July 15, 2013
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(SR3) NEX-FF is the first E-mount camera with on sensor image stabilization?

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Small update on the NEX-FF photocamera rumor:

Now we have three sources saying that Sony scheduled a big event for autumn. And the chance is high that we are talking about an official High Quality NEX-FF camera release. I am still working on the camera specs and first Zeiss lens info. What I also “heard” is that the first Sony NEX-FF photocamera will also feature an on sensor stabilization. This would be the first NEX camera featuring that. And honestly I dind’t think that IBIS would be possible on a FF E-mount. Anyway, while these rumors are coming from good sources I still advice you to keep feet on ground. We all need to see a clear evidence to be sure of the announcement. The best one would be an image of the camera….you have one to share? :)

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 15, 2013
Posted in rumors

Personal note: Terrific rumors to come :)

I know I am doing a mistake by writing that post…but what the heck! I am human and not a rational robot!

I am working all the day now and I can tell you that signs are huge that Sony prepared something terrific. This is the most exciting time I ever had on SAR. I strongly suggest you to follow me on Twitter (Click here) and Facebook fan page (Click here). It’s the place where I can express more tidbits and emotions about my work. Stay tuned on SAR. As usual I am trying to triple check the info I get otherwise you will kill me if that rumor turns out to be wrong :)

Juts one sentence: Neither Canon nor Nikon have this. And Leica is dead :)

July 15, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Two new Zeiss lenses coming along the new NEX-FF photocamera.

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It’s only a matter of time until the  first NEX-FF photocamera will be announced. I should receive more bits about the exact announcement period soon. In the meantime I have been told by a trusted source that along the first NEX-FF camera you will see the announcement of two new Zeiss FulL Frame and E-mount lenses. One will be a zoom and the other one a prime lens. And important…everything will be expensive :(

The NEX-FF definitely has on sensor PDAF. I am now working to get full reliable specs but the chance is high we are talking about a very compact camera with 30+ Megapixel sensor. Stay tuned on SAR! More coming soon!

Specs of the Zeiss lenses are unknown but Zeiss has a great history of FF lenses made for the “Full Frame” ZM analog camera:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).

 

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Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

For readers: Subscribe the RSS feed (Click here) and Twitter (Click here) stream and the Facebook fan page (Click here) in order to not miss any news!

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

 

July 14, 2013
Posted in deals, rumors

Sony US extends SLT offer “while supplies last.”

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Sony US is clearly trying to clear their Stock of SLT cameras. They just extended the SLT offer running at Amazon US (Click here)while supplies last“. New A-mount cameras are expected to hit the stores in very early 2014. It’s till unclear yet if the new A-mount cameras will be announced and available for preorder in autumn.

To sources and readers: I keep receiving rumors about many new cameras and lenses. Please excuse me if it takes time to post everything. I always try to at least double check the rumors to avoid major mistakes. The rumors I am working on are:

1) NEX-FF release date and lens specs
2) APS-C lens cameras and lenses
3) A77 mirrorless successor specs
4) A-mount Full Frame camera specs (two cameras!)
5) Hybrid A-E mount
6) New RX cameras

On all these fronts I got specs and info. But I learned from the past that some of them may not be correct (for different reasons). So be patient. I am doing my best every day now!

P.s.: particularly the NEX-FF rumors I am getting sound ground breaking!…and expensive :(

July 13, 2013
Posted in news

Fotodiox will make a new Vizelex adapter.

As you may know Fotodiox launched the Vizelex Cannon Nikon G to E-mount adapter which is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). But from first testings at personal-view we know that the quality is inferior compared to the (more expensive) Metabones.

The company reacted on the critics and announced on Personal-View that they are working on a new version:

Thank you to everyone that bought the Light Cannon. Fotodiox Pro realizes there are issues with the optical quality of the results, and is working hard to fix the problem.
If you are unhappy with the Light Cannon you may return the merchandise for refund of the product cost or exchange, if the return is made within 14 days of receipt. Refunds will exclude any return shipping charges.
However, if you decide to keep this first generation product, you will have the opportunity to receive the Light Cannon Mark II for FREE, when it becomes available in 3 to 4 months. The Mark II will address the optical quality of the glass with an upgraded optical element. The optical element will be completely redesigned to correct the color shift and to keep sharp focus across the image. There will be two versions of the Mark II: 0.5x (created for full-frame lens to open the aperture up 2 extra stops) and 0.7x (created for APS-C Sensors which will open the aperture up 1 more stop). As a Fotodiox Pro customer that tried our first version of the Light Cannon you will get your choice between the two. With the higher quality optics, the Mark II will retail around $199.95, but the optical quality will be better. In order to get the free Mark II, please contact info@fotodiox.com to request the code for a free Light Cannon Mark II when it becomes available for purchase. Please include your name, email, what website you ordered from, and your order number so we can reference your order. Thank you for your continued support for Fotodiox Pro.

More adapter news:
The High Quality (and more expensive) Metabones Speed Booster are now for sale via BHphoto too. And next month the new A to E-mount Speed Booster will be released!

Like the Vizelex also Chinese companies are selling a cheaper Speed Booster clone named “Lens Turbo”:
Pentax K (here one Bay) and Minolta MD/MC (here one Bay).
Contax C/Y (here one Bay).
M42 (here one Bay).
Canon FD (out of stock out) (here one Bay).
Nikon Ai-s (out of stock out) (here one Bay).
Leica R will be released on 1st or 2nd week of July. Save this search in Slidoo to get notified when there will be an auction.

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