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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 25, 2016
    Since almost every camera sold today (other than phones) looks similar to old film cameras and for people who don't like those retro looks then I suggest forgetting about Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, and Pentax. If you want something that doesn't look retro go for the Sigma Quattro dp2 or other very un-retro […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 25, 2016
    Bakubo, Olympus, and Pentax owners manage to hang in and patiently wait... sometimes for YEARS... for the next product.Samsung owners justifiably have a right to complain.But Sony has NEVER said they were done with the A mount. Truth be told, there really was no reason to suspect that they would not continue introducing more A […]
  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 25, 2016
    As far as I can see what is meant about the Leica, Nikon, Fuji, and Olympus cameras when they are called retro is the case colors, some of the lines of the case, and the color/shape of the external controls. So far I haven't seen any that have non-functional external controls, etc. that are meant […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 24, 2016
    CHOLLY, you post here very infrequently and from what I have seen you go to great length to hide any information about who you are, where you are, you don't post photos, etc. It is sort of good form here to post an introduction message in this forum:viewforum.php?f=19For example, here is the one I did:viewtopic.php?f=19&t=510Statistics: […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 24, 2016
    Dusty wrote:While I can see using similar CPUs, etc., the problem with lenses is the very short flange distance. Tamron, etc, can easily adjust for the slight variations between Sony, Canon, Nikon or Pentax, flange distance, but E-mount requires a whole new design, and many of the old designs are not readily adaptable.Of course, I'm […]

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Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics


Although some of my information back in September was off-mark (writes David Kilpatrick), the post which I put up here was definitely right about the new A7 or rumoured ‘full frame NEX’ being based on the RX body design. I gather it was not the Alpha division, or the NEX division, which handed the prototype . . . → Read More: Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses


Reporting from Perpignan, one of our good friends in the biz was enjoying the usual wine and sunshine with photojournalists from a French agency (or two). Turns out that right now there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina, roaming the night-time streets of . . . → Read More: RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm


Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras.

55-300mm SAM DT.

We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full information


Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 from Sony is world’s first1 compact camera with 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor  

Full-frame imaging from a compact camera that’s drastically smaller and lighter than any full-frame DSLR Exmor™ CMOS sensor with approximately 24.3 effective megapixels for flawless, detail-packed photos and Full HD video Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 . . . → Read More: Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full information

Sony aims for the sky – RX1?

According to Sonyalpharumours, on Wednesday Sony will not only announce the Alpha 99 full frame SLT, but will reveal a compact bodied full frame fixed lens model with the same 24 megapixel sensor, called the RX1 and taking the concept of the RX100 zoom ‘one inch’ format model to a new height (photo – from . . . → Read More: Sony aims for the sky – RX1?