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May 5, 2011
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Samyang starts shipment of the 8mm fisheye for NEX (where can we find it?)

Samyang is now shipping the 8mm for NEX. I looked around but I didn’t find any store having it available for preorder. Usually you can find them on eBay (Click here). Let me know if you can find the lens somewhere! Thanks!

That’s the official Samyang press release:
Krakow, May 5TH 2011.
Delta company, the sole distributor of Samyang products for Europe is proud to announce that Samyang 8mm f/3.5 FISH-EYE CS VG10 designed especially for Sony NEX-VG10, has been released for retail sale at price of EUR 299
Samyang 8mm f/3.6 Fish-eye CS VG10 is equipped with a bayonet Sony E  mount and was designed for digital camcorder Sony NEX-VG10. Due to the camcorder’s one-off construction, the bayonet mount was carefully adjusted to ensure possibly widest field of vision and prevent vignetting. Just like in other lenses constructed for filming purposes, aperture adjustment is perfectly smooth.
8mm f/3.6 Fish-eye CS VG10 lens is under 36-months warranty.
Samyang 8mm f/3.6 Fish-eye CS VG10 – EUR 299 (gross)

Links to
– The Sony NEX-VG10 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay
– Samyang 8mm lenses at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay

Via Dpreview

May 5, 2011
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Editors note: wrong patent post

Quick note for our readers. For one hour an article went online with the wrong patent link and patent description. Sorry for that. I will soon post the real patent articles. (the mistake happened because I have been in very hurry at work).

You have the full right to blame me for that mistake ;)

May 4, 2011
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Sony TidBits (with links to NEX-C3 and A35 manual downloads!)

AF100 vs F3 vs FS100 Part 1: The Real World from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 Review (Digitalcamerareview).

Japan’s factory not back to normal until autumn (AmateurPhotographer).

Moves To Dump Stringer As Head Of Sony (Channelnews)

Sony and Zstudio did remove the NEX-C3 and A35 manual download page. But our readers did copy the manual and posted them online:
NEX-C3 manual can be downloaded here: (Thanks Stefan)
A35 manual viewable on: (Thanks “x”)

May 4, 2011
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Sony NEX-FS100 shipment start in late May!

Sony FS100 and F3 compared from Ingenious TV on Vimeo.

Abelcine (Thanks Andy Shipsides) confirmed the NEX-FS100 will be in Stock in late May. Preorders are also available on BHphoto (Click here). Reminder: Also european and asian readers can buy the camera at BHphoto. They have an online shipping and import taxes calculator for you!

May 4, 2011
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Sony removes the website with username and password for the C3-A35 manuals

It is not a suprise that Hackers got access to the credit card data of Playstation useres. Our readers found the official Sony article that did contain the username and password to access the C3 and A35 manual directory! I guess Sony has a lot of work to do to safe their websites. And I hope they will manage to do that as soon as possible. Anyway I am writing that article because (finally!) Sony removed that page:

The only thing we don’t knwo now about those cameras are WHEN they are going to announce them. Let’s hope it will be soon!


May 2, 2011
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Sony World Photography Awards 2011 Winners

Let’s take a break from our pure technical news/rumor coverage. I want to congratulate all Sony World Photography Awards 2011 Winners!
You can see all the pictures of the winners at (Click here). And you can also see the photos of the Open Competition category winners (Click here).

I will try to be one of the winner at the next 2012 contest with my NEX-7 or A77 :)

May 1, 2011
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USA-today: Sony could benefit from shortages of Canon, Nikon SLRs.

Mike Worswick (president of the Photographic Research Organization) said at USA TODAY that with the shortages in cameras, due to the crisis, “The opportunity for Sony, Olympus and even Samsung to grow a little market share in the next few months is clearly out there“. At a time when many Canon SLRs are hard to find, due to production issues, the Sony models are not only in amply supply, but discounted to sell with special promotions.

Thom Hogan commented that statement on his website: “USAToday speculates that the shortage of Canon and Nikon cameras caused by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami will benefit Sony’s DSLR market share. Maybe, but not for any of the reasons USAToday suggests. First, Canon has already announced that it doesn’t expect any drop in DSLR sales, so USAToday would essentially be saying the Sony share increases would come at the expense of Nikon. That’s probably true, but it isn’t really the earthquake and tsunami that is the root cause here.“..:”Sony’s inventory problems had been somewhat the opposite of Nikon’s: most items have been in plentiful stock, partly because they’re not as efficient as Nikon in getting a customer in a store asking for something. So, yes, USAToday’s basic premise is correct: if sales shift away from Nikon, Sony should gain.”

My two cent on that: I learned via my sources that Sony has quite a problem with the CMOS sensor production. I have my doubts that what Mike Worswick is telling us is true.

P.S.: The deals we are talking about are only running in US (didn’t find any deals in european countries:
-$50 on the A580 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H and J&R.
-$50 on the A55 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
-$50 on the A33 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
-$50 on the NEX-5 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
-$50 on the NEX-3 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.