Some new Sony Rebates and Discounts just announced and a huge Rumor about the Sony SLT (translucent mirror) being finished in the crop factor DSLR cameras!! Is the SLT-A58 really the last translucent mirror camera from Sony?
Crazy rumor I know, but Andre over at SonyAlphaRumors does a great job, and it’s honestly not that big of a surprise. The On Sensor PDAF perfromance of the Nex-6 and Nex-5r is really good, so the next generation should be significantly better yet!! Why keep the light choking translucent mirror there if it’s not necessary? I think this is great news, but my only concern is the speed of the AF tracking for sports type shooting. We shall see!
Another rumor that SAR was just posted!!
Oh Boy!!! That is a bold statement for sure, but I know Sony has the technology to do it! Can they really pull it off in the DSLR market though?? If Sony really wants to succeed in the DSLR market for real, they are going to need a complete alternative solution to the CaNikon crowd.
If Sony goes mirror less, then they will have some distinct advantages over Nikon and Canon such as frames per second speed, electronic viewfinder, and probably killer video. They can also get away with a smaller camera body, but that is not necessary what a Pro would want. Serious enthusiasts are another story though, as weight/ bulk is often a concern for hiking and street photography. I think Sony will have to offer more than this in order to make people leave Canon or Nikon, but new photgraphers are going to have to make some decisions for sure!
New Sony Deals, Discounts, and Rebates!!
A few New Sony Deals, Discounts, and Rebates that you should be aware of if your in the market 😉
- Save up to $250 on Sony Nex Cameras and bundles @ BHPhoto
- NEX-7 $50 price drop @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- NEX-5r $50 price drop @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- NEX-3n $50 price drop @ BHPhoto | Amazon
- Up to $400 savings on Sony camera-lens kits @ BHphoto
- NEX-F3 with kit lens for $399 @ Amazon
- $200 savings on Sony SLT cameras has been prolonged through June 1!! Amazon >>
- Sony A99 Mega-Bundle Deal @ Amazon >>
- All Sony Alpha Lenses Deals @ Amazon >>
A Few Best Seller Links – Curious??
I know I always get a kick out of seeing what is selling best, and often find it very surprising. Whats cool is you end up seeing cameras that you would have noticed otherwise and might even find something better than you thought was even available!!
Looking for Old School Lenses on Ebay??
Here are some Ebay Auction Quick Links for the most common, easily adaptable lenses used on the Sony Nex Camera System!!
- Minolta MD Lens Auctions on Ebay >>
- Minolta MC Lens Auctions on Ebay >>
- Contax G Lenses on Ebay >>
- Pentax FA Lenses on Ebay >>
- Voigtlander Lens Auctions on Ebay >>
- Leica Summarit M Lens Auctions on Ebay >>
- Zeiss ZM Lens Auctions on Ebay >>
- Canon FD Lens Auctions on Ebay >>
- Nikon Nikkor Lenses on Ebay >>
- Olympus OM Lenses on Ebay >>
That is about it for now, but I’m home today working on the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 Lens review, and be sure to check out the recently published Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 Lens Review Here >>
Here’s my little photographer buddy in training. Note the intensity on the search for a killer composition 😉
I’ll catch up with you later and be sure to leave your thoughts on these crazy rumors in the comments area below!!
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