January 9, 2013
Posted in news

Surprise: Nikon D5200 doens’t use Sony 24MP sensor. It’s a Toshiba!

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Image courtesy: Chipworks.

That’s an interesting news! The Nikon D5200 doesn’t actually use the same Sony 24MPX sensor but as discovered by Chipworks it has a new Toshiba sensor! This may be one more sign how Nikon wants to move away from a complete Sony supply dependency. That’s just my pure speculation but this may be an indirect good news for us Sony users too. We may don’t see Sony sensors being exclusively sold to Nikon while Sony itself will have to wait 6 or 12 months before using it on their own cameras.

 

January 8, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony RX1 gets DxOmarked. it’s better than the A99!

DxOmark (Click here) just published the full Sony RX1 test! And with no suprrise (at leats for me) the RX1 has a slightly better score thna the Sony A99! And it basically matches the Nikon D600 results (here is the comparison).

Sony RX1 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Sony RX1 Gariz case on eBay (via Slidoo).

January 8, 2013
Posted in rumors

The Sony NEX (5N and 3) In Use With Two Minolta Legacy Lenses

Just a quick post with two videos showing what you can do when using old school Minolta Lenses with a Sony NEX. The video above features a Sony NEX-5N (price & specs)with a Minolta 135mm f2.8 Rokkor-PF lens. The video below a Minolta 50mm Rokkor-x f/1.7 lens with a Sony NEX-3. Both by YouTube user Beau Reyes.

Use slidoo.com to comfortably find this lenses on eBay.

Sony NEX-5N price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Sony NEX-3 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

 

January 7, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) 85mm f/1.8 is an all Black lens.

I have been told there will be 5-6 new E-mount lenses announced in 2013. One of them is almost certainly the High Quality standard zoom from Zeiss. Another rumor I got (from new sources) is that there will be a 85mm f/1.8 lens and to be more specific this will be an all Black color lens.

I repeat, I still need the confirmation from my trusted sources to be almost sure (SR5) about the lens release.

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!

January 7, 2013
Posted in deals

Update: Adobe Creative Suite 2 Is A Free Download!!

Update3: This comes from imaging-resource:

Here’s what Issacs wrote on Adobe’s community forum following the reports.

“On behalf of Adobe Systems Incorporated …

You have heard wrong! Adobe is absolutely not providing free copies of CS2!

What is true is that Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who need to reinstall their software, copies of CS2 that don’t require activation but do require valid serial numbers are available. (Special serial numbers are provided on the page for each product download.) See <http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1114930>.

Update2: the download link appears to be still alive. Just tried it out. Don’t know what is going on.

Update: To good to be true! According to diyphotography, which cites Adobe support forum, the download was never meant to be free. The download page was meant for photographers who bought CS2, but needed to reactivate it. The download link has now been disabled.

Adobe’s CS2 suite can be downloaded for free. Click here to download. Serial numbers are provided. You have to be registered to Adobe (it’s free) to make the download. Mac (PowerPc) and Windows versions.

[via 9to5toys via nachbelichtet.de via canonwatch]

 

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