January 21, 2018
Posted in reviews

5 reasons why you might need new Sony RX0 (by Kai)


The new Sony RX0 is in Stock at BHphoto and Amazon.

Can’t really get what’s so special on the new Sony RX0? Check out Kais’ video:


January 21, 2018
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection


Ken Fong‎
Davenport Beach.


1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/posts_to_page/ and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

Jason Jakober‎
Samyang 14mm f/2.8


Bside123 on Sony Alpha Forum
Minolta “Alpha” Pre-Sony Kodak Film Portrait.
Minolta 35mm SLR – A9/Dynax9
Minolta Legacy 50mm f/1.4 Lens
Kodak Tri-X ASA 400 Film
Epson V700 Scanner


Guo Liang Duong‎
Everyone knows the common view on the famous Kirkjufell, but this one is from the little Pond just close to the waterfalls. The pond is really calm which makes it perfect for a beautiful reflection☺️ which Kirkjufell image do you guys prefer? ☺️
IG: https://www.instagram.com/visualsbygoli/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/visualsbygoli/
Sony A7II – Sony 16-35 GM 2.8
18mm – f/8.0 – 15sec – ISO100
ND filter + Polarizer — presso Kirkjufell.


Ilya on Sony Alpha Forum
Some shots from the mall (Sony a7rII + Leica Summilux 50mm f/1.4 ASPH)


Jonathan Ferland-Valois‎
Foggy Burrard Inlet
Sony A7R II + Samyang 135mm
Better quality on Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/23wUw3c
Please note that I couldn’t go out to get the stars myself (lack of time and lack of good conditions), so I used a Creative Commons license photo.


‎Santosh Kulkarni‎
Sony A7RIII + 16-35 GM


‎Ignat Iulian‎
Photo = Carla
Photographer = Iulian Ignat
Gear = Sony A7ii + Batis 85


Rico Lee Wei-Jie‎
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Giappone
Sleepless Night
A6000 + SEL85F18
Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdrc1989/ — presso Roppongi Hills 六本木ヒルズ.



Willy Werner‎
“Cayolar” Basque Country
Sony A5000 + Sigma 19mm f2.8

January 20, 2018
Posted in deals

Godox Xpro-S now available for preorder at Amazon and Adorama


The new Godox Xpro-S now available for preorder at Amazon and Adorama.

Reminder: Meika just announced their new MK-A9 Pro Battery Grip for the Sony A9 and A7rIII. You can preorder it now at Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK.


Thanks TST!

January 20, 2018
Posted in reviews

Extended A9 review by Mark Galer


Marc Galer posted this Sony A9 Extended One-Month Review. Useful to watch if you plan to buy the A9!

January 20, 2018
Posted in news

Samyang firmware update for the 35mm and 50mm FE lenses improves AF performance!


Our reader Mike spotted a new firmware update for the 35mm and 50mm FE lenses. He also added some first impression commentary:

Just wanted to let you know that there are firware updates for the Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE and the Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE over at their website. For the updates their lens station is neccessary, which is currently available in the UK.

Samyang AF 35mm f/1.4 FE v02

– Improved autofocus performance in low light | I can confirm this on the a6500 & a7II in VERY low light – WOW!
– Improved AF-C tracking speed | I can confirm this on the a6500 & a7II, but it was already very good before

The AF35 focuses incredibly fast anyway in all modes including with eye-AF (tracks faces/eyes faces right to the very edge of the screen in AF-C), but what it can do now in darkness is unbelievable! I have some portrait shots on my office wall (faces are 1:1) and the AF35 instantly aquired the eye on those 2D faces with just a 25W LED lamp on at the other end of the room – and it stayed on it in AF-C!

That is just a sweet lens – I love it even more than my AF50 :-)

Samyang AF 50mm f/1.4 FE v30

– Improved autofocus performance in low light | I can confirm this on the a6500 & a7II in VERY low light – WOW!
– Fixed shutter delay problem after focus confirmation when strobe was installed   FINALLY! This has bugged me forever with the GODOX X1T-S/AD-600 combo
– Automatically switch to manual focus in video mode on α5000, NEX-F3, NEX-C3, NEX-7, NEX-5, NEX-5N, and NEX-3N.

AF on the AF50 is nearly the same as the AF35 in darkness now (including the portraits on my wall), plain awesome!
As you can see these firmware updates are major.

Links to all Samyang/Rokinon FF E-mount AF lenses:
50mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
14mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/2.8 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.
35mm f/1.4 at BHphoto, Adorama. Amazon. Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon ES.

January 19, 2018
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First leaked image of the new Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 FE lens


This is the first image of the soon to be announced new Loxia 25mm f/2.4 lens! The lens will be announced soon. Price is yet not known. The lens specs are:

  • Filter diameter is 52 mm
  • The shortest shooting distance is 25 cm
  • (Test lens) Weighs about 393 g
  • Price is rumored to be around 1299 Euro

What do you think is this a lens for you?

List of current Zeiss Loxia lenses at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Note: You will now see some sites posting our leaked Zeiss image with the “Sonyalpharumors” watermark removed (just look at the place where the watermark should have been to see they deleted it).

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Thanks Duliar

January 19, 2018
Posted in news

Voigtlander changes 35mm FE release date to ‘unknown’


Don’t know what this means but we noticed this:

Voigtlander has changed release date of 35mm 1.4 FE to ‘unknown’. And BHphoto. has pulled from their site.

Thanks to the anonymous tipster!


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