March 17, 2015
Posted in rumors

Getting close to 10.000 Twitter followers…


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Right now I am writing my next SR4 rumors. In the meantime help me out to break the 10,000 Twitter followers barrier. Don’t know what will happen once I reach the magic number…Sony will call me and unveil the A9 specs? :) Twitter:

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1) I removed a lot of advertising and will remove some further. I also cleaned the code a bit. Website should load faster. A more serious cleaning is due to happen in 1-2 months. I promise site will be less cluttered by then!
2) I am working to remove all trolls which as usual comment as anonymous guests. Hope comment system will be more enjoyable to follow.
3) Join SonyAlphaForum for more “deep” discussions on Sony cameras and lenses. I am very “active” there if you want to follow me :)



March 17, 2015
Posted in news

Two Voigtländer news: Ultron 35mm lens pricing unveiled. Heliar 15mm III to ship beginning of April.



The “old” style looking new Ultron lens.

Two small news about new Voigtländer M-mount lenses you can use on Sony E-mount cameras with an adapter:

1) Fotocommunity unveiled the pricing/shipment of the new Ultron 35mm f/1.7 lens. It will cost 1.000 Euro and ship in May. The lens is M-mount but has been “optimized” to be used on digital cameras.

2) The Sony FE optimized Heliar 15mm f/4.5 lens will ship from early April at Fotomundus Germany (Click here) and Shenikon Hong Kong (Click here). A review of the lens on the Sony can be seen here on SAR.

Thanks Martin for finding and sharing the news.

March 16, 2015
Posted in deals

A77II with kit lens and free vertical grip for $1549.



You get a free vertical grip along the already heavily discounted A77II kit at Sony Store US (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Also do not forget that other great deal: NEX-7 kit for $598 only at BHphoto (Click here).

Sony eBay deals:
55mm FE lens for $744 at GetDigital on eBay US (Click here)
Refurbished 55mm FE lens for $745 on eBay (Click here).
$250 off on the Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens (Click here).
A3000 with kit lens and Photoshop Elements for $249 (Click here).
Refurbished NEX-5T with two lenses for $399 (Click here).
$250 off on the Open Box A7r at Samys eBay (Click here).
$200 off on the Open Box A7 with kit lens at Samys eBay (Click here).
$150 off on the Open Box A7 at Samys eBay (Click here).
$250 off on the Open Box A7s at Samys eBay (Click here).

March 16, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Major Sony E-mount camera announcement in May!


Patent of the entry level Sony A5 FF camera.

I know the last 6-7 months have been a bit slow on the rumor front but the main reason was that Sony had “only” one camera announced (The A7II). Sony slowed down the mad product release cycle they had the previous years. But now the time has come again to bring some real big and highly trusted rumor!

In May Sony will announce new E-mount cameras. I am now working with all sources to grab info about those. If all works fine I can at last share some SR4 or even SR5 rumors soon. So far I can tell you I got E-mount camera rumors only but I have high hopes Sony will bring a new FF A-mount camera this year too. I am just not sure that cam is coming in May.

One more thing:
There is also a Sony product announcement on April 12. But I believe there is “only” camcorder (maybe E-mount camcorders) coming.

Stay tuned on SAR. Let’s the comment speculation party begin ;)

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March 16, 2015
Posted in deals, news

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 can be preordered at BestBuy.



You can already preorders and read the new LR6 specs at BestBuy (Click here). It should be released within the next few days. UPDATE: BestBuy now removed the preorder option :(


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