The brand new Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Lens for Sony Alpha is in Stock for the first tiem at BHphoto (Click here). And also the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto (Click here).
Anonymous: “A friend bought a Sony RX100 a month ago in a Sony store in San Diego and after two weeks using it, a problem showed up. The camera started to randomly turn itself on, showing the last shot taken on the LCD but without actually extending the lens. That happens with the camera in or out of its storage pouch, leading to to a total battery drain if not noticed and turned off! I did a quick research on the internet and found that this problem has been reported in some Forums ( including Sony’s ). Please check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCp1m4vz4Oc http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3391660 http://community.sony.com/t5/Cybershot-Cameras/RX100-Battery-Drain/td-p/44245/page/1 I’m sending you this because it seems Sony has not officially acknowledged the issue and it may be a good opportunity for them to improve customer credibility by either issuing a Firmware fixing the problem ( if that’s feasible ) or ultimately performing a recall! One can always dream. Regards!”
Galen: “Sharing some photos taken with the a99 with the Sony Zeiss 135mm and 24-70mm. Absolutely loving the lenses as well as the dynamic range and accuracy of the a99. Such a pleasure to take photos with. http://500px.com/GalenScorer”
The incredible Full Frame price war between Canon and Nikon reached a new level with the Canon 6D now selling for $1499(!) at eBay US (Click here). This really sets two problems for Sony: 1) High End APS-C cameras will be hard to sell if you can get a Full Frame for the same price 2) Sony has no FF camera that can compete in that price segment.
What should Sony do?
I am certainly not an expert but my instinct tells me that Sony has little to gain and a lot to loose by entering a possible cheap FF camera war. Canon and Nikon sell in much higher numbers and can afford to sell the cameras with almost no profit. Sony should rather focus on developing key technologies that can create a quality gap between their cameras and those offered by Canon and Nikon. I hope this will happen with the new A-mount cameras to be released in 2014!
Many SAR readers daily send me mails with links to Sony deals. As you can imagine it’s impossible for me to post them all and sometimes by the time I read the mail the deal has already expired. So we rumor site owners came up with an idea. We created a tool (DealsRunner.com) where you can directly submit the Deals and they will be instantaneously be displayed on the right sidebar of this website. This will help all SAR readers to have quick access on all deals! On DealsRunner.com you can also vote the best deals so that the most interesting stuff can remain on top of the list. You can filter your category and searches and get notified when a new deal has been submitted. That way you will never miss a Great Sony Deal!
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The probably most praised Sony camera is the Sony RX1 (praised even by Canonikans!). And you know what? There will be a new “variation” coming soon. Not a successor, but simply a new RX model! I am working on the specs of the camera right now and I hope to get some more info from trusted sources. I also don’t know when the camera will be announced but everything hints on a possible late August release.
In short: A new RX100 MKII is coming in late June. A new RX FF camera likely in late August. New NEX cameras and lenses coming in late August too!
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I have now been shooting with the a77 mkii for a few weeks, giving it a good run. I Have carefully set up my lenses nicely for some slight back and forward focusing. My main two lenses are a Sigma 17-70 and the SONY DT 55-300, both which I love and are more than reasonably […]
Hi! I've always been on a lookout to buy the a6000 and now I just wonder what lens I should get. I like to take photos when I go on hikes (mix of landscape/nature/wildlife), vacations (mix of city outdoors and indoors), night photography and food. Is the 16-50mm/18-55mm worth buying as a bundle kit with […]
Posted Today, 12:41 AM Sorry this is a second posting because I couldn't attach files to the first after I'd posted. I'm a newbie and non-techie with a Sony A5000 which has been working well. But suddenly at an open air festival - lots of grass and sun - all the photos are coming out […]
I'm a newbie and non-techie with a Sony A5000 which has been working well. But suddenly at an open air festival - lots of grass and sun - all the photos are coming out washed out and whitish. I have to work very hard afterwards reducing the brightness to get any reasonable shots from the […]
I was on a trip last week with my A7Mk2 and a few lenses. I had the Mk1 before this and generally use my A7 with Leica lenses and my first foray into the world of Sony lenses was after recently purchasing the 24-240 which I though would make a great travel lens, this was […]
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