March 16, 2012
Posted in news

The Metabones EOS to NEX adapter was defective. Now issue fixed.


Andrew Reid from EosHD (Click here) discovered that the very acclaimed EOS to E-mount adapter with electronic controls from Metabones was defective! Andrew says the optical design has “major ghosting and inner reflections from the internal plastic housing.

The good news is that Metabones now fixed the problem with an anti-reflective part. If you already own one of the first issued adapters contact Metabones and send your adapter back for a service!

Metabones website:

March 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

Also Adorama is shipping the NEX-7 and 50mm lenses (NEX-7 on top of all rankings).

Sony is back to full camera and lens production and as you can see from the screenshot here on top both the NEX-7 kits and the 50mm lens are being shipped by Adorama. Sonystore says they will ship the 50mm lens on March 26th. And the Zeiss 24mm for NEX is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

That’s all good news because Sony had to delay some of the product announcements to focus on the current camera and lens production. More in detail the A99 for example was originally scheduled for Spring release but will now arrive in September.

P.S.: The NEX-7 still remains the hottest mirrorless camera of the moment being on top of all Amazon US (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon Deutschland (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here) mirrorless rankings.

March 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) After the A37 two higher SLT models are on roadmap! (a900 deals)

It’s not a big secret that the next SLT camera is the A37. We told you some bits about it yesterday. But what is coming after the A37? A trusted sources confirmed that the next two SLT cameras are all positioned on top of the Sony A77! One is almost certainly the 24 Megapixel FF camera. I don’t know yet if the second model the source refers too is the FF camera with 36 megapixel or another higher end APS-C model.

UPDATE: All two higher end mdoels will arrive within 1 year!

I hope trusted sources can share me some more info as soon as they read the post :)  Thanks!

The A900 has been discontinued (as marked here by BH). The A900 has a superb viewfinder and buidl quaility and if you want it you can find them for a good price (new!) on eBay: For $2,100.00 at Cammers (Click here) or a total of 10 cameras for $2,351.61 each at 800photovideo (Click here).

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!

March 15, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony A57 hands-on and preorder roundup.

Image courtesy Quesabesde

Quesabesde (Click here to read the google english translation) wrote a new Sony A57 hands-on. And David K. from Photoclubalpha (Click here) shared his thoughts about the A57: “Everyone has been saying – we’d love an A77 or even an A65 with the 16 megapixel sensor. Or we’d love an A55 upgraded with the better viewfinder. So what do Sony deliver? Neither…“. And a first impression post has been written at Photocomment (Click here).

On SonyAlphaRumors 51% of the readers like the new A57 while other 25% said they cannot judge yet and the rest said that they didn’t like the camera at all (Click here to see the full A57 news coverage and the poll at the bottom of that post).

If you think you need that camera here are some USA preorder links:
A57 Body Only: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStoreUSA (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A57+18-55mm lens: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), SonyStoreUSA (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).


March 15, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Small A35 rumor and Wi-Fi coming on NEX and SLT

So, the A57 is out and we are already epecting a new SLT model to be announced soon. The A37! A source just sent me that little info: “The A37 is not compatible with Minolta lenses, only with SAM and SSM lenses!“. Yeah I know, very disappointing :(

The same source also told me that Sony will in future implement Wi-Fi in NEX and SLT cameras. About time!

Reminder: New camcorders and a new NEX are also coming within the next 1-2 months! Full Frame is due for September.



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