May 31, 2011
Posted in rumors

An “emotional” SR5 rumor (A77 is top notch!!!)

Firstly: I want to thanks all sources for all the help you are giving to me. I am trying to post all the info you send me as soon as possible. And most of the rumors I do receive are ….awesome ;)

Secondly: There is one thing I want to tell to all readers. Plenty of people contacted me to say that they tested the A77, the NEX-C3 and other upcoming Sony stuff. They don’t share specs, they share their excitement! There is not a single one that complained about the upcoming new cameras. They are all using an enthusiastic tone! The A77 especially is amazing and the best APS-C camera they have ever tested. The good news is that High-ISO is extremely good even if the sensor has 24 Megapixel. And Sony is already working very hard to implement the new sensor technology inside the future fullframe cameras. Everything with the A77 seems to be fine, usability, autofocus (extremely fast and accurate), High ISO, resolution. And also the NEX-C3 is a step above the current NEX-3/5.

I repeat, those are not Sony advertisers. I know some of the sources since a very long time and they would never express such an excitement if it wouldn’t be true. I for myslef am going to spend more time on SonyAlphaRumors. I think it’s necessary to be more “present” in times like that. I also want to find some time to improve some things on this website ->don’t ask me to improve my english as that will take a very long time :)

So fix those dates in your agende: June 3 and July 7! And invite your friends to follow us! Canonikans should be very worried!!!


May 31, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR2) A77 with directional side-hinged LCD (a new design not yet seen before)???

A new source sent me lots of info about the upcoming new Sony products. I am trying to double-check the rumors with other sources. But meanwhile I am going to post an info I heard for the very first time with a low SR2 rating (unconfirmed rumors from unknown source). So take that with a grain of salt!

The source confirmed the A77 is coming in July and said it will be available with the new 16-50/2.8 kit lens too. He also said the “it has directional side-hinged LCD” and that it is a “new design not yet seen before“. The Sony A55 LCD hangs at the bottom-center of the camera.

Hope my sources can confirm or deny that soon. Thanks to the anonymous sender and all the sources that can help me on that!

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!

May 31, 2011
Posted in news

Yasuhara shows a new macro lens for E-mount with 5x magnification

The japanese company Yasuhara announced a new amcro lens for NEX named “Nanoha”. It has a 5x magnification and can take spectacular photos (Click here to see their online gallery).  The Nonoha’s website says about the lens: “The magnification is much more than ordinary macro lens. The magnification is up to x5. It means 1 pixel on the picture is about 1 micrometer on the shooting target. With NANOHA, you can find small wonders easily without using microscopes. And we added some patented features for your good shooting.

Yasuhara is a one man company that made Cameras and Lenses compatible with the Leica M-system (CLick here to see some of their stuff on eBay). They know will release that lens for mirrorles systems + two more lenses during the year 2011.

May 30, 2011
Posted in deals

Preorder the new Samyang/Rokinon/Wallimex 35mm f/1.4 manual lens for Alpha Mount.

I was wondering why I couldn’t find any preorder option of the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 manual lens. Finally I discovered that in US and Europe the lens has a different “name”. It’s called Rokinon in US and sometimes called Wallimex in Europe (why?). You can preorder the lens for $499 at Amazon (Click here). Didn’t found the lens in european stores.

P.S.: The real bargain is the 85mm f/1.4 you can get for $274 on Amazon (Click here).

May 30, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) The full official A35 specs

So here we are with the full A35 specifications. The camera will be announced on Friday June 3! Don’t forget to follow SonyAlphaRumors on that day!!!

Sony A35

Full-time Continuous AF
Tele-zoom High Speed Shooting
15-point AF system with 3 cross sensors
Quick AF Full HD movies (AVCHD: 1920 x 1080)
Quick AF Live View (with the main image sensor)
Tru-Finder with 100% frame coverage
High-quality, Xtra Fine LCD monitor (TruBlack)
Newly developed 16.2 MP, Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Fast, high-quality BIONZ image processing engine
Wide ISO range: ISO 100 –12800
Multi Frame NR (equivalent to max. ISO 25600)
Auto HDR
D-Range Optimizer
Hand-held Twilight
1200-zone evaluative metering
Compact and 433 g (TBD) lightweight
Face detection AF
Built-in SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization
Grid display
Built-in anti dust system
11 Picture Effect types
2D / 3D Sweep Panorama
AUTO+ (AUTO Advanced) mode
Creative Style settings

Price: $699!!

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