppers.com and Behance.net. Great portraits!!!

2) It’s always a pleasure to link to a new Sony review from Kurt Munger. And today it’s even more interesting to check his website because of his final NEX-7 review (Click here to read it).

3) My friend Mike Kobal (Click here) is shooting model stuff with the NEX-7. He will post one model NEX-7 video per month :)

Especially the great pictures of Maxime makes me remind that I have to post more of such stuff on SAR. We should know what pros can do with our cameras! So if you find some wort to mention work please feel free to send me a message and I will post it here!

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Search links to the two cameras:
Sony A77 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

March 3, 2012
Posted in deals, reviews

Sony NEX-5n AF speed improvement test with new firmware. NEX-7 in Stock status.

Our reader David (Thanks!) made this very interesting AF speed comparison between the NEX-5n 1.01 and 1.00 firmware. He tested the speed on both 18-55mm and 16mm lenses and as you can see the speed improvement is significant!

The firmware is available here at Sony UK (or select another country). The NEX-5n here at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Good news! The NEX-7 body and the kit version with the 18-55mm black lens are now in Stock in any stores. Here is a selection:
USA: Amazon (limited shipments from March 5th), BHphoto (Released in limited quantity),
Europe Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon France (Click here), Jessops (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Warehouseexpress (Click here).

March 3, 2012
Posted in deals

US Sony lens deals: Last chance before the April 1st price increases.

A short reminder for all our US readers. The lens rebate action ends tomorrow. And from April 1st price will increase in USA, Asia and Europe. So here is the list of current deals:

$50 off on Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 30mm f/2.8 DT AF at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.4 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 70-300mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

 

 

March 2, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Invitation for the Sony March 15th presentation spotted!

And now it’s official! As we told you weeks ago Sony will have a new “special presentation” on March 15th. Our reader David found that invitation from Sony UK. From what we heard Sony will announce new Cameras AND Lenses on March 13th (two days earlier). So this event may be related to the new stuff. The Sony A57 with 16 Megapixel will arrive for sure, probably a new NEX-F3 too and than new Alpha lens(es?). I am working on details about the upcoming announcements and will post more info the next days.

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