July 17, 2012
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Sony US has the RX100 in Stock. And so European stores.

I know it’s not an Alpha Mount or NEX camera but many here (including me) like that Sony camera a lot. And finally you can find it in Stock in USA and Europe too. Here is the list:

In Stock at Amazon (aftertomorrow!), Sony Store (Click here) and Deals100 on eBay (Click here).

In Stock at Jessops (Click here), UKbnSuk eBay (Click here), Foto Neuber Germany (Click here)Foto Schilling Germany (Click here), Vodata Belgium (Click here).

In Stock at Digitalrev (Click here) and Amazon Japan (Click here).

July 17, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR3) A possible protoype list…(36 MPX cam, PRO NEX, hybrid videocamera, 400mm lens)

“Someone” sent me this Sony prototype report. As usual take this kind of info with a grain of salt. I re-wrote the text to hide the original writing style:

There are many “Pro” prototypes. Some A mount some E mount plus a “hybrid” 1/2 camera 1/2 videocamera. There is also a super 400 f2.8 and a CZ  70-200 f2.8. They tested the PRO cameras without AA filter and all it did was moire everywhere…but crazy sharp. One of the PRO camera protptypes uses a 36 Megapixel sensor and the early sensor ones overheated. Sony will go from NEX 1 to NEX 11 – so the Pro body E series will probably be ready after Photokina. By the way…what happens when you go beyond A99? Go to early numbers!

So basically, we will have a 36 Megapixel PRO camera in 2013, a new hybrid video and still camera, a 400mm lens a new 70-200mm zoom and a PRO NEX very likely coming in 2013. Sounds interesting that Sony tried to remove the AA filter. Something Nikon has done with the D800E and Fuji with the X PRO 1. But I don’t think they will release a model like that.

July 16, 2012
Posted in news

Part two of the SAR readers work roundup (Lee, Manny, Alan, Raymone, Jose, Neil, Logan, Jake, Micaël, Peter, Cristoph)

SAR readers keep sending me their sometimes very superb work done with Sony. This is the second part of the SAR reader work roundup. At least two more will be posted within the next days. Enjoy the reading…you may find some talent here :)

Lee:Here is one piece I created using my sony nex 5n, all shot in beautiful Scotland! https://vimeo.com/40155833

Manny:Shot handheld with Sony NEX7 and M adapter using Leica 50mm f2 and 90mm f2. http://vimeo.com/channels/manny/38892850

Alan:NEX-7 pics at www.chimacoff.com  (photography website)

Raymone:Sony A900 shots from Island at http://500px.com/Raymo-Photography http://www.iceland-photo.com

José:I´m a landscape photographer and I´ve been shooting for one year with the a55, and now I´ve switched to the a77. I have lots of published photos made with the Sony´s, but since you asked for just one photo, here it goes:http://www.joseramos.com/p60847725/h22eb3e5b#h22eb3e5b

Neil:We’re a video production company (www.cuttingthemustard.com) and use the HD video capabilities of the Sony Alpha and Nex cameras. This link to a rough cut of a promo video for an AC/DC tribute band (Dirty DC) here in the UK was recorded using three a77, two a55, three NEX-5 and two NEX-5N. Here’s the link:  http://vimeo.com/44319268
All the cameras had vintage Minolta glass (mostly Minolta 28-135mm and KM 17-35mm) allowing us to easily grade between cameras.  This video probably wouldn’t have been possible without using Sony’s fabulous video AF and face detection.
To all those guys who keep on knocking Sony, as professional video producers we wouldn’t be using this gear unless it really delivered.  The cameras are capable of extraordinary quality and flexibility.  You just have to get to know the correct working methods.

Logan:Shot with an a65 with 50mmf/1.8, 18-55mm kit, and 8mm rokinon fisheye. All shot on a hike near Golden, CO Please check out this video on vimeo http://vimeo.com/42882560

Jake:Here is a video I shot of a local band with my Sony A77 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzXi_taq0gE.  More than one Camera was used but the main Camera was an A77 Other cameras used were a Sony HVR-A1u (drummer Cam) , Kodak Playsport (Drummer Cam), and Canon 60D (Front Left Cam).
Micaël: “Here is one motion done with my nex5 + canon 85mm 1.8 LTM + post-process: https://vimeo.com/43078223

Peter:http://svadobny-fotograf.info/svadobne-fotografie.html yes i am wedding photographer and from october i shoot with a77 :)

Christoph: “thought I’d send in a video I made some months ago in the Austrian Alps, mostly using my Alpha 65 (just few scenes were shot with a GoPro
Hero2). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK9HILaBXJA Post Processing was done in Final Cut Pro X.


July 16, 2012
Posted in deals

First 18-135mm SLT bundle at BH. Bundle rebate extended.

BHphoto now offers a new SLT bundle with the new 18-135mm lens:
SLT A77 with 18-135mm lens (Click here)
SLT A65 with 18-135mm lens (Click here)
Lens only price (Click here)

Sony $80 instant rebates were extended till August 4th. There is total of $180 instant savings when bundled with optional lens. More at BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder: NEX+lens deal from Amazon (Click here). Dedicated Sony Alpha Lens Rebate page on Amazon (Click here).

July 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) 300mm tele prime lens coming late August

Not a real leak, a cake version of the 500mm G lens at Ecpz.net :)

TOP sources are slowly sending me info about the Late August Sony announcement. We can now be 99% sure that a new SAL 300mm G lens is going to be released. It’s an updated version of the SAL300-2.8G (here at Amazon).

This also is an ulterior confirmation that the  Sony Service leak from two weeks ago is real. The website listed a new SAL55-300 and SAL 300mm G lens along a long list of updated “UC” (Ultra clean) lenses. That I still don’t know what it means…

(Click on name to see the current lens at Amazon):

SAL-50F14 UC
SAL-100M28 UC
SAL-135F28 UC
SAL-1870 UC
SAL-18200 UC
SAL-70200G UC
SAL-75300 UC

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