July 24, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) First curved sensor for the Xperia Z3X and the New RX FF (on market in 2015).

The pattern is now pretty clear and these are the first devices that will almost certainly feature the new Sony curved sensor tech:

1) The 2/3 inch 22 Megpaixel curved sensor with f/1.2 lens will be used by the next Xperia Z3X. The images of the camera have been leaked by Digi-wo.com.

2) The Full Frame RX (RX2?) will feature a Full Frame curved sensor and a very compact 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens. it will become the most compact Full Frame ever made.

Both will hit the market in early 2015!


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July 23, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Unleashing the Power of Your Sony A6000

70-200mm lens review by SonyAlphaLab.
Sony A6000 Review: Top-notch image quality meets great performance and affordability (Imaging Resource).
German A77II review at Dkamera.
Zeiss 55mm1.8 vs Mitakon 50mm 0.95 comparison at Yannickciancanelli.com.
In depth review of the A7r at Colbybrownphotography.com.

Alex:so many people have been asking me how i do i tethered shoot in the studio with the sony A7r. Here is a link to a little tutorial i posted: http://www.alexk.com/sony-a7r-vs-canon-5dmkiii-can-sony-replace-the-canon-in-tethered-shooting-in-the-studio/

Louis:Hello! I just wanted to share a video I made while scuba diving with my RX100 in the Philippines last November. It’s still the Mark One of the RX100 but it still does amazing images! (I took it with the more affordable but really great Ikelite Housing and a red filter with no artificial light). Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HewhJDeyeo8

Tino:A6000 with Sony G 70-400 SSM ant Sony LA-EA2 testvideo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DheXlKq1HM

Hounsell:Andrea, from the video you can see that this was done with Sony Gear A99 & A7, nice to see these cameras performing well under tough conditions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBJyo0tgLnw

David:Hi, I thought you could be interested in share my last timelapse in your web. It is a flowers blooming timelapse, hope you like it https://vimeo.com/98276732

Josh:Just wanted to share a little project we did using an A6000 and an A7. Camera’s worked great and the small size was really handy for some of the work.
http://vimeo.com/100950796

Luke:Here’s a quick travel video that I shot with it along with some photos with my A7r https://vimeo.com/100901015. I am very impressed that such a small camera can give such a good image. What I’d liked to find is to see if anyone has come up with a small 3 axis gimble for it yet?
I did kickstarter of on these Pop and Locks https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2120229387/the-pop-and-lock-a-folding-camera-support-built-fo which looks promising for a super-small travel stabilizer (can’t wait to get mine).

July 23, 2014
Posted in deals

Open Box A7 now sells for “virtual” $1,000 only!

The US store Samys is selling Open Box and Brand new Sony A7 with 28-70mm kits for $1,498 only on their eBay store (Click here). The lens only costs $498 and therefore you pay $1,000 only for the A7 Full Frame camera. A few years ago it would have been almost impossible for me to believe that one day I could buy a Full Frame camera for $1,000!!!

Probably in a few years we will buy 200 megapixel Medium Format cameras for $1,000 too :)

July 23, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR2) Is the registered camera the new entry level FF E-mount?

Last week I reported about the registration of a new Sony System Camera at the Indonesian agency Postel. The camera is registered with the code “WW024382” which usually defines a Full Frame camera.

An anonymous source said that this is the cheap entry level FF E-mount camera.

I am yet not sure about the rumor but like I told you before Sony indeed published a patent describing such a camera. And here is the official design:

Let’s hope the new source is right but for now keep your feet on solid ground!


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July 22, 2014
Posted in reviews

New Sigma 50mm ART lens review by Kai and CameraLabs.

One of the most amazing lenses you can get for your Sony A-mount (or E-mount via adapter) is certainly the 50mm f/1.4 Sigma ART lens. The lens now got reviewed by Kai from Digitalrev (video on top) and by Gordon from Cameralabs who writes:

The new Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART is a truly excellent lens which comfortably out-performs anything costing even twice the price. It sets a new standard for 50mm lenses and easily earns our Highly Recommended award.

The A-mount lens can be preordered in USA Amazon (Click here) at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). And in Europe at WexUK (Click here) and WexDe (Click here).

 

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