November 6, 2012
Posted in reviews

Quesabesde A99 test: “Has the highest Dynamic Range of all FF cameras”

Sony A99, prueba de vídeo from QUESABESDE on Vimeo.

Our Spanish friends over at Quesabesde (translation here) posted the full Sony A99 review. And while we know that at High ISO the A99 is certainly not the killer camera Quesabesde testing found that the A99 has the greatest dynamic range of all Full Frame cameras on market. And color reproduction and resolution are on a very high level. Really great news! I certainly prefer to have a gretaer dynamic range than having a little bit less noise at 12.800 ISO!

And also the german website D-pixx (translation here) likes the A99: “it is one step ahead (of Canon and Nikon) in terms of features and ease of use.

Sony A99 preorder list:
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, eBay, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 with kit lens links Alphacameradeals.

 

Some more A99 bits: A99 pics by Simon on Flickr. Why A99 video is limited? (dpreview forum).

November 6, 2012
Posted in rumors

New Nissin Di866 MarkII firmware update coming…

Our reader Lewis wrote on facebook SAR that:  “Nissin Digital have informed me via email that the Nissin Di866 Mark II Pro firmware upgrade for Sony Alpha 77 will be released in November.

What kind of improvements we can expect is unkwnown yet.

November 5, 2012
Posted in news

Cameradiner E-mount special interview.

If you have some time today and are interested to watch the latest Cameradiner show than click play on that video on top. It’s all about Sony E-mount!

Sony VG90o on eBay Slidoo.
Sony NEX-6 on eBay Slidoo.

November 5, 2012
Posted in deals

(UPDATE: Back in Stock!) First time NEX-6 in Stock at Samys!

 

For the very first time in USA the NEX-6 (body and kit) can be found in Stock for the regular price at Samys (Click here). Before Samys also Buydig (Click here) had some camera in Stock but you had to pay a $50 extra.

 

P.S.: The super discounted NEX-5n remains the most sold mirrorless camera (ranking here). European and Asian readers can find many of them in Stock on eBay (Click here).

November 5, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Still time needed for the FF E-mount mirrorless system announcement (lens production and design problems).

The VG-900. The first E-mount FF

Two trusted sources confirmed that Sony is working on a Full Frame NEX-7 alike system. And they said the camera prototype is almost “ready”. But the real issue is the lens system. They told me that Sony has not enough resources yet to design and produce lenses for a new Full Frame mirrorless system. Currently the priorities are those:
1) Develop and produce new E-mount lenses for the current cameras
2) Develop and produce (and redesign some of the existing) A-mount lenses

The sources said that for that reason we don’t have to expect a new FF mirrorless lens system to be ready before the very end of 2013! But nothing has been decided yet. The priority for the first half of 2013 are the new A and E-mount lenses plus the new NEX-7 update and new SLT cameras.

A litte more info: Expect these lenses to be larger than current known FF lenses like the Leica M (here on eBay) or Zeiss ZM lenses (here on eBay). Lens design for digital sensors requires a bit a different approach than the design for film cameras (for example AF parts have to be included).

Just a note. Zeiss made many FF ZM lenses and quite some of them would be interesting for a new Sony FF mirrorless system:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).

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FF mirrorless: Currently only Sony and Leica are offering FF mirrorless systems. Sony has the VG900. While Leica has three new offerings, the Leica ME. Leica M and Leica Monochrome.

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!

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