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!

November 5, 2012
Posted in reviews

New Sony NEX-6 reviews (and a teardown).

Good Morning!
Let’s start the new week talking about the Sony NEX-6. There are many new reviews to check out! On top you can watch the Sony NEX-6 teardown and Infrared conversion video. I would not try to emulate him :) The full tutorial can also be read on their website ir-photo.net.

ePhotozine posted the full chart test pictures while the dutch Pixelmania (translation here) posted the full NEX-6 review and gets recommended by the reviewer team. There is also a camera test with the 16-50mm pancake lens test at Lesnumeriques (translation here). And also German reviewers are testing the Sony NEX-6 like at Chip.de (translation here). Now four Sony cameras are on the top 5 list at Chip.de. French readers may be happy to learn about the Sony deal described at Lemondedelaphoto.

The NEX-6 is shipping almost everywhere (but not in US) and click those direct links to check out price and in Stock status: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Wex Germany Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

Plenty of auctions are available on eBay (here on Slidoo).

November 4, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony A99 video review at Digitalrev.

 

I leave any comment to you guys…enjoy the video! :)

 

A99 battery grip is now in Stock in Asia (here on Slidoo eBay).

A99 in Stock status check at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 4, 2012
Posted in reviews

A99 tested for sportphotography at Focus Numerique.


Sony A99 used my NG photographer Yamashita.

Focus Numerique (translation here) tested the sport-photography skills of the new Sony A99.In very short they found they where positively surprised by the AF and Video performance while the JPG quality above 3200 ISO may be a bit disappointing. They also didn’t not find an improvement on the A)9 EVF over the A77 although some readers do say quite the opposite like here at dpreview forum.

For the record, the A99 battery grip is now in Stock in Asia (here on Slidoo eBay). I guess it will arrive soon in EU and US too!

A99 in Stock status check at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

 

November 3, 2012
Posted in deals

Limited offer: NEX-5n with lens for $429!

For a limited time and limited quantity you can get the NEX-5n with lens for $429 at Buydig eBay (Click here). This is about $50 less than the already discounted price at Amazon (Click here). And there it is also the most sold mirrorless camera (ranking here).

Meantime more and more NEX-6 are in Stock in EU and US ebay stores. Check out the list of our little new Slidoo eBay website (Click here, login and slide).

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