June 20, 2011
Posted in reviews

First videos made with the SLRmagic 28mm f/2.8

The video on top and the video you can find here on vimeo are the first shot with the SLRMagic 28mm f/2.8 pancake. It doesn’t look bad at all or not? By the way, I have been told by the guys from SLRmagic that this lens is not the Mitakon 28mm f/2.8. It’s an improved verison of it.

You can get that lens on eBay only (Click here).

June 20, 2011
Posted in rumors

A920 rumor is fake. No FF camera from Sony in 2011

Yesterday Photorumors posted a rumors about a possible new A920 camera with 7fps and 32 Megapixel. As you know I don’t believe the rumor is correct. I wanted to let you know that a couple of trusted sources contacted me to confirm that there is no A920 and that there will be no fullframe camera this year. So no surprise here.

I am currently working on the A77 and NEX-7 rumor and I will give you some important news soon. Stay tuned on SAR!

June 19, 2011
Posted in news

Download the new Sony NEX-3/5 and A33/A55 firmware!!! (UPDATE with first tests)

The new Sony NEX-3/4 firmware version 4 is now available for download at Sony Japan (Click here). It’s a multilanguage version!

The Sony A33 and A55 firmware is here at Sony Japan (japanese!).

UPDATE: First picture effect tests made with the A55 at sonyalphaa55.wordpress.com (Thanks Roni!).

UPDATE_2: More download links (Thanks to all who esnt this in):

Now available in Europe too! See NEX-5 in Uk (change the country and camera if you want a different download): http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/nex-compact-camera-system/latest/firmware-updates

Australian site Mac downloads:
A33 – http://www.sony.com.au/support/download/459588/product/slt-a33y
A55 – http://www.sony.com.au/support/download/459587/product/slt-a55vy
NEX-5 – http://www.sony.com.au/support/download/459582/product/nex-5d
NEX-3 – http://www.sony.com.au/support/download/459584/product/nex-3k

Asia Windows download:
NEX-5 – http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/458715
NEX-3 – http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/458755

June 19, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Sony A920 with 32 Megapixel sensor

There is an almost impossible rumor posted by Photorumors. According to one of their sources Sony will announce a new Fullframe camera in August with 32 Megapixel sensor, 7fps and and Dual Bionz processor. There are no more info than what I posted here. Why do I say that this is an almost impossible rumor? I heard from my sources that Sony will release the translucent Fullframe camera in 2012 only. The Sony A850 has been discontinued and the A900 should see some price drops soon. Of course it would make a lot of sense for Sony to release a new FF camera soon. But you know, Sony product strategy and development doesn’t necessary follow our “common sense”. Otherwise the A77 would be here since almost a year, the NEX lens roadmap would contain a couple of awesome pancakes and so on :)

Anyway, I don’t want to destroy your hopes. Let’s assume the A920 rumor is real, than I can imagine that this is just an updated version of the current A900. Same body, no translucent technology (yes OVF) and basic video quality. It would give Sony some time for the development of the fullframe cameras. Let’s see…

Links to current Sony fullframe cameras:
Sony A850 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
Sony A900 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

June 19, 2011
Posted in reviews

First NEX-3/5 firmware update user review in Thailand!

As you know tomorrow Sony will release the new Sony NEX-3/5 firmware update. And there is already a user in Thailand that had the chance to download it and try it. Check here at Fotorelax Forum.

Those are a few examples of the new picture effects (Click on it to enlarge the image):

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