January 21, 2013
Posted in reviews

RX1 Zeiss bokeh vs Nikon.

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Bokeh isn’t certainly the main reason why you should buy the Sony RX1. But Photographer Neil van Niekerk (Click here) wanted to investigate the quality of the Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 bokeh against the Nikon 35mmm f/1.4G lens: “The Nikon version has that typical “double edge” to the hard lines of the chandelier’s support. Hence, the Sony looks smoother.” Not bad if you keep in mind that the Nikon lens alone is priced at $1600 (at Amazon). P.S.: Of course the Nikon is faster…don’t kill me Nikon guys :)

Three more RX1 news: DxO optics now supports the RX1. Japanese test at DC.watch. And if you buy the RX1 in US keep in mind that you can find RX1 superkits for the same price of the RX1 body only on eBay US (via Slidoo).

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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).

January 21, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) NEX-3N, A38 and A58 are the next three new Sony cameras.

So let’s start this week with the forecast about the next Sony camera releases. I am getting many mails about the soon to come new Sony stuff. While I am not sure about the announcement date I am almost sure this is what you can expect to come soon:

The new Sony NEX-3n, the new Sony A38 and after that the new Sony A58. All three come with the “new” standard ISO Hot Shoe. And at least the A58 has a very new sensor too!

As I have told you before Sony will go from bottom to top within the next 12-16 months. First the entry level NEX and SLT, than the more advanced NEX (7n?) and A78(?), and than by end of this year or early next year the new Full Frame mirrorless and maybe another “Flagship” camera I heard about for the first time last week.

January 20, 2013
Posted in news

New Sigma 35mm for Sony to ship in March only.

 

 

There is finally a shipping date for the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens. According to BHphoto (Click here) the A-mount lens will be available in March only :(  If you can’t wait that much and want a nice cheap lens you may grab the Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 instead (here at Amazon). Only drawback…it’s a manual focusing lens only.

P.S.: To get notified when the Sigma lens will be on eBay login and save this search at Slidoo.

January 19, 2013
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January 19, 2013
Posted in news

First A99 price drops in Europe (and a new review). Low price on RX100 in France.

There are small signs that Sony’s A99 price is falling down. Redcoon Spain (Click here) now sells it for 2499 Euro which is a 300 Euro price drop compared to the initial regular price. Also The German store Technikdirekt (Click here) now sells the A99 for 2666 Euro. In US the lowest price now is $2610 at BigValue (Click here). And My guess is that more price drops will follow soon. Canon and Nikon forces them to do so (and that’s good for us).

One more news…DigitalPhotographySchool posted their A99 review.

P.S.: The RX100 sells for less than 500 Euro at Amazon France!

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