December 9, 2012
Posted in deals

Save up to $300 on all Sony APS-C SLT cameras!


On top: The message appeared at Amazon today.

The Sony Santa Claus appeared today to offer you a saving of up to $300! Youc an chekc the full details at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).

Now that is a nice deal! Only thing missing is a $300 price drop on the A99!

December 9, 2012
Posted in news

SAR readers mail and work roundup…

It’s Sunday and I show you some of the links to work done by our SAR reader with their Sony cameras. enjoy!

Rob:Just wondered if you’d be able to share my work alongside some of your other readers work? Im a 17 year old music photographer based in Leeds, UK, and shoot nothing but Sony! I was lucky enough to get runner up in the NME music photography awards, and, with me being such a genius, started showing off my lovely A77 to a small Asian man at the awards ceremony, only then to realise he was the MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NIKON! oops :’)

Ryan:Here’s a little video I did using a Sony A77, all hand-held, manual focus. From the Global Rallycross Final, Las Vegas. Thought your readers may be interested.

Roderick:just like to share with you and your readers some food photos i shot tonight in hong kong using the a99v with my favourite little 50mm macro. i am really impressed with the combinations’ low light performance.

Khristopher:all videos shot on the Sony α580 by:

Lee: “Work done with Sony cameras:

Andrew:I have just added a bunch of NEX6 and 10-18mm images on my blog. Feel free to post the link if you think it is worthwhile. And thanks for the great work!

Baron: “”We rented a gym and engaged 2 professional kick boxers to explore the capabilities of the FS700. Watch how our fighters muscle bulge and ripple as they throw punches and kicks at each other. Here is the link to our film: Kickboxing fight in Slow Motion Here is the link to our blog with review and write-up of the FS700:Kickboxing in slow motion with Sony NEX-FS700

Steffen: “Ich hätte hier vielleicht etwas für Deine Website – es ist nicht wirklich ein Rumor, aber es passt total ins Konzept. Hab einen Drehbericht geschrieben zur Sony FS-700, mit der ich mit Sony Carl-Zeiss Alpha-Optiken im Guerilla Stil den Anfang für einen Feature Film gedreht habe, ist sicher für die Zielgruppe interessant, auch wenn keine brandneue Kamera drin vorkommt. Hier er Link zu Vimeo und zum Bericht (auf englisch, für alle verständlich):

Omari:After having a NEX-6 revelation Saturday night, I wrote the following piece yesterday and posted it this morning, called “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the NEX-6″:  I fully expect to sell prints of work that I’ve shot with the NEX-6, so I’m happy to have it in my bag of photographic tools.

Something else: Hugo:Hello that is not a rumor but an info the A99 Availibility in DXOptics is announcend to 01/13

December 8, 2012
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) New NEX-5r and NEX-6 Gariz case (and ref Rokinon stuff).

The luxury leather case producer Gariz announced a new case for the NEX-5r. You can buy it (and see more pics) on their eBay store (Click here). There is also a Light Brown (Click here) and Brown (Click here) version. Gariz has also some other little leather accesories for the NEX-5r like lens cap and bags (look here via Slidoo eBay).

UDPATE: Gariz also released three different NEX-6 case: Brown (Click here), Black (Click here) and AllBlack (Click here). (full list at Slidoo).


P.S.: USA refurbished deal:
Rokinon (via Slidoo eBay).

December 7, 2012
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…

Translucent mirror technology vs. mirror technology by Sony Artisan Andy Katz

Let me catch up with some news I collected during the last week:
Sunpak 522 working very well with Sony NEX-6 (Nex-tips).
SLR Magic 35mm T1.4 rolling review part 1 (Lenspron).v
The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide (via PB).
More on the Sony 16-50mm – Comparison with Sigma 30mm f/2.8 (Soundimagesplus).
Stunning photos from the Sony World Photography Awards (Phototips).
For those interested in a compact dolly for video, check out:
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Preview Samples (Dpreview).
Samyang 85mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Review at Photographyblog.
Sony NEX-7 Voigtlander SLR lenses at Soundimagesplus.
NEX-6, NEX-7, OM-D ISO Comparison at Soundimagesplus.

SAR reminder: Presentation of our little new eBay search and notification project: article on SAR.

December 7, 2012
Posted in deals, reviews

New RX1 reviews and in Stock status. (RX1 was(!) in Stock at Amazon US)

For the first time the RX1 is (now was!) listed as in Stock at Amazon US (via third party reseller). There is only one in Stock and I guess the deal will last for a couple of minutes only :( A couple of more cameras can be found on eBay (via Slidoo). But mostly overpriced.

Our Australian readers are also getting their RX1 cameras and they shared two impression reviews at Calebluke and Nexusers. Eleven user reviews can be read at Amazon US.

And if you need a battery be aware that you find some cheap third party alternative on eBay (let me know how they work!).

Click these links to check price and in Stock status: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals. Save $170 by simply purchasing the $7 cheap chinese metal hood (there is one here on eBay) instead of the original expensive Sony hood.

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