May 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

Tamron patents a new 35mm f/1.4 lens for the (NEX?) mirrorless system.


The first Tamron lens for the Sony NEX system wasn’t the rather non so exciting 18-200mm Di III VC lens (can be found here at Amazon). But the latest patent found by Eagmi describes a much more “exciting” 35mm f/1.4 lens for mirrorless systems. It’s not clear yet if the lens has been designed for the NEX system too but I think that this is highly possible. This would be a faster alternative of the current Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens (and much cheaper than the Zeiss 32mm f/1.8). So please Tamron, use the patent to launch the real lens as soon as you can!

May 10, 2013
Posted in reviews

First Zeiss Touit on NEX image samples…

DCfever (translation here) is the first website showing image samples shot with the new Zeiss Touit lenses on a NEX camera (unlike previous image samples shot on Fuji X). Also Lloyd Chambers is testing the lenses on the NEX-7 but his findings can be read only by subscribers.

Zeiss preorder links:
12mm f/2.8 at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Uniquephoto (Click here). In Europe at FotoMundus.
32mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Uniquephoto (Click here). In Europe at FotoMundus.

May 10, 2013
Posted in deals, news

Mitakon “Lens Turbo” in Stock and for sale on eBay.

Finally it’s here and in Stock. The Mitakon Lens Turbo Adapter 0.72x Focal Reducer Nikon F Ai-s to Sony NEX camera is now shipping on eBay (Click here).

The official press release can be read at Mitakon’s website. To get automatically notified when new Lens Turbo will be for sale on eBay just save this search in your Slidoo account.


May 10, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) New NEX-7 successor to ship in autumn and will not be named “NEX-7n”

I am getting more and more feedback about the NEX-7 successor.

1) First of all many sources confirmed that this is the only interchangeable camera to come this year! As you know the new Sony CEO imposed a radical change in the roadmap. While this didn’t affect too much the A and E Lens roadmap it completely revamped the A-mount world. But it seems that also the NEX-7 successor went through some changes. First of all the small NEX-7n udpate expected to come in Spring had been delayed.

2) A trusted source told me that Sony decided to go change some more “things” on the next NEX-7 successor. First of all it will not be named “NEX-7n” anymore. It will have a new name.

3) A new source told me that this will be Sony’s first camera not having the Anti Aliasing filter. And let’s see if this will also be the first camera with the new JPEG engine we could see on the soon to be announced “Honami” Smartphone with large 1/1,5 inch sensor.

In summary, the NEX-7 successor is going ti be announced in Summer, it will ship from October and is expected to have some new features and a new name (no more NEX-7n). I am still uncertain about the final specs and I hope I can receive some reliable rumors soon. Thank you sources ;)


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 9, 2013
Posted in rumors

No RX200 to come yet…


Many SAR readers keep asking me about the possible new RX200. I got no info about a replacement coming in early June and I am 99% sure the Chinese RX200 info was a fake. As you know there was a post on  Xitek saying the RX200 would feature a 28-140mm f/1.4-2.2 zoom lens and a pop-up viewfinder. The only camera with pop-up viewfinder I saw was that picture of the Kodak 35 sent to me by a SAR reader :)

So don’t wait for the RX200. If the RX100 fits your need just grab it. You can find it for very good prices like the $589 at Sunset Electronics (Click here) and in Europe for 480 Euro at Photodirect (Click here). Both with free shipping an no extra tax to pay.

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

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