May 19, 2015
Posted in rumors

First Sony cashback A7s offer to be launched on May 21.



Sony is rumored to launch a cashback offer on the A7s on May 21. I don’t know if that cashback offer will also run on other cameras and in what countries. I have heard of UK and Germany so far. Let’s hope it will run worldwide. This is the first cashback offer on the A7s yet.

Sony A7s store links:
Sony A7s in USA/CA at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony USA, Sony Canada.
Sony A7s in Eu at Sony DE, UK, ES, FR, IT, NL, BE, AT, CH, SE, NO, FI, PL. And Wex UK.
A7s Gariz leather case in Black (Click here), Brown (Click here), Red (Click here) and Orange (Click here).

May 19, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Sony 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 Lens Review

Gold Box deal on the A6000 double lens kit at 12:00 at Amazon DE (Click here) and on the 16-70mm Zeiss at 18:00 again Amazon DE (Click here). Gold Box deal of the day is the White A6000 kit for 549 Euro at Amazon DE (Click here).
Distagon 35mm review (ThePhoBlographer).
Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 Fish-eye and A7r (SonyAlphaForum).
Sony FE 24-240mm review on
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Sample Images (Photographyblog).
Sony will increase the RX10-QX100-QX10 price in Japan (
A600 pictures form the sky (Russos.livejournal).

Josh:With the big shift toward mirrorless cameras, my friend Jay and I decided to start a new YouTube channel called, The Camera Project. The point of the channel is to explore and review recent cameras, but instead of doing it in a clinical and technical way, our goal is to explore a city or neighborhood, and take our viewers through that neighborhood while exploring the latest gear. The series is from the viewpoint of photo enthusiasts as opposed to professional photographers.  We’ve been following Sony’s outstanding innovations over the past few years and felt that the Sony a7II was the perfect first subject for us. While we do intend to explore other brands, we’ve just published our first 3 part review series on the a7ii. Overall, we were quite impressed, please take a look at the channel. We’d love go garner feedback on our first videos and see what the viewer response is:

Kristian Maglalang:Take a look at this VIMEO video (not mine) featuring Vietnam: Shoot using: Sony A7ii @ 1080 60p PP7 (Exposed in S-Log2). Video Stabilization: Nebula 4000. Lens used: Zeiss 35mm 2.8 and Zeiss 55mm 1.8

May 18, 2015
Posted in deals

New Sony ECM-CG60 Shotgun Microphone preorders.


Back in April Sony announced the new Sony ECM-CG60 Shotgun Microphone. And it’s now available for preorder in USA at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). (Thanks to the reader who sent me this)

Sony refurbished stuff with 90 days warranty from Secondipity:

E-mount ebay:
Sony A7s for $1899 (Click here).
Open Box A7r for $1599 (Click here).
A7r for $1299 (Click here).
Black A5000 with double lens kit for $349 (Click here).
Black A5100 with double lens kit for $489 (Click here).
Black A6000 with double lens kit for $659 (Click here).
Zeiss 24mm lens for $589 (Click here).
Zeiss 16-70mm lens for $749 (Click here).
18-200mm lens for $569 (Click here).
18-104mm lens for $419 (Click here).
55-210mm lens for $174 (Click here).
18-55mm lens for $99 (Click here).
28-75mmm FE lens for $269 (Click here).
Silver C3 with lens for $569 (Click here).
Black C3 with lens for $569 (Click here).
CL-ECU1 Wide Angle Conversion Lens for $74 (Click here).
LAEA3 A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter for $126 (Click here).
LAEA4 A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter for $215 (Click here).

E-mount amazon:
Sony A7s for $1899 (Click here).
Sony A7r for $1299 (Click here).
A5000 double lens kit for $329 (Click here).
Zeiss 24-70mm lens for $799 (Click here).
Zeiss 35mm lens for $559 (Click here).
30mm macro for $199 (Click here).
A5100 double lens kit for $469 (Click here).
FE 28-70mm for $269 (Click here).
55-210mm for $164 (Click here).
18-55mm for $99 (Click here).
Sony LAEA3 for $126 (Click here).
F3 with lens for $189 (Click here).
NEX-3 with lens for $199 (Click here).
A7r for $1299 (Click here).
Black 55-210 for $179 (Click here).
NEX-5t double lens kit for $399 (Click here).
A7 for $899 (Click here).
A6000 double lens kit with SD card for $649 (Click here).
A500 double lens kit for $329 (Click here).
NEX-5r for $199 (Click here).
Zeiss 16-70mm for $749 (Click here).

May 18, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR4) New A6xxx will not replace the current A6000.


The following info comes from a trusted source. He said:

The new camera will not replace the a6000. But will be in different positioning like  nex-6  and  nex-7

This matches the info I got from another source a couple of days ago:

“I have been told by a Sony rep that the new A6xxx will replace the NEX-7 too

This sounds like the new A6xxx will be a hybrid between the A6000 and the NEX-7. Intriguing!

It’s rumored that Sony will have an E-mount announcement the coming days and before June.
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May 18, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…(with five Gold Box deals for Germans today)


Quick Look: Lensbaby Velvet 56

For Germans: At 10:00 Gold Box on the A58 kit (Click here). At 11:00 on the AS200 (Click here). At 16:00 on the RX1R (Click here). At 18:00 on the RX100m2 (Click here). At 18:00 on the Tamron E-mount zoom (Click here). Full Gold Box deals list here.
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Review (Photographylife).
Image samples from A7 II and Canon FD 100mm f/2 and 135mm f/2 lenses (Flickr).
Venuslens/Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro Objektiv (
Sony to Increase Image Sensor Capex 4.8x in FY2015 (Image Sensor World).
Miguel Quiles Goes Behind the Scenes on His Lighting Setup for Beauty Shoots (Wppionline).
Field Test: Sigma 19mm, 30mm and 60mm F2.8 DN lenses (Dpreview).

Fiberstobe:I’ve just finished a review of the sony VCL-ECU1 adapter, which might be interesting for the readers of sonyalpharumors. I know that it’s not a very new lens but I show some tricks how can it be used on the SEL30M35 lens for wide angle macro photography:


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