October 27, 2010
Posted in reviews

Steve Huff reviews the Nikon D3100 and says he prefers the Sony A33/55 :)

Steve Huff is a very known camera reviewer. He is not a Sony freak and doesn’t get paid by anyone to write reviews. He just posted a long Nikon D3100 review. If you click on that link to read the review scroll down until you reach the very end of the page. He ends the conclusion with: “(The Nikon D3100) just did not blow me away. I prefer the Sony A33 and A55:)

Reminder: The A55 is in Stock at Amazon US, Sonystyle, Pixmania Deutschland, Pixmania Belgium, Pixmania Austria, Pixmania UK, Pixmania Holland, Pixmania Poland, Pixmania Italia, Pixmania Suisse, Pixmania Spain, Pixmania France.

Some other news:
Gary wrote his initial A55 impressions at dpreview. Fotopolis tested the A580. Neutralday tested the Sony A290. Some 85mm 2.8 image samples have been posted here and here at Sonyuserforum.de.

Via Steve Huff

October 26, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR1) Crazy rumor: Speculation of an Apple Acquisition!


Let’s post a crazy rumor: Reuters reports that Sony Corp’s stock rose nearly 3 percent on Tuesday due to reports of a possible Apple acquisition of Sony! Sony spokeswoman Sue Tanaka said: “We cannot comment on rumors or speculation.” But analysts who follow technology downplayed the likelihood that Apple would chase Sony — or any other major acquisition.

Imagine a Sony Alpha camera designed by Apple! Just dreaming, it’s not going to happen ;)

Via Macrumors

October 25, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR5) All future Zeiss lenses will be fullframe (3-4 new Zeiss lenses within 18 months!)

According to SonyAlphaRumors sources Sony and Zeiss just defined the future lens strategy. All future Zeiss lenses will be Fullframe. There will be no more Zeiss DT lenses (like the Sony 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T DT Zoom Lens). I also know that there will be at least 3-4 new Zeiss lenses during the next 12-18months. One of these should be the 200mm f/2.0 lens. Reminder: Zeiss made the Aposonnar 200mm f/2.0 for Contax (you can find them used on eBay). The lens itself will be cheaper than the Nikon 200mm f/2G ($4,799.00 at Amazon right now).
We need to doublecheck the rumors we received about the next Zeiss lenses. If you know more about the future Zeiss lenses please contact me using the right form on the sidebar or at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Every little help helps! Thanks!

Those are the current fullframe Zeiss lenses (Click on store name to check price and availability):
- Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
- Sony 24mm f/2.0 Distagon T* lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
- Sony 24 -70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Zoom Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
- Sony 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Telephoto Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
- Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T Telephoto Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)

P.S: Just my two cent. I would love see a new wide fast Zeiss lens, the 28mm f/1.4 or/and the 35mm f/1.4 :)

October 25, 2010
Posted in reviews

Sony A33 preview at Cameralabs and review at Fotopolis


Cameralabs tested the new Sony A33 camera:”for now can assure you the movie experience is the closest we’ve found to a consumer camcorder yet“. The final review will be posted soon but you can already see some interetsing tests.

Meanwhile Fotopolis posted a complete A33 review. Those are the pros and cons:
+ Pivotally mounted LCD
+ AVCHD 1080i HD movie with a fast AF
+ 7 shooting fps
+ Interesting exposure modes, including 3D panoramas and HDR
+ Image stabilization inside the body
+ Low noise for high ISO
+ Excellent reproduction of detail
+ Natural color reproduction
+ Quite good ergonomics
+ SDXC + card support, and MS Pro Duo

- Semi-transparent mirror, limits the access of light to the sensor
- At the expense of optical electronic viewfinder
- Body made of average quality plastics
- Cannot record movies in Single AF mode
- Relatively high price

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October 22, 2010
Posted in news

Four new Adobe Cam­era Raw Lens Pro­files available for download


Our friend Florian Knorn created four new Adobe Cam­era Raw Lens Pro­files. You can download them for free (donations for Florian are welcome!): http://www.florian-knorn.com/tag/profiles.

Those are the supported lenses (Click on store name to specs and price of that lenses)

Peleng 8mm F3.5 Fisheye (eBay, Amazon)

Minolta 85mm F1.4 G (eBay)

Minolta 17-35mm F2.8-4 (eBay, Amazon

Sony 35mm F1.4 G (eBay, Amazon)

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