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December 4, 2011
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Two Good Morning News for you: A77 and Zeiss 24mm lenses are shipping!!!


A new week started and I am glad that I can share two good news:

1) The first batch of A77 cameras produced in Japan arrived in Asia. You can see a picture of the package (Click here) and a picture of the camera (Click here). It says “Made in Japan” and no more “Made in Thailand“. Now let’s hope Sony will also send them soon in Europa and USA too. Amazon Japan (Click here) now says the A77 will be back in Stock in two weeks. Check the A77 in Stock status at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
2) Henrik sent me the screenshot you see on top to proof that Sony Denmark shipped his Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for NEX lens! If you preordered the lens than you will might get it that week. Otherwise check the preorder info at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 2, 2011
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Sony A65 to be back in Stock soon. A65 video review from Digitalrev

The video on top shows you the latest A65 video review form Digitalrev. But there is one good news I have to share. The Sony A65 will be back in Stock on December 9 at Amazon US (Click here). The camera has been stock for two weeks now and I don’t know if that is part of a new Stock of cameras coming out from the new Chomburi factory in Thailand.
P.S: Also the new 16-50mm f/2.8 lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

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A65 shop links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A77 shop links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 1, 2011
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Sony NEX-5n news roundup (Camera of the year at Pocket Lint).

Autumn – Getting Cinematic with the Sony NEX-5N from Manuel A. Calle on Vimeo.

I promise, soon I will show you my first professional work done with my NEX-5n and amazing tiny and sexy Voigtlaender Nokton 35mm f/1.4 lens (Click here to see them on eBay). Meanwhile I collected some news and tests I found on the web (Thanks to all readers for sending me links!).

The probably most interesting of all new reviews has been made by Dearsusans (Click here). The articles name is “Slow food review” and contains plenty of amazing photos. He compared the NEX-5n with his Mamiya 7 which is an amazing camera. I know that because I own one (Click here to see it on eBay). Really worthy to be seen!

If you liked the video I posted on top of the article TheDigitalVisual explains you how to get this cinematic look on the NEX-5n!

Also the big newspaper do like the Sony camera: Sony’s NEX-5N versus Nikon’s J1 at The Wall Street Journal. Guess who wins ;)

Than a short summary of other links: Full review at SonyAlphaLab. Sony NEX-5n vs Nikon D700 High ISO comparison at kimletkeman. Aquatica Announces Housing for Sony NEX-5n (divephotoguide). Thai NEX-5n review at Pantip.

And last but not least….Pocket Lint (Click here) voted the NEX-5n as camera of the year!

Shopping note: You will not see any price drop soon even for Christmas time. Sony has not enough stock reserve because of the production stop in Thailand. But even the current price-quality balance of the Sony NEX-5n really beats the rest of the mirrorless world (and probably most of the DSLR world). So it gets certainly highly recommended by me!

Click here to check the NEX-5n price and availability:

December 1, 2011
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Phil Molyneux (Sony) says the A77 and NEX-7 should arrive in January. Understimated the camera production.

According to The Verge Sony USA COO Phil Molyneux said that the NEX-7 will arrive in January. And Financial Times reports another statement from Phil M.: “We’re furiously working to transfer production back to Japan and into China, so I think we’ll see better availability going into January“. Currently Sony is having a reserve of NEX-C3 and NEX-5n cameras but the NEX-5n stocks could be empty soon!

The last info I got from my top sources said that the A77 will be back in Stock in January and the NEX-7 in February. And yes, Sony underestimated the A77 and NEX-7 production. The cameras got more preorders than they thought and in some countries the A77 and NEX-7 request has been four times higher than expected. I hope that Sony will be able to catch up again the momentum. Really pity for them that they miss the Christmas sales. The A65 and A77 are out of Stock in most countries. Only the new NEX-5n and the lenses will be available by Christmas time. Check out the links to find out what’s available and what not:

A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

P.S.: Sony A77 and A65 firmware donwloads are now available at all local Sony websites. Example:
Germany: http://www.sony.de/support/de/product/SLT-A77V/downloads/FW_A77_V104_WIN#benefits
Netherland: http://www.sony.nl/support/nl/product/SLT-A77V

November 28, 2011
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(UPDATED) Sony A77 and A65 firmware 1.04 is finally out!

The firmware has been released by Sony Asia (Click here).

SLT-A65 Firmware Upgrade
Ver.1.04 (Microsoft Windows)
http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/478855
Ver.1.04 (Apple Macintosh)
http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/478884

SLT-A77V Firmware Upgrade
Ver.1.04 (Microsoft Windows)
http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/478891
Ver.1.04 (Apple Macintosh)
http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/478893

Here is the improvement list:
1) Added support for auto-correction lens: Vario-Sonnar T * DT 16-80mm F3.5-4.5 ZA (SAL1680Z) and DT 16-105mm F3.5-5.6 (SAL16105)
2) Improved usability
3) Improved Quality
4) Improvement Response

If you have some time to test the new firmware let us know if you see some some REAL improvement! Thanks!

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