Right after the end of the Photokina show Samyang announced a new A-mount lens. Price is yet not known but the lens should shipping by end of the year. It’s a manual focusing lens with 72mm diameter and 513g weight. It is a VDSLR version which means it has a silent aperture ring and features focus gearing.
Samyang is know for making high quality manual focusing land low price lenses. I highly recommend them if you don’t need AF! Here is a list of currently available lenses udner different brand names:
8mm f/3.5 fisheye at Amazon, BHphoto,
14mm f/2.8 at Amazon, BHphoto,
24mm f/1.4 at Amazon, BHphoto,
35mm f/1.4 at Amazon, BHphoto,
85mm f/1.4 at Amazon, BHphoto,
So, now you have plenty of images to get an idea about the A99 quality. I think the camera is great and will be on par with cameras like the Nikon D600 and probably better than the Canon 5DmarkIII. And can’t wait to see how the A99 compares with the RX1 that lacks of the new FF translucent mirror. Anyway, a camera is more than just pixel peeping and the A99 is definitely an amazing camera when it comes to think “hybrid”, still and video in one. But still, the camera isn’t really a hotseller at Amazon US (ranking here). Let’s see in time how successful the A99 will be!
P.S.: Our readers David talked with a Sony manger who said: One more thing, the mentioned about why they use 24 but not 32mp pixel in a99 is the 60p recording, they said they realized that 24M pixel is the best fix in nowadays sensor technology.
The German magazine “Digit!” unveiled the winners of this years Photokina 2012 Star Award. With no surprise we can find the new Sony RX1 because of his “Unique” design and features. But there is also another quite controversy winner. The Hasselblad Lunar camera. The reason? It is a camera that goes beyond the Price-Features aspects of digital Photography and is made for an “exclusive” target (Source: Digit). Hmmm,If I would be rich I would go for that $37.000 Leica Titanium (Click here) instead don’t you think?
Photokina is now over but I am already receiving the next generation of rumors. Meantime I will take the chance to ask you to send me your suggestion of camera Sony should release as next. I will make you an example of cameras Sony could/should make:
NEX-9 FF camera for $3000
Sony A1 SLT with 36 MPX sensor for $3000
Sony A95 SLT with 18 MP FF sensor for $1800
RX10 APS-C fixed lenscamera for $999
Please write the most important key aspects only like “NEX or SLT”, “APS-C or FF”, megapixel number and price. After that I will sum your suggestions in one big poll where SAR readers can select the prefered options. Let’s see what SAR readers want from Sony!
3Dkraft (Click here) tested the new HyperPrime CINE 35mm T0.95 prototype lens on the NEX-7 and on the first Full Frame VG900. This Cine lens for E-mount should arrive in 2013. The tester published some image samples an the results are promising. It’s interesting to see that lens on the VG900. Of course there is a lot of vignetting to see. I hope Sony and other third party lens manufacturer are thinking on making native FF E-mount lenses!
I'm a Canon DSLR, and Leica MM photographer. I'm considering unloading my Canon gear for Sony. Are the Sony AF lenses for a Sony A7s comparable to Canon L lenses in terms of IQ? Is the rumored A9 something that can use Leica M mount lenses with an adaptor? Please excuse my lack of Sony […]
Hi, Can anyone tell me the best adapter, la-ea2 or la-ea4, for using "a mount" lens on my a6000? I specifically want to use the Sony zoom, SAL70300G lens. Is there any noticeable difference between the two? Thanks - dave
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As a previous NEX 5n & 7 user, I just moved up to a A7 with kit 28-70 full frame lens. I realize how the APS-C lens trade-off thing works on the A7 body (vignetting, etc.) and the A7's menu setting to compensate when using these lenses on it by filling the frame with the […]
I have a brand new a6000 with kit lens and moderate telephoto lens. I don't plan to buy any other lenses. I can't afford to I did buy Gary Fong's video for the camera I can't make my camera work as he did specifically? follow focus. screen doesn't look as his did another question...what do […]
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