October 27, 2014
Posted in news

Sony finally releases full new XQD 4K card specs (preorder now at Adorama and BHphoto).


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Sony finally disclosed the full details of the new XQD 4K ready cards. The new E-mount FS7 cam uses that kind of cards. You can preorder them already here:

Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

That new XQD G card line is  has a max read speed of 400MB/s, a max write speed of 350MB/s, and up to 128GB of storage. Those speeds make them three times faster than the “N” cards that came before them, and more than two times faster than the second-generation “S” series (Source: Petapixel).

And here is the full press text by Sony.net:

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October 27, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Only the A7x and A9x line will remain. Tilt Shift lens coming?


Rumors from Russia disclose some possible scenario for the future A-mount development. A source who claimed to be in contact with Sony said:

1) A-mount will be developed in parallel with the E-mount.
2) Development is only in the direction of expensive high-quality optics.
3) The A-mount development will be limited to the A7x and A9x line (possibly A9x FF cameras will be more).

4) Sony plans to release 2 A-mount lenses, one of them tilt-shift.

Of course I cannot trust those kind of rumors from unkown sources. But it’s not the first time I keep receiving that exact kind of info and there is a fair chance the rumor may be true!

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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!

October 27, 2014
Posted in news

Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 for Sony will ship from October 30 in Japan.


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The Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 for Sony A-mount will ship from October 30 in Japan. Worldwide shipment will follow soon after. Preorders are up at BHphoto (Click here).

Source: Tamron Japan.

October 27, 2014
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Chasing Lights Trailer
from Ronn Murray on Vimeo. (shot on A7s)

How to create captivating pictures, grow as a story-teller and engage your viewer (InMyBag)
Sony A7 fun at JoshMcLeodPhotography.
Awesome Surf Photography by Sony Associate Artisan of Imagery Chris Burkard (Brian Smith).
Timbling waters and the Sony A7s at JoshMcLeodPhotography.
Sony RX100 head-to-head: all three versions compared (TechRadar).

Florian:I’ve just released the first part of my series “Urban Conformation”. I’ve created a parallel universe where time and space have been deformed. http://www.expandtheinstant.com/?dt_portfolio=urban-conformation-3141

October 26, 2014
Posted in deals

$100 off on the A6000 double lens kit. A7 kit for $1,549.



You save $100 on that A600 double lens kit sold by Amazon (Click here). And the $250 savings on the A7 with kit lens is back at GetDigital on eBay (Click here).

US deal reminder:
The world’s largest SD class 10 card, the Sandisk 521GB(!) is in Stock now at Adorama (Click here).
$200 off on the A7r body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the A7 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$200 off on the A7 with kit lens body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$300 off on the A99 and free vertical grip included too at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
The A58 with kit lens sells for $448 only at Amazon (Click here).
The 16-105mm lens sells now for $498 at Amazon (Click here).
Sony A77 for $618 at SonyStore.
Sony A77 with kit lens  for $787 at SonyStore.



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