July 4, 2014
Posted in news

First image taken with the Sony curved sensor!

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What you see here on top is the first ever published image taken with the new Sony curved sensor! I know you really cannot learn anything from it but it’s a “Historical shot” anyway :)

Nikkei posted some more info about the new Sony curved sensor and there are a couple of interesting points:
– “The first idea was to mimic the eyes of the organism” said Yarn Soichiro (Sony Device Manager).
– There is no vignetting and no aberration in corners.
– Sony said the Full Frame curved sensor prototype has not the resolution of current FF Sony sensors.
– Sony confirmed the mass production process is ready.
– As a positive “side effect” of the curved silicon is that also the electrical properties changed allowing less noise!
– A yet untold problem with curved sensors is the following: it’s extremely difficult to design zoom lenses for it!

Like I told you before there is a great chance to see a new RX FF camera using that lens in combination with a Zeiss 35mm f/1.8 lens. Sony patented that kind of design months ago! It’s going to be a hot summer with hot rumors here on SAR. be sure to not miss any of our rumors by subscribing our newsfeeds:

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July 4, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New Sony 5100 to be announced soon…

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The indonesian Agency Postel shows a newly registered and yet unannounced Sony E-mount camera: The A5100. It will be the successor of the current A5000.

found via Digicameinfo.

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July 3, 2014
Posted in reviews

A77II does Football World Cup. And also does kill the Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 7D in terms of speed :)

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How Fast Is the Sony Alpha A77 II? from Photo-John on Vimeo.

For current (or future) A77II camera owners. Here is soemthing for you:

Imaging Resource posted that video comparing the speed of the new Sony A77II vs the Nikon D7100 and Canon EOS 7D. And it’s impressive to see what the A77II can do! Watch it!

And Pro Photographer Brian Smith used the A77II to shoot some World Cup games in Brazil. Check out his pics at Briansmith.com.

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July 3, 2014
Posted in deals

Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 for $199 only. And plenty of 4th of July savings!

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The Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 manual focusing lens is a great performer and with the $100 discount you can grab it for $199 only at Adorama on eBay (Click here).

And BHphoto (Click here) has a long list of deals for the 4th of July.

—————————All other US deals:

System cameras
Buy the Sony A7R Interchangeable Lens Camera and Save on Select Lenses and Accessories (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Sony Interchangeable Lens Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $300 on Select Sony Lenses with a Qualifying Sony Compact System Cameras (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Camera and Save up to $250 on Select So. (Click here).

Sony-Sigma lenses:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Telephoto Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Select Sigma Lenses for Sony Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on Select Sigma Wide Zoom Lenses (Click here).

RX and QX:
Free Case and Memory Card with Sony QX Lens-Style Cameras (Click here).
Free Case with Sony RX100 Cyber-shot Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).
Free 32 GB Memory Card with Sony RX100M2 Digital Camera Purchase (Click here).

Compact and Action cameras:
Save up to $100 on Select Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save $50 on the Sony RMLVR1 WiFi Remote with Sony Action Video Camera Purchase (Click here).
Save up to $120 on Sony Digital Cameras (Click here).

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July 3, 2014
Posted in news

Sony A99 grip and flash kit discontinued.

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I am yet not sure if the A99 will discontinued this summer as I go now a report from another source that the A99 will remain for sale for a longer time even after an eventual A99II announcement. But in the meantime the A99 superkit version got marked as “discontinued” at BHphoto (Click here).

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