December 5, 2012
Posted in news

The translucent mirror patents.


If you were ever curious about the detailed specs of that so called “translucent mirror” used for SLT cameras than just take a look a Patent Number 8313254 (via freepatentsonline). It explains the material used and the reflective characteristics of the mirror: “the light-beam splitting mirror has spectral characteristics including a reflectivity of 25% or more and 35% or less at all wavelengths from 400 to 650 nm and a reflectivity of 60% or more at a wavelength of 700 nm

Have fun reading all these tech!

December 5, 2012
Posted in deals

Some A99 price drops in US (-$150) and Europe…

The first small price drops in Germany: Source: Idealo.


We have a first deal on the A99. You save $150 on BigValue (Click here). Or A99 superkits offer for the same price as the body at Buydig (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Login our little new Slidoo eBay site and save this A99 search to get notified on eBay deals.

There have been an official 40 Euro price drop in Germany at Wexphotographic. If you like to take risks than there is a Luxemburg’s store selling the A99 for 2650 Euro on eBay (Click here) and for 2450 Euro at UKbnsuk (Click here). Both write that there are no import taxes to pay.
Check out Slidoo Europe to find and/or get notified on eBay A99 deals.

December 5, 2012
Posted in deals

UPDATED: Sony RX1 (NOT!) in Stock now at Adorama!

UPDATE: because of an error the website  RX1 cameras was supposed to be in Stock at Adorama! So false alarm. I hope Adorama will get put back the “Not in Stock” info.

By the way, some third party batteries for the RX1 are now on auction on eBay (via Slidoo).

P.S.: And there is a free $50 gift card on the NEX-7 kit purchase at BHphoto (Click here).



December 5, 2012
Posted in news

Canon-Nikon guys….would you join Sony if they would make this? commented yesterdays rumor about Sony’s Full Frame roadmap and showed an example of camera Sony should do. You may read it:

Take the base concept of the RX1, add the EVF of the A99, replace the fixed lens by an E-Mount and replace the 24 MP sensor by the AA-filterless 36 MP sensor currently produced for the D800E. Modify the sensor (and propably the cooling as well) so that it can be read out with 60p (for 1080p60). Start with at least one fullframe capable E-Mount lens (e.g. a modified Zeiss lens for Alpha) and the rest will be adapted as until there are enough other E-Mount FF lenses become available.
That will be the moment where I sell all my Nikon stuff.

SonyAlphaRumors is read by plenty of Nikon and Canon camera owners. My question for them (and also for Sony owners for course) is:

Is that a kind of camera that would make you think to join the Sony FF system?

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Sony is working on the new FF cameras and they may be curious to read your opinion about that kind of “camera tech”.

December 4, 2012
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SLRmagic 35mm t/1.4 cool trade-in program.

At Photokina SLR magic announced two new E-mount lenses, the 35mm t/1.4 and 23mm f/1.7 E-Mount lenses. If you already own a SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 lens you can join that trade in program. Details (offer ends by Feb 28th 2013):
1) Need SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 lens.
2) Copy of receipt from authorised resellers dated before Dec 1st 2012.
3) Items 1 and 2 shipped to us in Hong Kong by registered post with tracking number.
4) SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 will cost $259 instead of $349 after trade-in price.

People interested in the upgrade program can contact SLRmagic at

P.S. Current SLRmagic lenses for the E-mount system:
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC (here on eBay).
SLR Magic Toy Lens 28mm Bokehmorphic lens (here on eBay).
SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 (here on eBay).
SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 lens (here on eBay).

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