Technical note:
To see full content on homepage please refresh our site by doing so: Windows: ctrl + F5 Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R Linux: F5 Thanks!
September 20, 2012
Posted in news

SonyAlphaRumors readers Photokina report.

Share

Image courtesy: DIGIFOTO Pro

Some SAR readers sent me their impression and reports about the Photokina event. Her eis the list…Thanks guys!

1) Anonymous: Sony A99 footage at http://fil.io/FL82vTNAM/Sony%20A99%20raw%20photos%20and%20footage
2) Thomas: “I’m at Photokina. I put my modified Samyang 7.5mm MFT lens on the Sony full frame E-mount VG-900 Handycam. Here are the shots.
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/thomash3/full-frame-1_zpsa6fffe82.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/thomash3/full-frame-2_zps9a39046d.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/thomash3/full-frame-3_zpsead2db3e.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/thomash3/full-frame-4_zps00b73140.jpg
http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/thomash3/full-frame-5_zps05537291.jpg
Thomas website: http://www.thomashuang.net/products/npym180/npym180.html
3) Alexander: “The Zeiss Lenses are just mock-ups but the Lens-Design is going to stay the same:
32mm 1.8 Planar will be a planar. its very small! Sames size as 35 1.8oss  but with 52mm filter
12mm 2.8 Distagon  is short but huge and the distagon lens design is inevitable so it will be a distagon at the and
the 50mm is most likely going to be a planar (macro)
I also have Raw+jpeg files from the 16-50  pancake to see of it has any distortion at its widest setup.
From what I can see it has alot of it. Unfortunately the wide angle zoom for E-mount was not available for testing.
The phasedetect focus for now only works with the 16-50mm and the 55-210 it did not work with my Zeiss 24mm! But the  firmware is only 0.95
The Focus is fast! and the speed does not vary in bad conditions as much as my nex5n with 24mm does. In contrasty conditions the nex6 + 16-50 was only slighlty faster then nex5n + zeiss  @ same f stop and focal.
4) Nexblog: We (NEXblog) haven taken some pictures of the SEL1018 zoomed in and out. While zooming, the lens is 10mm longer at its maximum. Something that you as a user do not suffer from, as it occurs under the hood. On the pictures below you can see cleary the bayonet connection of the hood. Not very huge news, but I have never seen this on the internet. So mayby it is usefull for SAR readers. This is our article: http://nexblog.be/2012/09/19/eerste-indruk-van-de-10-18mm-f4-e-mount/2884/
5) Michal: “I’m travelling back to Poland from photokina. I have photos videos and interview about new Hasselblad/nex7 camera. I also have nikon d600 and a99 jpg/raw iso tests. Just trying to upload this from car :)
Hasselblad is almost the same camera as nex7. Hassel’s specialists talking about own firmware but preproduction model’s menu is 1:1 like sony. Very nice cameras, with good feeling. Useful grip, but this 2 upper wheels are not so easy to use. Canera is solid. Lots of sony lenses around, but no Hassel’s.”
6) Don: Sony A99 ISO samples on Flickr.
7) Something weird: Anton G.: I spotted this truck in iceland, it made me chuckle.. Alpha powrrrr!  good job on sar its the place to go to get news in the morning and read canon fanboys crying in the afternoon… Her eis the image: http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj524/picrumors/DSC_0550-1_zpsfc647c10.jpg

September 20, 2012
Posted in news

Fuji talks about the RX1 and wants to make an interchangeable FF.


The RX1 specs, price and preorders are available at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany.

Amateur Photographer published an interview with Fuji and they strongly talk about the Full Frame mirrorless camera future. For Fuji it’s clear that there is a demand for full-frame mirrorless cameras. And when asked about the Sony RX1 Fuji’s X-series designer, Masazumi Imai, told AP: ‘I think many customers want a bigger sensor with first rate design. Sony’s answer is the RX1. Of course, I like that kind of camera but it is completely different to our series because the design is too modern.

In short, Fuji says there is a market for Full Frame compact cameras although it looks like they want to have such a camera with interchangeable mount. Sony really should hurry to deliver us the NEX-9 FF as soon as possible otherwise Fuji may will steal us the show. P.S.: I consider the new Leica M (Click here to see specs) and Leica ME camera too expensive and feature wise not on top of the market. They are playing in another league.

P.S.: Dearsusans wrote a nice article writing the PRO and CONS of the RX1. Check it out!


Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

September 20, 2012
Posted in news

And here it comes the RX100 Hasselblad sketch!


Image courtesy: DIGIFOTO Pro

No joke guys! Hasselblad will also do their own “interpretation” of the successful Sony RX100 camera! This sketch has been found by the dutch friends from DIGIFOTO Pro (Translation here). Peter Stig-Nielsen form Hasselblad confirmed to Digitfotopro that the 18-55mm and two other Sony NEX-lenses wil be re-branded as Hasselblad. On the stand were some Lunars equipped with 18-200mm and 16mm’s, without Sony logo, and not with other Sony E-lenses. Looks like they are going to rebrand those three lenses. Peter didn’t say anything about Hasselblad glass.

One more news: Hasselblad’s new business development manager, Luca Alessandrini will give an interview to Paul Genge at http://www.cameradiner.com today at 20h (19h london time)

Sony camera popularity: Even after all those new Sony cameras the RX100 remains the most popular Sony camera at Amazon US (Click here). Why? It’s a unique camera that satisfies the need for a maximum quality in maximum possible size reduction. And all that for a fair price.

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, 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)

September 20, 2012
Posted in news

Zeiss lens pictures roundup! Which one would you buy?

(Image courtesy: Alexander Radojski)

Certainly one of the best news from Photokina is the launch of three new Zeiss lenses for the NEX system. Alexander Radojski sent us some pictures of the new lenses (Click on them to see the full size version). All lenses have autofocus, price similar to the current Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 (around $1000) and cover an APS-C circle. This lenses do not cover Full Frame sensor camera like the new NEX-VG900. This is probably the only bad news for all of these people like me that hope to see a FF NEX-9 alike camera in 2013. Probably the lenses would have been a lot bigger if designed with FF in mind. And as you know this lenses are designed for the Fuji X system (like the new X-E1) too. This may be the reason why they do not cover FF. The lenses will ship in mind 2013. The big question is:

Which one of the new Zeiss lenses will you probably buy?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Updated Sony preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.
RX1 Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-6 with kit lens Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex Uk ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG900 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex Uk and more links at Alphacameradeals.
NEX-VG30 Adorama, Amazon, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 16-50mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals .
Sony E-mount 35mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony E-mount 10-18mm Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.
Sony A-mount 300mm f/2.8 Amazon, BHphoto, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH.

September 19, 2012
Posted in news

Hasselblad response to critics: “the Lunar is not a rebranded NEX-7″.


Lunar camera with the new Distagon E-mount Zeiss! (Image courtesy: Alexander Radojski)

 BJP reportsthat Hasselblad got “heavily denigrated” after the Lunar camera launch. And now Hasselblad is trying to explain why the price for the camera is correct. Business development manager, Luca Alessandrini said: “We are doing is buying different components from the best suppliers, and applying our knowledge and expertise to create a different camera. This is not a NEX 7 camera, just because we are buying components from Sony. The hardware is just a small part of the whole. It’s not because we’re using a Sony sensor that it makes the Lunar a Sony camera“.

The camera body is made of aluminium and Luca Alessandrini said that it takes five hours to machine the body. That alone costs $300.Luca also said that they are ready to launch more camera that may be more different from current Sony cameras: “if Sony were to release a NEX 9, Hasselblad would not automatically use the camera’s technology to unveil its own version

—-

Some Hasselblad video by Branding Value, FotoTVplus, Centrum Papieru (polish).

Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)

Rumor

×
×