June 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

Leica APS-C with slow zoom official. Same price as RX1.


First the Lunar and then this, the X- Vario Leica with APS-C sensor and very slow zoom. Exactly 20 hours ago I told you that Hasselblad would now sell one single camera they have for sale at Amazon US (Click here). And indeed all 8 cameras are still there. And today Leica priced their super unexciting camera at $2850 (here at BHphoto) which is exactly the same price range of the Sony RX1. I think both companies do seriously risk to devalue their brand value if they keep doing cameras like these.

And if the rumors I am working on are correct by end of 2014 Leica will have lost their uniqueness in the Full Frame Mirrorless market. Sony and Fuji will make equal (if not better) cameras for half of the price. Yep, watch out for Sony’s new FF mirrorless and RX cameras. There will be no reason to buy a $7000 Leica anymore!

Dear Leica fans…Stay tuned on SAR…were you will see some REAL innovation soon :)

June 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New RX100 MKII has HotShoe, Wifi, swivel screen.

The soon to be announced RX100 MKII has Hot Shoe, Wifi and swivel screen. I still have no info about the sensor but I guess it could use the same (or a slightly updated) version of the current 1 inch 20 megapixel sensor. The image you see here is a fake rendering but it gives you an idea of how the Hot Shoe could be placed :)

P.S.: Dear sources, could you also share the exact announcement date? Have to plan my vacation trip :)

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, 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)

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

June 10, 2013
Posted in deals

Hasselblad Lunar now in Stock at Amazon US!

And here it is! The brand new Hasselblad Lunar is now in Stock and shipping at Amazon US (Click here to see pricing and kit variations).

You can choose between the Copper Bronze Lunar with Mahogany Grip (2 in Stock), Titanium Lunar with Brown Leather Grip (3 in Stock) and the Titanium Lunar with Black Leather Grip (3 in Stock).

Wanna bet that by tomorrow at the same time the exactly same number of cameras will be in Stock? :)

found via Photorumors.

June 10, 2013
Posted in deals

New A-mount lens rebates, NEX bundles and Sigma deal.

Have to catch up with some new Sony deal:
You can Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses at Amazon (Click here).
BHphoto is offering free Bag, Filter and SD card ($57.15 Total Value) on all NEX-6 (Click here) and NEX-7 (Click here) purchases.
$100 off on the Sigma 18-250mm lens at BuyDig (Click here).

And here are the A77 savings:
SLTA77 Body $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here)Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 with 18mm-135mm $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
SLTA77 with 16mm-50mm $300 Instant Savings + Free vertical grip $300= $600 in Instant Savings at Amazon (Click here), Samys (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

June 10, 2013
Posted in news

Adobe Lightroom 5 released.


Adobe just launched the new Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. You can pre order it at BHphoto, Adobe US, Adobe DE, Adobe UK and so on…US pricing is $149 for new customers and $79 for the upgrade. A preview can be read at Dpreview.

P.S.: My personal opinion on the new Adobe Cloud Strategy? Sucks :(  But is there any equal alternative? Not that I know…

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