Sony, Nikon, now what?

After the launch events of this Summer and this Fall (before and during the Köln Photokina), there are two brands leaving important questions open. This is Sony and Nikon. While the two near-friends had us used to seeing them working together around the Sony digital photo sensors, we discovered two very divergent/different announces about 35mm… Read More

Pre-Photokina calendar (photo news)

What can be forecasted of the most important (in my eyes 🙂 ) announces expected before the Photokina fair in Koln. 18 September Nikon lenses: AF-S 50mm/1.4 G – AF-S 85mm/1.4 G – AF-S 70-200mm/2,8 VRII.Nikon new SLR : D800 or D900 (24.6MP Full Frame dSLR camera, with Sony-designed sensor), or Nikon new pro SLR:… Read More

Sony top glass: 70-400mm f/4-5.6 & Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8

Among today’s Sony announces (to go with the new Alpha 900) we find a couple of nice pro lenses that were expected (according to the recent leaks): Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6, to finally offer a great tele-zoom Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8, to have the wide-angle zoom lens that could drive sales of the Sony Alpha 900… Read More

Sony Alpha 900 – name confirmed by ad

A Danish photography magazine just leaked the official name of the new flagship camera from Sony. As everybody expected, it will be named Sony Alpha 900. Also,this tends to contradict the possibility of additional similar cameras (possibly with a different/smaller sensor). Features 24.6 Mega Pixel Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor Dual BIONZ Image Processing Engine… Read More

Embargo on Canon EOS 5D MkII, Sony Alpha 900

The DPreview forums are currently providing the latest bit of information about the Canon EOS 5D succession. The EOS 5D is dead, long live the… EOS 7D and EOS 5D MkII. The first would be for a low cost option (around $2000 – I told you that this low price point would be critical in… Read More

New tele-zoom are in view

Amateurs of sports photography and wildlife photography are generally well aware that the Holy Grail of lenses seems to be a (relatively) light tele-zoom lens of 100-400mm range and an aperture under f/5.6. This set of features allows a lot of versatility (tele range with the ability to quickly and easily change the frame) and… Read More

Canon at the Olympic Games

The current rumour is that top hats from Canon Japan are currently travelling to China to support the imminent launch of one or two new SLR cameras for the brand. It would be the replacement for the Canon EOS 5D (the most repeated name is now Canon EOS 7D, but who knows) and the successor… Read More

Price of the Full Frame SLR

With the arrival of several Full Frame SLRs on the market, people start wondering what they should buy or what they should wait. Actually, we can expect to see very real price differences, so I thought it would be good to make a summary for us: SLR Price(body only) Comment Canon EOS 5D <$1900<1600€ On… Read More

The other Full Frames

After the thunder of the Nikon D700 launch (which lasted several days), it is interesting to see that the Internet users are actually rushing for information about the other offers of digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras in Full Frame format forecasted for the enxt few months: Nikon D3x because Nikon is not yet out… Read More

Price of the Alpha 900

I have been asked by some people about the price of the upcoming Sony Alpha 900 flagship digital SLR camera. The problem is that there is no information filtering down from Sony. The only thing that we can say is that there is a body of indirect evidence that points to some pretty serious competition… Read More

Sony Alpha 900 again

Sony can’t be stopped when they want to show off their upcoming flagship camera, the Sony Alpha 900 as everybody is naming it. But there’s still no official announcement. However, Chinese web site gives a lot of images of the camera (apparently still not working model). Sony Alpha 900 along with the newest Sony… Read More

Why go Full Frame?

With all this talk about existing Full-Frame photo cameras (Canon EOS 5D, Nikon D3) and about possibly upcoming new ones (Sony Alpha 900, Canon EOS 5D Mk II or some other similar name, etc.) many photographers happy with their existing digital equipment are wondering: “What’s all the fuss about?” And it’s a good question to… Read More