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 ;)

July 9, 2012
Posted in rumors

The A99 specs: Do you like the camera?

On Friday I posted the A99 prototype camera specs. I got them via trusted sources so I expect them to be very reliable although small changes can still be made for the final production version. I can add some info from unconfirmed rumors (SR3) saying that there will be a 3 Megapixel OLED viewfinder and a more reliable info that (SR4) it records 10-12 fps. In short, for around $2,500-$2,800 (or Euro or Pounds) you will get a FF SLT with 24MPX, 102 all cross AF, ISO50-25,600 (with +2 extension), 1080/p60, weather sealed body with built in Flash and optional vertical grip.

If those specs are correct the question is:

Is that a camera you would consider to buy?

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My impression is that the camera is aimed for sport photography and video. It’s where the cameras can beat the upcoming Nikon D800 and the Canon 5DmarkIII.



July 8, 2012
Posted in deals

New (and cheap) NEX hots shoe adapter spotted on eBay?

As you know recently NEXpro (Click here) released the “world’s first Hot shoe designed for SONY NEX-5 and SONY NEX-5n” It costs around $80. A SAR reader spotted an even cheaper chinese Hot Shoe adapter on eBay (Click here). As usual be careful with these ebay listenings. let me know if you tried that before. If it works we would save almost $50!

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