May 6, 2014
Posted in rumors

Reminder: Sony announcement tomorrow (May 7). And RX100M3 announced on May 15?

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So far I got info about two more Sony announcements on May 7 and May 15. From what I heard the Sony A7s pricing and the RX100M3 will be unveiled. But I am yet not sure what exactlyw ill be announced when. The May 7 event flyer from Sony Hong Kong shows a big Alpha Logo. But I don’t know if they will just show the new A77II or also announce the A7s pricing. A trusted source told me he heard the RX100M3 will be unveiled on May 15.

A7s pricing: Sony is spreading different price info that’s why you didn’t see me posting an SR5 rumor yet. Store owners told me prices between $1800 and $5000. And they claim they got the info from Sony managers. So you see, better to wait for the real pricing announcement :)

New Zeiss 16-35mm f/4.0 FE lens: Maybe Sony will show this lens for the first time after tomorrow along the A7s pricing announcement.

RX100M specs: Nothing has changed from the previous info I got. The specs I share now are 99% correct:
20MP sensor (same as RX100M2 model)
ISO 125-25600
24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
Built in View finder (SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1440k dots)
Tiltable screen (180 degrees up)
Record in XAVC S format (Same format of the Sony A7s but with no 4K output option).
Almost same size and weight as the current RX100/M2 models.
I have been told all other specs are the same of the current RX100II model.
Price is said to be around 800-850 Euro in Europe. Should be around $800-850 in USA (US price is my guess)

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May 5, 2014
Posted in deals

Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 FE lens now available for preorder.

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You can now preorder the new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 FE lens at Mitakons website. The lens will ship the first week of June.

P.S.: An image gallery can be seen on Flickr.

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May 5, 2014
Posted in deals

A6000 in Stock at BH. Great Gold Box on the Bower 300mm f/6.3 E-mount lens and PNY SD cards.

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There are plenty of deals today listed on the Amazon Gold Box page (Click here). First of all up to %80 off on PNY SD cards (Click here). And there is also a very limited time Gold Box on the Bower 300mm E-mount lens (Click here).

Meantime the A6000 body is back in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

UPDATE: $50 off on the Vangarde 263 Tripod at Adorama (Click here).

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May 5, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) New Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4.0 FE lens will cost about the same as the 24-70mm Zeiss.

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Image courtesy: Photoscala.

I have been told the newly announced Zeiss 16-35mm OSS FE lens will cost about the same as the current Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens ($1199 here on Amazon). Sony still hasn’t shared any image of the lens yet. But it should ship from August.

Image courtesy: Photoscala.

Zeiss 24-70mm FE Price check:  in USA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonystoreUS. And in Europe at Sony DE, FR, IT, ES, NL, BE, SE, PT (Click on country name to see the lens site).

A77 Preorders:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

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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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May 4, 2014
Posted in news

Special SonyAlphaRumors photo contest in collaboration with Viewbug!

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In collaboration with ViewBug (Click here) I organized a photo contest for SAR readers:

Share your best photos taken with a fast shutter speed setting in this free photo contest hosted on ViewBug for chances to have your photo featured on SAR and win more prizes:
Year of ViewBug PRO
Limited Edition Photo Storage Hub
Large Canvas Print
150 Reward Points

The contest will close on May 31st for submissions and voting closes on June 15th. I can have the winner’s image for the second post on June 29.

Wish You Good Luck! :)

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