December 28, 2013
Posted in news

Sony should learn something from Fuji….how to make firmware upgrades!


Sony can do some great cameras but their firmware updates are somewhat disappointing. A77, A99 camera owners are still waiting for major improvements. I just read an article at MirrorlessRumors with an interview with Fuji manager Mr.Kawahara. He mentioned as one of the companies main goals is to support and improve its cameras via firmware update. He literally said: “We want you to use our camera longer and longer in your life.”

It’s high on my 2014 wishlist that Sony not only will keep making good new cameras but also to keep releasing good firmwares. I think this would help to create confidence around Sony and motivate more people to join in Sony’s A and E-mount system. I know that developing new firmwares is costly, but it’s also a good long-term investment!

So please Sony, in 2014 try to make current Sony camera owners happy too!

December 27, 2013
Posted in reviews

Leica M vs Sony A7r by Stilgar


SAR reader Stilgar posted a big A7r ($2300) vs Leica M240 ($7000) comparison. As we have seen from previous tests the Leica still shows a better corner performance also because Leica provides Lens correction and the Sony doesn’t. In all other areas (High ISO, color, resolution) the A7r is definitely better. Still, I would love Sony to deliver a cameras as well built and as elegant as a Leica M :)

Here are the tests:
Iso comparison here :
M-mount lenses here, center crop and corner crop too :
One for noise performances :
One for the 18SE performances :
One for the Cron35 :
One for the Voigt 35 1.2 :
One for the noctilux f1 :
One for the Cron75 APO :
And one for the resolution :

Links to the tested lenses:
Leica Super-Elmar 18 ASPH for f3.4 to f16 (lens here on eBay).
Leica Summicron 35 ASPH from f2 to f16 (lens here on eBay).
Voigtlander Nokton 35 Aspherical 1.2 II from f1.2 to f16 (lens here on eBay).
Leica Noctilux 50 f1 from f1 to f16 (lens here on eBay).
Leica APO-Sumicron 75 ASPH from f2 to f16 (lens here on eBay).

December 27, 2013
Posted in deals

First $110 price drop on the Sony A7r. NEX-3n for $348.



We have the very first sensible A7r price drop! It now sells with a $112 discount and lot of free etxras at 6ave on eBay (Click here). Free shipping!

More new Sony deals:
6ave also offers a great NEX-6 deal with free extras for $486 (Click here).
And there is a new price drop on the Sony NEX-3n with kit lens which know sells for $349 only at Amazon US (Click here). This pushes the camera on top of the Amazon mirrorless ranking (full list here).

Other ongoing Sony deals:
Free QX10 along the Sony A7r at Adorama (Click here)
RX100MII with a $100 discount at CameraLand one Bay US (Click here).
A99 with free extras for $2,033 (Click here) or $2.046 (Click here).
Free compact camera with the Sony A7r at BHphoto (Click here)
A3000 with kit lens now sells for $279 at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony RX100 for $408 at eBay US (Click here)

December 27, 2013
Posted in rumors

What is the camera you want in 2014?


We are approaching the end of the year and it’s time to express your wishes for the coming new year 2014. What new Sony camera are you hoping to get in 2014?

I wish Sony to release...

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The list is based on rumor we posted or posted by other sites. I think most of these cameras will really come in 2014! :)

December 26, 2013
Posted in news

Sony Japan official info: Zeiss 24-70mm FE to ship from January 24.


Sony Japan confirms that the Zeiss FE zoom will ship from January 24 while the Sony 28-70mm FE will ship from February 7.


Zeiss 24-70mm preorders:
USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS.

Sony G 28-70mm lens preorders:
EUROPE at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, CH, AT, SE, FI, NO.
USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.



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