A Sony ILCE-5000 camera has been registered on the Taiwan National Communication Commission website, which likely points to the upcoming release of the camera. CES 2014 would be a good time frame to see it show up.
The Sony A3000, A7 and A7R all carry the “ILCE” moniker in their technical product number. While we all refer to the cameras with an “A” prefix, they are technically the Alpha 3000, Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R – or more precisely (using the symbol) α3000, α7, and α7R. It would be logical then that the ILCE-5000 follows the new “Alpha” branding (“NEX” is dead) and carries the product name α5000 when it officially arrives. [click to continue…]
The new Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens now has official pricing, and comes in at $1069 (a slight price hike of $120 over the 200-500mm lens it is replacing). The lens is available for pre-order in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts and is expected to be available on January 17, 2014. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Sony A3000 20MP E-mount mirrorless camera with 18-55mm lens for $299 (reg. $398). The deal includes 4% rewards and free 2nd day delivery in the US. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
New Sony A7 and A7R owners can rejoice. Samyang has introduced five new full-frame lenses for Sony E-mount, including:
- Samyang 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC
- Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS IF UMC
- Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC
- Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC
- Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC
So far, only the 14mm f/2.8 lens is available for pre-order. Expect the others to follow soon.
With the warm reception we’ve seen from the Sony A7 and A7R, expect the third-party lens lineup to continue to grow for the Sony E-mount. Also, while these lenses were clearly released in response to the A7 and A7R, they are also compatible with the Sony APS-C E-mount cameras.
B&H has the Sony NEX-3N with 16-50mm power zoom lens and a free $50 B&H gift card for $398 (reg. $498). The deal also includes free 2nd day shipping to get it in time for Christmas. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Senal SMH-1000 studio headphones have the look and feel of the Sony MDR-7506 headphones, which pretty much set the standard for professional monitoring headphones in the sub-$100 range. In many cases, the Sony MDR-7506 headphones are even better than other models that cost substantially more. [click to continue…]