May 5, 2013
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A99 for $2,499.00.

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You can now find the brand new A99 for $2499 on eBay US (Click here). It’s likely that this is a consequence of the great A99 superkit deals (here at Amazon) where you can get free vertical grip and flash.

May 5, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits

Antarctica from Darek Sepiolo on Vimeo. Shot with the Sony EX1 camera.

Sony gapless sensor patent at Egami.
Sony NEX-3n review at ThePhoBlographer.
Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 review at SonyAlphaLab.
SEL 50 f1.8 Compared to Leica Summicron 50mm f2 at PhotoCineNews.
Remote Camera Control Ver.3.1 for Mac OS X adds support for the A58 (support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp).
Sony E 35 mm f/1.8 vs Sigma E 30 mm f/2.8 EX DN by Per-Analogia.
Street Photography with the Nex7 and the Zeiss 24mm Sonnar T (F-StopEight).
RX1 review by SpiegleBerg.

Kerioke: here is an excellent documentary on Sony which was recently broadcast on 28th of April. it talks about how it developed the EXMOR sensors: NHk.or.jp.

Jordan:Sony Artisan photographer goes to Kickstarter to fund his new book project, Future Presidents.  Future Presidents is a photography project that aims to inspire children of all races and backgrounds to embrace their dreams by expressing what they would do as President of the United States. View and pledge at www.KickstarterPresidents.com

Rishi:I did a nice little short film that captures the essence of the 2013 Wisdom 2.0 Conference and listens to attendees and speakers who come to explore a movement towards living with greater presence, meaning, and mindfulness in the digital age. The relevance is that all of it was done on the nex 7. I love this camera for a hybrid photography and film work. The highest quality video and photography you can get in the smallest form factor. http://blog.rishio.com/2013/04/2013-wisdom-20-conference.html

Baron:” Please share this short film with the rest of the world. It carries a social message of responsible drinking and I think everyone should watch. It has a surprising twist in the end. Here is the video: Some Stupid Drunk Driver !!! This short film is made for the world’s co-leader in wines & spirits, Pernod Ricard Malaysia. To infuse a cinematic quality to this film we chose the Sony A99 and NEX-6 cameras with Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8 ZA. Many of the scenes happen at night and this is where the A99 shines. It could give me very useable footage in low light.  The noise from A99 is monochromatic. The footage holds up well. I could bring out the details in the shadows and I could still pull the highlights during editing with Edius.
We also used the A99 on a Glidecam Smooth Shooter in 2 key scenes. The Zeiss lens with A99 was heavy enough to balance very well on the stabilizer. Surprisingly stable shots even without Optical Image Stabilization.
The NEX-6 was used for most of our car-mounted POV shots. Its lightweight and compact feature let us attach it far into the car’s windscreen so we could shoot less wide for the actress. The dynamic range matched very well with the A99.

May 4, 2013
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First Zeiss Lens unboxing video (comes with hood).

The video on top is the first Unboxing video for the new Zeiss lenses. It shows the X-mount versions but the NEX mount version have exactly the same package. The video is useful because at least it proves you that the lenses come with hood included :)

The lenses can be preordered at:
32mm f/1.8 at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Uniquephoto (Click here).
12mm f/2.8 at BHphoto (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Uniquephoto (Click here).

Current US deals:
NEX-7 $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
NEX-5r $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
NEX-3n $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Up to $400 savings on camera-lens kit at BHphoto (Click here).
6% reward on Sony E and A mount cameras at Adorama (Click here).
NEX-F3 with kit lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here).
Up to $200 savings on Sony SLT cameras has been prolonged through June 1 (Click here to see the list at Amazon).
A99 superkit deal (Click here).
Sony Alpha Lenses (Click here).

May 4, 2013
Posted in reviews

New RX1 and A58 review.

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ePhotozine (Click here) tested the camera that could be the latest APS-C with SLT tech, the A58: “Despite an increase in resolution over the Sony Alpha A37, noise is well controlled with decent results at ISO3200 and even ISO6400. Rather than seeing this as a downgraded A57, the A58 is more of an upgraded A37, and offers improved detail in images and excellent value for money.
A58 in Stock and Price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Digitalcamerareviews (Click here) posted the full RX1 review and writes: “Obviously the RX1’s image quality is the unequivocal star and rightly so. While techies (including me) are impressed that Sony fit a full-frame sensor in such a small body, the image is what photography is all about.

RX1 links roundup:
RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).

May 3, 2013
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Craziest deal ever in Philippines: Buy an A77 and get another one for free!

SAR reader Ramos sent us what could be the craziest Sony deal I have ever posted. If you buy the A77 you will get a second A77 for free! I never saw a deal like that on any camera.

One more Sony deal in Thailand: You get the LA-EA2 for free when purchasing the NEX-6 (Source Pantip).

 

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