April 24, 2013
Posted in news

(UPDATED)First “Lens Turbo” auction on eBay.



(UPDATED) The Chinese company making the adapters contact us to say that these first Nikon to NEX “Lens Turbo” adapters are still NOT IN STOCK. The auction can be found here on eBay (Click here). Please be aware that these do not ship.

As you know the “Lens Turbo” works like the well known “Speed Booster” from metabones.

P.S: Thanks to the anonymous source for sending me this!

April 24, 2013
Posted in deals

HX50v preorders. RX1 deal. New up to $400 savings on E- and A-mount kits.

The new superzoom HX50v has been announced and you can preorder it at at Amazon (Click here). It will ship soon from May 21!

But if you are looking for E and A mount camera deals than check out the up to $400 savings you can get at BHphoto (Click here).

More US deal info:
6% reward on Sony E and A mount cameras at Adorama (Click here).
NEX-F3 with kit lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here).
If you don’t care about the box that “shows minor shelf wear” than grab one of the two brand new Sony RX1 you can get for $2,549.95 on eBay US (Click here). For future RX1 deals on eBay save that Slidoo search (login to save it).
The A58 is finally in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and it’s actually selling well according to Amazon ranking (within the top 40). You don’t see that very often on Sony A-mount cameras.

April 24, 2013
Posted in rumors

(SR4) NEX-7n could be the only NEX or A mount camera ot come this year.

I know it sounds surprising but the change is big that the NEX-7 successor may be the only interchangeable camera to come this year. This means no other NEX or Alpha camera will be announced. As I told you many times before the new Sony CEO is pushing to release camera with game changing tech rather than small updates only. That’s why the A77 successor and two SLT-FF have been taken off the roadmap.

In short, in 2014 we will have new A-mount FF cameras, new NEX-FF cameras using new viewfinder and new sensor tech. I know it’s a long time to go but I hope to get some info about the new roadmap soon. I may can entertain you a bit while you are waiting for the big 2014 news :)

By the way, I don’t know what the new sensor tech could be. But I saw plenty of patents with “Foveon alike” sensors (See Sigma DP series). That would mean, true 100% color info for every single pixel, no AA filter and bigger pixels (or more Megapixels). Yep, that would be a hell of a sensor!

P.S.: The RX series will be extended. Ther eis no delay here!


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April 23, 2013
Posted in news

Sony HX50V announced.

Sony today announced the new HX50V compact camera. The camera features a 20 Megapixel 1/2.3″ BSI sensor. And has a huge 24-720mm f/3.5-6.3 zoom. The full press release can be read at Dpreview, ThePhoBlographer, some image samples at Photographyblog and preorders at Amazon and SonyStore.

What’s more important for us is that Zeiss will have an announcement on May 7th. Be sure to be on SAR that day!

April 23, 2013
Posted in news

Sigma 30mm will not be made for A-mount “due to the older version selling poorly”

The 30mm f/1.4 Canon mount version

SAR reader Okie-Centric (Thanks!) got an answer from Sigma about their new 30mm f/1.4 lens not being available as A-mount versions:

Upon inquiring about the future of Sigma A-Mount lenses, got this response. There was a little back & forth too. Now I like Sigma all the more, for their quick and personal response(s)…..
Good morning,
We will still be making Sony mount for some of the new Global Vision lenses. The new 35mm as well as the new 17-70 both have Sony versions. The new 120-300 won’t be in Sony, but the older version wasn’t either. The only upgraded lens that has dropped Sony was the new 30mm and from I can tell, that was due to the older version selling poorly. Our parent company didn’t see the demand for the lens and therefore decided not to produce it.
Please be assured that going forward, Sigma will still be producing lenses for Sony cameras, however which new lenses get made in Sony are determined on a case by case basis.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!
——-(name removed)
SIGMA Corporation of America”

That’s bad news. By the way, the old 30mm lens version wans’t really a good quality lens (see test at Photozone). That could also be a reaosn why they didn’t sell many A-mount lenses!

P.S.: The new 35mm f/1.4 will ship next week according to BHphoto (Click here).

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