February 22, 2013
Posted in news

Sony patent discloses the first Full Frame lens for the E-mount Full Frame system!

Egami spotted the first Sony patent describing the lens charcatersitics of a 35mm f/1.8 E-mount lens for the future Full Frame system. The lens specs are:

  • Focal length f = 35.81
  • Fno. = 1.85
  • Half angle of view ω = 30.78 °
  • Image height Y = 21.6mm
  • Mod β = -0.25
  • Eight lens elements in 7 groups configuration
  • Two three-sided aspherical
  • 1 ED glass sheet

This would be a perfect street photography lens! I am going to buy it if if it comes in 2014 :)

February 21, 2013
Posted in deals

Nikon announces the D7100. Time to see the new A7x!

Today Nikon announced the new 24 megapixel D7100 (spes on Amazon). It’s a nice camera with no Anti Aliasing filter and plenty of new features. It puts again a lot of pressure on the Sony SLT cameras. Sony is going to announce the new A7x this summer and I hope the new generation of Sony sensors will at least catch up with the quality of the new Nikon! And for that they will probably have to get rid of the AA filter too.

February 21, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony A58 versus Sony A57 image comparison!

 

This is the very first time we see image samples of the new A58. SLRclub (Click here) posted a comparison between the A58 and the A57 and I have to say results are indeed impressive! The A58 has more resolution, more sharpness and less noise than the A57. Again check these images and see for yourself: http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=newproduct_sony&no=9099.

And David K. from Photoclubalpha (Click here) posted his thoughts about the new A58. He explains in easy words what one of the new A58 features is, the “TriLuminos colour gamut“. Nice article!

Based on that early image comparison...

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February 20, 2013
Posted in news

70-400mm lens now on Sony Europe site.

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The new 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II lens just has been added on the Sony Europe sites (see Sony UK, Sony DE, Sony IT, Sony FR). The lens will ship from April. The new Zeiss 50mm lens is already listed since yesterday at Sony UK, Sony DE, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES (available in June).

There will be a second US announcement of the same stuff on Monday.

February 20, 2013
Posted in news

Official A58 and NEX-3n videos.

Sony posted new videos about the new cameras. On top you see the A58 presentation. And click here to see the NEX-3n video. If you speak German you may check out the nice presentation made by Chip.de and ClubSonos.

The A58:
The A58 should be seen as the successor for the A37. If you see it from that perspective the A58 certainly is a nice camera and also priced well. Price for body with new 18-55mm SAM II kit lens $599 but preorders at Amazon and BHphoto will be online on Monday only. I know it sounds weird but the official US presentation will be made on Monday!

The NEX-3n:
The main coolness of this camera is the incredible tiny size (check the size comparison at ePhotozine)! It’s the smallest APS-C mirrorless camera of the world and the $499 price includes the 16-50mm pancake zoom. That’s a good price if you consider that the current NEX-F3 with the less good and much bigger 18-55mm lens has the same price (here at Amazon). Also the body quality has been improved over the NEX-F3 with a less “plastic” feeling.

And now tell us:

New cameras and lenses: What are you going to buy?

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