May 10, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony World Photography Awards 2014 Exhibition Overview

First A7r case made of italian leather on eBay (Click here).
A6000 review at PCmag.
review of the wood hand grip for the RX1 at Rohuphoto.
Sony A5000 low light video test on Vimeo.
Some cool imaging sensor supplier statistics at Image Sensor World.
Sony 70-200 F4 FE Lens thoughts at Proimagenz.
Sony patent for a translucent mirror that reflects more light to the AF sensor in the center (Egami).
How a Lens Hood Restored My Faith in Mankind (
Hier ein Video-Test von der A6000 mit dem 50mm 1.8 (umgekehrt „montiert“):
Sony won 4 Tipa awards (Sony Press).
Zeiss 16-70mm lens review at SonyAlphaLab.

May 9, 2014
Posted in news

Sony’s a7 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Gets A Teardown


If you want to knwo how your A7, A7r or future A7s look inside watch the video above posted by Sony!

Meantime do not forget to preorder the new $799 Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 FE lens on eBay (Click here) if speed is what you need. You will still have to wait a couple of months before Sony-Zeiss will launch their first very fats prime.

Reminder: Up to $650 off on the Full Frame A7/A7r bundles at Amazon US (Click here) and Sony US (Click here).

May 9, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony A77II versus Sony A77 buffer test.


German reviewer Jens Knotte posted that A77II vs A77 buffer test. Just skip to the right minute to skip the German introduction (if you don’t understand it):

1:20 JPG buffer test
3:00 RAW+JPG buffer test

And there is an AF speed too (youtube video here). Go to minute 5:00 to see the AF speed test.

Sony A77II specs, preorders and shipment date:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI and Wex UK.
Sony A77 in Asia at Digitalrev.

May 9, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) RX100M3 announcement next Thursday (May 15)


I got this from one trusted source and I hope to double confirm it soon (including exact announcement hour). The source said the RX100M3 will be announced on Thursday May 15. Specs have been confirmed by multiple sources and here they are again in case you missed to read them:

20MP sensor (same as RX100M2 model)
ISO 125-25600
24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
Built in View finder (SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1440k dots)
Tiltable screen (180 degrees up)
Record in XAVC S format (Same format of the Sony A7s but with no 4K output option).
Almost same size and weight as the current RX100/M2 models.
I have been told all other specs are the same of the current RX100II model.
Price is said to be around 800-850 Euro in Europe. Should be around $800-850 in USA (US price is my guess)

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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!

May 8, 2014
Posted in rumors

Spotted: Next star using Hasselblad Lunar….


Frankfurt Airport Duty Free area shows Hasselblads. Image courtesy : Ulrich.

After Medvedev, Beckham and David Lynch we spotted a fourth star using the Hasselblad Lunar: American Chef and super star TV Personality Rachel Ray, was sporting a Hassey Lunar in the photo pit during a set from Blondie at Stubb’s BBQ – SXSW 2014 (Image here).

You can currently buy the three “Sony luxurified Hasselblads” on eBay: Hasselblad Lunar (on eBay here), Hasselblad Stellar (on eBay here) and the first Hasselblad HV superkit (on eBay here).



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