August 15, 2013
Posted in reviews

Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM tested by Kurt Munger. Sony A99 wins Eisa Photo Award.


Short break from rumors to report three news:

1) Our friend Kurt Munger (Click here) tested the brand new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM lens. Conclusions will be posted soon.

2) The Eisa (European Imaging and Sound association) selected the Sony A99 as best advanced camera 2013-2014.

3) Comparison Reviews Zeiss Touit 2.8/12 vs Sony SEL1018 and Touit 1.8/32 vs Sony 1.8/35 OSS vs SLR Magic HyperPrime CINE 35/T0.95 comparison review at 3Dkraft.

And now back to rumor work…

August 15, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony RX1R finally in Stock and sold by Amazon itself.


For the first time the new Sony RX1R is in Stock ans shipping via Amazon itself (Click here).

P.S.: Still running: 60% discount on Sandisk cards at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

August 15, 2013
Posted in rumors

Sony sends out invitations for a September 4 event ( Honami and QX launch!).


ThePhoBlographer received that Sony invitation for a September 4th press event. according to our sources this event is very likely for the new Honami i1 smartphone (with G lens and 1/2.3 inch sensor) and for the QX “lens-cameras” series. The new NEX-5t and 16-70mm Zeiss E-mount lens will be announced earlier (probably August 29). While I expect the NEX-FF (and A-mount stuff?) to be announced in late September.

August 15, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) More Zeiss lenses than expected for the new FF system: three to come!


Image on top shows the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C Biogon T* for the M-mount system. A similar (but bigger) lens will be announced for the E-mount FF system.

Trusted sources told me (with my huge surprise) that Sony and Zeiss worked much closer than expected on the soon to come new NEX-FF system. I now have been told that along the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FF E-mount lens there will be two more Zeiss lenses! A source also told me there would be a Sony branded G zoom lens too. This makes a total of four lenses that will be unveiled along the NEX-FF camera (in September?). I am now trying to convince sources to share the detailed Lens specs.

The rumor is marked SR4 until I get a clear evidence that these lenses are real. Someone has a picture to share? :=)



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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!

August 14, 2013
Posted in reviews

First Techart Contax G to NEX electronic adapter review by


There is a first review of the new Contax G to NEX adapter with electronic control at DC.Watch (google translation here). The performance really depends on the lens used. And the AF accuracy isn’t top notch. The manufacturer said that this is so because of lack of support from Sony. They hope to improve the AF performance with future updates.

You can find the Techart Contax to NEX adapter on eBay (Click here).

Here is the list of great G lenses with links to eBay price:
Hologon 16mm; 1:8 on eBay (Click here) -> (will not work on the DEO TECHART adapter).
Biogon T* 21 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here) -> (will not work on the DEO TECHART adapter).
Biogon T* 28 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 35 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Planar T* 45 mm; 1:2,0 on eBay (Click here).
Sonnar T* 90 mm; 1:2,8 on eBay (Click here).
Vario-Sonnar T* 35 – 70 mm; 1:3,5-5,6 on eBay (Click here).


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