January 20, 2014
Posted in deals, news

First two Rokinon Full Frame E-mount lenses now in Stock at BHphoto!


Two of the new Samyang/Rokinon Full Frame E-mount lenses are now in Stock at BHphoto:
• Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC (Click here)
• Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC (Click here)

Still not available:
• Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
• Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
• Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC

January 20, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony A77 successor to ship in June! No A65 successor coming.


I reported previously the A77 successor would come in Spring. According to one trusted source the new APS-C A-mount camera will be in Stock in worldwide store for June. It will be the official replacement for the A77. And another news is that there will be no A65 successor. So expected one APS-C A-mount camera only.

I also have been told that this isn’t a small upgraded camera. There are some brand new tech inside. Hope to get 99% reliable specs info as soon as possible. I have been told Sony developed a couple of different prototypes and they are trying to hide what the final specs will be.

I am still not sure when the camera will be announced but my guess is for April. Before that we will have a new NEX-7 successor announcement (likely in 2-3 weeks from now).

Oh, one more thing: I didn’t get an official release period for the A-mount FF yet. But it’s coming don’t worry :)

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January 19, 2014
Posted in news

Strange humor: Why does Sony add a piece of chees inside the RX1? :)


SAR reader Mark linked me to that great Sony site: http://discover.store.sony.com/be-moved/ It shows you some famous Sony product constructions displayed in a nice interactive way. Now the weird thing is that Sony added a piece of cheese on the Sony RX1. Is it a marketing gag or what?

Let’s see if you can give us an answer :)

January 19, 2014
Posted in rumors

Debunking the next false rumor: Sony A95 in China.


Image of the fake A95 entry

I see there is some buzz on the web because the Chinese Site PConline added a Sony A95 camera into their database.

Just to be clear. That site always creates such fake entries to be promoted. It’s years now they are doing so. Sometimes they have been right on the camera names but just because they read rumors or because it’s easy to guess the name of a possible camera successor.

January 18, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony a7/a7r Vertical Grip VG-C1EM Review

Sony RX10 video in 10 degrees F weather (Mike Kobal).
A5000 body pics at DC.watch.
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review at PDnonline.
Sony RX10 review by Ming Thein.
Sony Reports 50% Market Share in Image Sensors for Digital Cameras and Camcorders (Image sensor worlds).
New 4K timelapse shot on Sony SLT A77 and A65 http://youtu.be/aC_9nxADsao
A bit strange review about RX10 in German at Frankfurter Allgemeine.
King of Low Light, Nikon Df, vs. Sony RX10, King of Bridge Cameras at The.me.
A junky new grip for the RX1 at DC.watch.
Tamron SP 150-600mm image samples (Canon mount) at DCfever.
A500 test samples at Optyczne.
Sony RX10 review by SonyAlphaLab.


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