August 14, 2013
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(SR5) Sony will soon announce the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 E-mount lens!

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Image of the Zeiss Touit prototype lens (not the new 16-70mm lens!)

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And finally we will get our first high quality zoom for the NEX system. Sony will launch the new Zeiss 16-70mm f/4.0 E-mount lens by End of August (likely August 29)! It will be unveiled along the new NEX-5T camera. This is a completely different lens than the 16-80mm Zeiss A-mount version (here at Amazon). But the price will be more or less similar (around $1,000).

One more NEX-FF thing: Still working on the camera specs. But I was able to get lens info from one source. I am now trying to double check the info I got. If it’s true than the lenses are GREAT! And that is not me being Sony fanboy or over emotional. Stay tuned on SAR!

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August 13, 2013
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(SR5) New NEX-FS700R and NEX-FS700RH camcorders to be announced soon too.

AKorean agency just registered two new Sonu camcorders in their database. These are NEX-FS700R and NEX-FS700RH E-mount camcorders that will replace the current Sony NEX-FS700 (here on eBay). Specs are yet unkown but the camera will be announced within the next few weeks.

And one more thing: Sonyactioncam2 also spotted the Action Camera name registration. It’s the AS30V.

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And this was only the first rumor fo the day! Stay tuned on SAR!

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August 13, 2013
Posted in news

George Clooney backs up Sony’s strategy and says Loeb is a “carpet bagger”

A couple of months ago Daniel Loeb, hedge fund manager and owner of a large 7% Sony share criticized the Sony company strategy. He recently also criticized the Sony movie business. But this time Sony got a very unexpected backup from George Clooney. Deadline.com reports Clooneys words:

“Loeb calls himself an activist investor, and I would call him a carpetbagger, and one who is trying to spread a climate of fear that pushes studios to want to make only tent poles… Why is he buying stock like crazy if he’s so down on things? He’s trying to manipulate the market. I am no apologist for the studios, but these people know what they are doing.”

How any hedge fund guy can call for responsibility is beyond me, because if you look at those guys, there is no conscience at work. It is a business that is only about creating wealth, where when they fail, they get bailed out and where nobody gets fired. A guy from a hedge fund entity is the single least qualified person to be making these kinds of judgments, and he is dangerous to our industry.”

Well said George!

And you may read the latest article on The Verge too:

In the end, Sony saw Loeb’s proposal as little more than a distraction along the way to executing Hirai’s plan. And, with recent successes in smartphones and even televisions, it’s understandable that the company would want to keep its focus on the path ahead.

Now let’s see if the soon to be announced new QX and NEX cameras will be another success!

August 13, 2013
Posted in deals

Hasselblad Stellar now for sale in US. And great NEX-7 and RX100 deals reminder.

If you were exergely waiting to buy the just announced Hasselblad Stellar than click over at UrbanDaddy (link found via ThePhoBlographer). But if you don’t need all that luxurisous material and logo attached on the camera than grab the same thing for $543.81 at BigValue eBay (Click here). And save the rest of the money for the NEX-FF :)

And don’t forget there are two great USA deals:
1) there is a NEX-7 with 18-55mm lens and lot of accessories for $975 at 6ave (Click here). That’s $300 less than the regular Amazon or BH price!
2) There is a new 4% reward offer at Amazon US (click here to read all details). Here are the direct links to the 4% deals on the Sony mirrorless cameras, SLT cameras and Sony lenses.
3) Adorama is running and exclusive sale with Adobe on Lightroom 5 (Click here). You get $50 off by using the Coupon Code “S987654321

August 12, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) The possible triple Sony announcement dates. Game changing products to come!

Time for a short roundup of what’s going to be announced soon. As usual be sure to follow SAR the next days and week. Now mark these dates on your calendar:

Late August (the 29?): Sony NEX-5t, 16-70mm E-mount lens and a third product (the ILC-3000?) will be announced.
September 4: Sony Honami i1, The two QX lens cameras and new action cameras.
Late September (24?): Sony first Full Frame NEX photocamera with first Zeiss Full Frame lenses!

Possible surprises could be: New A-mount mirrorless strategy presentation (Still not sure about that yet!), NEX-7 successor, more A and E-mount lenses.

 

Personal note: Because of all this rumor work my vacation was a mess :( Anyway, I have to look at the bright side. Sony is on the verge to announce two possible game changing products. The QX series and the NEX-FF series. You rarely can live moments of innovation like this! And watch out SAR for the next rumors, I already know there is some terrific surprise :)

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SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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