February 10, 2015
Posted in rumors

Pentax and Nikon announcements soon, Sony will follow.



Just a quick note: Pentax and Nikon will announce their stuff within 24 hours (Their new DSLR cameras will use Sony sensors). Maybe at the time you read this they will always have had the announcement while I am asleep in my bed :)

Sony itself will have an announcement after those companies (still not sure about exact day and hour). Four new FE lenses and two converters coming. That’s it the only 100% sure thing for now.


February 9, 2015
Posted in deals

Big deals reminder: $200 off on the 55mm FF and refurbished NEX-5t double lens kit for $399.


Bildschirmfoto 2015-02-08 um 10.13.13

You save $200 on the grey imported but with full 3 year US warranty coming 55mm FE lens sold at GetDigital on eBay US (Click here). And also still running is the deal on the refurbished NEX-5t with two lenses and bag for $399 at Secondipity on eBay US (Click here). And Open Box Sony A7 for $1,150 at Samys 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 9, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm to ship (again) from February 17 in USA.



We will have to wait a bit more than expected to get their new FE 28-135mm lens. It will ship from February 17 only according to BHphoto (Click here). And it should ship in Europe within days too.
This is really a great lens for filmmakers although a bit “unbalanced” when used on the A7s like you see on the picture on top. We really need a serious PRO FE camera with a much larger grip for that lens!

UPDATE: Note that a small Stock of these lenses shipped in early January btu was quickly sold out. Now after one mont a new Stock is finally being shipped again!

US preorder at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, SonyStoreUS.
EU preorders at Sony DE, UK, ES, IT, FR, CH, AT, NL, BE, FI, SE, NO, PT.
Sony FS7 4K camcorder at Adorama.

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.


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