Amazon extends Zeiss and Sony Lens deals too (while supplies last).


Not only the SLT but also some Sony and Zeiss Lens rebate got extended while supplies last (here at Amazon US).

These are now all ongoing US deals:
Save up to $200 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Buy a Qualifying Sony NEX Compact System Camera and Save $100 on Select Sony Lenses (Click here).
Save up to $50 on Select Sony Cyber-shot Digital Cameras (Click here).
Save up to $200 on Qualifying Sony Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Click here).

P.S.: In Germany you get the RX100 for 469 Euro (via DealsRunner)


Sony TidBits


Playmemory App “Lens Compensation”

Sony A58 review at Imaging Resource.
Sony NEX-7 w/ Voigtlander 15mm F4.5 – Sample Images at Photoheadonline.
Sony 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAM II tested at SLRgear.
Sigma’s 18-35mm f1.8 Gets Converted Into a Cine Lens (ThePhoBlograhper).
Sigma 30mm E-mouny lens test at DxOmark.
ony NEX-3N Compact ILC Review (Steve Digicams).
An unfair comparison Review of the Sony Alpha a58 and OMD – An enthusiast perspective (13thfloorphotography).
Sony NEX-5T test at Pcpop.
Sony NEX 18-105mm f/4 PZ G OSS Lens Hands-On Preview (ePhotozine).
Carl Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 E ZA OSS Lens Hands-On Preview at ePhotozine and Mobile01.
Sony Stacked Sensor Cross-Section (Image Sensor World).
Rokinon 300mm f6.3 ED UMC CS on Sony NEX (ThePhoBlograhper).
Sony 50mm f/1.4 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Planar review (CameraStuffReview).
New Lens correction APP at Playmemories.
Upcoming Dual Review- Sony Alpha A58 DSLT and 18-55mm SAM II Lens (Photographic-Central).
A300 analysis by Quesabesde.



The camera you were waiting for is now shipping! :)


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Sorry for the bad joke guys, it isn’t the NEX-FF or a new A-mount Full Frame. What’s in Stock for the first time is the [shoplink 21164 ebay]Hasselblad Stellar on eBay Germany (Click here)[/shoplink]. They do ship worldwide if you want! Found via

I hope Hasselblad can go back to what they can really do fine, great cameras like the [shoplink 21165 ebay]Hasselblad 503cw[/shoplink] for example. Make them with a large Sony medium format sensor. That would be something don’t you think?


(SR5) The Sony NEX-FF will be displayed at PhotoPlus in NYC!


Message from a Top SonyAlphaRumors source:

You will definitely see the new NEX Full Frame Photocamera at Photoplus Expo in New York!!!

Note: if there would be an SR6 this would be a classic SR6 rumor! And although the source didnt’ mention it I really think the new RX10 and ILCE cameras will come too!


Message to sources: You can send me more info anonymously by using the contact form you see on the very right of your browser. You can also contact me directly at

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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!


Full Frame E-mount lenses you can buy now for your NEX-FF (from Rokinon, Bower, Samyang).


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[shoplink 21147 ebay]The Full Frame 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for NEX[/shoplink]

If you are considering to buy the soon to be announced NEX-FF cameras you will certainly look for compatible lenses. And you may don’t knwo that there are alreayd four E-mount FF lenses from Samyang (also branded under other names). These are Cine-Lenses with manual focusing. But there is an “problem” and one “qestion”. These lenses are very big and we also have to see if they are good enough for a high resolution FF sensor. Anyway, here are the links to the lenses (Click on them to see price):

14mm T3.1 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as [shoplink 21135 ebay]Samyang (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21136 ebay]Rokinon (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21137 ebay]Bower (eBay)[/shoplink].
24mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as [shoplink 21138 ebay]Samyang (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21141 ebay]Rokinon (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21142 ebay]Bower (eBay)[/shoplink].
35mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as [shoplink 21143 ebay]Samyang (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21144 ebay]Rokinon (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21145 ebay]Bower (eBay)[/shoplink].
85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E sold as [shoplink 21147 ebay]Samyang (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21146 ebay]Rokinon (eBay)[/shoplink], [shoplink 21148 ebay]Bower (eBay)[/shoplink].

It would be nice if NEX-VG900 owners could tell us more about the photoquality of the lenses!

A message for Samyang: If they would keep this specs to make a dedicated more compact (and non cine) lens for the NEX-FF system it would be a hotseller!


The (non) rumors on A-mount and NEX-7 successor.


For almost two months now things have been relatively quite on the A-mount camera and NEX-7 successor front. Two of my trusted sources told me that they still didn’t get any info about a possible A-mount or NEX-7 successor release this year. They only told me about the following camera being released between October and January:
– Two NEX-FF
– ILC-7 (APS-C camera).
– ILC-9 (FF camera)
– RX10

New anonymous sources we can rank somewhere between SR2-SR3 told me that A-mount and more NEX APS-C stuff is coming very early 2014 only. For now Sony’s priority seems to be the NEX-FF and ILCE (E-mount DSLR shaped) cameras. I think that within the next couple of weeks we will know a lot more about the Sony roadmap. Don’t worry A-mount camera owners and NEX-7 successor waiters :)

It’s my personal curiosity that drives me to ask you SAR readers what’s the camera (or cameras) you are waiting for.

Do you like the new 20mm f/1.8 G?

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Sony NEX-FS700R announced! And Sony-Zeiss 16-70mm in Stock now one eBay!


NEX-FS700R promo video

Sony just released that NEX-FS700R promo video. The only difference with the previous model is the version 3.0 firmware with 4k support and slog2.

The second E-mount news of the day is that the Zeiss 16-70mm is now shipping in Asia. You can buy it via eBay resellers in [shoplink 21125 ebay]Hong Kong (Click here)[/shoplink] and [shoplink 21124 ebay]Korea (Click here)[/shoplink]. they ave the lens in Stock for worldwide shipment. But you are likely going to have some import tax on it.