April 15, 2013
Posted in reviews

Two more Sigma 35mm lens test (Expected availability: April 30).

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Cardinalphoto and Photozone tested the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens. This is really an excelllent lens. And the Sony A-mount version should ship end of this month according to BHphoto (Click here). Youc an also save this search on Slidoo to get notified when there will be acutions on eBay.

P.S.: Mike Kobal compared the new Sigma 35mm lens wiht the Rokinon 35mm lens.

April 15, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Sony announcement on April 26th? New Cybershot model coming?

There is seems to be a new Sony product announcement on or around April 26th. A source told me that there could be almost certainly a new Cyber shot model, the DSC-HX50V. Ir is just a bit bigger than the DSC-HX20/30 and has the following Key features:
20 Megapixel cmos
30 X Optical Zoom
FullHD Movie-50p
MI Shoe & EV Dial
WIFI
Optical Steady Shot (New)
GPS
Lens with ED Glass & ER Glass
Shutter and Iris Diaphragm
New Algorithm Optimised Stabilisation 2X bigger effect for the Steady
Shot
Estimated Retail Price 420€

I may ask the source to tell me if there is some A and E-mount camera or lens coming too? Thanks!

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April 14, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Sony tool helps you to “master the basic principles of photography”

Sony Asia (Click here) created a website which explains you in easy steps the basics of photography. Check it out!

April 14, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Video review: Fuji vs Sony RX1 by Kai from Digitalrev

Kai, the crazy guy from Digitalrev compared the new Fuji X cameras against the Sony RX1.

But there is also a more “serious” review to read :) J.W. Kern from TheGoldenSieve (Click here) posted his Sony RX1 user report: “I cut my photographic teeth on film and I will always have an affection for it. There is a sense that one is playing within the rules when he uses film. That same feeling is here in the RX1. I never thought I’d say this about a camera

RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).

April 13, 2013
Posted in news

Contax G electronic adapter to ship from April 20th

DeoTech is going to ship the new Contax G to NEX adapter from April 20th. Here are some links to videos showing some Contax lenses on the NEX:
28mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZCmjzwg6V0
35mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tz9Yx7ruKo
45mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uGMyLDlp1s
90mm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC_fWkEj2Ls

Here is the list of great G lenses with links to eBay price:
Hologon 16mm; 1:8 on eBay (Click here) -> (will not work on the DEO TECHART adapter).
Biogon T* 21 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here) -> (will not work on the DEO TECHART adapter).
Biogon T* 28 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 35 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 45 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Sonnar T* 90 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Vario-Sonnar T* 35 – 70 mm; 1:3,5-5,6 on eBay (Click here).

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