B&H has the Sony 300mm f/2.8G II lens for Sony Alpha shooters in stock and now shipping. You can find it here at B&H Photo.
Wow. Things are starting to get out of hand now, aren’t they?
Four years ago, I thought the 21MP on the 5D Mark II was more than enough . . . if not a bit too much. I’ve become accustomed to that over the last few years and it seemed like we hit a sweet spot in the resolution department among DSLRs. Then, Nikon came along with the 36MP behemoth Nikon D800, which stepped up the game (using a Sony sensor, of course).
Now, word comes from SonyAlphaRumors that the next high-end Sony camera may feature a 50MP sensor and reside above the Alpha A99 in Sony’s DSLR lineup. According to tips, Sony is working on two potential options with one to be released as early as Spring 2013.
What do you think about a DSLR with a 50MP full frame sensor? Is that too much? Or is that the kind of resolution you are after?
The Sony A99 is a 24.3MP full frame DSLR that packs a punch on both the still image and video capture side of things. The A99 is capable of capturing still images at 10 fps in full 24.3MP resolution.
The camera sports a new AF system that combines a standard 19-point AF system with 11 cross-type sensors and a new 102-point AF sensor that overlays the main image sensor. [Read more…]
The is purported to be an image of the Sony A99 that is expected to be launched next week just prior to Photokina 2012. The A99 is rumored to feature a full frame 24.3MP CMOS image sensor and capture 1080/60p AVCHD video with a clean HDMI output. Moreover, the A99 is expected to sport a 102-point AF system that is split between traditional phase-dectect AF points and pixel-level AF points built into the sensor. See the complete Sony A99 specs.
The new SLT Alpha A99 will feature 39 ordinary phase-detection AF points (11 are cross-type points) and 63 AF points directly on the A99’s full frame sensor. That’s a total of 102 phase-detection AF points on the Sony A99.
Sony just released a new Alpha-mount lens – the Sony DT 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SAM.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide is a new book from Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto. In it, they “teach you how to obtain exceptional photographs and videos as they cover everything from the basics of using the camera’s automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes.”
The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide retails for $34.95; however, it is currently available from Amazon for $19.06.