March 25, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Sony announcement on April 3th?



Las Vegas Nabshow: Conferences start on April 6 – 11, 2013 / Exhibits April 8 – 11


An anonymous and new source just sent me an info about a possible Sony announcement date on April 3th. As you know the Las Vegas NAB show starts on April 8th and I expect Somy to announce a set of new camcorders. This may include the Full Frame Sony NXcam.

What about Alpha and NEX cameras and lenses? I have no rumors about an Alpha Camera or Lens release. And as I told you last week I fear the NEX-7n release may be delayed for 1-2 months. The new Zeiss prime lenses are almost certainly going to be announced.

Anyway, let’s hope I am wrong and some NEX or even RX camera is coming from Sony!

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 24, 2013
Posted in news

SAR readers work roundup.

Let me catch up with some of the SAR readers work links I got via mail:

AndreasJust a photoblog for the RX1. I am extremely happy with the camera in terms of image quality but extremely unhappy with the autofocus … about 20% of pics are backfocused … so i pretty much use only manual nowadays which is a shame as i really was looking forward to a good autofocus with this camera. The camera would be perfect with phase detection AF. Very happy with ergonomics and menu. Very happy with durability … camera survived a trip to Kilimanjaro, Safaris and skiing in the alps without even the slightest scratch. A bit disappointed with video quality vs. GH2 hacked which i also own. Focusing in video mode is difficult, no preview, no peaking, not even a distance scale. Autofocusing and tracking is very slow … so no real solution found yet. Will have a video about my Kilimanjaro trip up shortly. Some photos can be seen already at

Oleg:This clip is fully filmed on Sony NEX5N. Important what to film and not your equipment.

Rock:If your Sony 16-50 2.8 is stiff or sticky to zoom there is an easy solution! I just fixed both of ours and now they zoom like all of our other great lenses. Most of us paid somewhere between $600-$800 for this lens… would you believe that the problem is a 49 cent rubber zoom ring? If you take it off, turn it inside out, then put it back on your prize lens will zoom just as smooth as all of your other lenses. If you need it I have posted a tutorial on how to do this at the bottom of this page:

KeanHui:Hi Sonyalpharumuor I would like to share with you some of my macro work done by the Sony Alpha Camera A77, A550 and Nex5N! Here is my link to my work

Enrique:Tengo buenas noticias, mi video “The Maghreb” rodado con Sony ha sido elegido por Vimeo como video del día. Esto se traduce en un gran numero de visitas así como una presencia importante en la web, via foros, blogs, twitters, etc.  Al mismo tiempo, he lanzado un artículo que tenía preparado, explicando como lo he rodado, siempre con Sony, creo que puede ser interesante. Te paso los links para que los compartáis si queréis. Video:

Leonel:I want to invite you to visit my blog, that it’s a sort of photographic journal for my tastes, my travels and my soul if you wish… the interesting part is that all my work in there is portrayed with my sony alpha 330 and some legacy lens like the famous “beercan” and the minolta 50 1,7, also I use a lot the sam DT 18-55, that for me it gives some nice results when you know it’s limitations… I’m looking forward to improve my kit some day (hopefully the a99 ), and for that your site it’s a great start in order to make a good choice … this is the address of my blog:

Thanks You All!

March 24, 2013
Posted in deals

New DEO TECH Contax adapter video (and Canon version in Stock).

The video on top shows again the soon to be market Contax G to E-mount electronic adapter. It will be sold soon while the Canon EF to NEX version is now available on eBay (Click here).

Speed Booster news: The request of the adpaters is soo high that all Speed Boosters are out of Stock at Metabones website. The only exception is the Alpa to NEX adapter (yes Alpa and not Alpha!). And two adpaters are for sale in Europe (on eBay via Slidoo).

March 23, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony weekend US deals roundup….

It’s weekens and if you are ready for shopping these are the current Sony deals in US:

Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) are offering a 6% Back In Reward on the A99!

500 savings on Sony Camera+Lens combos at BHphoto (Click here).

Up to $200 savings on NEX cameras at Amazon (Click here).

Store Demo RX1 for $2,499 at CameraLand (Click here).
New RX1 for $2,635 at ElectroElectro (Click here).
Open Box RX1 for $2,728 at Samys (Click here).

Store Demo RX1 for $579 at Samys (Click here).
Open Box RX100 for $599 at Samys (Click here).

Store Demo NEX-7 with kit lens for $1,049 at Samys (Click here).
Open Box NEX-7 with kit lens for $1,099 at Samys (Click here).

March 23, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…

A99 with Samyang 14mm F2.8 on Steadicam Pilot from The Lightshapers Studios on Vimeo.

Sony and Zeiss, Up In a Tree (TheOnlinePhotographer).
Snow In The City: a real world shooting experience with the Sony RX1 (Mike Kobal).
Win a free place on a Photography Workshop in Iceland (Enrique Pacheco)
The evolution of Dream Camera (AlphaCorner).
The Evil of DxOMark (Foto-Biz).
MeFoto GlobeTrotter and RoadTrip Travel Tripods with The Aviator Travel Jib and OliviaTech Motorroid Slider (
Adorable 35s – Big 35mm Speed Lens Comparison (Leica, SLR Magic, Mitakon, Canon + Speed Booster, Samyang) at 3D-kraft.
NEX-3n reports ay Yodobashi (japanese).
Sony HDR-AS15 video channel on youtube.



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