April 25, 2013
Posted in news

The Hasselblad Lunar gets delayed too!


After the NEX-7n also the Hasselblad Lunar announcement has been delayed! Amateur Photographer reports that: “Hasselblad has since told AP that the Lunar is ‘scheduled’ for June availability, but its spokesperson did not give a reason for the later launch date.


…This is just pure speculation but try to put together the puzzles and you get this:
1) First SAR got info that the NEX-7 successor could be announced in April.
2) Then Hasselblad told Amateur Photogrpaher that they would launch the Lunar in April
3) SAR reports the NEX-7 successor launch has been delayed
4) Now Hasselblad delay’s the launch of the Lunar too

If there is a connection between the news than we can assume that:
1) The Lunar is actually based on the new NEX-7n and not on the current NEX-7. And that could be the reason why Hasselbald had to delay the launch -> because Sony delayed the NEX-7n release and Hasselblad can’t steal the show :)
2) If the Lunar will get announced in June than this means the NEX-7n will come in June too :)

Of course, that’s just me speculating. Am I wrong? Sources are welcome to share their thoughts about my theory by sending me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or by using the anonymous contact form. Thanks!


Source: Amateur Photographer (found via Photorumors).

April 25, 2013
Posted in news

New Zeiss E-mount zoom for filmmakers (and for $19,900 owners).

Image source Fotointern.ch.

Zeiss is well know for their CP Cine Lenses (here at BHphoto). And at the recent NABshow Zeiss announced the new CZ.2 28-80 T2.9 which will also be sold as E-mount lens. It has the following features:

1) It has what ZEISS calls a “sweet spot effect” (uniformity of illumination)
2) Covers the Full Frame area (good for the VG900!)
3) it is conform to “4K production standards”
4) Front diameter is 95mm and wight is 2.5 to 2.8 kilograms (5.5 to 6.2 pounds).

That massive huge lens isn’t really cheap. It costs €14,900 or US$19,900 (excluding VAT).

(Source: Fdtimes).



April 25, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 A-mount will come!

I got a rumor from a trusted source that the new Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 will come for A-mount too. There is no info about the exact release period but I have been assured that it will come for Sony too. Great!

April 24, 2013
Posted in news

(UPDATED)First “Lens Turbo” auction on eBay.


(UPDATED) The Chinese company making the adapters contact us to say that these first Nikon to NEX “Lens Turbo” adapters are still NOT IN STOCK. The auction can be found here on eBay (Click here). Please be aware that these do not ship.

As you know the “Lens Turbo” works like the well known “Speed Booster” from metabones.

P.S: Thanks to the anonymous source for sending me this!

April 24, 2013
Posted in deals

HX50v preorders. RX1 deal. New up to $400 savings on E- and A-mount kits.

The new superzoom HX50v has been announced and you can preorder it at at Amazon (Click here). It will ship soon from May 21!

But if you are looking for E and A mount camera deals than check out the up to $400 savings you can get at BHphoto (Click here).

More US deal info:
6% reward on Sony E and A mount cameras at Adorama (Click here).
NEX-F3 with kit lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here).
If you don’t care about the box that “shows minor shelf wear” than grab one of the two brand new Sony RX1 you can get for $2,549.95 on eBay US (Click here). For future RX1 deals on eBay save that Slidoo search (login to save it).
The A58 is finally in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and it’s actually selling well according to Amazon ranking (within the top 40). You don’t see that very often on Sony A-mount cameras.

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