September 20, 2012
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Fuji talks about the RX1 and wants to make an interchangeable FF.

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The RX1 specs, price and preorders are available at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany.

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Fuji and they strongly talk about the Full Frame mirrorless camera future. For Fuji it’s clear that there is a demand for full-frame mirrorless cameras. And when asked about the Sony RX1 Fuji’s X-series designer, Masazumi Imai, told AP: ‘I think many customers want a bigger sensor with first rate design. Sony’s answer is the RX1. Of course, I like that kind of camera but it is completely different to our series because the design is too modern.

In short, Fuji says there is a market for Full Frame compact cameras although it looks like they want to have such a camera with interchangeable mount. Sony really should hurry to deliver us the NEX-9 FF as soon as possible otherwise Fuji may will steal us the show. P.S.: I consider the new Leica M (Click here to see specs) and Leica ME camera too expensive and feature wise not on top of the market. They are playing in another league.

P.S.: Dearsusans wrote a nice article writing the PRO and CONS of the RX1. Check it out!


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

September 20, 2012
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And here it comes the RX100 Hasselblad sketch!


Image courtesy: DIGIFOTO Pro

No joke guys! Hasselblad will also do their own “interpretation” of the successful Sony RX100 camera! This sketch has been found by the dutch friends from DIGIFOTO Pro (Translation here). Peter Stig-Nielsen form Hasselblad confirmed to Digitfotopro that the 18-55mm and two other Sony NEX-lenses wil be re-branded as Hasselblad. On the stand were some Lunars equipped with 18-200mm and 16mm’s, without Sony logo, and not with other Sony E-lenses. Looks like they are going to rebrand those three lenses. Peter didn’t say anything about Hasselblad glass.

One more news: Hasselblad’s new business development manager, Luca Alessandrini will give an interview to Paul Genge at http://www.cameradiner.com today at 20h (19h london time)

Sony camera popularity: Even after all those new Sony cameras the RX100 remains the most popular Sony camera at Amazon US (Click here). Why? It’s a unique camera that satisfies the need for a maximum quality in maximum possible size reduction. And all that for a fair price.

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)

September 20, 2012
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Zeiss lens pictures roundup! Which one would you buy?

(Image courtesy: Alexander Radojski)

Certainly one of the best news from Photokina is the launch of three new Zeiss lenses for the NEX system. Alexander Radojski sent us some pictures of the new lenses (Click on them to see the full size version). All lenses have autofocus, price similar to the current Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 (around $1000) and cover an APS-C circle. This lenses do not cover Full Frame sensor camera like the new NEX-VG900. This is probably the only bad news for all of these people like me that hope to see a FF NEX-9 alike camera in 2013. Probably the lenses would have been a lot bigger if designed with FF in mind. And as you know this lenses are designed for the Fuji X system (like the new X-E1) too. This may be the reason why they do not cover FF. The lenses will ship in mind 2013. The big question is:

Which one of the new Zeiss lenses will you probably buy?

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Updated Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

September 19, 2012
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Hasselblad response to critics: “the Lunar is not a rebranded NEX-7″.


Lunar camera with the new Distagon E-mount Zeiss! (Image courtesy: Alexander Radojski)

 BJP reportsthat Hasselblad got “heavily denigrated” after the Lunar camera launch. And now Hasselblad is trying to explain why the price for the camera is correct. Business development manager, Luca Alessandrini said: “We are doing is buying different components from the best suppliers, and applying our knowledge and expertise to create a different camera. This is not a NEX 7 camera, just because we are buying components from Sony. The hardware is just a small part of the whole. It’s not because we’re using a Sony sensor that it makes the Lunar a Sony camera“.

The camera body is made of aluminium and Luca Alessandrini said that it takes five hours to machine the body. That alone costs $300.Luca also said that they are ready to launch more camera that may be more different from current Sony cameras: “if Sony were to release a NEX 9, Hasselblad would not automatically use the camera’s technology to unveil its own version

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Some Hasselblad video by Branding Value, FotoTVplus, Centrum Papieru (polish).

September 19, 2012
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New Sony 24 MP sensor gets DxOmarked (via D600 test).

The D600 score by DxOmark (Click here)

May not everybody knows it but the new Sony 24 Megapixel Full Frame sensor is used not only by Sony (A99RX1 and VG900) but also by the Nikon D600 (in stock today). And DxOmark (Click here) already posted the results of the D600 sensor test. The results are impressive. Compared with the Canon 5DmarkIII the Sony sensor has an image dynamic that is nearly 2.5-stops better! And a 2/3-stop advantage in color quality too!

This means that 1) Canon should be worried 2) We can expect similar extraordinary results on the A99RX1 and VG900. Particularly the superb RX1 (specs and price here) may surpass the Nikon D600 score due the excellent Zeiss lens. I hope it can dethrone the D600 as leader of the Amazon ranks (here to see).

I updated the preorder list with the new BHphoto Sony lens preorder option Here it is:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

 

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