March 12, 2014
Posted in news, rumors

Sony clearly says A6000 replaces the NEX-7 too.

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Image source: Winandmac

I still get mails from readers asking when the NEX-7 successor (aka A7000) will be announced. As I wrote many times on SAR I know from trusted sources the A6000 replaces both, the NEX-6 and NEX-7. Well for disbelievers here is an image of an official Sony presentation showing clearly how the A6000 replaces the NEX-7 too. Thanks Corto for sharing the pic!

The future of TriNavi: One source told me TriNavi navigation is certainly not coming back in any future APS-C E-mount camera. And as far as he knows not even in any Full Frame E-mount camera.

Sony A6000 preorder list with US and Europe links:
Sony A6000 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, BHphoto (Click here), SonyStore (Click here). In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT, WexUK.
Silver A6000 at WexUK (Click here).
Sony A6000 with lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama, BHphoto (Click here), SonyStore (Click here)Sony Canada (Click here), WexUK (Click here).
Silver A6000 with lens at WexUK (Click here).
Sony 70-200mm FE at Amazon (CLick here), BHphoto (Click here), SonyStore (Click here). In Europe at Sony DE, UK, FR, IT, ES, AT, NL, BE, CH, FI, SE, PT

 

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March 12, 2014
Posted in news

Roger Cicala tests the A7r light leak issue (yes it’s there and it can be solved)

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Image courtesy: Lensrentals

Roger Cicala from Lensrentals tested how sever the A7r light leak issue is and these are his findings:

  • We tested several A7rs and several A7s and all were the same, so it’s simply a design issue, not a batch of defective cameras.
  • The light leak occurs with the body cap in place, but is more severe with a 35 f/2.8 Sony lens mounted instead of the body cap.
  • The leak is worst when the light is shined onto the lens-release button area. It is also bad when the light shines onto the lower left quadrant of the lens mount, and directly above the lens mount. Other areas either didn’t leak or showed only a thin line that was far less pronounced than these areas.
  • Wrapping something around the lens mount stopped the left side leaks, but not the leaks around the lens-release button.

Roger fixed it by putting some rubbed material around the mount and lens release button. This helped to get rid of the problem. And he also wrote this:

And for you Fanboys who just can’t wait to Sony bash over this odd little issue, let he whose camera is without light leak cast the first stone. Because, so far the same problem has been found with Canon, Nikon, and Fuji cameras. I assume a similar solution will work just fine for those, too.

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March 11, 2014
Posted in news

Extreme fast Handevision 40mm f/0.85 now listed for 1700 Euro in Germany.

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If crazy speed is what you absolutely want than you have to preorder that Handevision 40mm f/0.85 E-mount lens listed in Germany (Click here). Yes, 1,799 Euro to be as close as it gets to the glorious Zeiss 50mm f/0,7 lens used by Stanley Kubrick in Barry Lyndon :)

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March 11, 2014
Posted in deals

No joke: Sony A7r for $1,437.00!

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I don’t know how it’s possible to see a price drop like this. But 100% positive feedback and trusted eBay seller Poppflash is selling two brand new Sony A7r for $1,437 (Click here)!!!

UPDATE: Cameras went sold out in few minutes. There are now two more for sale for $1,637 (Click here).

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March 11, 2014
Posted in deals

Sony A7r for $1860 at Adorama (with trade-in, gift card and 4% reward). Runs on A7 and kits too!

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There is a huge brand new deal on Sony A7 and A7r cameras at Adorama (Click here).You get 4% reward on all cameras and kits, free $50 gift card and up to $300 off on any traded in camera.

How it works (text via Adorama):

Purchase a new Sony A7, A7 kit or A7R from the list in that Adorama link (Click here) now and receive $300 instant trade-in credit + $50 Gift card and 4% Adorama rewards even before you send your old camera to Adorama.
Our Used department then evaluates your old camera that you wish to trade and gives you a quote. Once evaluated, you would receive the full credit for your old camera on top of the $300 instant trade-in credit!
Program ends 03/31/2014

This is how it works if you for example buy the A7r:

1) 4% reward on $2298 means you get $91 back to spend at Adorama store
2) You get a $50 gift card
3) $300 for any camera you trade in

In short: you pay the A7r around $1860 only!

And don’t forget all these other great 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:
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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