June 7, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Also a new RX FF coming soon (in late August?)

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The probably most praised Sony camera is the Sony RX1 (praised even by Canonikans!). And you know what? There will be a new “variation” coming soon. Not a successor, but simply a new RX model! I am working on the specs of the camera right now and I hope to get some more info from trusted sources. I also don’t know when the camera will be announced but everything hints on a possible late August release.

In short: A new RX100 MKII is coming in late June. A new RX FF camera likely in late August. New NEX cameras and lenses coming in late August too!

 

Message to one anonymous source: Got your message. thanks 😉

RX1 links roundup:
RX1 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
RX1 Gariz accessories:
1) They made a new half leather case in Black and Brown (Click here to see them on eBay).
2) The new lens cap (Click here to see them on eBay).
3) The new entry is the anti loose button(!) (Click here to see them on eBay). Don’t know if that will be really useful for you RX1 owners. Someone has it and call it how it works? Thanks!
4) And this is the really first time I see that. A special Leather skin hood! (Click here to see them on eBay).

June 6, 2013
Posted in deals, reviews

New Zeiss Touit 12mm review. Lenses now in Stock in Germany and UK.

The new Touit video you see on top of this post has been posted by Zeiss. And Photographyblog (Click here) tested the Distagon 12mm lens on the Sony NEX and the lens gets “highly recommended”.

And finally the lens is in Stock in Europe:
the 12mm at FotoMundus DE (Click here), CameraCentre UK (Click here).
the 32mm on Amazon DE (Click here), eBay Germany (Click here), eBay UK (Click here), CameraCentre UK (Click here),

June 6, 2013
Posted in reviews

First two Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens tests: Surprising good performance at full aperture!

The world fastest zoom lens for APS-C sensors just got tested at Focus Numerique (google translated) and Digifoto (no translation because images will not be displayed by google). And both reviewers came to the same conclusions!
FN writes: “The results of the new Sigma zoom are impressive and worthy of a professional optical 24×36 mm f/2.8 zoom!
Digifiti noticed as only limit the high chromatic aberration: “We were surprised again after seeing the test photos. You expect from a zoom lens at fully open aperture somewhat lesser performance in the corners. The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 however scored exceptionally well, even at the 18mm f/1.8 corner tightened remains very good. The bokeh of the lens looks very stylish, and distortion remains well within bounds.

The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 (here at BHphoto) isn’t yet available for preorder as Sony A-mount. But as I told you last month they will certainly release the A-mount version within the year!

P.S.: Some image samples can be seen at Dpreview too.

June 6, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Confirmed! Sony RX100 MKII to be announced soon (end of June!).

Guys!

I got a confirmation from a very trusted source that indeed the new RX100 MKII will be officially announced by end of June! I am still working on the full specs but I can also confirm it has WiFi and swifel LCD. I don’t know the price of the new RX100 MKII but right now you can find the current RX100 with a $60 discount at Sunset Electronics on eBay US (Click here).

Stay tuned, I am also working on the next RX and NEX camera and lens release rumors 😉

P.S.: Zeiss Touit shipping in Europe, new LED+SLT rebates and NEX-F3 kit deal at DealsRunner.com

June 6, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) First rumors about the RX200!

Image on top shows a fake(!) RX100 with hot shoe and Silver variation :)

I just got a double hint about a possible new RX200 release:
First Sony Service reported to a SonyUseForum.de user that the RX200 is coming this month!
Second an anonymous source told me that the new RX100 MKII has a new CMOS sensor, Wifi and folding LCD screen.

These are two rumors coming from external and new sources. So take it with a grain of salt.

RX100 links roundup:
RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Special stuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV. Magfilter at Amazon (Click here). RX100 filter adapter on eBay (Click here)

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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!