July 11, 2012
Posted in deals

David Busch’s A65 book in Stock. SLT and accessory discount in US.


David Busch’s A65 guide is in Stock at Amazon (Click here). He already wrote books for other SLT cameras (Full List here).

Meantime Sony extended the US deals til September the 1st:
1) The $100 off on some camera+lens combos (Click here).
2) Price drops on a long list of Sony camera accessories (Click here).
3) $80 off on the A65 (Click here) and the A57 (Click here).

July 11, 2012
Posted in rumors

A short update on the A99….

After posting the A99 specs I got contacted by another source. He confirmed that the specs are pretty much spotted right. But firmware isn’t finalized yet so small things still can change. I have been told Sony is working hard to avoid some of the early problems we had on the A77 launch.

Meantime it sounds like the NEX-5F (or someone told me the final name may be NEX5R) and the 16-50mm pancake lens are going to be announced in late August. But there is even more stuff coming along that!

July 10, 2012
Posted in news

NEX-5n goes RED styled for video!

Richard Gale made the cinema housing for the NEX 5N you can see here on top. EosHD posted the news and writes: “It essentially turns the tiny toy-like NEX 5N into a mini Red. Advantages include a secure full sized HDMI port, cooling system, integrated Sony monitor, robust build quality, better handling and protection for the camera itself from drops, etc. As you can see, looks wise it is quite an eye opener too, turning the NEX 5N into something much closer to a digital cinema camera.

It transform your NEX-5n in a sort of small RED camera. Existing owners of the NEX 5N can buy the kit sub £1000. As soon we find more info and first preorder options I will post them here on SAR!

Sony NEX-5n shop links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

July 10, 2012
Posted in rumors

New Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 coming soon! First images on SAR.

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SAR readder Yuanqi sent me the pictures of the soon to come Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 lens. Shipment will start on July 20th. The price just reaches to 6,000 Chinese RMB (760 Euro or $940), which migth be even higher if SLR Magic want to sell it worldwide. Mitakon is a brand owned by “Shenyang Zhongyi” a Chinese company that sometimes OEM for other companies such as SLR Magic. You can find plenty of Mitakon lenses on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: SLR magic made four lenses for the NEX system:
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC (here on eBay).
SLR Magic Toy Lens 28mm Bokehmorphic lens (here on eBay).
SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 (here on eBay).
SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 lens (here on eBay).


July 9, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony RX100 will ship on August 8th in US

Finally we have a shipping date for the RX100. It ships on August 8th at Amazon US (Click here). If you absolutely want to get it earlier than you have to buy it on eBay Asia or Digitalrev.

And if you are a NEX camera owner like me than you may get the Zeiss 24mm which is in Stock via Cameta at Amazon (Click here).

P.S.: I will be a future A99 owner too ;)

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