November 3, 2014
Posted in news

Sony patent shows Z-shift sensor mechanism!


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SonyAlphaForum spotted the US patent 8866965 which discloses a mechanism to changes the flange distance between the mount and the sensor of a camera. It’s basically the Z-shift solution we wrote about last year. This could bring two advantages:

1) Adjust the flange distance depending of the lens

2) You can focus by changing the flange distance rather than focus with the lens. For example you could autofocus with manual Leica lenses.

If you love to read deeply tech details on this just click over at

Still not sure if such a camera is really coming one day…

P.S.. Do not forget to join the new SonyAlphaForum ;)

November 3, 2014
Posted in deals

Amazon Gold Box deal now: Sony NEX5T with kit lens!


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There is a new Amazon Gold Box deal on the Sony NEX-5t kit (Click here). It sells for $424 only!

November 3, 2014
Posted in news

Sigma says they still don’t know when they will ship the 24-105mm lens :(


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SAR reader Bruce contacted Sigma UK and asked them when they actually do plan to ship the 24-105mm and 600mm A-mount lenses. The answer he got from Sigma UK is:

At this stage, we do not have any further information I’m afraid, we are awaiting the updates currently ourselves at this stage unfortunately.

The Sigma A-mount lens can be preordered at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

November 2, 2014
Posted in deals

Great Sony US deal: Up to $500 off on A77II kits. $100 off on the A6000/A5100/5000.



Sony US just lowered the price of the A77II, A6000, A5100 and A5000 cameras:

A77II: Up to $500 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
$100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5100: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.
A5000: $100 off on the body and kits at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and SonyStore.


November 2, 2014
Posted in reviews

Fotodiox mount review by Fstoppers: “Tough E-Mount is a winner”!



The Fotodiox Tough full metal E-mount replacement is now on back order at Amazon (Click here to preorder) and BHphoto (Click here to preorder).

Fstopper tested the new Fotodiox mount and writes:

For me, the Tough E-Mount is a winner. I was easily able to fix a bothersome wiggle at home in less that five minutes. If the all-metal mount really does increase strength over Sony’s mount as Fotodiox claims, all the better; but not the reason that many are buying it for.

Installing the #Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Ein von Ryan Mense (@ryanmense) gepostetes Video am

This is a must have item I am going to buy too :) Get it at Amazon (Click here to preorder) and BHphoto (Click here to preorder).


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