June 15, 2014
Posted in news, rumors

Sony says “We are ready” to produce curved sensors on mass scale.

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Image courtesy: Sony via Spectrum.

The image of this Sony curved sensor created quite a buzz but some people argued that this tech may not coming any time soon. Well this is wrong. Sony already made a first mass production run and realized 100 sensors. Sony device manager Itonaga said it clearly: “We are ready“.

And as we shared  before. The first lens coming along this sensor will be the 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss (Source SAR):

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June 15, 2014
Posted in deals

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

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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!

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June 15, 2014
Posted in deals

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

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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.

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June 14, 2014
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.

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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.

Read the rest of this entry →

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June 14, 2014
Posted in reviews

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

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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.

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