October 29, 2010
Posted in news

PCworld: Sony NEX is the sixth “Best Tech Products 2010”


PCworld (Click here) rated the Sony NEX-5 as 6th on the list of the best tech product in 2010! And yes it’s even better than the Canon 7D or iPhone 4 :)
You can read the PCworld NEX review here at http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/509350/review/alpha_nex5.html.

Support our website and buy your NEX camera using those shop links. Thanks!
US: Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Europe: Pixmania (DE, BE, FR, AUT, UK, NL, PL, IT) or Amazon (DE, UK, FR).


Via PCworld

Thanks Lastoneleft

October 29, 2010
Posted in rumors

Two good news for UK: Tokina 11-16 lens now in UK and Sony VAT cashback


Two good news for UK citizens. The new Tokina 11-16 lens for Sony is now coming to UK and there is a Sony VAT cashback action for you: http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/1237479399273.
You can read a Tokina (Canon mount) review at Photozone. Yes it is an extremely good lens!

This lens is already in Stock in US at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto (Click on store names to check the price).

Press Release:
Tokina 11-16 lens now available for Sony users

Kenro has announced the popular Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX lens is now available with a Sony fit.
Previously, this ultra-wide angle lens was only an option for Canon or Nikon owners, but now Sony users will be able to take advantage of the AT-X 116’s fast f/2.8 aperture which is designed to give better results in low-light situations.
The AT-X 116 PRO features Tokina’s exclusive ‘One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism’ that allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually. This allows for a fast and easy manual over-ride in difficult lighting situations.
This lens is based on the award-winning AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, the new AT-X 116 PRO DX has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures. The optical system of the lens features a new multi-coating system that helps to reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting.

October 28, 2010
Posted in news

Sony TidBits (Sony A33 first look by Steve Huff)


You can preorder the new Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for Sony at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon Deutschland.

The Sony A33 DSLR Camera – First Look by Steve Huff.

Interview at Sony Manageras about the SLT technology (DC.watch.impress)

Samsung NX100 Sony NEX-5 ISO comparison at ZOL.

Sony NEX MS Super Triplet Perar Lens (SonyAlphaNex)

October 27, 2010
Posted in deals

Voigtländer NEX adapter


Just a reminder: The new Voigtländer NEX adapter are now shipping worldwide!

There are 4 type of adapters on eBay:
– Voigtländer Adapter from VM for Sony NEX E Mount
– Voigtländer Adapter from Nikon (F) for Sony NEX E Mount
– Voigtländer Adapter from Pentax (K) for Sony NEX E Mount
– Voigtländer Adapter from Contax / old Nikons (SC) for Sony NEX E Mount

Click here to check current adpater auctions on eBay!
October 27, 2010
Posted in reviews

Steve Huff reviews the Nikon D3100 and says he prefers the Sony A33/55 :)


Steve Huff is a very known camera reviewer. He is not a Sony freak and doesn’t get paid by anyone to write reviews. He just posted a long Nikon D3100 review. If you click on that link to read the review scroll down until you reach the very end of the page. He ends the conclusion with: “(The Nikon D3100) just did not blow me away. I prefer the Sony A33 and A55” :)

Reminder: The A55 is in Stock at Amazon US, Sonystyle, Pixmania Deutschland, Pixmania Belgium, Pixmania Austria, Pixmania UK, Pixmania Holland, Pixmania Poland, Pixmania Italia, Pixmania Suisse, Pixmania Spain, Pixmania France.

Some other news:
Gary wrote his initial A55 impressions at dpreview. Fotopolis tested the A580. Neutralday tested the Sony A290. Some 85mm 2.8 image samples have been posted here and here at Sonyuserforum.de.


Via Steve Huff

October 26, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR1) Crazy rumor: Speculation of an Apple Acquisition!


Let’s post a crazy rumor: Reuters reports that Sony Corp’s stock rose nearly 3 percent on Tuesday due to reports of a possible Apple acquisition of Sony! Sony spokeswoman Sue Tanaka said: “We cannot comment on rumors or speculation.” But analysts who follow technology downplayed the likelihood that Apple would chase Sony — or any other major acquisition.

Imagine a Sony Alpha camera designed by Apple! Just dreaming, it’s not going to happen ;)


Via Macrumors

October 25, 2010
Posted in rumors

(SR5) All future Zeiss lenses will be fullframe (3-4 new Zeiss lenses within 18 months!)


According to SonyAlphaRumors sources Sony and Zeiss just defined the future lens strategy. All future Zeiss lenses will be Fullframe. There will be no more Zeiss DT lenses (like the Sony 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T DT Zoom Lens). I also know that there will be at least 3-4 new Zeiss lenses during the next 12-18months. One of these should be the 200mm f/2.0 lens. Reminder: Zeiss made the Aposonnar 200mm f/2.0 for Contax (you can find them used on eBay). The lens itself will be cheaper than the Nikon 200mm f/2G ($4,799.00 at Amazon right now).
We need to doublecheck the rumors we received about the next Zeiss lenses. If you know more about the future Zeiss lenses please contact me using the right form on the sidebar or at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Every little help helps! Thanks!

Those are the current fullframe Zeiss lenses (Click on store name to check price and availability):
– Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 24mm f/2.0 Distagon T* lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 24 -70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T Zoom Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 85mm f1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T Coated Telephoto Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)
– Sony 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T Telephoto Lens (Amazon / Adorama / BHphoto)

P.S: Just my two cent. I would love see a new wide fast Zeiss lens, the 28mm f/1.4 or/and the 35mm f/1.4 :)