April 22, 2013
Posted in reviews

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

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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).

April 20, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

First pictures of the cheap Chinese Speed Booster alternative! To ship from May already!

 

Big news guys! The Chinese company Zhongyi Optical officially announced the “Lens Turbo” adapter. It’s the cheap alternative of the famous Speed Booster. The Zhongyi Optical company isn’t an unknown company for NEX owners. The company is the maker of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 E-mount lens (they are here on eBay). On the picture on top you can see the Pentax to NEX adapter.

How did they avoid to get into a legal dispute with Metabones? The optical design differs and the Lens Turbo has a reduction ration of 0.726 (Speed Booster is 0.71). It’s a manual adapter only while some Speed Booster adapters also support full electronic AF and Aperture control. The Lens Turbo price is set at US$239.

Click on the image to see a large size version of their first Pentax-NEX adapter:

Source:
http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1151810-1-1-2.html
http://forum.xitek.com/thread-1133291-1-1-1.html

April 20, 2013
Posted in Uncategorized

Sigma f/1.8 zooom: Image smaples, MFT, Distortion and Vignetting charts.

MTF chart

Sigma announced that surprising f/1.8 constant aperture zoom. Now you can read a hands-on preview at ePhotozine. And what’s even more interesting are the first image samples posted by Lcap.

We still don’t know if that lens will also be made for A-mount. In the meantime you can analyze the lens performance through those graphs:

Vignetting chart

Distortion chart

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