October 10, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Sony NEX-6 and A99 image samples.

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Sony NEX-6 test video

Still have’t seen enough image samples? Here are some new ones:

Engadget posted new Sony NEX-6 image samples and the video you see here on top. And also Dpreview posted a new Sony A99 image gallery. Another new A99 gallery also at Pixiq. And new images also have been posted on ThePhoBlographer. I heard of no reviewer yet complaining about the image quality. And knowing Sony’s history I expect RAW images to be visibly better than the JPG images we have seen so far. At least Sony’s image quality is going better by every new camera generation release. Unlike Canon that released a new Rebel that is worse than the previous model!!! Source DxOmark.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

October 10, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony TidBits (and app list for the new NEX cameras)

You can see a list of APPS for the new NEX cameras at Playmemoriescameraapps.com. All are free with the only exception of the Multiframe Noise Reduction App.

Mini-Test: Zeiss E 24/1.8 50/1.8 vs. Sony E OSS vs 50/1.7 Zeiss Planar T at KlubKm.

Sony NEX-F3 test at Wired.

RX100 ISO test at Alpha Numerique.

SLRmagic Photokina report at ThePhoBlogrpaher.

An anonymous reader testedt the A99 and wrote this: “I have done some photography with a pre production A99 the results are stunning the images are sharp and clean ISO 3200 is perfectly usable as is 6400. The colour is great the noise is not an issue. The RAW files look stunning from LR4, the in camera JPEGs are more filmic in their look grainy not as smooth as the RAW conversions from LR4 but very beautiful. Few people have had a chance to use this camera and as one who has it is very very good. I have not used it enough to offer in depth feedback but simple things like the implementation of a new quick navi screen is very welcome. the new hotshoe wireless flash (works great)That itt is great to hold eay to shoot with and takes great images, way way better than the A900 and 850. Cameras are to take pictures with and should not to get in the way of the ! user this camera is a photographers camera. It is such a pity that comments about this camera bere relationship to its ability which like most digital cameras is beyond what most of us are capable of imagining. Park your pixel peeping and let this camera drive possibilty, cameas are as rarely dissapointing as our predjudice, it is a cool machine and I look foward to owning one and letting its possibility help make me a better photographer

Link to a SAR reader that wantedt to shows some of his Alpha pictures: www.flickr.com/photos/rossocuore.

October 10, 2012
Posted in reviews

(UPDATED) New A99, NEX-6 and RX1 tests.

RX1 video sample

Sony held a meeting with blogger in San Francisco and every couple of hours we see new posts with image samples and test. Particularly ThePhoBlographer was active in publishing new stuff (great work guys!). And the administrator even writes: “I am extremely close to purchasing the A99. This is pretty much everything I wanted in a Full Frame DSLR.” So here are the links to his test:
Quick Unscientific High ISO Comparison: Canon 5D Mk II, Sony A99, and Sony RX-1 (ThePhoBlographer)
Using the Sony A99 and HVL-F60M Flash for Studio Photography (ThePhoBlographer).
High ISO Cityscape Image Sample from the Sony A99 and a Long Exposure (ThePhoBlographer).
Quick Informal High ISO Comparison: Fujifilm X Pro 1 and Sony NEX 6 (ThePhoBlographer):

But than we have more tests from other websites too:
Newly added: Full size samples at Imaging Resource.
Newly added: More image samples by Steve Huff.
Newly added: Another portrait pic from SLRlounge.
More A99 fashion shots by Armani Quintas on Facebook.
Engagdet published a first RX1 preview including a first video sample you can watch on top of this post. There are also untouched smaple images available for download (Click here). Engadget writes: “Overall, the RX1 is a really, really nice compact camera. Shoving a full-frame sensor in a 4.5 x 3 inch chassis is quite a technical achievement, and the photos it produces are the highest quality we’ve ever seen in a shooter that size.
NEX-6 image samples by Webgeek.
High ISO RX1 samples by Steve Huff.
Joe Gunawan from fotosiamo sent me the links to A99 out of camera images (Click here) and with very minor retouching (Click here).
A99 hands-on by Thistonybridge.


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

October 9, 2012
Posted in rumors

First Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 review by Chris. RAW files for download and testing included.

Our reader Chris made the very first review of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 E-mount lens (Click here to grab one of the three lenses for sale on eBay right now).

Here is Chris first impression review:

I received my black Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 today and took a bunch of unboxing and night test shots. More test shots coming tomorrow.

Some general design comments:
The lens is built like a tank, all metal body and weighs a whopping 707g (my 50mm Voigtlander + the adapter weighs 535g.) The hood seems to be a generic vented hood, aluminum but has some minor finish issues. I’ll likely buy a higher-quality brand-name hood. Same goes for the cap, generic and functional but a mismatch to the quality of the body. The glass is high quality and the lens fits my NEX-7 body perfectly.
Both focus and aperture are dampened but do not have clicks (good for video!) Aperture seems stiffer. Aperture goes from 0.95-16 in about 90 degrees of ring rotation. Focus goes from infinity to 1’/.3m in about 100 degrees of focus ring rotation. Yay for close focus and stop at infinity.
Vignetting is ok, definitely noticeable wide open but not unusual for such a wide lens (comparable, in my estimation, to the Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 m43 lens).
Definitely need more time to take test shots.

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and RAW full-size pics at:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v123p87s79qpqhb/XaNPKd2xow

Thanks Chris!

Click here to see the acutions and price of the new Mitakon 35mm lens on eBay.

October 9, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-FS700: 4K upgrade coming this Thursday?

After all that Photokina buzz we can finally start with a new bunch of rumors. The first news is related to the Sony NEX-FS700 camera. An anonymous source just told me that there will be a new 4K upgrade coming on Thursday! Leòt’s hope this is true!

To all sources: I am collecting rumors about the next Sony FF and APSC cameras including the possible Full Frame E-mount and new lenses. As you know you can drop anonymous and untraceable messages by using the contact form you see on the right sidebar. Or contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

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