April 28, 2013
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Sony US brand new deals: NEX-7 now for $948.00!

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Sony launched new deals in US. And the NEX-7 has now the lowest price ever seen:
The NEX-7 got a new $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
NEX-5r also got a new $50 price drop at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
And so the NEX-3n again at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

The up to $200 savings on Sony SLT cameras has been prolonged through June 1 (Click here to see the list at Amazon). And the same prolongation has been applied on the A99 superkit deal (Click here) and on the Sony Alpha Lenses (Click here).

April 27, 2013
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Sony patent: Smart adapter with Lever. And sensor dust protection.

A brand new Sony patents describes a new kind of adapter having a Lever. Sony says that this “makes it easier to attach or detach the accessory to or from a device main body” (Source: FreePatentsonline).

The image on top shows you a sort of dust blocking device that automatically covers the sensor when you detach a lens. As you obviously know the dust enters whenever you change lens. With that easy blocking plate the sensor gets covered (Source: FreePatentsonline).

April 27, 2013
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US deal of the day: Sony RX100 for $577.

This is the best RX100 deal ever seen! You can grab it for $577 brand new and with free shipping at Sunset Electronic on eBay (Click here). The deal is up since yesterday. If you wnat to get notified immediatly when such deals happen on eBay just register and save your search on Slidoo to get notified (Slidoo is made by us rumor guys).

P.S.: And to noble your RX100 you may look at the Italian Leather Gariz case (Click here).

April 27, 2013
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Sony A99 – DSLR Fast Start

Sony hosts workshops with the World Photography Awards in London (Dpreview).
Sports á la NEX-7 (Matthewdurrphotography).
HolyManta internal ND lens Adapters (Fundedbyme).

Icie: “I did a creative environmental portrait shoot with the NEX-5R and some lights. Mostly used a tilt adapter with a Leica Elmarit-R 28mm f/2.8 lens for this. http://pireze.org/2013/cosplay-photoshoot-akb0048s-atsuko-katagiri/

Marcin:I’m currently a member of Dyxum and I just saw one of the recent posts by Eric Lew. He recently came back from his trip to Antarctica and shared with us his amazing pictures. He mentions horrible conditions he encountered and how it not affected the way his Sony A77 worked as well as 16-50 and 70-400 Sony lenses. You can find his blog along with those pictures under this address: http://www.ericlew.com/

JinJu:I’ve found this info on a Korean dslr fan site. The reason for RX1’s slow AF speed is turned out to be its hardware, specially the heavy lenses that are actuated for focusing. I’ve included brief translation of the post. the first one is the translation, the other being the original text
http://englishdisabled.tistory.com/admin/entry/post/?id=10
http://www.slrclub.com/bbs/vx2.php?id=minolta_forum&no=729491

Chris:For your readers work roundup I have a test comparing the A99 to the Nex5n and EM5 video. The A99 is terrible, much worse than the Nex5n and the EM5. http://chrisjoyphoto.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/a99-interweb-video-test-part-2-sony-a99-vs-sony-nex-5n/  http://chrisjoyphoto.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/a99-interweb-video-test-part-1-sonys-flagship-vs-the-olympus-em5/.”

April 26, 2013
Posted in news

Sony admits Zeiss 50mm lens launch has been delayed because of unexpected high demand!

Sony Japan (Source DC.watch) delayed the launch of the new Zeiss 50mmf /1.4 A-mount lens because of the “exceptional high demand”. The lens should have been shipped from may but now the date has been postponed to July 26. BHphoto (Click here) still reports July 10 as shipping date but I am sure that they will change it soon. Meantime Rokinon announced that the new Tilt Shift lens will ship next week (See Bhptoto).

The Zeiss preorders can be taken at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and SonyStore USA (via AlphaCameraDeals). In Europe at Wex UK and Amazon DE.

 

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