April 22, 2013
Posted in deals, reviews

Sony 10-18mm tested at Photozone (And Nex-6 kit for $799)


Image courtesy: Photozone

Quick note for US readers: $100 savings on the NEX-6 with kit lens that now sells for $799 at CameraLand (Click here).

Our friends at Photozone (Click here) tested the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens. And they actually like the lens: “Upon first contact, you are positively surprised about the high build quality. All-metal lens body are fairly rare these days. The lens is capable of delivering sharp results at medium aperture settings.” But they also shared their thoughts about one quality issue: “while the build quality of the lens is very fine, we continue to be concerned about the centering quality of Sony products. Ever since we started the NEX tests, we are either terribly unlucky or the centering is as bad as it is

I hope Sony is reading this…and improves the mentioned issue.

10-18mm price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

April 22, 2013
Posted in rumors

Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG OS Art lens coming. But is Sigma ignoring the A-mount system?

Sigma is quite busy launching one lens after another. And it sounds like the next lens could be a 135mm f/1.8 DG OS Art lens. Sounds great but…

…the two newest ART lenses, the 30mm f/1.4 (Click here) and the new 18-35mm f/1.8 (Click here) are not available for A-mount. I hope Sigma’s new policy is not to ignore the A-mount system :(

If you know some Sigma managers ask them if they plan to release their new lenses for Sony too! Thanks!

April 22, 2013
Posted in reviews

First image samples taken with the “Lens Turbo”. Speed Booster now in UK.

The chinese blog Xitek posted the first image samples taken with the “Lens Turbo” adpater. You can see them here: Xitek-1, Xitek_2, Xitek_3. These have been taken with the Pentax 40mm f/2.8 lens (here on eBay). The “Lens Turbo” is the chinese clone of the popular and twice as expensive “Speed Booster”. The Lens Turbo will be sold on eBay from May and I will let you know when the first sales will be online. Or if you use Slidoo save this search to get notified when there will be Lens Turbo eBay auctions (Click here and if required change country in settings). The price will be $249.

One more news: First Speed Boosters are for sale via UK store on eBay (Click here).

April 21, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits (with new alpha shutter count tool)

The first A58 unboxing video :)

Dyxum forum member “guy” announced a new The alpha shutter count tool. You can see the tool at http://tools.science.si/index.php. Cool thing he did here!

Sony WX200 review at ePhotozine.
SLT-A58 image samples at Imaging Resource.
French test of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens at LeMondeDeLaPhoto.
Camera Pi – DSLR Camera with Embedded Computer (DavidHunt).
Sony NEX-3n review at Engadget.
Sony NEX-6 review at Imaging Resource.
Lensbaby for Sony Alpha review at ThePhoBlographer.
20mm pancake review at ePhotozine.
50mm f/1.8 E-mount lens review at ePhotozine.
New blog about the Sony Action Cam: http://sonyactioncam2.blogspot.com/
Sony explains XAVC on youtube.


April 21, 2013
Posted in deals

(UPDATED) Sony A58 first time in Stock.

For the first time the new A58 is in Stock and shipping thanks to Amazon US (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Reminder, there are still some days left to grab the three deals:
1) Save up to $200 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Click here).
2) Save up to $200 on Select Sony NEX Compact System Cameras (Click here).
3) Save up to $130 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras (Click here).

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