August 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) More Tidbits about the A77 (definitely coming in early October, NEX-7 late October)

I received a couple of mini-rumors from different sources. I summed them up and here they are:

Source_1: A77 accuracy and video performance with new the auto focus is superb. OLED display is amazing. The A77 would be around $1200-1300 US and $1500-1600 with kit lens (16-50).
Source_2: A77 will have 11 cross type AF (UPDATE: This part has been corrected…was a typo)
Source_3: A77 auto-focus is indeed insanely fast.
Source_4: A77 will have fixed problem with x/sync when sss is turn on :) they will be no limit like now 1/160 sync when sss is on.
Source_5: Just a confirmation the A77 will start shipment in early October (in Asian countries first!). NEX-7 will start shipment 2 weeks after.

I am working on a bunch of new rumors. So stay tuned! As you know Sony will announce a huge amount of products on August 23/24!!! Join us on Facebook, Twitter and follow our RSS-feed!

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Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 31, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR3) UPDATED: LA-EA2 (translucent) will cost around $400?


Image on top shows an adpater with built-in mirror from Leica…there is no image of the Sony adapter yet :))

A known source from the Thai Sony Alpha users’ forum fotorelax.com just told that the new LA-EA2 adapter for NEX (with SLT mirror inside) will be retailed for 13000 THB or around 436 USD. It is the same source that started talking about NEX adapter with SLT mirror just a day before I posted it here on SAR. Be reminded that NEX cameras are made in Thailand so rumors from there should be always taken seriously!

UPDATE: Our Thai friend “Lifeispixels” justs ent us more tidbits (Thanks!): “It’s confirmed there is a motor inside the adapter to drive all AF minolta and sony lens. The rumor also said the AF will be as quick as A77 but will consume battery like mad, probably you will need a 3rd battery pack. The new LA-EA2 adapter can be used with all current E mounted cameras (NEX-3,NEX-5,NEX-C3,NEX-5N and NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20. This adapter will have an SLT mirror to reflex the image to AF chamber to perform auto focus and has nothing to do with EVF. The target group of this adapter is NEX-FS100 users.

P.S.: Check the price of the current Sony Alpha LA-EA1 Alpha to E-mount adapter at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

 

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

Thanks lifeispixels

July 30, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) The Sony DDay on August 23/24!!! The biggest Sony Photo products announcement in history?


Ylovephoto.com found that french A77 and A65 leak at the bottom of page 36 in Réponses Photo (a french magazine). And the September edition will contain the real pictures and specs ;)

According to our trusted sources Sony will announce the A77, A65, NEX-7, (probably a NEX-5N and VG20 too) and the new 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM and 24mm f/1.7 Zeiss E-mount lens (+ maybe 50mm and 55-210mm) on August 23/24! Maybe the reason why I go two dates is because all depends from the timezone you live (for example it could be August 24 in Japan and August 23 in USA). I should get the exact announcement time and the exact product list very soon. My sources already told to me that this is probably the biggest Sony photo announcement ever made! So stay tuned! I am sure we will have some exciting time here on SAR!

P.S: As you might remember Sony originally had the plan to announce all those products in early July but due the Tsunami tragedy the product roadmap shifted forward for almost 2 months. The new cameras should be in Stock by early October (at least in Asia), probably later in Europe and US!

Support this site: I am having a lot of fun to work on SAR. I don’t use dozens of banners and I don’t get paid by any company to do what I do. All the work you see here is made by me during my free time. If you want to help me to cover the monthly server costs there is an easy way: Click on affiliate links you see on that website like Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay to buy whatever product you want (it doesn’t have to be a camera) and I will earn a small commission from it. You don’t pay any penny more on the items you buy and at the same time you support SonyAlphaRumors without me having to put 100 banners on my website. Cool or not? Thanks :)

 

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources (60-80% the rumor is correct)
SR5=almost certainly correct!

July 30, 2011
Posted in reviews

New full Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 review at Kurt Munger.


Kurt Munger (Click here) reviewed one of my favorite lenses, the Samyang/Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 lens: “Optically speaking, the Rokinon 35mm F/1.4 is excellent, with very high sharpness at almost all apertures, low distortion, minimal light fall-off at F/2, and no coma, even in the far corners at F/1.4!  Probably the biggest drawback for most people is the fact that it’s a manual only lens, meaning there is no communication between the lens and camera (Sony models)

To find the lens you have to search for the different brand names! In US you can find it as Rokinon at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (Click here). In Europe the name is Samyang and you can find it on eBay (Click here) and with the name Wallimex again on eBay (Click here).

The real bargain is the 85mm f/1.4 you can get for $274 on Amazon (Click here), branded with the name Rokinon on eBay (Click here) and branded with the name Samyang on eBay (Click here).

July 29, 2011
Posted in deals

NEX-C3 and A35 will be in Stock in USA in 2 weeks. First cameras on eBay.

I just got an email from BHphoto which says they will have the NEX-C3 and A35 in Stock by mid August. They are now taking preorders on the Sony NEX-C3 (Click here) and on the Sony A35 (Click here). If you ae in hurry you can get the NEX-C3 on eBay (Click here) but they are sold by asian resellers. German readers can also find 2 cameras in Stock at Redcoon via eBay (Click here).

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