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November 21, 2011
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Canon shooter likes the A77: “the best video camera I’ve used in years.”


A nice video made with the A77: “Light and Wind” by Sony.

Jefferson Graham from USAtoday (Click here) tested the A77. He is a known Canon shooter but I guess he will become soon a Sony user: “If you’re serious about photography and video, spend what it takes. I know I will. I liked the camera so much, I plan on buying it once it is back in stock.” :)
There is one more review at Digital-photography-school (Click here) tested the Sony A77: “If you can afford the top glass available for it, this is a phenomenal camera. Deserves to do well in the market. Good news Sony!

The A77 is almost sold out everywhere. It’s so bad for Sony will have nothing to offer for the big Christmas sales time!
In USA you can find the A77 as part of mega-kits only. Via Brooklyn camera and Yibum on eBay (Click here). And as super-kit on Amazon (Click here) -> sell the huge Monitor :) UDPARE: The Sony A65 is back in Stock via Cameta at Amazon (Click here).
In Europe there are only a few in Stock at eBay (Click here). You can also buy that Superkit on Amazon (Click here) and than sell the huge Monitor :)" target="_blank">Jessops, Warehousexpress, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and of course on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: More A77 tests:
Test à hauts ISO des Raw de l’Alpha 77 développés avec Lightroom 3 (Alpha-numerique).
Sony A77 test at Itmedia.

November 20, 2011
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Sony NEX-7 review by Pocket Lint

I guess you already know what’s to like or not to like on the new Sony NEX-7. So this is not a review that will reveal something new. The British Pocket-Lint website (Click here) like other reviewers fell in love with the NEX-7. While the “electronic viewfinder isn’t going to be to everyone’s tastes” but “Sony’s 2.4m-dot OLED viewfinder blows those out the water“. Nerveless it’s still not perfect and there is still some “ghosting“. And than there is that huge 24 million Megapixel resolution squeezed on the APS-C sensor: “It’s testament to the Sony engineering team that this doesn’t become an issue, however, as the NEX-7’s image quality is superb.”

The only real limit of the camera is the auto focus speed and precision. It’s not on par with the competition. The only two “downsides” are the high price and the limited NEX lens range. That’s why the camera doesn’t receive the full score and gets 4 of 5 stars.

Most stores are not accepting NEX-7 preorders yet. Check for yourself: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 17, 2011
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Next full A77 review at Techradar. A65 review at Photographic Central.


Quick look at the Sony SLT A65 and SLT A77 by Mike Kobal

While we are all waiting to see if the A77 firmware update rumors coming from Asia are true you can enjoy the nest Sony A77 review from Techradar (Click here): “superb level of image quality when shooting in most conditions, great handling, good build quality, industry-leading EVF, quick full-time phase detection AF system and a comprehensive set of exposure modes, we have little trouble with recommending this excellent camera.

And Photographic Central (Click here) posted the full A65 review: “Compared to the A55 and A33, the A65 is simply in another class in most respects- especially when it comes to the viewfinder and handling characteristics. While I prefer the A55′s image output overall to the A65′s it doesn’t have enough features otherwise that impress me. Therefore when I compare the A65 to every other SLT Sony has made, I conclude it to be the best value for the buck- and a camera that A-Mount shooters ought to really have a look at if they are considering an SLT model.”

More small A77/A65 news:
SonyAlphaLab (Click here) compared the High ISO results of the A77 with the Canon 5dMarkII and Sony A580.
There is also a new A65 review at DC.watch (japanese).

In Stock status:
Sony A77 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony A65 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 17, 2011
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Auto 110 lens test on NEX.

DC.view (Click here) tested many Pentax 110 lenses on the NEX. I am a ig fan of Pentax and I think some of these lenses could be very interesting to use on my and your NEX camera. These lenses are relatively cheap and sometimes offer a very decent quality. My preferred lens is the 18mm f/2.8 which is really tiny! Watch the image smaples on DC.view to make your own opinion about the lenses.

The list of tested lenses with links on eBay:
Pentax-110 50mm f/2.8 on eBay (Click here)
Pentax-110 70mm f/2.8 on eBay (Click here)
Pentax-110 24mm f/2.8 on eBay (Click here)
Pentax-110 18mm f/2.8 on eBay (Click here)
Pentax-110 20-40mm f/2.8 on eBay (Click here)

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November 16, 2011
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NEX-7: “the new benchmark to beat” and “best mirrorless camera today”

I feel so good after yesterdays news that Sony restarted the NEX-7 production. I know my expectations are high but I have some hope that I will might get my NEX-7 camera before Christmas. And after reading the next bunch of reviews I am posting here you might understand why I am eagerly awaiting that camera.

Here is the first Spanish NEX-7 hands-on at Quesabesde (Click here): “As we continue delving into the innards of this camera with a magnifying glass and reviewing performance, it is clear that we are facing one of the most notable models of the season.” and “The Sony NEX-7 is undoubtedly the new benchmark to beat“.

And DCresource (Click here) posted a full ENX-7 review: “Overall, the Sony Alpha NEX-7 is a pricey, yet excellent mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Whether we’re talking performance, photo quality, or features, the NEX-7 does just about everything right. The one thing that may bother some folks is the user interface, so you’ll definitely want to try the camera out in person if you can. Even with the complex interface, the NEX-7 is still a camera that I can highly recommend.

And Amateur Photographer latest magazine contains a full NEX-7 review: “They call it the best ILC camera available today

More bits:
Imaging Resources posted new NEX-7 image samples taken in New York City and Disneyland.
More Sony NEX-7 images at ThePictureDesk (Click here). He also posted a test with the Zeiss F-mount 35mm lens (Click here) and Sony Alpha lenses (Click here).

Most stores are not accpeting NEX-7 preorders yet. Check for yourself: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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