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January 19, 2012
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Some NEX-C3 kits discontinued and 50mm lens coming in March

I am one of those guys waiting for the 50mm f/1.8 E-mount lens and finally Sony is giving is a clue about the possible release date. Sony Japan (Click here) writes:

NEX-5n with 18-55 and 55-200mm lens release on May 12
50mm f/1.8 release on March 9
NEX-C3 with 18-55 and 55-200mm (production stop!)
NEX-C3 with 16mm and 18-55 lens release in June
NEX-C3 with 18-55 (production stop!)

My guess is that soon all Sony NEX-C3 kits will be disocntinued pretty much like the Sony A55. I guess you know what will happen soon :)

P.S.: 50mm lens preorder search links at: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

January 18, 2012
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POLL: SLR magic asks you what kind of wide angle lens for NEX you want!


SLR magic manager asked me if I could post a POLL for you. They want to know which kind of wide angle lens you would like them to make for your NEX camera. There are four options. It’s important to know that the price and size of the lens will increase with the wideness of the angle. That means that the 10mm f/2.0 lens will be bigger and cost more than the 12mm f/1.8. Price will be somewhere between 600-800 Euro. This would be completely new designed lenses for the NEX system!

Pickup your favorite choice:

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SLR magic already made three lenses for the NEX system:
The 28mm f/2.8 (here on eBay)
The 35mm f/1.7 (here on eBay)
The 50mm f/0.95 (here on eBay)

January 18, 2012
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Amazon US cancels your 50mm NEX lens orders. Watch out for your NEX-7 preorders.

Watch out guys! Amazon is deleting your 50mm NEX lens preorders and they could do the same with your NEX-7 preorders!
This is the message from Amazon:
Due to a lack of availability from our suppliers, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order: Sony 50mm f/1.8 Telephoto Lens for Sony E Mount Nex Cameras
We’ve canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. We must also apologize for the length of time it has taken us to reach this conclusion
.”

I suggest you to preorder the lens in other stores like Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). I know they will NOT send you messages like that and keep your preorders. The only place where you find the lens right now is Amazon Japan (6-10 days).

What worries me is that you might lose your NEX-7 preorder too! I have been told the body only will be in shipped to USA in February while the kit version will ship in March. If you preordered the camera at Amazon I highly recommend you to make a new order at Adorama (Click here) , Bhphoto (Click here) or Sonystore (Click here) too!

January 17, 2012
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Huge! New Metabones Canon to NEX adapter with electronic aperture control!

Now that is a small news that could turn out to be very important! I know of many Canon users that are tempted to join the NEX system. Canurus (Click here) announced a super Canon C-mount to E-mount adapter that will make their choice much easier :) This isn’t just one of those cheap manual only adapters you usually found here on eBay. It has electronic aperture control! And Canon lenses with Image Stabilization will also work on your NEX! More info:

  • True electronic integration of aperture diaphragm – let camera automatically choose aperture in P or S exposure modes, or dial in yourself on the camera body in A or M modes.
  • Powered by camera body. No external power source required.
  • Wide open button (opposite of depth-of-field preview function) makes manual focusing easy.

Estimate launch date for the adapter is January 21st!

P.S.: The Sony NEX-5n is back in Stock in limited quantities via third party reselelrs on Amazon (Click here).

January 17, 2012
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Sony A55 officially discontinued in Japan!


It’s official! The A55 has been dicontinued in Japan (Source: DC.watch). The question now is: Is the A65 the natural successor of the A55 or not? My answer is no! :)

A55 price checks at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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