Sony TidBits -> with a bit of A77 cameraporn ;)

Let’s start the week with a bit of A77 cameraporn:
A77 at
Sony A77 Price and Features: Soapbox Edition (Photographybay).
Exclusive: CP+ Show Full Covarage (Megapixel)
A very close up vidoe of the A77 at youtube.

Hardware architecture information about Sony NEX, VG10, Alpha 560, Alpha 580 (

Sony NEX Balloon Aerial Photograph (SonyAlphaNex).

A100/A55 comparison shots…which is better? (Dpreview forum).

Sony Malaysya convention news at (via alphanatics)

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New Sigma lenses (also for Sony A-mount?).

With the only exception of the 500mm f/4.0 (and the new lens kit announcement) Sony didn’t show new Alpha Mount lenses at the CP+ show. Don’t worry new lenses will be announced along the A77! Meanwhile Sigma announced four new interesting lenses at the Cp+ show in Yokohama. Sadly Sigma has not specified when and for which mount the lenses will be released.

A good news: Sigma Japan also announced that the 85mm f/1.4 for Sony will be available on February 11th. You can preorder the lens at Adorama. That’s a good quality and cheaper alternative of the Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 (Click here to check price at Amazon) lens.

Sony TidBits

Sony’s hold on the professional video, film, and TV markets, and its popularity among professionals in these fields (televisual)

NEX with Voigtlander 12mm Ultrawide Heliar Lens (SonyAlphaNex)

Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Interchangeable Lens Review (ePhotozine)

The British journal of photography tested the Sony A55: “So why buy it? Size, weight, resolution and the GPS function make the A55 an ideal travel camera – free from unsynchronised camera and GPS clock settings – embedding data in raw files, movies or JPEGs.

Sony Alpha SLT-A55 Studio Sample Photos at Photographyreview.

CP+ 2011, Sony : une moisson d’objectifs pour la monture E (Focus Numerique).

Check out the current Sony A55 price at Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT

Video and pictures from the Sony booth ( +POLL)

Akihabara posted a set of new images and the video above directly from the Sony booth in Yokohama! You can see tons of new cool stuff like the A77 + battery grip, the Sigma 30mm E-mount lens, the professional NEX videocamera the Zeiss CP lenses for Sony and more!
P.S.: Sigma should have done the 30mm lens as fast as the [shoplink 5450]30mm f/1.4 lens which is already available for Alpha mount[/shoplink]. That would be a nice lens!

Also posted a set of new images from the booth.

Should Sony make a 135mm f/1.4 FE lens priced at $2,000-$2,500?

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And those are the official Sony images! Click on them to enlarge!

(Continually updated) HOT! A77 and new E-mount lens roadmap!!! + Sigma 30mm for NEX!

Sony Japan just showed the new Sony A77 prototype!!! Attention has NOT been released! Sony Japan says it will be released mid 2011 (like we told you for months!!!). Our japanese friends could help us to translate the text found here: ? Thanks! There will be a new grip, new standard lens, new external flash and the long awaited 500mm f/4 lens!

And this is the new E-mount lens roadmap! Source Sony Japan:

Carl Zeiss lenses (scheduled for release in 2011, focal length: 24mm)
Telephoto zoom lens (available in 2011, focal length :55-200mm)
Macro lens (scheduled for release in 2011, focal length: 30mm)
Lens – Portrait (scheduled for release in 2011, focal length: 50mm)
G – High-performance standard zoom lens (available 2012)
Zoom wide (scheduled for release in 2012)
Medium Telephoto Lens (available 2012)

And finally Sigma shows a lens prototype for NEX! it’s a 30mm f/2-8. Source:

Sony opens the E-mount specifications! (SR5) New third party lens announcement soon!

Yesterday we told you that new lenses would be announced at the CP+ show. Today Sony announced it will disclose the basic specifications of its “E-mount” for interchangeable single lens cameras, without fee, to manufacturers of lenses and mount adaptors, starting April 1st, 2011 (Source: Sony also included the list of the first companies that will join the system:
1) Zeiss
2) Cosina
3) Sigma
4) Tamron

That’s good news folks! It’s a long time we are waiting the news! The only thing we don’t know yet is if Sony will also share the AF specifications.
Are we are going to see the first lenses tomorrow? Yes! Take a look at Zeiss! ;)

New Canon Rebel competition for Sony (what do you think?)

Canon just announced the new Rebel T3i/600D and the RebelT3/1100D. You can read the specs and previews at Dpreview. All in all Canon didn’t bring any big innovation and as usual they proved to have a very conservative product strategy. But we must admit, Canon is selling Rebels like hotcakes so why should they change the philosophy? And now it’s your turn. What do you think?

Which new product are you going to buy?

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