July 6, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony Tidbits…(with readers mails)


Sony RX1R Camera First Look by What Digital Camera

Popphoto and Sony partnership (Popphoto).
Sony A58 review at ThePhoBlographer.
Full review of the Sigma NEX 60mm F/2.8 DN A lens by Kurt Munger.
Sony HX50v test pictures by SAR reader on Flickr.
Sony PZ 18-200mm lens review by SonyAlphaLab.
32mm Touit lens test on Flickr.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Review at Photographyblog.
Switching from Nikon to Sony (Stuckincustoms).
Three Pentax FA Limited Lenses tested on the A99 on Flickr.
Sony RX1 Review: Bruce Haley Photographs Mato Nanji (TheOnlinePhotographer).
New review of the Zeiss 32mm f/1.8 on a NEX-7 from Matthew Durr.

William:I think I sent this message to you the wrong way the first time. So, please forgive the double message. I just finished a short. “L.A. Audition” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-tOHA285Ec. It was shot on a Sony NEX 5R. The opening shot was shot with the Sony SEL1018 lens.

Justin:Hey, loving the site as always! You may remember me from earlier, when I posted a user report on the RX1 (http://thegoldensieve.com/sony-rx1-a-user-report/). I wanted to drop you a line because I just used the RX1 extensively to shoot a wedding and capture all the little detail shots. I have a post online now where you can see some of these images. Enjoy! http://thegoldensieve.com/the-wedding-photographers-sony-rx1/

Troy Gleason:Shot entirely on a Sony A99! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDBADNhzJHA

Romeo:I have a good series of photos that enhances the Sony Nex-7 and manual lenses. The photos are also the right size to appreciate good. The lens Konica M-Hexanon 90mm f/2.8 is cheap but high quality. There is also the Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar 24mm f/1.8, backlight is fabulous. romeocolombo.com

David:I recently bought DNA Software’s a99 plugin for Lightroom 5. It lets me shoot tethered in Lightroom like the other supported camera’s, and it includes an iPad app that connects Wi-Fi too. I wrote a review on my blog I hope you can share with the other Sony users. http://www.parallax-effect.ca/2013/06/28/tethering-sony-a99-lightroom-5-dna-software/

July 5, 2013
Posted in reviews

New RX100MII gets DxOmarked.

DxOmark (Click here) already posted the full test of the new RX100MII. And indeed the camera manages to have score a 20% better high ISO result. And obviously the competition cannot match the RX100/RX100MII quality. DxO writes:

Until such time that rivals adopt the Sony unit, or something similar (like the sensors found in the Nikon 1 cameras), it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to compete on level terms. For the moment at least, the highly pocketable Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 and the new Mk II version have no real equal.


Here is the updated preorder list:
RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore USSony Canada, Sony DeutschlandSony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
Sony HVL-F43M TTL flash at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony VFA-49R1 Filter Adapter for the for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-1R at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-100M2 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case for RX-100 & RX-100M2 at Adorama.

July 5, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony A99 sales goal has been reached and surpassed. New price drops coming this summer.

A very long time trusted sources shared some good news about the A99 sales and future. First of all Sony’s sales forecast not only has been matched but there were 5% more sales than expected. The same source also told me new A99 price drops (worldwide!) can be expected to be launched this summer. Along the new firmware that will be announced too.

Sounds great!

P.S: Yesterday’s A99 deals are just the start! 6ave has two A99 superkits: One for $2,271 (Click here) and another one for $2,280 (Click here).


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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!

July 4, 2013
Posted in reviews

New RX100 review and RX100MII tests.

Image courtesy: RiflessiFotografici


The RX100MII has been announced but the “older” RX100 is still a perfect (and cheaper) camera! And if you want to read a brand new on field review click over at RiflessiFotografici (Click here). Italian Photographer Max Angeloni used the camera for his latest work in Egypt.

You can also read two more previews and test about the just announced MII version:
Preview at Photographic Central.
If you speak German Dkamera posted RAWs (Click here) and a preview (Click here).

One more thing for German readers: Two Refurbished RX100 are for sale for 399 Euro on eBay: auction one (Click here) and auction two (Click here).

July 4, 2013
Posted in deals, news

New Metabones Nikon G to E-mount Speed Booster announced. And Rokinon 16mm in Stock.

It’s definitely a Speed Booster day! A couple of hours ago I wrote you about the new A to E-mount Speed Booster coming in August. And now Metabones announced a Nikon G to NEX adapter too! it’s already in Stock and shipping on their store (Click here). Now you can tell your Nikon friends that they have no excuse anymore to switch over to the NEX system with their G lenses :)

And another new product is in Stock for the first time: The Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 for A-mount ships now at BHphoto (Click here).


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