February 23, 2011
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(SR3) Engadget says the A77 could cost $900-1200! And new Zeiss 16-50mm f/2.8 lens!!!

I don’t know where Engadget has taken all those rumored specs, but they certainly are the same we posted here weeks ago ;)
24 megapixel, AF fine-tuning capabilities, improved Bionz processor (obvious), support of CF, SD and Memory Stick memory card, battery for 1,000 photos

But they added a few new info:
1) 1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps and 720p/30fps high-definition video
2) Price (I guess body only) $900-1200 (Close to the Canon 60D)
3) Vario-Sonnar T * DT 16-50mm F2.8 prime lens SSM (THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!). A shorter zoom range but constant aperture perfect for videoshooting but more expensive that the Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5?

Let’s hope the specs are correct!

Zeiss 16-80mm price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Canon 60D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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Via Engadget

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February 23, 2011
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(SR5) NEX-3 officially discontinued in Japan!

Last week I told you that the NEX-3 will be replaced by the NEX-C3 in April. And yet not even Sony Japan doesn’t make it a big secret anymore. They officially discontinued the NEX-3 (Source: DC.watch)! According to SonyAlphaRumors sources the new NEX-C3 will have a 16 Megapixel sensor (same as the NEX-5) and a new body design. If you know more about the NEX-C3 feel free to contact me (Andrea) using the contact form on the right sidebar (anonymously) or by dropping me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

Now dear readers:

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In US the NEX-3 just got a new instant rebates (Check yourself at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).). This could be related to the NEX-3 successor rumor…

NEX-3 direct shop links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
NEX-5 direct shop links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

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February 23, 2011
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New Sigma 85mm f/1.4 vs Sony Zeiss 85mm f/1.4

Sigma recently introduced a new 85mm f/1.4 HSM lens for Sony. The question now is: How does the Sigma compare with the $450 more expensive Sony Zeiss 85mm f/1.4? You can find the very first comparison at Dpreview forum here and here. So what do you think?

You can preorder the Sigma lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Check the price and availability of the Sony/Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

February 22, 2011
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(SR3) Zeiss 16-80 for NEX

Image above: The current Zeiss 16-80mm for APS-C Alpha cameras

Last week we told you that Zeiss would launch the 24mm f/1.7 for NEX within the next few months. Now another trusted source told us about the next NEX lens! It looks like Sony and Zeiss do have the plan to introduce the 16-80mm for NEX in 2012. We don’t have details about aperture and price yet. The current 16-80mm lens has an aperture of f/3.5-4.5 and price varies from country to country: Check the current 16-80mm lens price at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. let’s hope Zeiss will release the lens as early as possible!

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February 21, 2011
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(UPDATED) A new “chinese” 28mm f/2.8 lens for NEX coming soon.

Image source: xinhuanet

Dont get to excited about that news. What we are going to see is a new manual and cheap quality lens from China. Zhongyi Optics announced that they are developing a 28mm f/2.8 lens for NEX, which will have a 4 group and 5 lenses design. I believe this is the same company that makes the Loreo 3D lens for NEX. Price will be around CNY 500 (around 80 USD). UPDATE: Image samples can be found at Xitek (Click here). Thanks Wang!

We already have two cheap chinese NEX lenses:
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 eBay (Click here)
3D Loreo lenses on eBay (Click here)

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