If your in the market for Pro Full Frame quality, then the current Sony A99 offers are incredible and just for you!! The Sony Alpha A99 (SLT-A99 body only) is currently on Ebay (Click Here) for $2,543.72 US. You can also find A99 bundles at BHPhoto >> and Amazon >> that include the VG-C99AM Grip and HVL-F60M Flash for $2798 US!!
The Sony Alpha A77 (slt-a77) and others, are also on sale ( up to $200 off) at Amazon >>
Sony Nex-6 w/ 16-50mm power zoom lens (selp1650), and 55-210mm telephoto lens (sel55120) bundle for $1146 US @ Amazon >>
Sony 20mm f/2.8 E-mount Lens – Now Available
The 20mm f/2.8 Alpha E-mount Lens from Sony is a compact 20mm prime lens for the Sony NEX line of APS-C sized mirrorless cameras. Its 35mm focal length equivalent is 30mm which classifies it as a wide-angle lens with multiple applications. Its maximum aperture of f/2.8 is bright enough for low-light capture and shallow depth of field imaging and its optical design consists of three aspherical elements which correct distortions and aberrations and provide clear, high contrast, detailed images. A smooth, quiet internal stepping motor is used for both focus drive and aperture actuation and makes this lens ideal for shooting video. Less than an inch long and built with aluminum alloy, it is both compact and durable. Autofocus and Direct Manual Focus, which allows for precise manual focus even in AF mode, is supported for both photo and video.
Price: ~$348 US
Interesting Sony Rumors
Courtesy of SonyAlphaRumors
The Sony A-mount revolution:
Months ago I told you how the A-mount roadmap has been dramatically changed after the new Sony CEO started the company restructuring program. The two FF-SLT that according to our information should have been announced within 2013 have been withdrawn. And now according to brand new rumors we got from trusted sources also the planed A77 successor (the A78) that should have been announced this summer has been take off the roadmap!
The reason for it is that the A78 had too little improvements over the current A77. And it is Sony’s new policy to release a camera only if it brings considerably major advancements in features and image quality. And now before you become depressive here are the good news: Sony is developing new A-mount cameras that can outperform the competition. The status quo between Nikon-Sony-Canon is over. Sony wants to become “serious” and start a real war in the camera market. The A78 simply was not good but not really a game changer camera. This means that we only have to wait til 2014 to see new A-mount camera and by than we will see if it was worth to wait for it!
New E-Mount Zeiss Lenses!!
We have to thank Fuji (See Fujirumors) for releasing a new lens roadmap that shows the exact release of the new Zeiss prime lenses. As you know Zeiss will release them for X and E-mount! And the roadmap shows that the Zeiss Planar 32mm f/1.8 and the Distagon 12mm f/2.8 will shipping in May!!! (P.S.: The full lens roadmap shows the in may shipping Fuji 55-200mm lens right over the Zeiss lenses). And the Macro-Planar 50mm f/2.8 lens is coming by end of the year.
Price is yet still unknown but it’s rumored to be around 1.000 Euro or a bit over $1000 like the current Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens. All three new Zeiss primes have full electronic support (aperture and autofocus). A new pocture of the production version of the two upcoming Zeiss can be seen here:
New Cyber-shot coming??
- 20 Megapixel cmos
- 30 X Optical Zoom
- FullHD Movie-50p
- MI Shoe & EV Dial
- Optical Steady Shot (New)
- Lens with ED Glass & ER Glass
- Shutter and Iris Diaphragm
- New Algorithm Optimised Stabilisation 2X bigger effect for the Steady
- Estimated Retail Price 420€
Lightroom 5 Beta now available!!
You can now download the public beta of Lightroom 5 at Adobe (Click here)
First look courtesy of the Kelby Group
Published on Apr 15, 2013
Join Scott Kelby, Matt Kloskowski, and Glyn Dewis as they go over seven of the hottest features in the just released Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom 5 Public Beta
Fuji X’s vs Sony RX1!!
My buddy and author here, Al Warren is sure to love this review as he is a huge fan of Kai 😉
Sony Master Lens Designer Speech
Published on Apr 11, 2013
A talk by Sony’s top lens designer at the Sony Alpha Experience 2013 event held in Malaysia, talking about design tradeoffs for the new Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 and the 70-400 f/2.8 G lenses. (This is part of a larger blog post at http://friedmanarchives.blogspot.com/…)
That is all for now, but stay tuned for some more Rokinon Lens articles and reviews coming soon!!
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