August 12, 2012
Posted in rumors

300mm f/2.8 lens officially discontinued at Sonystore. Replacement coming soon…


Sonystore US now marked the 300mm lens as “No Longer Available”. There are still two left at Amazon (Click here) but the replacement of the lens should be announced within the next few weeks…maybe along two other zooms the 70-200mm and 70-400mm lens.

P.S.: The RX1oo has already 71(!) user reviews on Amazon and only four of them negative (click here to read them all).

August 12, 2012
Posted in news

NEX hack: 46Mbit bitrate in 1080p possible?

Sony NEX hack by Someone 1.00 from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

EosHD posted the video you see here on top to explain the possible future NEX camera hack. The author (and not the hacker!) of EosHD speculates that “46Mbit on the older NEX 5 without too much trouble and it is still early days yet, so we could see stuff like intra-frame recording and improvements to HDMI out, or even 4:2:2 colour in MP4 mode and higher resolutions.

Please don’t get too exited about this now. It’s all speculation and imagination now. Let’s see if the hacker group will succeed in releasing a real hacked firmware with lots of new features. I would be certainly happy because this means we would not have to wait for Sony to improve our NEX (and maybe SLT) cameras. And don’t forget that APP support is coming wih the next NEX camera…this is also a good news :)

August 11, 2012
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…(very RX100 centered)

RX100 review by John Sison

Pimping out the RX100 at Luminous Landscape.
RX100 review at DPS.
New RX100 video by Outbackphoto.
Gizmodo: “This is a camera that 90% of the population can pull out of a pocket on a whim to fire off a few beautiful shots without much trouble. Still, this is not a camera for everyone.
Special Sony RX100 Tahoe photo gallery posted at DCresource.
Rx100 experience part on at Soundimagesplus.
A “protein” based sensor patent at Egami (Translation here).
Sony NEX-7 for street photography at TheF8blog.

RX100 rankings at Amazon US (Click here to see the ranking), Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.

You can buy the lens by clicking those direct search links: RX100 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

And don’t forget that the super sexy RX100 Gariz case is already available in Black on eBay (Click here) and in Brown on eBay (Click here)!



August 11, 2012
Posted in reviews

Metabones EF to NEX adapter updated and reviewed…

Canon EOS-M is out but you don’t have to buy that camera to use EOS lenses! Metabones just updated the EF Lens to E Mount Smart Adapter (Source: Dpreview). It supports electronic communication between the lens and your NEX camera. There is a Metabones review on the NEX-FS100 by EosHD if you want to learn more about it!

You can check price and availability of the adapter on eBay (Click here).

August 10, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony announcement party on August 28th??? Follow SonyAlphaRumors!

This rumor still hasn’t been confirmed by trusted sources but according to two anonymous messages I got the last 48hours the big Sony DDAY announcement is scheduled for August 28th! I hope trusted sources can confirm this within the next hours so that I can upgrade the rumor from SR3 to SR5. I am also not sure if this announcement is just for NEX or for NEX and the A99!

I also have been told that we should expect major leaks the days before the announcement. For now we know the A99 (with new flash and vertical grip and more), NEX-5R, NEX-6 are coming. On the lens front we could see a new 70-200mm, 300mm A mount lens (and maybe a 50mm prime) and on the NEX front I am sure we will have the new 11-18 and 16-50mm pancake(!) zooms and a new 35mm f/1.8 prime lens. I will write an exact roundup of all camera, lens accessories and features next week. Let’s hope Sony models will be as successful as the Sony RX100 (on top of the rankings at Amazon US).

This means that you guys can’t afford to miss a single day on SonyAlphaRumors! And be sure to be online here on August 28th at between 5 and 7 am London time to follow the announcement live on SAR! Follow SAR RSS feed or follow me on Twitter and join the super friendly Facebook comunity! Share the news on your blog and your Sony (and Nikon LOL) community.

P.S: Let’s break the 6.000 likes barrier :)

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