July 11, 2013
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Samyang 16mm and Rokinon Tilt Shift Lens reviews.

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Two brand new Samyang lenses got tested:

1) ePhotozine (Click here) is the first website that had the pelasure to test the new 16mm f/2.0 lens:

“Those looking for wide aperture lenses for the APS-C or smaller format camera need not continue looking at full frame lenses, that generally cost and weigh more now this lens is available. Although some photographers may find manual focusing off putting, spending a little time practising and getting used to how the lens behaves will pay dividends in the long run. This is especially true when considering how little this lens costs for what you get.”

The Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 for A-mount ships now at BHphoto (Click here).

2) The new Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f3.5 ED AS UMC lens got tested by ThePhoBlographer (Click here).

I” am slightly conflicted over this lens. I think that it is a great opportunity for photographers who are new to tilt-shift photography to get into it, and for those of us on a budget it allows us to have a pretty decent lens for the price of entry. However, having owned Canon’s TS-E lenses in the past, I know just how phenomenal they are”

Also in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

July 11, 2013
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New RX1R and RX100MII reviews.

The new Sony RX cameras got tested! Here are two new reviews:

1) The RX1R has been reviewed by Photographyblog:

“The RX1R’s photos are very subtly sharper and more detailed than the RX1’s, and unless you shoot a lot of subjects with very fine details like fabrics or man-made patterns, you’ll be hard-pushed to spot any moire or colour aliasing (we couldn’t find any in our sample shots). Even if you do, there are certain techniques that you can employ both during shooting and in post-production, so if out and out resolution is a key requirement then we’d recommend opting for the RX1R”

2) And the RX100MII got tested by the guys from ePhotozine:

The RX100 II’s image quality is noticeably improved over the already good RX100, with impressive noise performance even at high ISO settings up to and including ISO6400, with the multi-frame noise reduction performing significantly better than the previous model. With additional features and greater versatility the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II could be the last compact camera you’ll ever need, and is therefore Highly Recommended.

 

Here is the updated preorder list:
RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore USSony Canada, Sony DeutschlandSony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
Sony HVL-F43M TTL flash at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony VFA-49R1 Filter Adapter for the for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-1R at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-100M2 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case for RX-100 & RX-100M2 at Adorama.

July 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) UPDATED: Still some SLT camera to come before the full A-mount mirrorless transition?

In my previous post I asked my sources to help me to sort out two doubts I have on the NEX-FF and A-mount mirrorless-SLT strategy. Sorry if that creates a bit of confusion but this has been a very crazy year on the Sony development front and things are changing fast.

UPDATE:  I got four feedbacks from four different sources. While it’s sure that A-mount mirrorless with non SLT tech is the soon to come future there is still a tiny bit uncertainity if some of the finished SLT prototypes will make it into mass production anyway. At that stage I cannot be 100% certain no SLT camera will be released. But as I told you before, the one thing I am certain of is that non SLT A-mount cameras will come in 2014.

P.S.: I also got some info about the A-mount mirrorless cameras coming in 2014 and I will post them soon on SAR as soon as I have triple checked them with other trusted sources. Overall it looks like many…but really many(!) new NEX and A-mount cameras are ready to hit the market within the next one to six months. I got so many infos and specs that I have to work them out patiently because I am sure some of them are not entirely correct. Because some are still prototypes only, some cameras may not be announced at all and because some rumors may be wrong (spreaded by Sony itself).

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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.

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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 10, 2013
Posted in rumors

The two doubts I have on the NEX-FF and A-mount mirrorless.

I am writing this post for my sources. I have two major doubts to sort out:

1) NEX-FF
While the camera should ship in 2014 I am still not 100% sure if what we are going to see in September-October is the final camera, a prototype or just a general presentation of the new system. Please let me know…thanks!

2) A-mount mirrorless
Will there still be some SLT camera before the full transition to the A-mount mirrorles system?

Thanks for your help!

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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 10, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Possible NEX-7 successor body description.

An anonymous (and new) source sent me a few details about the NEX-7 successor. I really don’t know if these specs are correct. Let’s hope trusted sources can give us some feedback on this:

“The body will be similar as nex7 but the lens Mount will be moved 3mm on the left
3mm taller
lens Mount 3mm deeper so lens will come out 3mm less
bigger grip. taller,deeper and wider, due to new battery and better grip feeling.increased volume by 2.9cubiccm
slimmer rear screen design.8.2cm diagonal 1,080dots.same movement as nex 7
magnesium alloy construction dust sealed. weight 23grams more
NP-FM500 battery
standard hotshoe
new popup flash unit with tilting capability”

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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!

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