January 28, 2013
Posted in deals

Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 for $369!


It’s not a big secret that I like Samyang/Rokinon lenses. I don’t care about the misisng autofocus. They are a high quality and at the same time cheap alternative for A-mount shooters. And now one of their best lens got a nice discount. You can find it for $369 at BuyDig (Click here). Just be sure to enter the right Coupon Code which is “ROKTHIRDS” . And there is a seocnd deal on the NEX-F3 with kit lens for $339 at BuyDig again (Click here).

And last there is a Sony NEX-F3 with 18-55mm Lens, 55-200mm Lens, Card and Bag Bundle for $649 at Amazon (Click here).

January 28, 2013
Posted in rumors

Next major Sony announcement in March-April…

 Image on top: The new 20mm lens (preorder at BHphoto)

For the record, the new 20mm pancake and new SLT firmware is all what Sony will show for the CP+ show in Yokohama that will start this week. The real major news like NEX-3n, A38 and A38 camera will be announced in March-April only. Also the new E and A mount lenses will be announced in the same period. I am now going to prepare a more detailed roundup of the rumored new cameras and lenses.

By the way, I am actually very busy working on new rumors. In these days I had again lot of talk about the next 12-16 months Sony strategy. If some of you have some more bits to share you can contact me anonymousely by using the contact form on this site or by sending me an email at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

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January 28, 2013
Posted in rumors

New FW update: List of newly supported lenses on the A99

As I told you last week we should expect soon a new firmware announcement for the A57/A77/A99 cameras.

Today an anonymous source just told me that the new firmware update for the A99 will bring support for the following lenses: SAL24F20Z, SAL85F14Z, SAL135F18Z, SAL70300G, SAL70200G, SAL35F14G, SAL1635Z, SAL100M28, SAL50M28, SAL85F28, SAL300F28.

I may ask the source if he can tell me if there is more improvements/fixes to come with the Firmware update?


January 27, 2013
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-F3 deals in US (clearing stocks).

The NEX-F3 successor will arrive in Spring and that’s why you see those new NEX-F3 deals like the double kit deal on Bestbuy (Click here). And there is a another superkit deal with Case Logic bag and Free Transcend 32 GB Memory Card at Amazon (Click here).

Little curiosity. Guess what’s the most sold E-mount lens on Amazon (here is the ranking)….the 16mm pancake! Curiosu to see if the new 20mm pancake will sell better…

January 26, 2013
Posted in reviews

Sony TidBits…

There are plenty of Sony related news I summed up into this post. I am also going to post a SonyAlphaRumors readers work roundup soon. If you have something good(!) to show drop me a message and link to your work at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

Matthew Durr tested the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS E-mount lens: “The 35mm f/1.8 is a fantastic lens, despite its focusing limitations dependent on CDAF. The only “real” knacks against it—heavy vignetting and noticeable fringing wide-open—can easily be worked around depending on the situation, what settings you shoot at, and how much post-processing you are used to doing.
Sony DT 55-300mm SAM f/4.5-5.6 Review at Photographic Central: “I do like a good bang for the buck, so an overall 8/10 rating for this lens which is very good considering a 10 would be a perfect performance in every aspect of a lens review. Comparatively the Tamron 70-300mm VC would get a 7.5/10 overall from me- but more on that at a later time perhaps!
Sony NEX-6 terrain test at Focus Numerique (translation here).
Which NEX Lenses Are Compatible with Sony’s Hybrid AF? (ThePhoBlographer).
Sony 10-18mm F4 OSS Wide Angle Lens (ThePhoBlographer).
Sony A99 review: Feature-packed, fast-shooting, full-frame DSLR proves it’s ready for the pros (Imaging Resource).
Sony A99, with Zeiss 24-70mm/2.8 and Sony G 35mm/f1.4 at Milleica.
HyperPrime CINE 35mm T0.95 at Domisljije.
Sony NEX-6 with the Minolta MC 58mm f/1.4 Lens at SonyAlphaLab.
Auto HDR and Zero Sharpness at Photographic Central.
A few thoughts on the Sony Nex 6 and the Fuji X-E1 (Mike Kobal).



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