September 23, 2014
Posted in reviews

Sony A5100 gets DxOmarked.


A5100 unboxing video by John Sison.

Well, we are talking about a new not so exciting but very “solid” new E-mount camera. It doesn’t WOW you but it does well pretty much everything you will ever need! It’s basically a “cheaper” A6000 version as DxOmark (Click here) writes:

In fact it appears to use the same (A6000 sensor) unit with practically identical imaging performance (and identical AF functionality). Naturally some attractive features of the A6000 are missing, notably the EVF, higher continuous frame rate of up to 11fps and wireless flash control, but if those features aren’t high on your wants list then theA5100 looks like a tempting option.

The camera scores 80 points which is only 2 points behind the A6000 and easily out scores the direct competition like for example the E-M10 and GM1:

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Not bad for such a tiny entry-level cam!

A5100 preorder link list:
A5100 black body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US, Sony DE, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony NL, Sony IT,
A5100 black with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sony Store US.
A5100 white with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Sony RM-SPR1 Remote Commander with Multi Terminal, 2.6′ Cord at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Brown at Adorama.
Sony LCS-EBD Body Case for Alpha NEX 5000 and 5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Leather Like Material, Black at Adorama.

 

September 23, 2014
Posted in deals

Zeiss Touit macro lens finally in Stock in US. First Loxia in Stock next week.

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For unknown reason the Zeiss Touit 50mm macro lens is quite hard to find in USA. But now two of them are in Stock at KenmoreCamera on eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]. A good news is that the 50mm Loxia lens will already ship next week according to BHphoto (Click here).

New deal: Save some bucks on the Sony SD double pack at Adorama (Click here).

September 23, 2014
Posted in news

You may have missed that: Voigtlander announces a strange Full Frame pancake lens for E-mount!

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Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

One of the strangest new products of the Photokina show is the new Voigtlander 40mm f/2.8 Heliar lens. The strange part is that one: It’s an M-mount lens that you can not(!) use on M-mount cameras (no helicoid to focus). It has been designed to use in combination with the VM-E Close Focus Adapter (here on eBay) only. And it has been designed and optimized for the Full Frame E-mount(!). The lens is very compact and weights 112grams only. It’s a collapsible lens.

Here is the full press text:
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September 23, 2014
Posted in rumors

Sony confirms again A-mount keeps going on. And me working on A-mount rumors…

In an interview with DC.watch Sony confirmed once again A-mount development is going on. And that’s also the kind of info I keep “receiving” from trusted and anonymous sources. I am trying to get some more reliable detailed info about the possible future A-mount stuff release. Let’s hope I can post more “solid” rumors soon!

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September 22, 2014
Posted in news

Short note to readers and sources (patience with news posting)

Just a short note to ask for some patience to readers and sources who sent me news and rumor the last 10 days. I will post ALL I got but I need time to work on the material I received. Please keep in mind that unlike other big sites this is an amateur-hobby site. I do not work full-time here but only 1-2 hours per day on average. Thanks for your understanding :)

One more rumor: I am working on many A and E-mount info I got the last weeks. I repeat it again: There is an exciting event in January. Megapixel rush coming :)

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