February 24, 2013
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More Sony A58 image samples…

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A58 vs A57 and A37 size comparison by AlphaCorner (Thanks!).

If you want to see more images about the A58:

SLRclub
published a new A58 vs A57 image comparison. Another comaprison using the same 100mm Sigma macro lens (Click here).

They also published the first 18-55 SAM vs 18-55 SAM2 comaprison (Click here). The author said that there is no big difference between the two lenses and that he only found a small image qaulity improvement on the mid range (around 35mm).

As a reminder, tomorrow at 8am New York Time all mjor online stores will accept preorders on the new Sony stuff!

February 23, 2013
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Sony A99 cheaper ($2499) and Sony A37 the cheapest ($329).

The Full Frame Sony A99 can be bought for $2,500 at Igeoo (eBay TopSeller) and at Mabastm (Click here).
The cheapest new SLT-37 camera on the market can be bought for $329 at Buydig (Click here). And for $368 with the kit lens at Yag (Click here).

US deal reminder:
Deal 1) Save up to $300 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Click here to see the Amazon page). The same deal is now running on BHphoto and Adorama too.
Deal 2) Save up to $200 on Select Sony NEX Compact System Cameras (Click here to see the Amazon page). The same deal is now running on BHphoto and Adorama too.
Deal 3) Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here to see the Amazon page).
Deal 4) Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras Starting at $79 (Click here to see the Amazon page).

And keep in mind….don’t buy the NEX-7 if you can wait for the NEX-7n!!!!!!!!

February 22, 2013
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Sony NEX-3n, A58 and Zeiss 50mm preorders in Europe!

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Finally we found some preorder options for the just announced Sony stuff:
The Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM can now be preordered at Wex UK.
The NEX-3n can now be preordered at Sony DE, Amazon DE, Sony UK, Wex DE, Wex UK, Sony FR, Sony IT, Sony ES, Sony NL, Sony SE.
The A58 can now be preordered at Amazon DE, Wex DE, Wex UK.

If you live outside Europe than you have to wait til Monday. It’s when you will see the preorders at Amazon US for example.

February 22, 2013
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DxOmark test: Sony RX1 Zeiss lens is “outstanding”

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DxOmark (Click here) published the RX1 Zeiss lens performance test. And they write: ” Its optical performance is outstanding, and particularly noteworthy for its consistent sharpness and homogenous imaging across the frame. With excellent image quality at maximum aperture becoming outstanding at f/2.8 and on, the Zeiss Sonnar T* 2/35 is likely to become a classic, against which all others are judged. Of course the lens can only be obtained with the purchase of the RX1, a camera that is not entirely without its own quirks and shortcomings. In spite of this, if you have the money to invest, then close to perfect imagery is assured.

And for all these people that do think the RX1 is too expensive read this: “With a high overall DxOMark score of 33, the Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* is a superb performer optically. That score puts it comfortably ahead of the $1,850 manual focus Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 (35mm f/1.4) on a Nikon D3X, which achieved a DxOMark score of 30.”

Now, I want that lens to be made for the future NEX FF system. I know it will be a tiny bit bigger and not have that nice leaf shutter. But I want it anyway :)

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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).

February 22, 2013
Posted in news

The not so real roadmap :)

The Japanese magazine “Nippon camera” published that camera roadmap that created quite a buzz on the Internet. As you see the magazine lists the NEX-7r, NEX-F3R and NEX-9. And there is no SLT camera. This lead to some speculation that there will not be any new A-mount camera this year. As you saw from yesterdays A58 announcement this is’t true. There will be a NEX-7 successor named NEX-7n (and not NEX-7) and there will be an A77 successor this summer. The FF NEX comes in 2014 and not in late 2013 as suggested by their roadmap. So stop being worried :)

 

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