March 24, 2014
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$100 off on the Sigma 18-250mm A-mount lens. $200 off on 17-50mm. SD card and mroe Sony deals!

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As part of a new official eBay deal action you can save $100 on the Sigma 18-250mm A-mount lens (Click here).
$200 off on the Sigma 17-50mm lens at BHphoto (Click here).
New low price on the Lexar 32GB SDHC UHS-1 Class 10 – 2 Pack at BHphoto (Click here).
There is also a up to 65% savings on Samsung SD cards at Amazon (Click here).
Also this one runs today only: 10% off on Sony cameras at Roberts (Click here).

—-—All other current Sony US deals:

Sony A99:
A99 with a free(!) grip for $2299 at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click bere).
Buy.com (now Rakuten) is selling the Sony A99 for $1,899.99 only. The offer runs out of time within the next couple of hours.

Sony A7 and A7r:
A7-A7r up to $650 savings are still running at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click bere).
You can trade it any camera you have (also a $10 cheap used compact) and get a $300 credit for the A7 or A7r purchase at Focuscamera (Click here) , Adorama (Click here) or BHphoto (Click here).

Sony RX10 and RX100II:
Save $240 on Select Accessories with the Purchase of the Sony RX10 Digital Camera at Amazon and SonyStore.
Save up to $550 on Select Sony Accessories with Sony RX1 Series Camera Purchase at Amazon.

“Old” NEX series:
Total of $398.90 free extras comes along the NEX-6 body at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony NEX-6 double lens kit for $869 via third party resellers at Amazon US (Click here).
Sony NEX-7 with two lenses and extras for $899 (substract the $100 gift card) at BHphoto (Click here).
NEX-3n with kit lens is again back in Stock for $299 only at Amazon US (Click here).

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March 24, 2014
Posted in news

The world goes crazy: Two Hasselblad Lunar’s (NEX-7 clone) sold for $27,250 each!

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Well, we made a lot of jokes on the Hasselbald Lunar camera which is basically a luxury version of the Sony NEX-7. But there seems to be a market for these kind of cameras! A charity auction in Florida sold two of such cameras for a total value of $54,500 ($27,250 each)! Hasselblad released a full press release around that story you can read below.

P.S.: eBay auctions of: Hasselblad Lunars (Click here) and Hasselblad Stellars (Click here). David Lynch and David Beckham are proud owners of the Lunar!

—OFFICIAL HASSELBLAD TEXT—-

A crowd at a charity auction in Florida couldn’t believe their eyes as two brand new Hasselblad Lunar cameras with a joint retail value of around $14,000 suddenly rocketed in value to $54,500.
Two photo enthusiasts at the world-famous three day-long annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival began bidding against each other for the chance to own an ‘ultimate luxury’ olive wood-handled Lunar camera, crafted by the iconic camera brand.
When the bid reached $28,000 neither party wanted to lose out on a Lunar, so a deal was struck for an extra camera to be auctioned – for a joint record-busting price that raised a total of $54,500 for a spina bifida charity.
The deal also included a unique set of classic motorsport photographs shot over decades with a Hasselblad camera by Concours Show founder and chairman, Bill Warner.
Warner said: “Hasselblad is simply the ultimate camera. It’s the Mercedes-Benz, the Porsche and the Ferrari of cameras, all in one.”
The Amelia Island classic car and automotive art festival, which is billed as ‘three days of automotive passion at the International Historic Motoring Awards, Motoring Event of the year (2013)’, draws classic car enthusiasts from across the globe each year and raises millions of dollars for charity.
Michael Hejtmanek, President of Hasselblad Bron Inc. said: “We knew our new, retro-look Lunar range was compelling – especially the rich-veined olive wood edition with its advanced technology and supreme ergonomics – but for a pair of them to raise $54,500 for Spina Bifida Jacksonville at this auction is just outstanding.”

Further information:
http://www.hasselblad-lunar.com/
http://www.spinabifidajax.org/
https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

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March 24, 2014
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(SR5) A3500 will be announced soon (before the A77II) and ship in April.

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The South African blog Htxt.co.za got the official confirmation from Sony that the A3500 will be announced soon and ship in April already. This means the camera will be announced before the A77II which will be announced in early May. HTXT writes:

Sony’s Alpha 3500, a new E-mount mirrorless camera to replaces the A3000 (which has been the entry-level camera in the Sony range up until now) is coming to SA in April 2014.
Very little that has changed – it’s the same 20MP APS-C sized sensor with the lowest resolution electronic viewfinder and LCD screen of the entire Alpha range.
What is important for Sony, particularly in the South African market, is the price point. This mirrorless camera looks like a DSLR, something many local consumers are still keen on, and will hit the price point of just R3999. This puts the Sony Alpha 3500 in the same range as the coveted Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 1100D.
The Sony Alpha 3500 will come with a new 18-50mm lens and at that 4k price point, we are keen to get a hands-on with it soon.

Important note: The last couple of days I got plenty fo rumors about A and E-mount stuff plus new RX cameras (or sort of RX cameras) I Thank all sources for sharing the info. As usual please understand that I try to double or triple check rumors before to post them. Thanks!

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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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March 24, 2014
Posted in rumors

The SR5 weekend rumors roundup: A3500 leaked, new FE lenses to come soon, and A77II and surprises too.

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There is going to be plenty of new Sony stiff coming soon. For A and E-mount lovers! In case you missed it this weekend we had some new rumors and leaks:

1) Sony Australia (Click here) already lists the new A3500 camera and new 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. I don’t know when Sony will announce them officially but I guess it will be very soon.

2) Mark Weir from Sony confirmed that new Full Frame E-mount lenses are going to be announced soon. And yes, Sony is working on very fast aperture lenses too. He also said new power zooms are in the work. The probably most intriguing news is that Sony will soon announce camera(s?) that have been never made before!

3) The A77II is coming for sure in very early May. And I am looking forward to post the first specs soon!

You have to stay tuned on SAR. If the rumors I am receiving in these days are correct there will be room for quite some surprises too!

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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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March 23, 2014
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Sigma 50mm ART lens gets pricing in Autralia ($999 AUSD).

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The new Sigma 50mm ART lens got a pricing in Australia ($999 AUSD). We can expect a similar pricing in US Dollar (around $900-999). And SLRlounge reports worldwide pricing will be announced after April 11th.

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