March 14, 2013
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Sony RX1 outperforms the twice as expensive Leica M cameras!

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DxOmark published the Leica M-E test and suddenly the RX1 really looks like a real bargain :)

The $2800 (or 3100 Euro) Sony RX1 outperforms the twice as expensive Leica M-E  camera! And Focus Numerique compared the even more expensive (and newer) Leica M with the RX1 and once again the Sony is better. Don’t know what will happen with Leica the day Sony comes out with the NEX-9 FF…

 

RX1 links roundup:
RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).

March 13, 2013
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First SAL70-400 SSM G II by Gustav (Dyxum).


Click on the image left or right to see the bigger pics. (left orignial pic, right 100% crop).

Gustav posted the first SAL70-400 SSM G II image samples at Dyxum (Click here). He says that “this is a outstanding/superb lens for wildlife/sports , razor-sharp , even with the lens wide open. if you looking for a very good lens that have SSM and personal i think this lens come`s very close near a fixed-lens 300mm/400mm

Thanks Gustav!

Sony 70-400mm preorders at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via ACDeals).

March 13, 2013
Posted in news

New RX100 for $579 at Samys, iPad e-book and cinematic look guide.

The RX100 deals:
Well know store Samys offers an up to $70 discount on the RX100 cameras.:
RX100 Display DEMO, Plus Sony 4GB Memory Card for $579 (Click here).
RX100 OPEN BOX, Plus Sony 4GB Memory Card for $599 (Click here).
And there is also a RX100 with free Sony Jacket Case at BHphoto (Click here).

The RX100 e-book:
There is a new Sony RX100 E-Book (“Sony RX100 Power User Guide”) containing 35 real-world pro tricks and 50 sample images is finally available on Apple’s “iPad App Store” (Click here).  Contrary to the other e-books about this camera this e-book is not a print-like adaption but has been created specifically for this medium, with a strong focus on good design practice. All graphics and diagrams have been optimized for the iPad. Here is the official info from my product page at http://screen-online.de/edition/

The RX100 cinema look guide:
Rungunshoot (Click here) posted a full CInematic Look Guide for the RX100.

March 13, 2013
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These are Sony’s ideas for the A and E-mount hybrid camera…

A source was that kind to explain me the different solution Sony engineers found to create the hybrid A an E mount camera. He didn’t unveil to me which one has been picked up by Sony. But here they are:

a)  Singular mount that accepts all current lenses at differing distances from the sensor plane.
b)  Sensor that moves the focal plane inward and outward dependent upon the mounting of all current lenses.
c)  Singular mount that moves all current lenses at differing distances from the sensor plane.
d)  3 Interior (in-body) camera mounts that can be user switched dependent upon the mounting of all current lenses.
e)  Redesign of all current production lenses to one physical mount.

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That said I don’t know if it makes really sense to work on those kind of tech solution. I think it makes mroe sense to keep the E and A mount system separated.

 

March 12, 2013
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Samyang/Rokinon 24mm Tilt Shift Lens shipping in May.

According to BHphoto the new Samyang (or Rokinon) 24mm TS lens will ship from May 15th. Preorders are up at both Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

US deal Reminder:
According to BHphoto (Click here) the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens for the Sony A-mount will ship from April 30th.
Amazon listed four Sony US deals on their deals page (Click here).
Cameraland selsl the RX100 for $629 (Click here) and the NEX-7 with kit lens for $1,079 (Click here).

news found via ThePhoBlographer and CanonWatch.

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