Sony A-Mount Cameras Will Live On

Sony A77

After the recent introduction of the Sony A3000 (an E-mount camera), I have been wondering whether or not Sony would move exclusively to the E-mount and leave the legacy A-mount system in the past. If statements attributed to Sony UK’s head of digital imaging, Frederik Lange, are accurate, then Sony plans to keep on making A-mount cameras. [Read more…]

 

Sony ILC-3000 Images Leak Out

Sony A3000

Sony is due to officially announce the ILC-3000 (aka A3000) this week, which explains why were are not starting to see images of the camera leak out. The ILC-3000 is expected to sport a 20MP APS-C sensor and feature Sony’s E-mount instead of the A-mount found in earlier DSLR-styled Alpha cameras. [Read more…]

All Sony Alpha A-Mount Cameras Going Mirrorless in 2014?

Sony A-Mount Mirrorless Patent

The rumors have been out there for a while – Sony is done with the Translucent Mirror Technology and going full mirrorless in its Alpha A-mount cameras. As impressive as the Sony A77 and A99 have been, they may very well be a dying breed in the Sony Alpha lineup. A recently published patent application seems to offer solid support for these rumors as well. [Read more…]

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Lens for Sony Alpha Cameras Now In Stock

Tamron 24-70mm

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD lens for Sony Alpha mount is now shipping. Interestingly, the lens carries the same $1299 price tag for the Sony Alpha version even though it does not offer the Vibration Compensation function feature found in the Canon and Nikon versions.

(For those unfamiliar with Sony Alpha cameras, they feature sensor-based image stabilization and, therefore, do not require a lens-based image stabilization function.)

You can find the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD lens for Sony Alpha mount here at B&H Photo.