Sony announced it suggested retail price for its upcoming 500mm f/4 (which has been eagerly expected for years, which was seen in nearly all international photo fairs under various model guises): 13000 euros. This is not for everybody. This is heavy in all senses of the word. Availability of the Sony 500 mm f/4 G [...]
You must not be too easily frightened to go and reapir your own photographic lenses. But with some patience, some tidiness and a lot of concentration… This is exactly what Fredy Willette of Alpha-Numérique teaches us in his article Réparation d’un problème d’engrenage sur un objectif non motorisé (Google English translation).
Sony just announced a long list of accessories for the Alpha SLR and SLT series. The most interesting one is certainly the new cobra external flash (fully orientable), HVL-F43AM. Main features: Guide Number: 43 (ISO 100) Bounce Flash: Click positions: up (30° / 45° / 60° / 75° / 90° / 120° / 150°); down [...]
Sony has announced officially and publicly that they are going to completely share the specifications for NEX series lenses. It will become possible for third-party lens manufacturers to create optical products for the Sony NEX hybrid mirror-less photo cameras. Here is very good news for the Sony customers. But it’s even better when we read [...]
The interview that Mark Weir, Senior Manager of Technology and Marketing at Sony Electronics, gave to Imaging Resource is choke full of relatively precise informations about what will be the Alpha 77 (forecasted successor to the Sony Alpha 700, as high-end for the APS-C sensor SLR photo cameras for Sony). You may read it all, [...]
When Sony first entered the SLR market in 2006, not many people were sure it would be a successful move for a company with a no significant reputation outside of the compact point-n-shoot world of cameras. However, they drew a bold ace by buying the assets of Konica-Minolta (essentially all SLR photography assets for Minolta). [...]
When they presented the new Sony Alpha 560 and Sony Alpha 580, yesterday, Sony published a family photo for the two Alpha and NEX ranges. Nobody is missing. But two products are obviously absent: The Sony Alpha 700 has been removed completely from the photo. There no longer is any 500mm f/8 mirror tele-lens (which [...]
Sony just announced that this lens awaited as a key item in the Sony NEX range will be available from September 10th, 2010 at the steep price of 99,750 yens, or about 920 euros. Optical stabilization, focal range equivalent to 27-300mm, aluminium alloy finish; This should be a nice object.
As we all know, the upcoming Photokina in September is already the center of rumours coming from all parts. I have been trying to give an idea of what could be coming for the major brands in the DSLR market, concentrating mostly on the new bodies to be seen. But there is no end to [...]
Sony did not wait for Photokina to announce a batch of three new lenses for the Alpha line of DSLR photo cameras. The Distagon T* 24mm f/2 ZA SSM (SAL24F20Z) complements the already existing beautiful large-aperture wide-angle lenses from Carl Zeiss (Planar (SAL85F14Z) and Sonnar (SAL135F18Z)). It should be priced high but appealing for most [...]