B&H has a deal on the Sony NEX-7 with the 18-55mm kit lens and 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens for $999 (reg. $1649). Also in the kit are a 16GB SDHC card and Sony sling camera bag. B&H is alos throwing in a $100 gift card and free shipping for everything. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Sony NEX-7 with 18-55mm kit lens and the Sony 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens for $1098 (reg. $1648) through Dec. 4. The deal includes a free Sony 16GB SDHC card and camera bag with free shipping in the US. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Another interesting leak situation happened with Sony’s rumored NEX-7R, which is expected to serve as the replacement for the highly-regarded Sony NEX-7.
As noted by Sony Alpha Rumors:
New York fashion Photographer Clayton Nelson shared a couple of pictures he has taken “with the Sony NEX-7R, a new prototype APS sensor digital camera” (these are his own words).
The shared images have sinced been removed from Nelson’s Facebook account; however, there seems to be a lot coming together that makes this sound very legit.
Previous rumors suggested that the NEX-7 replacement would be unveiled in October 2013 (likely prior to PhotoPlus 2013 that occurs at the end of October). This would be a big camera for this rather large show and would give Sony a nice chunk of press for the prosumer crowd leading into the holiday season.
Additionally, the Sony NEX-7 successor (previously referred to as the NEX-7N) has been rumored to stick with a 24MP APS-C sensor instead of pushing its luck with a higher-MP offering.
Sony NEX-7R Rumored Specs
- New 24 MP APS-C sensor with 1/2 stop improvement and increased dynamic range
- 3.8 million dot EVF
- Hybrid Contrast and Phase Detection AF
- Tri Navi design reviewed
- Improved focus peaking with choice of colors
- No built-in GPS
- Same size and form factor of the current NEX-7 but with a minor design changes
I know all of you have been waiting so long to get your hands on a Hasselblad Lunar, so you’ll be glad to know that the Lunar has started shipping in the US for an insane price of $7000.
In case you have missed my previous rants, the Lunar is essentially a glorified Sony NEX-7 with a reworked body and controls from Hasselblad and a bloated price tag. You can pick up one (or two) for yourself here at Amazon.com.
The Hasselblad Lunar really had a very slim chance for a positive reception in any respect thanks to the absurd price points that are expected to be north of $5,000.
The Hasselblad Lunar was supposed to launch this month; however, Hasselblad has reportedly informed Amateur Photographer “that the Lunar is ‘scheduled’ for June availability.” No reason was provided for the delay in the launch of the exotic camera.
Thus far, I have heard of no one who is actually looking forward to this camera . . . even though it will be available with a Zebra Wood body. I have seen or heard nothing from Hasselblad’s marketing that suggests anything other than excess for the simple sake of it. [Read more...]