December 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

Nauticam releases NEX-5r housing (Zeiss 24mm for NEX for $1019).


Nauticam released a new NEX-5R housing and the press release can be read at the bottom of this post (Click on the link at the end of this post). But before that notice that there is one single Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount lens in Stock and for Sale for $1,019 at Cameraland (Click here).

And here is the press release…
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December 15, 2012
Posted in news

Sony TidBits….

How to get 3.5mm microphone audio-in on the Sony NEX-5

Sony news and reviews roundup:
Sony shows off new Sony 4K cameras & more 4K content is on the way (Sony Blog).
Sony SEL 1018 f4 OSS + Sony NEX 7 Rolling Review Part I (VeryBigLobo).
RX100 test at Gizmag.
Sony A99 test at (translation here).
Fotodiox WonderBurst NEX and WonderBurst HSS8000 (Photographyblog).

SAR readers mails and work:
Ian:I have been using a Sony Nex-5N and Sony Nex-7 to capture landscape images in Sydney, Australia. Check out my gallery on Flickriver. Most shots were taken using Canon 10-22mm and 17-55mm lenses using a Metabones adapter:
Michael:Sony action cam test at
Eric:Gopro hero3 BLACK vs sony action cam on Youtube.
Andreas:I tried a year ago various old Nikon F lenses on the Nex 5N, Olympus E-P3 and Canon 5D2. Maybe the results are interesting for your site.
I prefer to use the old lenses to the new ones, as some errors of the optics can be used creatively.
The peaking-function of the Nex is best in Evils to focus manually. I tried children’s basketball with the Nex and it worked:
I felt never happy with the operation of the Nex 5n, opposite to the image results, the Nex-6 was just right. The Nex-7 was due to their problems with the wide angles as well as 24MP never an option. For professional jobs I have a Canon system, for family, hiking and mountain biking tours the E-P3 and E-M5 and for gimmicks with adapted lenses the Nex-6.
From the old Nikkor-lenses remained the “Berg&Tal” lenses. Here is a comparison with the Olympus E-M5 and mft fixed focal lengths (as well as some comparison with the Sony RX100):
Here are some of the Nex-images collected together, mixed with some of the 5D Mark 2:
Juang:I wrote some technical materials relative to alpha camera and post those on Sony-DSLR-Family Taiwan.
The first topic discussed the dynamic range performance introduced by iso-control vs. analog-front-end design of DSLR and post it here:
The 2nd one discuss the OVF vs EVF on resolution issue and post it here :
I am sorry the materials were written in Chinese and it is not convenient to the reader of the other country even thru Google translation. But it still can give the reader some clear idea on the designi concept of DSLR.
Stefan:Microsoft released an update for the Camera Code Pack for Windows 8 and Windows RT: New supported models are: Sony: Alpha NEX-7, Alpha NEX-C3, Alpha SLT-A33, Alpha SLT-A35, Alpha SLT-A57, Alpha SLT-A65V, Alpha SLT-A77V
Dan:I”ve been following Sony Alpha Rumors for about a year now and it was instrumental in helping me choose a Sony NEX 5N as my first “real” camera.  I’ve been posting images, my daily 365 project and thoughts on gear on my personal site ever since. Would love it you stopped by to take a look.
Troy:Music video shot last night on the Sony A99 in a dim garage, no special lighting … powerful little camera …
Ian:Some on facebook…also some 4×5 here Everything here is Sony dig. a700 a850 I am going to update my arch site this weekend
Darren:I used my A99 to shoot A99 and made some funny photos here. I will choose 2 of the photos to make New Year’s cards and send those to Mr. Suzuki Tomoyuki. Just for fun. Because I promised him to buy 2 set if he can develop FF DSLT.

Thanks for all the work you share on SAR!

December 15, 2012
Posted in rumors

Where to find the 16-50mm E-mount lens. And first Silver lens auction!

Enagdget noticed how the shipping date for the 16-50mm E-mount lens has been postponed til February (Source: Sonystore). But actually you can get the lens right now on eBay (list here on Slidoo). Most of them appear to be sales from the NEX-6 package but there are over 10 single lenses for sale on BigValue too (Click here).

And a small surprise comes via UK. The first Silver 16-50mm is for sale at Podmantech eBay (Click here). All European auctions can be found via eBay Slidoo.

That said I am still trying to figure out when the new 85mm f/1.8 lens may be announced. Before or after the CES show? For now I am inclined to say that all major new NEX and SLT stuff may be announced a couple of weeks after the CES show…But that’s just my feeling for now. I need to get some relaible confirmation form trusted sources about that…

P.S.: If you visit our new Slidoo website register to modify your root country, save the search and get notified when there are new items! Thanks :)

December 14, 2012
Posted in deals

New Gariz leather stuff for the RX100.

I guess quite many SAR readers own the superb little RX100 or not? The Korean company Gariz launched new leather stuff for it. By the way, it’s all high quality Italian leather. So you get what you pay for!
Ever Ready Style Case W/ Gun Shot Strap on eBay in Black (Click here) and in Brown (Click here). As usual it looks quite sexy!

All RX100 garix half leather cases, metal stickers, leatherette skins can be found here on Slidoo eBay.

December 14, 2012
Posted in rumors

$50 gift card on RX100 and NEX-5n. Unlike Sony, Nikon offers superdiscount on FF.


The RX100 never had a price drop since the day of his release. But at least today you can grab the camera and get a free $50 gift card back at Samys (Click here). And a $50 gift card is also what you get on the NEX-5n kit at Bhphoto (Click here).

As you know Sony launched a up to $300 rebate action on APS-C SLT cameras. Sadly they didn’t apply the same discount on the A99. Some of you said that the A99 would be to new for a rebate action. Truth is that Nikon just did it with the Nikon D600 bundle that got discounted…$700 at Amazon, Adorama and Bhphoto.

Two more Sony related deals:
$360 in cart rebate (add in cart!) on the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3lens at BHphoto (Click here).
Rokinon 85mm T/1.5 Cine lens in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

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