December 28, 2012
Posted in reviews

First video of the Contax to E-mount AF adapter!

As you know we now have three AF E-mount adapters for the Canon EOS lenses. But most of these lenses are big and certainly not a valuable solution if you need to be “Light”. So it may interest you to know that a new Contax G AF adapter is coming too! And the video on top proves you that it actually works. It will be soon sold by MXcamera on their own direct eBay Store (Click here to see).

And here you see the list of great G lenses with links to eBay price:
Hologon 16mm; 1:8 on eBay (Click here).
Biogon T* 21 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Biogon T* 28 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 35 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 45 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Sonnar T* 90 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Vario-Sonnar T* 35 – 70 mm; 1:3,5-5,6 on eBay (Click here).

December 27, 2012
Posted in rumors

Patent: Tamron Full Frame lens may be made for the NEX?

Never get excited about a patent. It’s not a prove at all that the described product may be produced for real. That said Egami (translation here) spotted a new Tamron lens design and it is a 300mm f/2.8 lens for a Full Frame mirrorless camera system. There is no info about the mount that the lens is going to use. But Sony Corporation maintains an 11% share hold in Tamron (Source: Wikipedia). So it may could be a lens made for the NEX system.

That said Tamron wouldn’t be the first to make a Full Frame compatible E-mount lens. Samyang/Rokinon already sells such lenses for the VG-900! Here they are:
Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Sony E at BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (as Rokinon).
24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E at BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (as Rokinon).
Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E at BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (as Rokinon).
Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E at BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (as Rokinon).

 

via Mirrorlessrumors.

 

December 27, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony A99 review ay Photoclubalpha (doens’t like it at all). And first price drops in Europe.

A900 versus A99. Image courtesy: Photoclubalpha

Long time Sony blogger David KIlpatrick posted the full A99 review at Photoclubalpha (Click here). And he is heavily criticizing Sony for releasing a camera like that: “In my British Journal review, I concluded that the Alpha 99 was between 30 and 50% over-priced and combined with the cost and limited range of Sony lenses there would be little good reason for any new full-frame entrant to prefer Sony over Nikon or Canon.

and “Despite this, I would be very happy if Sony revived the highest end optical prism DSLR in future. An Alpha 900 quality version of the D600 would have been perfect. And I do not think I am alone in showing some regret for the apparent end of the single-lens reflex Alpha.

Read the full article and comment his very detailed analysis. I have to say I found it honest and also a clear description of Sony’s current limitations. I hope Sony will take notice of it for the sake of the future FF camera development!

Meantime price is slowly falling down. You cna get a new A99 for 2499 Euro at eBay Germany (Click here) and 2430 Euro at eBay UK (Click here). To get notified on more price drops save this search on Slidoo eBay (login to save it or change root country).

December 26, 2012
Posted in reviews

Wierd: A99 JPG quality beats the RX1 in Dynamic Range and Noise handling according to Techradar.

Image courtesy: Techradar.

The latest RX1 test made by Techradar (Click here) shows an unexpected result. The JPG quality of the RX1 is worse than the one delivered by the A99. While RAW files for Dynamic Range and Noise are very similar (with the A99 having the edge on mid ISO). I am surprised to see that the JPG quality shows that huge(!) difference. I actually was expecting a better result!

The only real image quality of the advantage of the RX1 can be seen at Low ISO when shooting RAW. Than you will get the best results (and better than the A99).

 

Click these links to check price and in Stock status: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals. Save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

December 26, 2012
Posted in news

Sony RX100 kaputt!

At Christmas many people buys or receives a new cameras. But I found one guy that actually unintentionally destroyed the camera :) And for us this is a good thing because we can finally take a look inside the Sony RX100! Click on that link to Xitek forum and visit also the next few pages of the Chinese forum post to see more pics. Or if you prefer click on the small thumbnails you see her eon bottom to view the full size pics.

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

P.S.: I hope you had a nice time at Christmas!

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