Some of us are not completely happy with the Sony NEX roadmap because of the lack of compact primes. So we have to rely on this kind of products coming from third party lens makers. SLRmagic showed a new E.mount lens prototype which will be on market by June. You can see a size comparison with some of the current NEX lenses:
Don’t know the price and image quality it can deliver. I would not expect to much from it!
Looks funny but could be the future: Sony liquid lens technology.
The japanese blog Egami posted the latest Sony patents:
1) Sony liquid lens patent (Click here).
This is not the first Sony patent we found that describes the liquid lens technology. With such technology you can change the curvature of the lens by changing the voltage of the liquid. The advantages are:
-non-movement glasses for zoom or AF
-less glasses inside the lens
-faster electrical response
-non-motor on the glass
-silence AF mode
2) Sigma filed a patent in Japan (2011-059293) for what appears to be a 18-48mm lens for NEX cameras (via Photorumors). I really hope Sigma will make fast primes instead of this one
That’s probably the rumor of the year!!! The Sony NEX-C3 will be produced not only in boring Silver and boring black but also in…drumming….excitement…PINK!!!! I guess the main audience for that color will be ladies or young girls. I am bit surprised to see that there is no white or red option. As long as I know only two camera makers made a pink camera. Pentax and Panasonic. And I heard from my sources that the pink cameras are quite popular in Japan. Those are the cameras in pink:
And here is the image of the NEX-C3 in pink. Awesome or not?
One of our new sources just sent us the codes of some of the upcoming new Sony products. Those are products that will be in Stock within the next couple of months:
HVL-F20S: That should be the new NEX flash UPDATE: Price 139 Euro at camara.fr
HVL-F40AM: A new Falsh for Alpha cameras
SAL-70300: That is the rumored new Sony 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SAM lens.
SAL-1024: That should be a new 10-24mm lens.
But the most intriguing code is the last one:
VG-C77AM: This is the vertical Grip for the A77! Certainly a sign that the A77 is coming. And as we already told you it should arrive in July. I hope the source can soon send me the code for both the new A77 and the NEX-7