June 15, 2014
Posted in deals

Sigma 50mm ART for Sony said to ship between “2-5 months” only.


Sigma still didn’t tell us when they will ship the amazing 50mm ART lens for Sony. But today Amazon US gave us a very vague update and says it will ship it within 2-5 months :( The A-mount lens can be preordered in USA Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And in Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).

Hot reminder: $800 off(!!!) on the Sony E-mount double Touit lens kit at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Ends today!

June 15, 2014
Posted in deals

SLRgear review: “Sony 16-70mm Zeiss is an excellent walkaround lens”.


As you know there is a great $350 off on the A6000 with Zeiss 16-70mm lens kit at BHphoto. You get it in Black (Click here) or Silver (Click here). And there is an even greater deal at Cameta (Click here) where you get 8 free extras too!

But how good is the Zeiss lens? SLRgear (Click here) just posted the lens test results and writes:

For Sony shooters using APS-C E-mount cameras, the Sony E 16-70mm ƒ/4 Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* ZA OSS lens is a very versatile, lightweight, well-built lens with good image quality. The images are quite sharp, even wide open, and the autofocus performance is excellent. The Sony 16-70mm Zeiss is an excellent walkaround lens.

June 14, 2014
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Mike Van Schoonderwalt
Central Station Rotterdam A77 M2, ISO 100, 20 mm, F10, 1/160

To get on the SAR readers selection post you have to:

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

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June 14, 2014
Posted in reviews

Shutter test: There is no Full Frame as silent as the A7s!


Chuljae Lee posted that Sony A7s silent shutter test video and guess what…it’s really silent! :)

This is one of my small dreams come true. Even better than the already very silent leaf shutter of the Sony RX1! There are many conditions were you want this: wedding photography for example. I think it’s one of the best untold A7s features on the web!

Sony A7s preorder in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s EU pages: Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
RX100M3 preorders in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA.
RX100M3 preorders in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PT. And Wex UK,
RX100M3 in Asia at Amazon Japan and Sony Australia.
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev and Sony Australia.

June 13, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


DEO Contax G – Sony E AF adapter Mk III a6000 AF test

Imaging Resource posts RX100 III Gallery.
Canon FD 4/300 L reviewed on the A7 at Phillipreeve.
DCfever posted an early A7s image test.
Sony RX100 III sample gallery images: Small in the pocket, Big on the trail (Imaging Resource).
A7s test at DC.Fever.
A6000 is the best mirrorless camera for SonyAlphaLab.

Maarten:Here’s my video review of the A6000 with the SEL1670Z and the Zeiss Touit 12mm. Lots of great photos from Ottawa’s Tulip Festival and detailed visual demos of features. http://youtu.be/hkBnze9wUQU

Massimiliano:it’s my pleasure to invite you to my upcoming exhibition at Gallery Imagineo in Paris where I’ll be showcasing Oculus Asini in a collective show named “S”. More info here: http://massimocristaldi.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d0a83849f8161130788a06474&id=f54cda2255&e=50aba2f4c4

Tomer:I would like to share with you the best two weeks of my life. It was a combination of of a great location (NY), great camera and equipment and a seven month pregnant amazing wife. For years I have been using Sony cameras and a year ago I’ve decided to “switch camps” and go with Nikon’s DSLR. Short while after I moved to Nikon, the passion of spontaneously taking the camera and take photos simply faded, it was not as fun as it used to and I really felt bad about that. After a year of long and hard work, I have decided to do a vacation together with my wife in NY. I have visited all over Europe but never been to the states. I timed the trip to the launch of SONY A7 and sold my Nikon camera along with all other equipment, wanted to do a fresh start, who knows, maybe the passion will come back with the A7. This meant that I flew to NY without a camera, something I would never do because taking photos is one of the most important parts of my every day life. I remember the fear I had of being in NY, the place I always wanted to explore without a camera or worse, being with a camera and equipment I have no idea on operating, did I do the right move? First photo I did was with the Iphone, it was a photo of “We’ve landed and we are safe” for family and friends. The hotel informed us that we have to wait 5 hours for check in, I left my wonderful seven month wife in the lobby after 16 hours of flight (Tel Aviv to New York City) so she can rest and i ran to B&H to get my hands on the A7 with 20% battery on my phone and google maps…
2 hours later and 3 hours for the check in, I studied the camera and its features as much as I possible could because this was the only free time I had for it, afterwards my wife’s vacation starts and I have to focus on her.
So, here it goes, these are the photos I’ve took with the best camera I’ve ever held in my life while traveling with the woman I love in the greatest city on earth. If you like my post you can see some of the picture in


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