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February 17, 2012

Sony is Jacking Up the Prices on a Bunch of Lenses: The Official Lens List, and a Few More A57 Specs Leaked!!!

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Sony is unfortunately in a tuff spot and their being forced to raise the prices on a ton of lenses. Most likely this is due to the horrendous economy and dwindling value of the US dollar. As bad as this news is Sony is currently running some awesome Rebates!! It would be wise to take advantage of these rebates if your in the market before the price increase takes affect April 1st!! See the official list below!!

Next we have, Courtesy of our friends over at SonyAlphaRumors.com, New Specs on the New Alpha 57 that will be announced on March 13th. Looks like Sony is going to use a larger body similar to the A65 and it will not have the same OLED viewfinder as the A77, but it’s supposedly very good. The A57 being the replacement for the Alpha 55, this is great news in my opinion as the EVF was certainly a weakness that needed an upgrade!! In addition the larger body size is also welcomed by me as it makes it easier for shooting with larger lenses like the 70-200mm or 100-400mm for example. More specs below.

Official Sony Lens Price Change List:

Official list of affected lenses courtesy of Photorumors.com:

Model Effective 9/1/11 Effective 4/1/12 Price Diff +
SAL1635Z $1,899.99 $1,999.99 $100.00
SAL1680Z $849.99 $999.99 $150.00
SAL2470Z $1,799.99 $1,999.99 $200.00
SAL24F20Z $1,299.99 $1,399.99 $100.00
SAL85F14Z $1,499.99 $1,699.99 $200.00
SAL135F18Z $1,599.99 $1,799.99 $200.00
SAL70300G $899.99 $999.99 $100.00
SAL70400G $1,799.99 $1,999.99 $200.00
SAL35F14G $1,399.99 $1,499.99 $100.00
SAL300F28G $6,299.99 $6,999.99 $700.00
SAL100M28 $749.99 $799.99 $50.00
SAL1118 $699.99 $799.99 $100.00
SAL135F28 $1,299.99 $1,399.99 $100.00
SAL14TC $499.99 $549.99 $50.00
SAL16105 $649.99 $699.99 $50.00
SAL1650 $699.99 $799.99 $100.00
SAL16F28 $899.99 $999.99 $100.00
SAL18250 $599.99 $649.99 $50.00
SAL1855/BQ $199.99 $219.99 $20.00
SAL20F28 $649.99 $749.99 $100.00
SAL20TC $499.99 $549.99 $50.00
SAL2875 $799.99 $899.99 $100.00
SAL35F18 $199.99 $219.99 $20.00
SAL50F14 $399.99 $449.99 $50.00
SAL50F18 $149.99 $169.99 $20.00
SAL50M28 $529.99 $599.99 $70.00
SAL85F28 $249.99 $299.99 $50.00
SEL18200 $799.99 $899.99 $100.00
SEL24F18Z $999.99 $1,099.99 $100.00
SEL30M35 $249.99 $279.99 $30.00
No Change in Price
SAL18200 $549.99 $549.99 $0.00
SAL1870 $179.99 $179.99 discontinued
SAL30M28 $199.99 $199.99 $0.00
SAL55200/2 $199.99 $199.99 $0.00
SAL70200G $1,999.99 $1,999.99 $0.00
SAL75300 $249.99 $249.99 $0.00
SEL16F28 $249.99 $249.99 $0.00
SEL1855 $299.99 $299.99 $0.00
SEL50F18 $299.99 $299.99 $0.00
SEL55210 $349.99 $349.99 $0.00
 

New A57 Specs:

Here’s the official Specs on the New Alpha 57 Courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors.com:

The most important news is that it has almost the same body of the Sony A65. And here are some updated specs:
Sony ExmorHD 16 megapixel sensor (guess it’s the same of the Sony NEX-C3).
ISO 100 up to 16.000 (with 25.600 multishot)
12 frames per second
It has FullHD 60p AVCHD 2.0 recording
Compared to the A77 the A57 has less good electronic viewfinder (but sources told us it’s still very good and difference is minimal). No weather sealed body.  There is also a new battery grip for the A57 (yep, it isn’t compatible with the A77 grip). It has a swivel screen. No top LCD and no GPS.

 

Don’t forget the Sony Nex-7 is now available for Pre-Order >> if your interested in getting on the list!!

That is it for now, but I have many more Nex-7 sample images and some video footage in the works so please stay tuned ;)


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Jay

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