May 29, 2013
Posted in news

It’s official: Olympus will develop lenses for Sony.


Olympus manager Hiroyuki Sasa confirmed at Toyokeizai (Google translation here) that they are supplying Sony with their camera and lens tech. Also AP reports that “The imaging sensor has already started to source from Sony to Olympus. And the lens [parts] and lens units will start to source from Olympus to Sony.

As I told you last week the first A-mount lens to come with Olympus design is the 400mm f/4.0. That lens will be launched in early 2014 along the first A-mount mirrorless cameras. Olympus is known for their superb Zuiko lens design that is second to no one. And they may do a f/2.0 zoom for Sony one day like their current 14-35mm f/2.0 (here on eBay) and 35-100mm f/2.0 (here on eBay) lenses. That would be crazy!

By the way, is there some other tech or idea you would like to grab from Olympus?


May 29, 2013
Posted in deals

Great price drop on the RX100 in Germany. Still no successor rumors…

This is one of the (very rare) good European deals. You can grab the RX100 for 504 Euro at Amazon Germany (Click here). De facto that this isn’t a third party reseller deal or some unknown ebay seller makes me think that we will soon see price drops in other stores too.

I still have no info about a possible RX200 or RX10 release. There was a rumor from China pointing out a possible RX200 release next week. But it’s hard to believe the rumor is correct.

Thanks Fiebyrd for sending the deal. A live updated Sony deals stream can be seen here:

May 28, 2013
Posted in news

First image of the Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 Mirror for NEX!

The official Asian Samyang retailer posted the images of the new Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 lens on facebook. A real beast! Are you going to grab this one?

May 28, 2013
Posted in deals

NEX-F3 double lens kit for $499. And massive memorial day deals!

The NEX-F3 superkit with two lenses, bag and SD cars got a new $50 price drop and now sells for $499 at BHphoto (Click here). A similar kit but wiht the NEX-5R is sold by Adorama (Click here).

In US you have massive deals because of the Memorial Day. You can see a full list (that includes Sony deals) at Adorama, Newegg and BestBuy.

May 28, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) The new Sony A-mount roadmap: Two new mirrorless A-mount Full Frame to come in 2014.

Image on top: The A99 FF sensor


Two months ago I gave you a shock by telling you that Sony canceled the planed A-mount camera releases for 2013. This means not entry level FF, not high end FF and not A77 successor will come within the next 6 months. The reason why Sony dropped them is that the new CEO wants to really challenge the Canon-Nikon dominance in the only profitable pro camera market. And to achieve that goal the new cameras have to be not just a small upgrade but a real new big step forward over the predecessors. I am now working on the new A-mount roadmap. And I got some reliable info about the new Full Frame strategy:

1) Two new A-mount Full Frame cameras coming in 2014
2) There is a third A-mount Full Frame camera planed but it may be released in early 2015.
3) All new Full Frame cameras will be mirrorless (this means DSLR shape, A-mount, but no SLT mirror).
4) Both cameras will use a new generation 30+ MP sensor (yes, I said new and not the same of the Nikon D800…it’s better!).

There are a few more specs I am working on and I am asking all my trusted or possible new sources to share what they know at (or via anonymous contact form). Thanks!

Editor’s note: Also the E-mount roadmap got some small changes. That’s why it takes so long to see the new NEX-7 successor. Don’t worry, that camera is coming this year with announcement likely to be in late August.

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