March 9, 2013
Posted in news

Hasselblad Lunar to be sold from April!


Lunar camera with the new Distagon E-mount Zeiss! (Image courtesy: Alexander Radojski)

A Hasselblad spokesperson today Amateur Photographer that ‘The Hasselblad Lunar will be officially launched in April 2013“. And “We will, within a short time, launch a new and dedicated website section for the Lunar with all the information.

The Lunar will have the same specs as the current Sony NEX-7 and cost above $5,000. And guess what, Sony may launch the new NEX-7n in April too and the Hasselblad may not even be “Up To Date” with the Sony NEX range.

news found via Photorumors.

March 9, 2013
Posted in news

Camera MX transforms the Leica M-mount lenses in E-mount lenses with autofocus!

The impossible has been made possible. Camera MX transformed a Leica Summicron 35mm f/2.0 manual focusing M-mount lens in a sort of E-mount version with full autofocus support! You may argue how the heck that can be done…so here is the text I got form the “inventor” of this solution (from Chinese companies MX Camera):

We put a Leica M 35mm f/2 into a Contax G Biogon 28mm f/2.8. When use with our Contax G – NEX AF adapter, it will come a NEX-AF lens!! And the result is quite good! We will make a video for it very soon. We try so many different Leica rangefinder lens and the result, the best match is 35mm and 50mm f/2 or small aperture lens with Biogon 28mm lens body.

And they are now going to test the same “technique” with the 35mm f/3.5 (here on eBay), Summicron 35mm f/2 (here on eBay), Summicron 50mm f/2 (here on eBay), Elmar 90mm f/4 (here on eBay).  There is no plan yet to commercialize that kind of lenses.

March 8, 2013
Posted in news

New Sigma E-mount leneses to ship this month. And double Gold Box deal now!

Right now US readers should check out the Gold Box deal on the Rokinon and Sigma lenses (Click here).

The Sigma lens is actually form the “old” generation but de facto has the same quality of the new Sigma E-mount lenses. And today Sigma officially confirmed that those will ship within March. Preorders here:
Black Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 19mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Black Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Black Sigma 60mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).
Silver Sigma 60mm f/2.8 lens at Bhphoto (Click here).

March 8, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) NEX-7 and A77 firmware update this Summer?

A source let me know that the next NEX-7 and likely also A77 firmware updated are scheduled for a summer release.

I have been specifically asked to ask you SAR readers what you absolutely need to be fixed or done with the new firmware update! :)

P.S: There may be tethering coming too…


March 7, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony A37 with kit lens for $399 at BuyDig/Rakuten. First Speed Booster in Europe.


The cheapest SLT camera you can buy is now that A37 + lens kit for $399 at Buydig (Click here). For the record, Buydig is now owned by Rakuten!

More deals:
Sony also extended the up to $200 savings on NEX cameras at Amazon (Click here).
The first Speed Booster is on auction in Europe via eBay UK (Click here).
And a reminder: Sigma A-mount lens rebates at BHphoto (Click here).


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