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June 20, 2012
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Some great NEX-7 work in Island and Ireland (send me your work!)

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Water of Iceland from Jerka on Vimeo.

On top you can watch a video shot in Island. It really makes me wish to take a flight to there today :(
And Bob Towery posted his work done in Ireland with the NEX-7.

At that point it may be a good idea to post a new collection of SonyAlphaRumor readers work. Please send me your best work done with a Sony camera at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Please one work only!

P.S.: Tomorrow I am out for climbing but I have scheduled some news for you :)

NEX-7 remains on the top end of all Amazon rankings: Amazon US (place 4)Amazon Germany (place 5),Amazon France (place 6) and at Amazon UK (2). Result do change hourly!

June 18, 2012
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NEX-7 shoots Katherine Crockett!

:Katherine:Crockett:Prologue:Blue: from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

As you know our friend and professional fashion photographer Mike Kobal owns a Sony NEX-7. And he used that camera for a shooting with Katherine Crockett. She is the Martha Graham’s principal dancer! More about that here: http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=5203.
Ronmartblog posted the NEX-7 review: “My only real gripe about this camera are the annoying menu system and its lack of quick access to things like white balance and macro mode. I also hated that I didn’t have a zoomable live view like I would on a DSLR. If you are hell bent on going with a more compact alternative to a DSLR, then I think you’ll be happy with the Sony NEX-7.
Zelenpol announced some colored NEX-7 half cases. The Black version is already available on eBay (Click here).
NEX-7 price check at AmazonAdoramaB&HJ&ReBay.

More NEX news:
DC.watch (Translation here) tested the new NEX-F3.
The SLR Magic 50 f/0.95 for Sony NEX – By Keith Lickteig

May 23, 2012
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Sony NEX-5n/NEX-7/VG-20 news and reviews roundup…

One of the most annoying problems of the NEX-5N is the overheating issue. A very (non)practical solution is to use a cooling fan! Just check the video I posted here on top :) I hope the upcoming new NEX-F5 will not have that kind of problem anymore!

And here are some other NEX-5n, NEX-7 and VG-20 reviews:
Can the superexpensive new Leica X2 beat the Sony NEX-5n? Focus Numerique (Click here) posted a noise comparison. The difference is negligible. You just pay that Leica name on that camera :)
Our reader Randy made aLens test from Nikon and Mamiya lenses on the NEX 7 on Flickr (Click here).
Charles from Videoacademy (Click here) put the world up side down. The question was, id the Vg-20 videocamera good enough for still photography?
Crazy Comparison! Nikon D800 vs Sony NEX-7 vs Olympus E-M5 by Steve Huff (Click here).

May 20, 2012
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David Kilpatrick thoughts about the Sony strategy (NEX-F3 review at Cnet USA)

A huge discussion about Sony unsatisfying firmware update strategy followed the latest NEX-7 Redneck article. David Kilpatrick explained at Photoclubalpha (Click here) what’s going on with Sony: “Sony does listen, but it listens harder to new potential buyers than to existing owners. It listens to the untapped market, to the people who buy someone else’s camera instead of Sony. After all, it’s already got the existing owners. It only needs to listen to them as far as the next camera upgrade goes for the proportion who will be likely to change frequently.” And indeed he starts to talk about the new F3 and A37 cameras: “The new NEX-F3 is a perfect instance of listen to the unconverted market.” And at the end he says: “All Sony’s advances are geared to making these larger format cameras more satisfying to the upgrading user.Now we just wait for them to produce 2012′s models designed to keep the upgrading Alpha and NEX user equally happy.” Couldn’t agree more!!! :)

Lori Grunin from Cnet USA (Click here) posted the first full Sony NEX-F3 review: “Though it doesn’t wow us for any particular aspect, the Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is a nice overall package for photographers looking for something with better photo quality and more flexible than a point-and-shoot.

Preorders:
A37 is available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
NEX-F3 is available for preorder at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Sony 18-200mm NEX lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 18-135mm A mount lens preorder at BHphoto (Click here).

May 17, 2012
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Sony NEX-7 with Canon FD and Contax G lens test…

Yesterdays NEX-F3 announcement may not be a hell of a story but we alreayd have a hell of a NEX-7 :)  Here is a list of the latest news and test done with the camera. On top you can watch the video of Doug Kaye and Frederick Van Johnson discussing the NEX-7. The NEX lens range may be limited but you cans till use plenty of third party lenses on the cameras:
Björn Utpott (Click here) tested the Canon FD 55mm f/1.2 lens on the NEX-7: “If you don’t mind the weight though, you’ll end up with a lens that not only has an impressive aperture number inscribed on the barrel, but one that actually produces fine images at that aperture.
All Canon FD lenses can be found here on eBay (Click here).

Photoheadonline tested the Contax 28mm G (Click here), the Contax 35mm G (Click here) and the Contax 90mm G (Click here).
All Contax G lenses can be found here on eBay (Click here).


Reghardware (Click here)
posted a full NEX-7 review: “The camera is not flawless but is commendable, as it arguably delivers the best image and video quality of its class. But this comes at a price and in this respect I’m unconvinced that is particularly good value for money, especially when up against its stablemate, the NEX-5N

Street portraits: Nikon D800 with 50mm f1.8G, Sony Nex-7 and 50mm f1.8 OSS by Mike Kobal (Click here).

Sony NEX-7 shop search links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

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