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August 22, 2012
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Double Samyang/Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens review.


Not Sony only but also Samyang is rumored to announce new E-mount lenses in September. These will support AF and electornic aperture control. For now Samyang released one manual lens only, the cheap and nice Samyang/Rokinon fisheye lens that got reviewed by two well known testers:
Kurtmunger: “The Rokinon 8mm F/2.8 fisheye lens performs superbly; there’s nothing negative to say about it other than sun flare is strong at times, but that may enhance your image depending on the feeling you want to present to the viewer
ePhotozine: “The exceptionally low price of £270 for the performance this lens delivers makes this lens a simple choice for those in the market for a fisheye lens for their Sony NEX

This lens can be purchased at Amazon (as Samyang) and again at Amazon (as Rokinon). And on eBay (as Samyang) and on eBay (as Rokinon).

I like Rokinon/Samyang lenses a lot and I recommend you the following two lenses for Alpha mount:
1) The 35mm f/1.4: In US you can find it as Rokinon at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and on eBay (Click here). In Europe the name is Samyang and you can find it on eBay (Click here) and with the name Wallimex again on eBay (Click here).
2) The 85mm f/1.4: You can get for $274 on Amazon (Click here), branded with the name Rokinon on eBay (Click here) and branded with the name Samyang on eBay (Click here).

August 18, 2012
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Interview with the Sony RX100 developers team (and RX100 accessory world roundup)

Sony (Click here) created a new RX100 microsite including an interview of the RX100 developer team. I take the chance to make my compliments to the full team!

More RX100 news:
Engadget recommends the RX100 in his newest camera guide. Full RX100 review by SonyAlphaLab. Lloyd Chambers loves his new RX100. Still on top at Amazon US (ranking here) and Amazon DE (ranking here). RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

RX100 accessory roundup:
I made a short list of accessories in case you need them. Click on the item name (All links to eBay):
Cases: Official Sony LCJ-RXA case, Gariz case, more leather case.
Batteries: NP-BX1 Battery.
Speicals tuff: Multi-Coated LENS ARMOR UV.

August 16, 2012
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Sony NEX-F3 gets tested by Dpreview!

Short message to invite you to read the latest DPreview test of the NEX-F3. It earns a well deserved “Silver Award”: “It has great photo quality, a complete set of features, and snappy performance. The only thing I’d recommend is trying one out in person before you buy, as the user interface leaves much to be desired.

NEX-F3 price check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

August 16, 2012
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Look how the RX100 looks after a truck crash :)

Cheesycam video showing how ND or CPL filters will work when in use on the RX100

If you ever wondered how the RX100 will look “inside” than you might check out the Getdpi Forum (Click here) where Matix shows the pics of his RX100 after being hit by a Truck. Curious: “battery door and flash mechanism can handle it (the truck).”

Now back to a new review report. The well known “Popular Photo” Magazine posted the full RX100 test: “Even though we feel that the camera’s performance might have been better served keeping the pixel count down, we ended up with some great images.” According to their tests the camera takes good pictures from 100 up to 400 ISO. After that the image visibly deteriorates.

Meantime the RX100 remains a super hotseller at Amazon US (ranking here) and Amazon DE (ranking here). These are some direct RX100 price search links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. And the RX100 Gariz case is in Stock in Black on eBay (Click here) and in Brown on eBay (Click here).

August 11, 2012
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Metabones EF to NEX adapter updated and reviewed…

Canon EOS-M is out but you don’t have to buy that camera to use EOS lenses! Metabones just updated the EF Lens to E Mount Smart Adapter (Source: Dpreview). It supports electronic communication between the lens and your NEX camera. There is a Metabones review on the NEX-FS100 by EosHD if you want to learn more about it!

You can check price and availability of the adapter on eBay (Click here).

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