November 16, 2010
Posted in reviews

Sony A55 review at Pocketlink. Steve Huff SLRmagic test.

Steve Huff posted the “SLR Magic 35 1.7 Lens review on the Sony NEX-5“:”I have to give applause for someone releasing a small fast lens for these small mirror-less cameras. Even though it is not a super sharp Leica lens, this little 35 1.7 is a great buy for $99 (on eBay). PERIOD! It may not be a lens you will use all of the time, but when you do use it be prepared for some interesting images.” The SLR magic is a native manual focusing E-mount lens, no need to buy an adapter!

To buy the lens click here: SLR Magic 35 1.7 Lens for Sony NEX cameras on eBay.

Pocket Link posted a new short Sony A55 review: “There’s still some room for improvement, so we wait with baited breath as to just how good the next generation of cameras will be. But for now the Sony A55 rules the roost and it really is the pinnacle of new age digital cameras.

Use those direct links to check price and availability of the new Sony A55:
Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT.

November 15, 2010
Posted in news

Sony slowly moving into world domination.


Calm down guys, the title is a joke ;)
But what you can’t deny is that Sony started a second (or new) life. According to BCNranking the Sony NEX-5 was the third most sold system camera in October (Japan only). And the Sony A55 is on place 8th! And let’s go further with the next world domination facts: The Time magazine selected the 50 Best Inventions of 2010 and look….there is the Sony A55! And finally the german magazine Chip.de placed four Sony cameras under the best entry-level DSLR!

Sony…let’s continue: Realease the NEX-7, A77 and A950 ;)

November 15, 2010
Posted in news

The Sony half-mirror patent

I just found the United States Application US20100277637 which refers to a new Sony half-mirror patent (Click here to dowanload the pdf). It has been just published and it doesn’t reveal anything new. But I thought some of you might be interested to read the technical details of the SLT technology.

November 13, 2010
Posted in reviews

Need a spy camera? Sony NEX with Samyang 500mm lens!

You own a Sony NEX camera but you need a spy camera to look into your neighborhoods houses? You have to buy the Samyang 500mm lens :) I found s0me image samples of that crazy combo at Photogenius.ru. The Samyang is available on eBay for $190-$290 (Click here to see current auctions). And don’t forget that Sony made a nice 500mm f/8 Reflex which has been discontinued. That lens is also much more expensive ($749.00 at Amazon right now).

November 11, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony A950 (tentative name) to be announced in 12-16 months.

A rendering of the A950 from Tecnofotografia

According to SonyAlphaRumors sources the next A900 successor should be announced in a little bit more than one year. The A950 (tentative name) will be announced a few months after the new Nikon High-end camera which will use the same new high-resolution sensor (over 30 Megapixels!). I was told that Sony has two possible release dates. One by end 2011 and one by early 2012. Why two released dates? Because Sony still didn’t decide if the camera will be a classic DSLR or use the translcuent technology. They need feedback from photographers to understand if a translucent camera would be accepted from professionists.

So should we help them a little bit? Please answer only if you really want to buy the FF camera! Invite your friends to vote and comment the rumor…Sony is reading us!

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One more thing:
One of my trusted sources sent me the link to an older A900 successor rumor written by wedding photographer Marc Williams. The source told me that Marc is very close to the real final A950 specs! Here is what Marc wrote: photo.net that “Sony is a late bloomer, and strong rumors indicate mind boggling innovations are on the horizon … notably a 35 meg camera with a top shutter speed of 1/12,000th and a true flash sync speed of 1/1000th.

If you know something about the A950 please contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

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

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