November 28, 2011
Posted in rumors

A hybrid mount idea via Contax

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End of last week I told you that Sony is developing a camera which has a sort of a hybrid mount. I don’t know how it works but our smart readers found a camera that has a kind of hybrid mount (thanks!). The original Contax rangefinder made from the 1930ies to the 50ies had two bayonets! (Click here to see them on eBay)Camerapedia explains how this works: “This mount is in fact the combination of two bayonets. There is a focusing helical built in the body and the standard lenses mount directly in that focusing ramp via an internal bayonet. So the standard lenses have no focusing ring of their own. The other lenses mount on an external bayonet and have their own focusing ring, only the rangefinder coupling is done via the body’s focusing ramp.

You can see a nice image that shows the two different type of mounts here: http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/display/16753502. Now imagine a Full Frame camera with an inner mount for NEX lenses and an outer mount for Alpha lenses. Could it work? Does it make sense at all? I hope my sources can soon give me the answer how this should work for real! ;)

P:S.: Zeiss Ikon Contax I, II and III can still be found here on eBay.

 

November 26, 2011
Posted in reviews

Rolling NEX-7 review at LL. A65 review by ePhotozine.

And Luminous Landscape (Click here) is writing a NEX-7 “rolling review”. It’s a very detailed and incredible useful ongoing test. An absolute MUST-READ!

One more NEX-7 news. I don’t know how reliable this info is but the Expensys website says the NEX-7 will be “Due Thursday 15th December”.

You can read a new complete A65 review at ePhotozine (Click here): “The camera has good battery life, and although there is no optical viewfinder with SLT cameras, the new OLED EVF is simply stunning and makes the view through the camera look excellent. Although it is difficult to show on the web, it would be well worth viewing for yourself if you still have doubts about switching from an optical viewfinder to an electronic viewfinder. Highly Recommended“.

Photographytalk (Click here) explains why the A77 was worty to wait. And there is an interesting “A77 myths and truth – diffraction test” post at Dpreview forum.

 

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 25, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) The third mysterious Sony FF camera will be something completely new (Hybrid mount)


For one month now I am collecting the info about a third still very “mysterious” full frame camera. The first two Full Frame cameras that will come in 2012 are the A9x SLT camera with 24 Mega-pixel sensor (80% the rumor is true) and a 36 Mega-pixel SLT camera with built-in vertical grip (65% the rumor is true). The third camera I heard about is still an early prototype only and could be unveiled at Photokina (September 2012) at earliest. It is not a neither a pure NEX camera nor a pure SLT camera. It’s a new kind of camera, with a hybrid mount! Don’t ask me what that “Hybrid mount” camera is because I really didn’t figure it out yet. I even searched on google and here on ebay to see if there is something similar in the camera history. No way :(
I am asking my sources to help me a bit on that. Thanks!

P.S.: And do not forget that you can join the SonyAlphaRumors fanpage on facebook (Click here). There are many discussions and news on that website too!

US deals: Here are the direct links to the Black Friday deals homepage at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Cameta (Click here) and J&R (Click here).

November 25, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony camera+lens rebates (A900, A77, Nex-5n)

There is a $80 up to $160 rebate on some camera+lens bundle. Click here to see the Amazon Sony deal page. And a similar bundle action is ongoing at BHphoto (Click here).

Instant Savings Amount by Lens
$160 off Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 (Click here) Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) Full Frame Lens. Enter code YP4OXXWQ at checkout.
$80 off Sony 55-200mm f/4-5.6 SAM DT (Click here) Telephoto Zoom Lens. Enter code P37FG9UD at checkout.
$80 off Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 (Click here) Compact Super Telephoto Zoom Lens. Enter code LEL8CPUO at checkout.

NEX cameras
$150 off on the Sony NEX-5n with double lens kit at Adorama (Click here)
Sony NEX-5 (not 5n!) for $475 at Amazon (Click here).
Buy a Sony Alpha NEX-3 Camera, Get a Wide-Angle Lens Free at Amazon (Click here).

There are plenty of other deals you can find by clicking these direct links: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Cameta (Click here) and J&R (Click here).

 

November 25, 2011
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Sony NEX-5n superdeal!!!

I am continually updating this post with the deals you send to me:

UPDATE: The new Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here)!!!

UPDATE: Super NEX-5n deals:
$150 discount on the Black NEX-5n with 18-55mm and 16mm lens at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
$150 discount on the Silver NEX-5n with 18-55mm and 16mm lens at Amazon (Click here) and  Adorama (Click here). / via Noisyc

NEX-5 deals:
$300 discount on the NEX-5 + 18-55mm + 16mm Prime Lens + an 8GB SD card + camera case at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$60 discount on the NEX-5 with 18-55mm lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
$100 discount on the NEX-5 double kit options at Adorama (Click here).

But there are plenty of other deals you can find by clicking these direct links: Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Cameta (Click here) and J&R (Click here).
If you find other deals in other stores or countries feel free to add a link by commenting this post. Or drop me a message at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com!

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