August 5, 2013
Posted in deals

Finally: 50mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar in Stock at BHphoto.

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After a very long time the new Zeiss 50mm Planar is finally back in Stock thanks to BHphoto (Click here). This is a must have lens if you plan to buy the new 30+ Megapixel A-mount mirrorless cameras :)

Reminder: RX100 now sells for $50 less at Amazon US (Click here), SonyStyle US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

Here are all other US deals:
Up to $200 savings on SLT cameras at Amazon (Click here).
The RX1R ships on August 8 according to SonyStyle US (Click here) and is in Stock at Adorama (Click here)
Earn 2,800 Sony Rewards points at SonyStyle US (Click here).
Save up to $900 on Select Sony NEX-VG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder Bundles at Amazon US (Click here).
Save up to $70 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras at Amazon US (Click here).
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens will ship any day now at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Still three weeks to wait for the Zeiss 50mm lens at Amazon US (Click here).

August 5, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Some A-mount camera news in September?

While I am sure about the NEX-5T, DSLR NEX and almost sure about the NEX-FF release I am still struggling to find out if Sony will anticipate the A-mount mirrorless camera announcement. I still cannot give you any SR5 rumor but from the latest tidbits I got I can say the chance increased that Sony will show us some new A-mount cameras in September too!  Fingers crossed!

A couple of weeks ago I posted the possible A79 specs. And if there will be an announcement in September we can expect at least one more new FF camera too. Here are the A79 specs:

– 32mpix exmor hd chip (new generation)
– 4 gb buffer
– full mirrorless focus, 480 focus points
– evf 4mpix
– 8-14 fps/sec
– Magnesium body
– There will be a new vertical grip too (compatible also with current SLT cameras).
– Design similar too Minolta 700si (you can find them here on eBay).

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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!

August 4, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony US drops the price of the RX100.

The RX100 now sells for $50 less at Amazon US (Click here), SonyStyle US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

Here are all other US deals:
The RX1R ships on August 8 according to SonyStyle US (Click here) and is in Stock at Adorama (Click here)
Earn 2,800 Sony Rewards points at SonyStyle US (Click here).
Save up to $900 on Select Sony NEX-VG900 Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder Bundles at Amazon US (Click here).
Save up to $70 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras at Amazon US (Click here).
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount lens will ship any day now at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Still three weeks to wait for the Zeiss 50mm lens at Amazon US (Click here).

 

All deals found via DealsRunner.com.

August 3, 2013
Posted in reviews

16-50mm E lens review at Photozone. Sigma lens gets DxOmarked.

Image courtesy: Photozone.

Photozone tested the 16-50mm E-mount lens:

The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane. So Sony obviously doesn’t want the lens to be used without enabled aberration compensation.

And the two Sigma ART NEX lenses also got tested:
- Sigma 30mm f/2.8 DN A MFT at DxOmark (Click here): “In fact, it’s really only an average performer, but at $199, it’s sensitively priced and suitably complements some of the more affordable MFT camera models.
- Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN A MFT at DxOmark (Click here): “As for the optical quality, the 60mmputs in a solid a performance. And, at $239, it‘s not inaccessibly priced.

August 3, 2013
Posted in rumors

Patent crazyness: Sensor and LCD rotation.

The new Sony patent found by Egami fall under the category “crazy patents”. I doubt this Sensors and LCD rotation tech will ever find his way in a real NEX production camera. You tell me if you would find this feature useful! Isn’t it easier to rotate the camera? :)

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