August 4, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Migration to Mirrorless Digital Cameras (by BH)

Travel to Myanmar with a National Geographic Photographer Michael Yamashita at Compassroseexpeditions.
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Art review at Admiring Light.
German A77II test at Digitalkamera.
A77II review at Parkcameras.A77II review at Techradar.
Polish A77II reviews at Fotopolis and Optyczne.

Paul:Hello! I’ve made an A77m2 review. It’s in russian, so not very useful for SAR readers, but it has great pictures with noise tests using different kinds of processing. JPEG, multoshot and RAW using DXO. Looks very impressive, appears that ISO up to 6400 is perfectly usable. The review address is

Ray: An adventure through the most amazing red rocks on our pale blue dot. Shot with Sony A99 and Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 ZA

Peter:Thought I’d share this A7S film with you! Feel free to post it on your blog.

Jacob: “I posted a review about shooting weddings with the RX10 on my wife and I’s website but no actually reads our blogs. I thought it might be helpful for others.

Dave: “I thought you might like to have a look at, and hopefully share, A couple of Gigapixel photos I’ve recently taken with my 7r. Both were taken with a Gigapan Epic Pro head, the 7r body, and a Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ED lens. The combination of high megapixel count and the super sharp Nikkor lens is producing amazing results.
Taste of Edmonton food festival:
Edmonton Eskimos home opener:

Paul:I just thought I’d share with you something that may be of interest to some users. As you know, the Phigmenttech LM-NEX adapter is the only M-mount -> E-mount adapter that provides EXIF data and focus coupling What may not be apparent is that this adapter is also the only adapter (for any lens mount -> E mount) that can provide lens profiles to the camera. I have recently updated my site and firmware that allows for easier configuration of the adapter. It is now possible to upload a sample “white wall” shot to my site and have a custom profile generated that will apply real-time vignetting (and experimentally cast) correction (It looks like there is a limit of approximately 1 stop correction). My site provides an example (sorry, research and development has taken away from my time to actually take pictures) of vignetting and cast correction. It may be prudent to disclose that vignetting (and possibly cast) corrections ARE baked in to the raw data. (at least it is in my NEX-7 and A7R)

August 4, 2014
Posted in deals

$600 off on the refurbished Sony A99 (sold by Sony US).


Sony US is selling a limited quantity of A99 cameras with a huge close to $600 discount on Sony eBay page (Click here).

More cool new deals:
$200 off at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Bhphoto (Click here) and Sony Store (Click here).
$200 off on the superb Zeiss 55mm FE lens at BigValue (Click here).
Today’s deal blast is the Lexar 32 GB Professional 400x SDHC UHS-I Card 2-Pack (Click here).
50% off on the Sony 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 R40 Memory Card – 2 Pack sold by FocusCamera eBay (Click here).

August 4, 2014
Posted in news

Ending soon: Win 5 Expert Shield Screen protectors for your Sony camera!


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Reminder: Our big SonyAlphaRumors giveaway will end tonight! Be sure to participate. It costs you zero effort and you can win something :)

Giveaway text:

“Hi there,

My name’s Ed Tyson – Andrea and I thought it’d be a great idea to run a giveaway for you on SonyAlphaRumors. This is different to a regular giveaway though, we’re not offering you the chance of winning something you want (sorry!). We’re offering you a chance of winning something you need. Let me explain…

We’re all careful with our cameras, at a basic level they’re expensive pieces of equipment, to some of us they’re valued as extensions of our own memory. And accidents happen. Although for the best part, you may never need a screen protector (and I truly hope that you don’t) there will always be that one time – the time you wish you had. A good screen protector can potentially, significantly improve the resale value of your camera. Who want’s to buy a used A7s in years time with a whopping great scratch down the screen?

I know what you’re thinking. Screen protectors are more hassle than they’re worth. They bubble, scuff up easily, peel off and look unsightly to say the least. I’d agree with you, if we were talking about any normal screen protector. What if there was a screen protector; perfectly cut to fit your device, fitted almost invisibly – without bubbles and lasted the lifetime of your camera without showing scratches? What’s more, you didn’t need to spray anything to your camera to fit it and it could be washed and reapplied (should you ever need to) without leaving residue.

And what if, that screen protector was guaranteed to do all of the above, for as long as you owned the camera? Boom. You’ve found the one. Except we’ve not got one, we’ve got 5 to give away to 5 lucky people. Worth up to $13.95 each.

What’s that, a competition I actually have a chance of winning? Yes! Yes you do. AND you can enter from anywhere in the world. We’ll even free-post your free Expert Shield out to some remote village in Indonesia, if that’s where you happen to be doing your next shoot…

All backed up by our lifetime guarantee. But don’t take my word for it. A quick Google of Expert Shield should tell you all you need to know about us. Screen protection (and our after-sales service) just doesn’t get any better.

Best of luck with the competition. I’ll be answering any questions personally in the comments below.

Ed Tyson”

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Expert Shield ships worldwide. All you have to do is to like, share and/or follow SAR and Expert Shield on facebook and twitter. You have time until 08/05/2014 12AM (New York Time) to win an Expert Shield screen protector for your Sony. You’ll get more entry points if you:

– like SonyAlphaRumors on facebook
– like Expert Shield on facebook
– follow SonyAlphaRumors on twitter
– follow Expert Shield on twitter
– tweet about this Giveaway (Entrants can do this option once each day)

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August 4, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR3) Source: Don’t rule out the possibility to see a “Full Frame NEX-7”.


Last week I posted a Photokina rumor roundup on SAR (article here). After that a very long time trusted source contacted me and said the following:

He knows for sure that Sony developed a sort of Full Frame NEX-7 prototype. While he has not heard anything yet about a real release at Photokina he said I shouldn’t rule out the possibility that Sony may announce this camera in September!

Gosh, I would certainly welcome such a camera!

Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

August 3, 2014
Posted in deals

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