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April 12, 2013
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Great NEX-7 Speed Booster test by TheCameraStoreTV

You have to see this to undertsand how revolutionary that new Speed Booster adpater is! As you know you can get those adapters on the Metabones website. The latest released adapter works with Contax Yashica lenses (Click here to see the lenses on eBay).

Nice video really!

April 4, 2013
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Sony NEX-3n in Stock! And gets DxOmarked (and RX100 for $597)

NEX-3n:
The Sony NEX-3n is finally in Stock at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), and BHphoto (Click here).
DxOmark (Click here) published the full NEX-3n sensor test. And of course the results are pretty much the same of the predecessor (the NEX-F3) that had exactly the same sensor. The small differences are here because of the slightly different imaging processor.
The NEX-3N is a great little camera that beats many mirrorless camers from other manufacturers. Now let’s bring on the new NEX-7n Sony!

RX100:
The RX100 got a $53 price drop and sells for $597 at BigValue (Click here). Free Shipping of course!

March 29, 2013
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New Sony NEX-6 review. New APPs for the NEX-5r and NEX-6

There is a new Sony NEX-6 tests at DigitalCameraReview (Click here). And like Dpreview also the DCR conclusions mentions as only drawback the “sometimes confusing menu system“. Otherwise the reviewer likes the camera: “The Sony NEX-6 is a great little camera and, one of my personal favorites“.

And if you are a lucky owner of the NEX-6 or NEX-5r you can download two new APPS for your camera at Playmemoriescameraapps.com.

NEX deals:
Three Open Box NEX-6 kits with $130 discount at Samys (Click here).
NEX-5r body for $486 at 6ave (Click here).
Three Open Box NEX-7 kits with $100 discount at Samys (Click here).
Last two days of the NEX deals on Amazon Deals Page (Click here).

March 28, 2013
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Luminous Landscape still doesn’t really like the Electronic Viewfinders…

There will be always discussions between people about the advantages or disadvantages of Electronic Viewfinder against Optical Viewfinders. In a recent short article Luminous Landscape admin describes “Why I Hate Electronic Viewfinders“. He says: “The reason why is that they are at best tiny TV sets, and as such have very low contrast ratios compared to the ability of the naked eye or a good optical or large DSLR viewfinder. In bright situations, where there is also deep shade, it can make visibility into the shadows when shooting highly compromised.

It’s ture that current Sony EVF can’t give you the clarity of an Optical Viewfinder but I think that in time EVF will get very close to OVF. Plus you don’t have to forget that EVF gives you some inherent features that are simply non available on OVF. So let’s wait and see what the new generation EVF from Sony will be. 3+ Million dots for the NEX-7n sounds like a good improvement!

March 26, 2013
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Sony NEX-6 earns Silver Award at Dpreview.


Dpreview (Click here) tested the NEX-6 and writes: “It performs as well or better than other mirrorless cameras on the market, and offers some unique features that are genuinely useful. The NEX-6 earns a very solid silver award and only just misses out on a gold. While some of our complaints could be resolved with a firmware update (such as the missing histogram in record mode and app speed), others, such as the lack of direct controls and location of the movie mode button, will have to wait for the revision of the NEX-6.

basically the like the camera performance but not so the camera usability. And the probably strongest competitor is the NEX-7 which costs only $150 more and at the moment is selling better than the NEX-6 at Amazon (here is the ranking). There will be no NEX-6 successor any time soon, but what would you change on the NEX-6 successor to make it a great camera and to overcome some of the usability issues mentioned by Dpreview?

Sony NEX-6 price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

NEX-6 deals in US:
NEX camera savings running until end of March at Amazon (Click here).
Special NEX-6 double lens kit bundle at Amazon (Click here).
Super accessorized kits for the same price as the kit only at Focuscamera, Willoughbyscamera, BuyDig and Beachcamera.

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