November 3, 2014
Posted in deals

Last day of BHphoto special. $500 off on A77II and $100 off on A6000. last day of BHphoto special:

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Today is your last chance to grab a long list of special PhotoPlus deals offered at BHphoto (Click here). And those are the new really great Sony savings. Up to $500 off on the A77II kits and the $100 off on the A6000 (to “make room” for the A7000?). Here they are:

A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A6000:
$100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5100: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5000: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.

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November 3, 2014
Posted in rumors

Copernican revolution: Next Canon DSLR to use Sony Foveon alike sensors?

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Image of the Canon 6D sensor.

My friend Steve from CanonWatch got a quite strange rumor. According to one of his sources Canon will announce a new DSLR in 2015 which uses a Sony Full Frame and Foveon alike sensor! I haven’t heard any word about this from my trusted sources. But I can confirm a really completely new Sony sensor will be launched in 2015. Maybe the sensor is that good that Canon cannot keep up and has to buy the Sony sensors just like other companies often do?

I think it would be wiser for Sony to use the new generation sensor for their own new FF cameras. Although Sony could do a lot of $$$ selling sensors to Canon…

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November 3, 2014
Posted in news

Sony patent shows Z-shift sensor mechanism!

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SonyAlphaForum spotted the US patent 8866965 which discloses a mechanism to changes the flange distance between the mount and the sensor of a camera. It’s basically the Z-shift solution we wrote about last year. This could bring two advantages:

1) Adjust the flange distance depending of the lens

2) You can focus by changing the flange distance rather than focus with the lens. For example you could autofocus with manual Leica lenses.

If you love to read deeply tech details on this just click over at freepatentsonline.com/8866965.html.

Still not sure if such a camera is really coming one day…

P.S.. Do not forget to join the new SonyAlphaForum ;)

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November 3, 2014
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Amazon Gold Box deal now: Sony NEX5T with kit lens!

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There is a new Amazon Gold Box deal on the Sony NEX-5t kit (Click here). It sells for $424 only!

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November 3, 2014
Posted in news

Sigma says they still don’t know when they will ship the 24-105mm lens :(

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SAR reader Bruce contacted Sigma UK and asked them when they actually do plan to ship the 24-105mm and 600mm A-mount lenses. The answer he got from Sigma UK is:

At this stage, we do not have any further information I’m afraid, we are awaiting the updates currently ourselves at this stage unfortunately.

The Sigma A-mount lens can be preordered at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

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