November 20, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) New A-mount lenses coming the first quarter 2013 (Zeiss and zoom).

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Image source: Alphaniacs

There is a good chance that Sony will launch new A-mount lenses the first months of 2013. One of the lens will be the Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM. The second lens is the new version of the current 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom. I don’t know yet if there will be a third A-mount lens. I told you before that Sony is facing some lens production problems. The demand of lenses is higher than expected and this makes them change the roadmap every couple of months. One more thing: New SLT cameras are also on the way in early 2013 but I am not sure yet which one is coming first (by the way…all APS-C!).

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P.S.: I don’t know the price of the lens but we have many Zeiss 50mm lenses for different mounts and I thought it would be nice to give you an overview:
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* for Canon (see auctions on eBay)
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 ZE Planar T* for Nikon (see auctions on eBay)
Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 50mm f/1.4 50/1.4 LTM (see auctions on eBay)
Zeiss Normal 50mm f/1.4 for Contax (see auctions on eBay)
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50 ZF 50mm F1.4 Nikon Ai-S (see auctions on eBay)

As you see the price range is soemwhere between $500 and $800. Of course these are all manual focusing lenses and do have a different design. But I hope the price will be a bit below the $1.000 mark.

 

November 19, 2012
Posted in news

Sony 10-18mm E-mount lens shipd in Japan (and UK).


One after another the new Sony stuff starts to be shipped. Now the 10-18mm E-mount lens is in Stock in Asia (like Amazon Japan) and in UK (via eBay reseller). SOme image samples can be seen at ePhotozine.

Sony E-mount 10-18mm preorders at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, and more links at Alphacameradeals.

November 19, 2012
Posted in deals

The Black Friday link list to all Cameras and Accessory deals!

Every hour new deals are popping up in US stores. Here is the link to the main page of the three biggest US stores. Just check them out to see what’s happening right now! Changing hourly!

Full list of Black Friday deals on Amazon (Click here) on Adorama (36 pages of deals!) and on BHphoto (Click here).

 

Wish you a good shopping! I will dream the day I can have some Black Friday deals in Europe too :)

November 19, 2012
Posted in deals

$100 discount on the new NEX-5R. And full SLT and A-mount deals reminder.

Thanks to the Black Friday actions you can find a new Sony deal almost every day! Today you can get the new NEX-5R for $100 less at BestBuy (Click here). UPDATE: Sandisk card deals at BHphoto (Click here). Rokinon deals also on BH (Click here).

The hottest deal is definitely the one I posted yesterday: Via Amazon Black Friday page (Click here) you can find the up to $300 SLT deals page (Click here), than the super $100 rebates on all Sony lenses (Click here) and the rebates on Sigma lenses (Click here). Same SLT deals at BHphoto (page here).

 

That deal finally brought back an Alpha DSLR within the top 20 of the most sold SLR cameras on Amazon (Click here to see the ranking). But two things are still on my wishlist:
1) A deal on the A99 like you have on the D600 right now.
2) Same rebates for EU and Asian stores too!

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In detail here are the links to the SLT camera rebates:
A77 $300 rebate:
A77 body only for $1099 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A77 with 18-135mm for $1399 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A77 with 16-50mm for $1699 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A65 $200 rebate:
A65 body only for $699 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A65 with 18-135mm for $999 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A65 with 18-55mm for $799 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A57 $150 rebate:
A57 body only for $549 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A57 with 18-135mm for $749 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
A57 with 18-55mm for $649 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

And here some lens rebates:
Full list at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here). On Adorama and BHphoto check the lenses marked with “Instant Rebate”.

November 19, 2012
Posted in rumors

Sony promises new Alpha stuff at CES in early January!

SAR reader Daddybit (thanks!) spotted a statement made by Ned Namura, President of Sony Hawaii (on Hawainewsnow). He said that “We’re going to be making some major announcements at the upcoming Winter Consumer Electronics Show. We will be showing a lot of other technologies, not just the Bravia Television, but advancements with the Play Station, also in Sony Pictures, and also in the Alpha Series cameras.

The CES show starts on January 8th. Don’t worry guys, I am already working on the next bunch of rumors! Stay tuned!

Meantime try our little beta Slidoo eBay website (Click here). This is the link to the RX1 stuff. Sign in with facebook or twitter to change the search settings. It’s funny believe me!

 

 

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