New Lensbaby Composer Pro for Alpha Mount.

Doh! I missed to post the new Lensbaby Composer Pro announcement! “The new lens refines and enhances the classic Lensbaby Composer by upgrading the swivel ball and focus mechanism to provide professional performance. It now delivers an ultra-smooth focus and tilt control and you have a fluid and accurate dampened focus ring comparable to the focus mechanisms of the highest quality professional manual focus lenses.”

The lens is already in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

There is also a version with Pre-installed Sweet 35 Optic at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

New member features on SonyAlphaRumors (+ some help)

You might have noticed that something has changed on SonyAlphaRumors. I am working closely with the other rumor website members to add some new stuff. Here is the list of the things we made:

1) Design has been fixed for the new IE9 browsers. If you are still experiencing some problems (like on Chrome for example) please reload the website or clear the cache.

2) SonlyAlphaRumors members can now write camera and lens reviews. Rate the product you own and link to your personal website or image collections! This will help other SonyAlphaRumors readers to learn more about a specific camera/lens.

3) You can now edit your own comment if you need to do so.

4) There is also a new forum. We are still working on it but comments you write below a post will be automatically posted inside the forum too. As you know I do post 2-3 news per day and at a certain point it gets difficult to read new comments on an older post. Inside the forum the topic with the latest comment will be always on top! Here is the link: https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/forums/

5) I also created a new shop-plugin which should work for those countries (country codes): AT, AU, CA, CH, CN, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, HK, IE, IT, JP, NO, PL, SE, SG, UK, US. I will show you an examples how it works. If you are physically located in France than you should see shop links to Amazon/Pixmania and ebay France. If you are currently living in one of the listed countries please check if the system works. Example: Sony A55 links to [shopcountry 3617]. Is it correct?

 

Feel free to make suggestions for new features if you have some. Keep in mind that we are running on buddypress and there are many plugins we could use! Thanks!

 

Sony announces the new super fast Memory Stick cards right in time for the upcoming new A77 SLT camera :)

Don’t call that a coincidence! I were wondering if Sony would release a new fast Memory Stick card that can manage the data of the future A77 24 Megapixel camera that can record over 10 frames per second. The answer came today. Sony Japan (Click here) just announced the new Series MS-HXB PRO-HG duo Memory Stick cards. It reads 50MB/s. Worldwide shipment will start on May the 10th. Ther eare 8GB, 16GB and 32GB cards. Price has yet not been disclosed.

Dimensions: 20 × 31 width × height of about 1.6mm thick
Weight: Approximately 2g
Connectors: pink clock frequency 14: 60MHz
Interface: 8-Bit / 4-bit parallel interface and serial

Nikon announces a new Sony competitor (with Sony sensor?)

As you know Sony canceled the new product announcements in very last minute. Unlike Nikon that today announced the new Nikon D5100. I guess also that camera uses sensors produced in Sony Fabs in Japan. A wonder if the camera shipment will be deleted. You can see specs and preview at DPreview (Click here). Price and preorders at Amazon (Click here). It has the same price as the [shoplink 5509]Sony A580[/shoplink] and as the [shoplink 3617]Sony A55[/shoplink].

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Zeiss announces the Cp.2 adapter for E-mount

The Zeiss CP.2 adapter for E-mount will be start shipping in June. With that adapter you can use the $4.000 CP.2 lens on your NEX cameras. Those lenses are welcome addition for filmmakers. I would not buy it for still work because that’s not the use (and not the price) they are meant for. There is a list of all lenses at BHphoto.

Press release is avaiable on DPreview (Click here).

Sony TidBits

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V review at DC.watch.

Sony DSC-HX9V review at DC.watch and Quesabesde.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 review at CNET Australia.

Sony NEX-5 with Leica 50mm Elmar-M Collapsible (SonyAlphaNex).
Click those direct links to check the NEX-5 price: [shopcountry 3003].

Sony A55 review at DigitalcameraHQ: “The A55 is a heck of a camera. It’s a first-gen product that Sony basically nailed; they’ve also stated publicly that all of their future dSLRs will be based around pellicle mirrors, so while the A55 is the top dog in the SLT lineup at the moment, there will be a clear upgrade path in the future, probably even up to a full-frame shooter. As we said at the top of the review, we whole-heartedly recommend the A55, the first time we’ve ever done so with a Sony dSLR.”
Click those direct links to check the A55 price: [shopcountry 3617].