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December 21, 2011
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NEX-7 news roundup + new madness auctions + watch out BHphoto!

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Luminous Landscape (Click here) made a new real world comparison between the Leica M9 and Sony NEX-7: “The cameras are very close, but there is a slight advantage to the Sony, almost certainly due to it having a higher resolution sensor.”

Peter Sills (Click here) wrote the “10 Firmware Update Suggestions for the NEX-7“.

Photographytalk (Click here) listed the “10 Surprises of the Sony NEX-7 Camera That Will Cause Serious Photographers To Look Twice“.

DCresource (Click here) posted a RAW versus JPEG comparison. RAW image do look quite good!

Menawhile the ebay madness continues. There are two new NEX-7 auctions on eBay US (Click here and Click here). Yesterday the NEX-7 has been sold for $3.761,00 (Click here to see)!!! And used NEX-7 cameras are worth $3.200 on Amazon too (Click here).

But those of you looking for the chance to get the NEX-7 body for the normal price should look at Bhphoto (Click here). A “bird” told em they will have a new limited Stock within the next few days!

December 18, 2011
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Sony USA accepting NEX-7 orders! Review conclusions from LL.

You can now buy your NEX-7 body only at SonyStore USA (Click here). UPDATE. No more preorders yet! It will be shipped to you in mid-late January. I have been told that also other Sonystores in Europe will soon ship their first NEX-7 cameras and accept new preorders. And curiously, this will only happen with the body only version. The full kit will not be available until late February! And the first NEX-7 on ebay sold for $3.245,00 (Click here to see it)!!! Yeah, and that’s body only :)
Luminous Landscapes published their final NEX-7 verdict (Click here) and the following statement explains why people pays that crazy price for a NEX-7: “I’ll start this conclusion chapter with my bottom line summary. The NEX-7 is the most exciting camera that I’ve had the pleasure of using in the past five years.

Full NEX-7 preorders list.These are all search links. Some stores may not have the NEX-7 for preorder at all: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 17, 2011
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Soon you will see a NEX-5n sensor without AA filter.


The Sony NEX-5n sensor

If you were wondering what the already amazing Sony NEX-5n sensor can do without AA (Anti Aliasing) filter you will soon get the answer. Ricoh will release a new GXR M-mount module which features exactly the same NEX-5n sensor but with removed AA filter. A wonder if there will be any  major difference!

P.S.:
Links to the AA filter page on Wikipedia (Click here).
Sony NEX-5N Studio Sample Photos at Photographyreview (Click here).
Sony NEX-5n direct shop links to Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 15, 2011
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Zeiss 24mm for NEX is back(!) in Stock at Amazon and in Europe! (+ comparison with SRLmagic 23mm)

UPDATE_2: The Zeiss 24mm for Nex is now back(!) in Stock at Amazon (Click here). Just click on  In Europe the lens is already in Stock at Amazon UK (Click here), Sonystore Germany (Click here), Sonystore France (Click here), Sonystore Netherland (Click here), Sonystore Sweden (Click here) and in Japan at Amazon.jp (Click here).

Steve Huff (Click here) compared the new Zeiss 24mm for NEX with the just announced SLRmagic 23mm lens. The Zeiss in undoubtedly much sharper. Steve writes: “The SLR Magic is actually a very nice lens and the only weakness I found in my quick testing is the barrel distortion. When shooting straight lines or buildings this will be evident.” And there are some 100% blowups from the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 at Soundimagesplus (Click here).

That Zeiss lens is nice and I hope Sony will release more of such lenses soon!

December 15, 2011
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Sony NEX-7 beats the Leica M9 (Luminous Landscape)! First NEX-7 in hands of a SAR reader.


The NEX-7 is shipping to our US readers :)

Luminous Landscape (Click here) posted a new post within their NEX-7 rolling review. They compared the NEX with the expensive Leica M9 fullframe camera (Click here to check price on eBay). To compare the two camera image quality they used the same 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH lens on both cameras. Conclusion: “There is no question (to my eyes at least) that the Sony sensor out-resolves the Leica using the same lens.

What do you think? Amazing or not? Imagine what a fullframe NEX-9 or A99 will do. Leica really has to invent something on their sensor strategy to keep up with Sony.

One more news: SonyAlphaRumors reader “Brad” just sent me these pictures showing the very first stock of NEX-7 that has been shipped via SonyStore USA. As you see he uses the super Minolta 50mm f/1.2 lens (here on eBay) on it! Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge the image.
P.S.: Sony NEX-7 preorder search(!) links Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. You might don’t find NEX-7 preorder at all :(

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