April 29, 2013
Posted in deals

US deal reminder: NEX-SLT and Lens discounts.

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Here are the brand new deals that have been launched by Sony US (updated with Adorama and BHphoto links):
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).

The up to $200 savings on Sony SLT cameras has been prolonged through June 1 (Click here to see the list at Amazon). And the same prolongation has been applied on the A99 superkit deal (Click here) and on the Sony Alpha Lenses (Click here).

April 29, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) There will be no more APS-C SLT cameras (after the A77II) anymore.

This is probably one of the biggest rumors I ever posted. And before you read it keep in mind that this is a rumor and not an official news. Rumors are not based on official facts but on anonymous and unproven…well rumors :)


The APS-C A-mount revolution: According to multiple trusted sources there will be no more APS-C SLT cameras from Sony. And now listen: There will be new A-mount cameras! What changes is the tech. SLT is done and death for APS-C. This means the recently announced SLT-A58 is the last of it’s kind. No A77 and no A65 successor will have the semi transparent mirror. So what is going to happen? The options are two. Optical Viewfinder will come back (highly unlikely) or A-mount ASP-C goes mirrorless (likely).

UPDATE: There will be one last A77II SLT. After that APS-C will be mirrorless A-mount!

I am still not sure if there will be SLT-FF, but I have been told that SLT is going to to disappear sooner or later anyway. I know the news is big and I have the feeling this will not be the only big news we will here in future :)

P.S.: As I told you before Sony is working on a brand new roadmap that includes many new advanced features. 2014 is going to be a very intriguing year!

UPDATE: I insist telling you that the A-mount system will remain well alive. What changes is just that they will not use the SLT tech anymore. Please don’t spread false rumors about a possible death of the A-mount. Just be patient and wait for the new amazing stuff that will come in 2014 ;)

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR5=almost certainly correct!

April 28, 2013
Posted in news, rumors

Nince different Lens Turbo adapters to be launched this year.

What you see here on top is the first picture of the FD to E-mount “Lens Turbo” adapter. You can also see first image samples at Pieebbs. And we also got the info that a total of nine new “Lens Turbo” adapters will be made: PK, AI, EF, FD, MD, C/Y, Leica R, and M42 to Nex.

P.S.: Link to Canon FD lenses on eBay.

April 28, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony US brand new deals: NEX-7 now for $948.00!

 

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Sony launched new deals in US. And the NEX-7 has now the lowest price ever seen:
The NEX-7 got a new $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
NEX-5r also got a new $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
And so the NEX-3n again at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

The up to $200 savings on Sony SLT cameras has been prolonged through June 1 (Click here to see the list at Amazon). And the same prolongation has been applied on the A99 superkit deal (Click here) and on the Sony Alpha Lenses (Click here).

April 27, 2013
Posted in news

Sony patent: Smart adapter with Lever. And sensor dust protection.

A brand new Sony patents describes a new kind of adapter having a Lever. Sony says that this “makes it easier to attach or detach the accessory to or from a device main body” (Source: FreePatentsonline).

The image on top shows you a sort of dust blocking device that automatically covers the sensor when you detach a lens. As you obviously know the dust enters whenever you change lens. With that easy blocking plate the sensor gets covered (Source: FreePatentsonline).

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