February 9, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR1) A likely fake rumor we all wish would have become true…


An anonymous source sent me that rumor and it sounds more like a wishful thinking. For now we only are sure Sony will announce new FE lenses at CP+ and that’s it. I wish there would be more and I wish that the anonymous source would be right :)

So just to let you dream a bit …here is what I got and what you don’t have to take seriously for now:

Sony has a new global electronic shutter sensor that will be put into our new flagship e-mount camera. The top shutter speed is 1/32000 with flash sync capabilities at that speed.
Sensor resolution will be well above 50MP
It will have In body stabilization like the A7II
A new type of AF will be implemented, it is like DFD from Panasonic but faster.
196 points of autofocus covering 94%
-2 ev af acquisition
faster autofocus than current a6000 CIPA rated
no 4k on this camera
NEW Bionz X2 processor, 70% faster per core (quad core)
no pricing on camera just yet, expected to be $2700-$3000 for body
TWO new lenses will be unveiled: 85mm Zeiss 1.8 with the performance of the 55mm Zeiss. 135-400mm Sony G 5.6 lens. pricing will be $1300 and $2000
Also: a new A mount camera will be announced, the same processor and DFD like AF module will be in the new camera, as well as SLT flip up mirror mechanism.
NEW flagship Flash F63M name designation
NEW A mount adapter for E mount for APS sensor with a77II AF module
NEW hotshoe XLR and 3.5mm MI shoe audio input device
NEW wireless trigger remote for wifi enabled cameras

I really would love to believe in such a rumor…but sadly it’s 95% likely it’s not going to happen. We will have to wait a couple of weeks more to see Sony’s new cameras (likely March before the NAB show).

P.S.: I once did the mistake to not post the A7s rumor I got from an anonymous source. Didn’t believe a 12MP FF sensor with a half million ISO would come. And it happened. So let’s hope they will come again such an incredible rumor I rate with SR1 or SR2 will become true :)

February 9, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


AdoramaNYC presents: Miguel Quiles (talks about switching to Sony system).

Minolta MD and MC Rokkor Lenses (SonyAlphaForum).
Review of Voigtlander VM-E close focus adapter at Fratkinphoto.
Sony a7II IBIS with 28mm lens (Kasson).
Sony A6000 for astrophotography at Myphotojourney.
Sony a7 and Konica Hexanon AR glass (SonyAlphaForum).
The mirrorless revolution is underway (Outdoorphotographer).
Sony Alpha a6000 with 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens (Part II of II)–A Fujifilm X-E2 Killer? (RonMartBlog).

Simon:Today were Featuring an Epic Photographer who has awarded the “Sony Alpha a7R Mirrorless Camera” our Killer Kit Award on InMyBag.net. It’s a great feature and I wondered if you’d like to share it as inspiration and endorsement of your great product and to help promote this brilliant photographer? http://inmybag.net/john-wilhelm-creative-genius/

Gerald:I borrowed the amazing Mitakon 50 F0.95 Dark Knight from a friend and created this video with the A7. All was shot wide open. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdaPTW5MsCc&feature=youtu.be

An:I own a Sony nex-5N and Alpha7. I take them on my trips to Asia. I have some photo’s you could share with your fans if you would like to do so. You can find them on: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alinaderzafar/sets/ Although I am an amateur photographer, I enjoy it very much to go out shoot with my camera’s.

February 8, 2015
Posted in deals

Limited quantity: Sony A7r for $1,669! New A58 deal too…


Trusted eBay store from NY is selling four brand new Sony A7r cameras for $1,669 on eBay (Click here). There is also a new special deal on the A58 with two lenses, free LR5 and free $50 gift card at BeachCamera (Click here).

There is a new triple Sony refurbished stuff deal:
A3000 with kit lens for $234 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
A6000 with kit lens for $569 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
RX100m3 for $649 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).

Sony US deal reminder:
New Fotodiox Light Tight mount at Amazon in Silver ($49) and limited edition Gold ($59).
Sigma 60mm APS-C E-mount lens got a $30 rebate at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
There is also a new price drop on the massive 256GB(!) PNY SD card at Amazon (Click here).
A7s for $2,045 on eBay (Click here)
A7r for $1,795 on eBay (Click here).
$1,000 rebate on the VG900 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
The Loxia 50mm is nwo in Stock in USA via BHphoto (Click here), Popflash eBay (Click here) and Focuscamera eBay (Click here).
The Loxia 35mm is now in Stock in Europ via Photo Porst Germany eBay (Click here)

February 8, 2015
Posted in news

Color Management seminar with Sony Artisan Tony Gale.


Bildschirmfoto 2015-02-08 um 08.31.07

If you happen to be in New York on February 17 you may join the color managmen seminar from Sony Artisan Tony Gale. All info can be found at Adorama (Click here).

UPDATE: There is also a seminar at Adorama on Feb 16th with Miguel Quiles that will feature the Sony A7II.

February 8, 2015
Posted in news

Voigtlander 15mm f/4,5 Super Wide Heliar will go on sale for 749 Euro.


The Voigtländer website in Germany now lists a price (749 Euro) for the new Voigtlander 15mm f/4,5 Super Wide Heliar. This is an M-mount lens but it’s said that is has been optimized to get rid of most of the usual issue with wide angle lenses used on the A7/r/s cameras.

And the new 40mm Voigtlander M-mount that has been designed specifically for E-mount is now in Stock via US, Japanese and Hong Kong eBay seller (Click here).

via MirrorlessRumors. (Thanks Martin!).


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