April 19, 2015
Posted in news

This week SAR readers photos selection.


Bildschirmfoto 2015-04-12 um 19.11.39
David Mathar on SonyAlphaForum.
Bavarian mornings
sony a99 + 135 1.8 za

1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: facebook.com/sonyalpharumors/photos_stream?tab=photos and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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April 18, 2015
Posted in rumors

When a FAKE becomes so strong that it’s hard to make it go away.



I want to make it 100% clear again that the A-mount strategy image posted by a commenter on SAR is 100% FAKE. And when I say 100% I mean I have proof and know for certain without any single doubt that it’s fake. I tracked back the author of the comment and he has a long history of publishing false information for fun on SAR comment system. So there is no doubt he made it up to create some buzz.

While I quickly removed the image from the comment system other sites like Petapixel, Photorumors, Cameraegg and so on picked up that image from the comment system without to question the validity of the “leak” taken from an anonymous(!) comment. I want to stress again that I did NOT(!) post the image as a valid “rumor” inside my own article. I contacted those sites and asked them to remove or mark the image as fake.

The issue still is that the image spread all over the web. And as I learned from my class in mass communication once an information has been spread out and magnified it becomes truth for many even if you try to dismantle it.

I ask all SAR readers who see the image posted on other sites and forums to make it clear this is a fake. If you want link back to this post if someone is interest to read the story of that fake image.

To all A-mount owners:
Sony will launch new A-mount lenses and cameras in future. I am 100% sure of that :)


April 18, 2015
Posted in rumors

Very important Wikileaks update info! Roadmap is 100% true. A-mount document image is 100% fake.


In the comment system of SAR someone made a bit of fun and posted a FAKE image of an FAKE Sony document saying that A-mount would be discontinued in July. I want to stress that there is no such document on Wikileaks. This has been made up by that commenter! Dear A-mount followers don’t worry. That was really a bad joke by an anonymous poster :)

Some of you said, well, why on the contrary the roadmap should be true. Because it can be found as an attachment on one of the email of Wikileas-Sony. So this is 100% real :)

Please spread that info on forums and other sites. I saw that plenty of people picked up the news!

UPDATE: I removed the direct link to the email for privacy reason. Just trust me on this that the roadmap can be found there :)

UPDATE_2: A couple of reasons why I know this image is fake:
– the original author said would send me the mail with the file and he didn’t
– the original author posted a link to wikileaks that leads to a blank page
– th original author posted other fake info on SAR comments system
– the original author commented his own leak comment with multiple fake names to increase the attention ont he discussion
– there is no such document that can be found on wikileaks and I spent 7 hours to check all the files :)


April 18, 2015
Posted in news

Sony Tidbits…


Carl Zeiss 35mm F1.4 Lens Review

Sony a7R as a sports camera at NBA games (SonyAlphaForum).
Getting The Best From Your Camera Sony RX100 III (Bretthigginsphotography).
Exaltación de Bandas Semana Santa Almudévar 2015 Olympus E-M5 Mark II (Youtube).
Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 real-world sample gallery posted (Dpreview).
5MM 1.4 ZEISS alla mano: prime impressioni! (MSCfoto).
Lucky octopus finds photography job at a New Zealand aquarium (Engadget).
Sony 55mm f/1.8 review by Michael Comeau.
Zeiss OTUS 85/1.4 & Sony A7r review at DearSusans.

Alexandre:I shot a famous Cosplay Event in Bangkok with beautiful models and costumes. I used my Sony A7R and the Zeiss Lens 55mmF1.8 .

Jason:Thought I’d share a Teaser video produced for Alpine Electronics for their new Navigation Solution for the Jeep Wrangler! Was shot on the A7s with Atomos Shogun in 4K. Here it is: https://vimeo.com/124259341

Paul:I created a little blog post step by step tutorial on how to use the Sony PlayMemories app with the iPhone to move photos from camera to phone to web (also using Instagram and PicTapGo).

Jason:Its funny because I own an a7s and hated the monitor shut off problem because the sensor was too sensitive. A customer emailed me about this below showing how my invention LightDims solves the problem. http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic112228_post1352754.html#1352754

April 17, 2015
Posted in deals

Free battery grip with all A7 cameras at Sony Store.



You get the battery grip for free with the A7/A7II/A7s/A7r cameras sodl at Sony Store (Click here).

NAB specials and rebates:
A long list of deidcated NAB deals has been posted on that special BHphoto site (Click here).
A7r for $1,898 only at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
FE Distagon 35mm f/1.4 lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Sony’s new World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras preorders:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V for $428 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera for $328 at BHphoto (Click here) and Adorama (Click here).

Sony refurbished deals:
Refurbished A7r sells for $1,399 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Refurbished Zeiss FE 55mm lens for $749 at Secondipity eBay US (Click here)
Refurbished RX100m2 sells for $379 at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Refurbished A5000 sells with two E-mount lenses and free 16GB SD card for $369 at Secondipity eBay (Click here)
$300 off and free SD card and case on the A6000 double lens kit at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
$100 off on the A3000 with kit lens at Secondipity eBay (Click here).
Save $250 on Open Box Sony A7s cameras sold by Samys on eBay (Click here).

April 17, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Wikileaks Sony document do confirm: New A7rII, New A6000 and a new RX camera coming!



It’s SR5, just got that proof (Thanks P:L) that a new A7 series camera a new A6000 series camera and a new RX camera are going to be announced between now and end of May. The image on top is the official Sony Product launch Calendar til June 2015 leaked by Wikileaks. Of course there may be small changes because of uncalculated events (for example A6000 successor overheating issue). The bad news is that there is no A-mount stuff on that list. This means on April 23 Sony will announce new RX stuff and in early-mid May the new A7rII and the new A6000II.

This is now SR5 which means there is now a 90%+ chance I am right on that rumor! P.S.: Glad to hear that my A7rII, A6xxx and RX rumors were correct :)

Important UPDATE: A reader posted that image of a document saying the A99II and A58 would be discontinued in July. I just wanted to add that no such document is available in Wikileaks. I asked the commenter who posted the image to send me the file. he said he would be he didn’t. I believe that guy just wanted to fool our readers in the comment system!

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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!



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