June 1, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR4) A rumor correction about the A77 tilt-screen

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Yesterday I posted the rumor about the A77 directional side-hinged LCD. The source that shared the info sent me a “rumor correction”. He said the side-hinge design was not chosen for the final production camera (it was here for one of the prototypes only). The final A77 camera will have a “wishbone hinge with a centre pivot

The source apologizes for the mistake, it was not meant to mislead. He also added his thoughts about the A77: “I can confirm as others have noted to you that this model has a serious potential to be a Canon/Nikon killer. It is incredibly fast, precise and simply a dream to shoot with.”

The rumor has been upgraded from SR2 to SR4 because other sources confirmed the center pivot of the A77!

P.S.:Another trusted sources told me that High-ISO is surprisingly good for a camera having a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor.

P.P.S.: The main competitors of the A77 are the..
Nikon 7000. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
The Canon 7D. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Pentax. Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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June 1, 2011
Posted in reviews

A “nice” NEX-5 review (+ very first test of the 28mm f/2.8 NEX lens)

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The Sony NEX // Our Favorite New Camera from Rob & Lauren on Vimeo.

If you want to see a real field review instead of those chart-reviews take a look at Photographyconcentrate (Click here). They tested the NEX-5 for one month in Buenos Aires: “Whether you want a camera to take on your next trip, something to have at hand to practice your craft, or just a high quality option to take photos of your family, the NEX is the camera you’ve been looking for“.
Check NEX-5 price and availability at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Steve Huff (Click here) toke a first look on the SLR Magic 28 2.8 NEX “E” Mount Lens: “All I did was take a quick couple shots around the house at night, wide open at 2.8. What I found was that this lens is VERY Smooth to focus. Feels like a lens should feel when manual focusing. Also, it does seem like it will be soft at the edges at 2.8 but I hear it sharpens up as you stop it down.” The 28mm isn’t yet available for preorder. Link to SLR magic lenses on eBay (Click here).

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June 1, 2011
Posted in deals

New Holga lens for NEX

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I found that news via 43rumors. The new Holga lens for NEX is now available on eBay (Click here). I don’t know how many of you are Holga fans, but I am one of them :)

Specifications

  • Effective Focal Length: 60mm (120 Medium Format – apply crop ratio as per your SLR)
  • Aperture: Fixed f/8
  • Focus: Manual Zone Focus
  • Lens Type: Plastic
  • Dimensions: 38x57mm
  • Weight: 38g
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May 31, 2011
Posted in rumors

An “emotional” SR5 rumor (A77 is top notch!!!)

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Firstly: I want to thanks all sources for all the help you are giving to me. I am trying to post all the info you send me as soon as possible. And most of the rumors I do receive are ….awesome ;)

Secondly: There is one thing I want to tell to all readers. Plenty of people contacted me to say that they tested the A77, the NEX-C3 and other upcoming Sony stuff. They don’t share specs, they share their excitement! There is not a single one that complained about the upcoming new cameras. They are all using an enthusiastic tone! The A77 especially is amazing and the best APS-C camera they have ever tested. The good news is that High-ISO is extremely good even if the sensor has 24 Megapixel. And Sony is already working very hard to implement the new sensor technology inside the future fullframe cameras. Everything with the A77 seems to be fine, usability, autofocus (extremely fast and accurate), High ISO, resolution. And also the NEX-C3 is a step above the current NEX-3/5.

I repeat, those are not Sony advertisers. I know some of the sources since a very long time and they would never express such an excitement if it wouldn’t be true. I for myslef am going to spend more time on SonyAlphaRumors. I think it’s necessary to be more “present” in times like that. I also want to find some time to improve some things on this website ->don’t ask me to improve my english as that will take a very long time :)

So fix those dates in your agende: June 3 and July 7! And invite your friends to follow us! Canonikans should be very worried!!!

 

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May 31, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR2) A77 with directional side-hinged LCD (a new design not yet seen before)???

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A new source sent me lots of info about the upcoming new Sony products. I am trying to double-check the rumors with other sources. But meanwhile I am going to post an info I heard for the very first time with a low SR2 rating (unconfirmed rumors from unknown source). So take that with a grain of salt!

The source confirmed the A77 is coming in July and said it will be available with the new 16-50/2.8 kit lens too. He also said the “it has directional side-hinged LCD” and that it is a “new design not yet seen before“. The Sony A55 LCD hangs at the bottom-center of the camera.

Hope my sources can confirm or deny that soon. Thanks to the anonymous sender and all the sources that can help me on that!

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

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May 31, 2011
Posted in news

Yasuhara shows a new macro lens for E-mount with 5x magnification

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The japanese company Yasuhara announced a new amcro lens for NEX named “Nanoha”. It has a 5x magnification and can take spectacular photos (Click here to see their online gallery).  The Nonoha’s website says about the lens: “The magnification is much more than ordinary macro lens. The magnification is up to x5. It means 1 pixel on the picture is about 1 micrometer on the shooting target. With NANOHA, you can find small wonders easily without using microscopes. And we added some patented features for your good shooting.

Yasuhara is a one man company that made Cameras and Lenses compatible with the Leica M-system (CLick here to see some of their stuff on eBay). They know will release that lens for mirrorles systems + two more lenses during the year 2011.

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May 30, 2011
Posted in deals

Preorder the new Samyang/Rokinon/Wallimex 35mm f/1.4 manual lens for Alpha Mount.

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I was wondering why I couldn’t find any preorder option of the new Samyang 35mm f/1.4 manual lens. Finally I discovered that in US and Europe the lens has a different “name”. It’s called Rokinon in US and sometimes called Wallimex in Europe (why?). You can preorder the lens for $499 at Amazon (Click here). Didn’t found the lens in european stores.

P.S.: The real bargain is the 85mm f/1.4 you can get for $274 on Amazon (Click here).

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