February 14, 2013
Posted in deals

First NEX-6 book and great NEX-6 deal.


I remember the day when Sony launched the NEX-7 many of you were saying, damn, I would love that camera having less Megapixels and being cheaper. And Sony actually listened to you and made it real. If you won the camera you may be interested to know that Jerod Foster now wrote a NEX-6 book that can be preordered at Amazon (Click here).

The camera itself got a $100 discount along other NEX cameras (Click here to see the delas page). But today SAR reader Jacob found an almost unbelievable deal where you can get an additional $100 rebate. You can buy the NEX-6 for around $670 in two different kits at eBay US:  Kit one (Click here) and Kit two (Click here).

Now let’s see how that new NEX-7 successor will be. Rumored to come in a few months but still working on the specs (all I know is that it has a new sensor).

February 14, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR3) New A58 info. Zeiss 50mm to be announced too.

A new source  just shared some new info about the upcoming A58. He confirms the rumor that the A38 might have been taken off the table in the very last minute.  He also shared some specs:

– The A58 will have a 20 megapixel sensor capable of shooting at 8fps (frames per second).
– The body has the same size as the current A57.
– It will have a brand new focusing system that he said is “very cool” (you may tell us more about it?)
– you will be able to control the camera from a computer (like all the Canons) but it wont have Wi-Fi.
– Price is $599

Announcement is expected on February 20th (although there is also a rumor about a second Sony announcement on February 24th). The source also said that the new 50mm f/1.4 SSM Zeiss will be announced too.

Thanks anonymous source!You may use a nickname so that I can recognize you in future and eventually mark you as “reliable”? ;)

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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!

February 13, 2013
Posted in news

Luca Rossini shots one picture per day with the RX1 (for the next 365 days).

Luca Rossini just finished the 365 days project with the NEX-7 and started a new one by using the Sony RX1. For the next 365 days he will take one picture per day with the Sony RX1. And we will keep a close eye on you Luca to be sure you will not miss one single day :)
More about the project at lucarossini.it/the-project-2/

More RX1 related news:
Sony RX1 vs Canon 5D Mk III / Sigma 35mm f/1.4 at Photographyblog (Click here).
Short test at DC.watch (japanese).
$2650 is the chepaest price for the RX1 (by top rated Photo4less eBay seller).


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).

February 13, 2013
Posted in news

No joke: RED wants the new Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cameras literally “destroyed” !

Short break from regular A and E-mount coverage to tell an intriguing news. You may know that Sony latest Cine Alta F65, F55 and F5 camcorders are incredible high quality and (relatively) low price. Today Deadline.com reports that the well known company RED sued Sony for patent infringement. And here comes the crazy part. They also made an injunction against Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cameras to stop their further sale and have them destroyed! I’d like to cite Filmkaingetc.com when they say: “Well, you know what they say: if you can’t beat them, sue them.

P.S.: Now imagine if RED really wins the cause. How are they going to destroy them? Should we all come with our baseball bat and beat them in thousand pieces? Or make a big fire for a barbecue?

February 13, 2013
Posted in rumors

The Full Frame mirrorless prototypes still being tested. Camera on market in mid 2014.

Short update about the Sony Full Frame Mirrorless development. I had some chat with sources and they all do confirm that the final decision about the specs hasn’t been taken. The main challenge is to understand how big the market for such a camera could be and what features are requested to make a breakthrough. I have been told there are some prototypes being tested now and they have some very new tech not seen in any of the current NEX or SLT yet. Most of the source believe Sony is going to use an updated 24 FF megapixel sensor. Updated means that it has faster Phase Detection AF (thanks to new Phase Detection Pixels) and an increased dynamic range.

Sony now scheduled the release on market for mid 2014 while announcement should be made in very early 2014. Zeiss is definitely on board and as I told you weeks ago they will make three primes for June 2014. I will let you know when Sony decided the final camera details. So stay tuned!

Zeiss alreayd made some nice Full Frame lenses for the “Full Frame” ZM analog camera:
Distagon T* 2,8/15 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Distagon T* 4/18 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 4,5/21 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/25 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2,8/28 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Biogon T* 2/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Biogon T* 2,8/35 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
C Sonnar T* 1,5/50 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Planar T* 2/50 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).
Sonnar T* 2/85 ZM  (Click here to see price on eBay).
Tele-Tessar T* 4/85 ZM (Click here to see price on eBay).

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