July 14, 2013
Posted in deals, rumors

Sony US extends SLT offer “while supplies last.”


Sony US is clearly trying to clear their Stock of SLT cameras. They just extended the SLT offer running at Amazon US (Click here)while supplies last“. New A-mount cameras are expected to hit the stores in very early 2014. It’s till unclear yet if the new A-mount cameras will be announced and available for preorder in autumn.

To sources and readers: I keep receiving rumors about many new cameras and lenses. Please excuse me if it takes time to post everything. I always try to at least double check the rumors to avoid major mistakes. The rumors I am working on are:

1) NEX-FF release date and lens specs
2) APS-C lens cameras and lenses
3) A77 mirrorless successor specs
4) A-mount Full Frame camera specs (two cameras!)
5) Hybrid A-E mount
6) New RX cameras

On all these fronts I got specs and info. But I learned from the past that some of them may not be correct (for different reasons). So be patient. I am doing my best every day now!

P.s.: particularly the NEX-FF rumors I am getting sound ground breaking!…and expensive :(

July 13, 2013
Posted in news

Fotodiox will make a new Vizelex adapter.


As you may know Fotodiox launched the Vizelex Cannon Nikon G to E-mount adapter which is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). But from first testings at personal-view we know that the quality is inferior compared to the (more expensive) Metabones.

The company reacted on the critics and announced on Personal-View that they are working on a new version:

Thank you to everyone that bought the Light Cannon. Fotodiox Pro realizes there are issues with the optical quality of the results, and is working hard to fix the problem.
If you are unhappy with the Light Cannon you may return the merchandise for refund of the product cost or exchange, if the return is made within 14 days of receipt. Refunds will exclude any return shipping charges.
However, if you decide to keep this first generation product, you will have the opportunity to receive the Light Cannon Mark II for FREE, when it becomes available in 3 to 4 months. The Mark II will address the optical quality of the glass with an upgraded optical element. The optical element will be completely redesigned to correct the color shift and to keep sharp focus across the image. There will be two versions of the Mark II: 0.5x (created for full-frame lens to open the aperture up 2 extra stops) and 0.7x (created for APS-C Sensors which will open the aperture up 1 more stop). As a Fotodiox Pro customer that tried our first version of the Light Cannon you will get your choice between the two. With the higher quality optics, the Mark II will retail around $199.95, but the optical quality will be better. In order to get the free Mark II, please contact info@fotodiox.com to request the code for a free Light Cannon Mark II when it becomes available for purchase. Please include your name, email, what website you ordered from, and your order number so we can reference your order. Thank you for your continued support for Fotodiox Pro.

More adapter news:
The High Quality (and more expensive) Metabones Speed Booster are now for sale via BHphoto too. And next month the new A to E-mount Speed Booster will be released!

Like the Vizelex also Chinese companies are selling a cheaper Speed Booster clone named “Lens Turbo”:
Pentax K (here one Bay) and Minolta MD/MC (here one Bay).
Contax C/Y (here one Bay).
M42 (here one Bay).
Canon FD (out of stock out) (here one Bay).
Nikon Ai-s (out of stock out) (here one Bay).
Leica R will be released on 1st or 2nd week of July. Save this search in Slidoo to get notified when there will be an auction.

July 13, 2013
Posted in reviews

New Zeiss 50mm SSM lens tests (shipping tomorrow at Amazon US).


Sony Zeiss 50mm Review and Comparison by Jonathan Stewart.

The brand new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 SSM lens is set to ship tomorrow according to Amazon US (Click here). And if you want to see how good the lens is you can check out the new “Asian” review at PChome (google translation here). P.S.: at Yodobashi (google translation here) you can read a review of the Sony 50mm lens.

One more thing: if the rumors I am receiving now are correct than this will not be the last new Zeiss lens to come in 2013 :)

July 12, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…(Pricier High-End Cameras Revive Sony Brand Image)


Mitakon M42 Lens Turbo Adapter + Helios 44-2 Lens Test Video on the NEX-6.

An article worth to read has been posted at The.me (Click here). There are some interestings info. For example:

In May, the average price of Sony’s compact digital cameras rose up 15% from the same month last year. The prices of products from other camera makers fell slightly over the same period. Sony camera prices were, on average, 6,000 yen ($60) more than those of other companies in May.
The electronics maker estimates that sales of high-end compact digital cameras equipped with large image sensors will rise 1.5 times in 2013 compared with the previous year.

Yes, Sony RX series is yet unmatched by other companies. And it’s a success that could help to raise the “image” of the full Alpha camera line!

More Sony news:
Sony extends range of PlayMemories Camera Apps™ with the addition of Portrait Lighting (Sony).
Update to Sony RX100 II Samples Gallery at Dpreview.
More new RX100MII sample photos at ePhotozine.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V Review at Photographyblog.
RX100 image samples by Joshsouzaphotos.
“What’s in the Bag” (NEX-6 gear in Turkey) at Blogarithms


July 12, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony A99 price drops coming soon. Canon sells 6D for $1499.


First worldwide price drops on the A99 body are coming very soon. And Thanks to 6ave you can get two A99 superkits: One for $2,271 (Click here) and another one for $2,280 (Click here) for a very low price.

But price of FF cameras are dropping lower and now went down for the $1499 at eBay US (Click here). If Sony will ever release a new low end FF A-mount camera than this could (or should?) be the price tag. Only 12 months ago I would never have expected FF cameras to become that cheap!


found via DealsRunner.com.


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