March 11, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) NEX-9 FF will be “fully compatible” with A-mount lenses.


Got some news about the famous Sony “hybrid” solution: A trusted source just let me know that it is Sony’s plan to make the NEX-9 Full Frame camera compatible with the Alpha Mount. But he said this will not be through the use of a simple adapter. Apparently Sony engineers found another solution but he didn’t unveil me how that will work.

I may ask other sources if they have a clue about the Sony’s solution. The only idea I have comes via the Zeiss Ikon Contax I, II and III (here on eBay). They had a sort of native double mount on camera. I am really curious to see this!

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!

March 10, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…

Thursday from Brandon Li on Vimeo. Read more at RunGunShoot.

Sony NEX-5r review at Digitalcamerareview and at ThePhoBlographer and a review on Youtube.
Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN review on Youtube by TheNexGuy and SonyAlphaLab.
Carl Zeiss wins five product design awards at iF design awards 2013 (Zeiss).
Funny: X-rays of Cameras on Google Plus. I think there is some Sony camera too :)
Can a Sony NEX-7 with Leica Lenses Fill the Void? (Luminous Landscape).
Sony RX1 review: shooting like a pro with a pocket-sized camera (The Verge).
RX100 review at letsgodigital.
First review of the new 9 element SLRmagic 23mm F1.7 at Steve Huff.
A77 flash exposure problems described by Gary Friedmann.
Nex-5n test by Jan on Vimeo.

March 10, 2013
Posted in deals

Sigma 35mm for Sony coming on April 30th. Four Sony deals on Amazon.

According to BHphoto (Click here) the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens for the Sony A-mount will ship from April 30th. previously we expected the lens to ship in March :(

Amazon listed four Sony US deals on their deals page (Click here).

March 9, 2013
Posted in news

Hasselblad Lunar to be sold from April!

Lunar camera with the new Distagon E-mount Zeiss! (Image courtesy: Alexander Radojski)

A Hasselblad spokesperson today Amateur Photographer that ‘The Hasselblad Lunar will be officially launched in April 2013“. And “We will, within a short time, launch a new and dedicated website section for the Lunar with all the information.

The Lunar will have the same specs as the current Sony NEX-7 and cost above $5,000. And guess what, Sony may launch the new NEX-7n in April too and the Hasselblad may not even be “Up To Date” with the Sony NEX range.

news found via Photorumors.

March 9, 2013
Posted in news

Camera MX transforms the Leica M-mount lenses in E-mount lenses with autofocus!

The impossible has been made possible. Camera MX transformed a Leica Summicron 35mm f/2.0 manual focusing M-mount lens in a sort of E-mount version with full autofocus support! You may argue how the heck that can be done…so here is the text I got form the “inventor” of this solution (from Chinese companies MX Camera):

We put a Leica M 35mm f/2 into a Contax G Biogon 28mm f/2.8. When use with our Contax G – NEX AF adapter, it will come a NEX-AF lens!! And the result is quite good! We will make a video for it very soon. We try so many different Leica rangefinder lens and the result, the best match is 35mm and 50mm f/2 or small aperture lens with Biogon 28mm lens body.

And they are now going to test the same “technique” with the 35mm f/3.5 (here on eBay), Summicron 35mm f/2 (here on eBay), Summicron 50mm f/2 (here on eBay), Elmar 90mm f/4 (here on eBay).  There is no plan yet to commercialize that kind of lenses.

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