November 2, 2012
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Sony roundup…

Sony A99 hands-on by expertreviews. A99 photos at Nikolaovcharski.
Nex-6 image samples at Techradar.
Full resolution charts of the new Sigma A-mount lenses at SonyAlphaLab.
300F2.8 SSM GII hands-on at Dpreview forum.
Voigtlander 90mm f/3.5 lenses on a Sony NEX-7 (Soundimagesplus).
VG900 testvideo at Videoaktiv.
Sharon Stone uses a Sony NEX camera! Pictures at Dailymail.
Impressive comparison of the improved low light performance of Electronic Viewfinder of the A99 compared to A77. Thread shows images when looking through A99 and A77 EVF in very low light (ISO1600) http://www.sonyuserforum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=123035

November 2, 2012
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Time: RX100 is under the 50 best inventions of the year!!!

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The famous magazine “Time” selected the Sony RX100 as one of the fifty best inventions of the year! They write: “Digital cameras have been getting smaller and more capable every year, but that trend took a huge leap forward in 2012 with the Sony RX100, which bridges the gap between point-and-shoots and pro-quality digital SLRs. Sony’s innovative design and 1-in. (2.5 cm) sensor allow the camera to take flawless photos even though it’s 20% slimmer than your average digital SLR—small enough to fit in your pocket.

Yep, that’s exactly the reason why it is the best selling Sony camera for months now (popularity ranking here). Today Gariz also announced new RX100 letherette skins you can alreayd buy on eBay in Black (Click here) and Red (Click here). A new review has just been posted by Photographybay.

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)

November 2, 2012
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First time A99 in Stock at Amazon. NEX-6 in Stock in Europe.

For the first time the A99 is in Stock and shipping via Amazon itself (Click here). Now let’s see if this will finally push the A99 on top of the popularity ranking. The A99 is already for sale in Europe at Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany and Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and massively on eBay worldwide stores (here on Slidoo).

Readers keep sending me their unboxing videos and first tests: Stealthmode, Bridal, Giveaway at SLRlounge, A900vs A99 comparison on Flickr. Thanks for sharing these links!

Sony NEX-6 is in Stock at Bigvalue (with lens), Bigvalue (body only), Wex Germany, Amazon DE, Jessops UK, Amazon FR and in many European eBay stores (here on slidoo).

November 2, 2012
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A Minolta inspiration idea for the Full Frame NEX :)


Imagine that camera…in E-mount :)  Image courtesy: Wikipedia.

Have a little dream, and I want to share it:
As I told you I have no doubt anymore that Sony will sooner (or later) release a new Full Frame E-mount camera. But not only the specs and tech inside the camera will be important also the design has to be perfect. And knowing that some Minolta engineers are still involved in Sony camera development and design I really hope they are going to take some inspiration from the Minolta CLE you see here on top! More nice body images can be found within that camera auction (Click here).

I owned one for quite some time (sold it after in favour of the Mamiya 7 a plastic camera but medum format). At the time of the presentation the CLE was the best M-mount camera. But what I like most is the compact size philosophy (it is the most compact M-mount camera), the zero compromise in body quality, the easy design and easy handling. Now imagine a FF NEX camera having the same simplicity. That would be a killer. And probably you would not have to dream the new Leica M anymore. Don’t you think?

The CLE still sells used on eBay (Click here to see all auctions). There were even some Gold editions (here on slidoo ebay). History about the camera can be found on Cameraquest and Camerapedia. MIntola acutions on eBay here on slidoo.

November 1, 2012
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Ozawa Chukyo’s work with the Sony RX1.

Sony launched a dedicated Ozawa Chukyo page that shows his work with the new Sony RX1: http://www.sony.jp/cyber-shot/1hand-fullsize/photographer.html. A poor automatic translation can be found here via google. Mr. Ozawa talks a lot about his experience with the RX1. And of course he liked the camera. We will still have to wait over a month before first cameras will be shipped. Meantime I can’t wait to see some real RX1 test soon.

The RX1 can be pre ordered at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany and more links at Alphacameradeals.

Thanks Mike

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