August 21, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Sony will launch a new ILCE-QX1 camera!

I got this news weeks ago and now we got a proof via the Russian agency Novocert (Thanks Photorumors for spotting this). Sony will launch a new QX E-mount camera. it will be called ILCE-QX1. It’s basically a sensor and mount module that let’s you fit E-mount lenses on your smart phone or tablet!

I really don’t know if there is a market for this :)

P.S.: Photorumors also confirmed the rumor we posted last week. There will be a new 35mm G lens and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G (article here).

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

August 21, 2014
Posted in deals
August 21, 2014
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Samyang 50mm f/1.2 Cine lens (A and E-mount) to be announced on August 26.

It’s really lens rumor time at Photokina! Samyang will launch a new 50mm f/1.2 VDSLR (Cine) lens on August 26. And as usual with their Cine lenses we expect to get both A and E-mount versions of it. There is no info about the price yet but current VDSLR lenses are very cheap and of extreme good optical quality. A full list of these A and E mount Cine lenses can be seen at BHphoto (Click here).

via CanonWatch.

 

August 20, 2014
Posted in news

Sony TidBits…


Marques Brownlee (one of YouTube’s biggest bloggers 1.6 million subscribers) just reviewed the Sony rx100 m3

Capturing the Tour de France with the Sony a6000 (CameraLabs).
Sony VG-C1EM Vertical Grip for A7 A7R and A7S review at ThePhoBlographer.
Firmware update V0.32 for METABONES Canon EF Lens to Sony NEX Smart Adapter (Mark IV) adds Sony A7S compatibility
Sony A7R + Coastal Optics 60mm F4 APO at Myphotojourney.
A7s vs GH4 by Spanish DSLRmagazine.
MS Optical Perar 24mm f4 Super Wide (Sony Full Frame E Mount) at ThePhoBlographer.

Vicente:I made a gallery on DPReview with some of my shots from a volunteering that i made the last month with my A77, i think it can be interesting to somebody :) http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/54229040

Anonymous:short clip is filmed by Sony NEX 6 with macro tube and cheap lens CCTV 35 1.7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMT0wLO_fCI

Dino:I just wanted to share a review I had done on the classic Olympus OM 50mm f/1.4 lens on the Sony A7. For such a relatively inexpensive prime lens it has surprised me on how well it had performed. I highly recommend this lens. http://13thfloorphotography.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-weekend-with-sony-a7-and-olympus-om.html#more

Gary:I am an avid Sony user. A77, A99 and CX900 camcorder. Just wanted to send you a link to a new video I made comparing the XAVCS vs AVCHD video codecs using the CX900. I looked everywhere for any kind of real life comparisons and could not find any anywhere. So I did a little test myself. The video shows a few different test shots from everyday situations and verifies my suspicions that the XAVCs Codec does handle highlights beter than AVCHD as well as find detail, even when the files are re-rendered as 28Mbps Mp4 files. Anyway here’s the link. Not sure if you would like to share this. I just thought it was worth doing because there are no such comparisons out there….Anywhere. http://youtu.be/P6ABJ-doFtQ

August 20, 2014
Posted in deals

$200 off on the Sigma 150-500mm Überzoom! New Sony refurbished deals.

You get $200 off on that super majestic Sigma 150-500mm zoom sold by BHphoto (Click here). The lens covers the Full Frame area and makes you feel like a hero when waking on streets :)

eBay deals and new Sony refurbished deals:
3X 8GB SanDisk SD Ultra SDHC Class 10 for just $19,99 on eBay (Click here).
Ref. Nex-5T with kit lens for $339 on eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the ref. A6000 with kit lens on eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the ref. A6000 body only on eBay (Click here).
Ref. RX100 for $374 on eBay (Click here).
Ref. A7 for $1,499 on eBay (Click here).
Ref. RX1 for $2,199 on eBay (Click here).

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