March 8, 2013
Posted in news

New Sigma E-mount leneses to ship this month. And double Gold Box deal now!

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Right now US readers should check out the Gold Box deal on the Rokinon and Sigma lenses (Click here).

The Sigma lens is actually form the “old” generation but de facto has the same quality of the new Sigma E-mount lenses. And today Sigma officially confirmed that those will ship within March. Preorders here:
Black Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Black Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Black Sigma 60mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 60mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).

March 8, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-7 and A77 firmware update this Summer?

A source let me know that the next NEX-7 and likely also A77 firmware updated are scheduled for a summer release.

I have been specifically asked to ask you SAR readers what you absolutely need to be fixed or done with the new firmware update! :)

P.S: There may be tethering coming too…

Go!

March 7, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony A37 with kit lens for $399 at BuyDig/Rakuten. First Speed Booster in Europe.

 

The cheapest SLT camera you can buy is now that A37 + lens kit for $399 at Buydig (Click here). For the record, Buydig is now owned by Rakuten!

More deals:
Sony also extended the up to $200 savings on NEX cameras at Amazon (Click here).
The first Speed Booster is on auction in Europe via eBay UK (Click here).
And a reminder: Sigma A-mount lens rebates at BHphoto (Click here).

 

March 7, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Some more NEX-7n info. In Stock in May?

Got some more bits about the future NEX-7n. Still not 100% sure about the specs yet but I think we are very close :)

This are some features of the new camera:
– New 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with 1/2 stop improvement and increased dynamic range
– 3, 8 Million dot EVF
– touchscreen
– Hybrid Contrast and Phase Detection AF
– Tri Navi design reviewed
– Focus Peaking will be much improved with choice of colors
– Wifi, but no GPS on board.
– Same size and form factor of the current NEX-7 but with a minor redesign

Announcement soon (likely early April) and in Stock in May!

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SR1=probably fake rumor
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March 6, 2013
Posted in news

Rhino Cam helps you to create 140+ megapixel photos with your NEX camera.

Rhino Cam (Click here) created a sort of medium format adapter that uses a Sony NEX camera to make a scan of the image created through a classic medium format camera. In short, you put the adapter between the NEX camera and the Pentax 645 or Mamiya 645 or Hasselblad V medium format lens. The NEX camera moves to take multiple shots from the medium format area (62,4 x 46,8mm). Than you just have to stick the images together to have your 140+ megapixel photo. It’s a sort of “panoramic mode” for medium format cameras :)

Yep, it’s a bit like having a digital back but of course this solution works on still objects only! It’s priced at $499 and you can order it here: Fotodioxpro.com.

And here are the medium format lenses you can use with it:
Pentax 645 lenses on eBay (Click here).
Mamiya 645 lenses on eBay (Click here).
Hasselblad V lenses on eBay (Click here).

found via PetaPixel.

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