Sony 30mm macro lens leaked



We all already knew that this lens was coming. And now here it is. The Sony 30mm f/3.5 macro for NEX. Sony Service Canada does list the lens and the french store said the 30mm lens price is 259 Euro. But we can already tell you that’s certainly not the only lens Sony will announce within next couple of weeks More about that soon ;)

P.S.: Sony already made a 30mm but for Alpha mount and with f/2.8 aperture. Check [shopcountry 6843].

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(SR3) NEX-C3 shipment in early July. Price 549 dollar/Euro


I still don’t know when Sony will officially launch the NEX-C3 but we got new info about the price and availability from new sources. The official price of the NEX-C3 with 18-55mm kit lens will be 549 Dollars/Euro. That’s the exact price of the current (discounted) [shoplink 3000]Sony NEX-3[/shoplink]. We have been told that there will be limited shipments in late June/early July. That because of the current production issues in Japan.

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Price checks:
NEX-3 at [shopcountry 3000].
NEX-5 at [shopcountry 3003].
NEX-C3 manual can be downloaded here: (Thanks Stefan)

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!


Private Message for Tom


Sorry readers but I need to send a message to one of my anonymous sources.

For “Tom”… can you please contact me using a fake gmail account? Need to know more about what you said because I am bit surprised about the content. Thanks for your help!



New Samyang 8mm fisheye for NEX on eBay (+ new flash preorders)

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Sony NEX-VG10 user might be interested to know that you can finally get the [shoplink 6821 ebay]Samyang 8mm fisheye lens for NEX on eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]. It’s sold by the official polish Samyang resellers.
It’s worth to mention that Samyang made also four very good manual lenses for Alpha mount:
– The 8mm f/3.5 fisheye ([shoplink 6823 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].
– The 14mm f/2.8 ([shoplink 6822 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].
– The very good and very cheap 85mm f/1.4 ([shoplink 6824 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].
– The 800mm f/8 ([shoplink 6827 ebay]Click here to see current auctions on eBay)[/shoplink].

And our US readers can preorder the new Sony HVL-F43AM flash on Amazon (Click here).


Message for our sources


I have a bunch of messages for our sources (AXL, Tip. and the others).

1) I havn’t received any confirmation from other sources about the exact A77 launch date in July. But I am going to post the rumor soon with SR4 value.
2) I received the final price of the A77 with kit lens from three different sources. Last question. What kind lens do you mean? The current 18-55mm or the rumored new constant aperture lens?
3) Can you confirm the 26 May lens announcement? Is the 24mm f/1.7 Zeiss coming too?
4) Some news about the NEX-C3 and A35 possible announcement date?



P.S.: You can use the contact form on the right sidebar to send us anonymous messages. Please be patient. I try to double check rumors before to post them. I want to avoid to post false rumors. Thanks for your understanding


What should Sony learn from the Fuji X100?

[shoplink 6075 ebay][/shoplink] Sony delayed the A35 and NEX-C3 announcements and there is still a bit to wait before we can see the new Sony A77 and NEX-7 in July. But also Nikon (a part the Nikon D5100), Canon, Olympus and Panasonic didn’t announce any new camera. The only camera manufacturer that is getting a lot of attentions around the web is Fuji. Since months every website is talking about the [shoplink 6075 ebay]Fuji X100[/shoplink]. The question I have to all SonyAlphaRumors readers is:

Should Sony make a medium format camera of some sort (fixed lens or interchangeable mount?

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I think the X100 is an “overstimated” camera. The hybrid viewfinder is a bit a pain to use (see focusing problems) and the fixed lens is quite a limitation if you consider the price of the camera. What I really like is the build quality and the manual controls. But I am curious to see what you think about the X100!


P.S: Check the Fuji X100 price and availability at [shopcountry 6075].



Tamron 60mm and Samyang 35mm reviews (+ Kowa 55mm f/1.0)

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Kurtmunger (Click here) tested the Tamron 60mm f/2.0 macro lens for Sony: “I would highly recommend the Tamron 60mm F/2 lens when used out in the field at longer distances, where F/2 can come in handy for getting a defocused background, or hand-held available light situations.  For people wanting a good macro lens with plenty of working distance, and will be using it at close focus, I’d recommend the Sony 100mm macro.
Click on shopnames to check price and availability of the Tamron: [shopcountry 6803].
And click here to check price and availability of the Sony macro: [shopcountry 6805].

On Dpreview forum (Click here) a user tested the Samyang 35mm f/1.4 on the NEX-5.

P.S.: “jieying” made four new reworked Kowa 55mm f/1.0 lenses for NEX. He is selling them on [shoplink 6804 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].