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Now available: The new Meike A7 grip at Amazon US.

The last 24 hours we had many A7 related news! So here they are:

1) Sony launched a new PRO service in USA. more about it at Sony.com/PROServices
2) There is a first review of the Fotodiox Though E-mount replacement at Photoclubalpha. You can buy the mount at Amazon US.
3) There is a new A7/s/r vertical grip by Meike you can buy now at Alibabaexpress (Click here) and Amazon US (Click here).
4) Minor A7-A7r firmware update (SAR).
5) And a fake (but very nice) rumor: Zeiss Ikon E-mount at SonyAlpharumors.

Like you see Sony is really pushing hard on the FE system!

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  • October 31, 2014 08:49, Ale, MR Admin said:

    Sorry, I may had to specify the serious part regards the PRO service! It shows the direction where FE system is going!

  • October 31, 2014 07:33, madmax said:

    Let´s see the big news:
    A new review of Photodiox mount
    A minor firmware update
    A third party grip
    A fake rumor
    And a new "pro" service only in USA
    ... And your conclusion is "Like you see, Sony is really pushing hard on the FE s...

  • October 30, 2014 23:03, tecnoworld said:

    You see how much tastes are subjective? I find it much better looking than the average dslr.

We have some more Sony and Olympus rumors:

1) Sony confirmed new generation of FF E-mount cameras is coming very soon!

2) Sony will use the fast A6000 AF on FE cameras.

3) Sigma said they expect Sony to launch foveon sensors

4) Olympus said a fast 10-11mm prime is likely to come in 2015

All great news don't you agree? let's hope the Sony FE cameras will finally have a close to DSLR autofocus performance!

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  • November 01, 2014 03:56, Meanwhile ..... said:

    Great specs, terrible sales numbers. Plus the specs and the output don't quite line up in the past with Samsung sensors. Maybe they've fixed that, but meh.

  • October 31, 2014 12:24, John Jagnow said:

    How badly - the Samsung NX-1 has better spec's than any camera made today

  • October 30, 2014 18:46, ronin said:

    Er, Sony is and always has been the No mirrorless vendor, by far.

Today eBay launched a special deal where you get the brand new Sony A7 with 28-70mm FE for $1549 (Click here to see the details). The sole lens costs $500 which means you pay $1,049 only for the body!  I think the day will come soon when you will get a new Full Frame camera for under $1,000!

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  • October 24, 2014 19:49, Sil said:

    I can find that lens new on eBay for $249 .... So that makes the body $1300... Not $1049...

  • October 24, 2014 09:52, rjbell said:

    Because the lens is worth $500.

  • October 24, 2014 00:07, Kevin Weng said:

    Straight up click bait. Totally misleading title. Admin please don't resort to these shameless tactics.

    What happened to bringing the people the latest in mirrorless rumors with honesty and dignity?

The Tri Navi and rangefinder styled NEX-7 could finally get a successor! According to SonyAlphaRumors.com the new A7000 could be announced early 2015. It will have:

- New 24MP sensor
- 1/8000 shutter
- 4K video
- weather sealed body

And it will come along a new weather sealed 16-70mm f/4.0 Zeiss lens.

Let's hope that rumor turns out to be true!

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  • October 23, 2014 07:01, rjbell said:

    This is something I've been conserned about. Being left eyed using a rangefinder style. I've yet to try one.

  • October 22, 2014 20:13, fortran said:

    only if you are right eye dominant :p

  • October 22, 2014 20:12, fortran said:

    I think it's more related with keeping the weight and size down than with the DoF control.


Fotodiox launched a new products which will make many E-mount camera owners very happy! It replaces the current hybrid metal-plastic mount ring with a full metal ring! That way you get rid of the "wiggling" you get on longer lenses. You can buy it for $39 at Amazon US (Click here).

Here is the full press text and a video which explains it:

Sony's line of E-Mount (previously called "NEX") cameras are amazingly powerful little cameras, but they have one flaw. The lens mount is a two part construction, with the critical component that holds the lens in place made of plastic. This is why any lens you attach to an E mount camera is prone to wiggling, especially longer pro lenses.

Fotodiox has created the solution - 'The TOUGH E-Mount' modification kit. Anyone can replace the original 2 piece NEX mount on their camera with an all-metal one in about five minutes. All you need is a jewelers screwdriver (phillips) to remove and replace four little screws. We've created a video to show you how easy it is:

Once you've installed the Fotodiox The TOUGH E-Mount, you can mount practically any sized pro lens on your Sony E-mount camera using one our full line of E-Mount lens adapters. With the powerful combination of our TOUGH E-Mount modification and our lens adapters, you can be confident of a solid and professional fit.

Cool!

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  • October 18, 2014 00:50, Sil said:

    I like this... with a little care seems easy enough to install too ..... but keep in mind folks that the A7S already has an all Stainless Steel mount... so this doesn't help that particular model....

  • October 17, 2014 10:17, JLo said:

    My crystal ball says there will be many Sony e-mount cameras with scratched sensors soon. :D

  • October 17, 2014 07:05, Paulo Moreira said:

    I can see a lawsuit from this press release! It takes a lot of guts to write such things. Sadly, if true, it only highlights the low standards of any mechanical bit of the modern cameras, even such simple things as a bayonet mount.

Both Sony and Canon will announce Full Frame cameras with around 50 Megapixel during the first quarter of 2015. Those cameras will likely be displayed at the CP+ show which starts in mid February.

The Sony 46 Megapixel FF camera will almost certainly be a new E-mount A7 (or A9?). It will feature an advanced autofocusing system based on the current A6000 hybrid af camera.

Canon is likely to announce a new DSLR with such a 50MP sensor. But there is a small chance Canon could use that sensor also on a new Full Frame mirrorless system camera.

I am 100% sure those kind of sensors are coming early 2015. We have an exciting time ahead of us!

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  • October 28, 2014 21:52, Käptn Obvious said:

    Taking into account viewing distance, even the current sensor generation's pixel count is already useless. It only takes six to eight megapixels to generate prints of arbitrarily large size. In order to view large prints, you need to step further ...

  • October 14, 2014 23:05, S said:

    With practice cropping is seldom nedded. IMHO I prefer a 16 to 24 mpix sensor without vigneting and magenta coloration than a 50 mpix sensor. A revolutionary better than a evolutiinary sensor would be great, a non bayer sensor, what about a layere...

  • October 13, 2014 15:51, Evan Caravelli said:

    You're going to need a set of Zeiss Otus lenses to take advantage of that kind of resolution. Is this really what most photographers want? I'd rather see a Foveon-type sensor or global shutter tech introduced...

Both Sony and Canon will announce Full Frame cameras with around 50 Megapixel during the first quarter of 2015. Those cameras will likely be displayed at the CP+ show which starts in mid February.

The Sony 46 Megapixel FF camera will almost certainly be a new E-mount A7 (or A9?). It will feature an advanced autofocusing system based on the current A6000 hybrid af camera.

Canon is likely to announce a new DSLR with such a 50MP sensor. But there is a small chance Canon could use that sensor also on a new Full Frame mirrorless system camera.

I am 100% sure those kind of sensors are coming early 2015. We have an exciting time ahead of us!

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  • October 28, 2014 21:52, Käptn Obvious said:

    Taking into account viewing distance, even the current sensor generation's pixel count is already useless. It only takes six to eight megapixels to generate prints of arbitrarily large size. In order to view large prints, you need to step further ...

  • October 14, 2014 23:05, S said:

    With practice cropping is seldom nedded. IMHO I prefer a 16 to 24 mpix sensor without vigneting and magenta coloration than a 50 mpix sensor. A revolutionary better than a evolutiinary sensor would be great, a non bayer sensor, what about a layere...

  • October 13, 2014 15:51, Evan Caravelli said:

    You're going to need a set of Zeiss Otus lenses to take advantage of that kind of resolution. Is this really what most photographers want? I'd rather see a Foveon-type sensor or global shutter tech introduced...