The video on top shows again the soon to be market Contax G to E-mount electronic adapter. It will be sold soon while the Canon EF to NEX version is now available on eBay (Click here).
Speed Booster news: The request of the adpaters is soo high that all Speed Boosters are out of Stock at Metabones website. The only exception is the Alpa to NEX adapter (yes Alpa and not Alpha!). And two adpaters are for sale in Europe (on eBay via Slidoo).
Sony and Zeiss, Up In a Tree (TheOnlinePhotographer).
Snow In The City: a real world shooting experience with the Sony RX1 (Mike Kobal).
Win a free place on a Photography Workshop in Iceland (Enrique Pacheco)
The evolution of Dream Camera (AlphaCorner).
The Evil of DxOMark (Foto-Biz).
MeFoto GlobeTrotter and RoadTrip Travel Tripods with The Aviator Travel Jib and OliviaTech Motorroid Slider (Oliviatech.com)
Adorable 35s – Big 35mm Speed Lens Comparison (Leica, SLR Magic, Mitakon, Canon + Speed Booster, Samyang) at 3D-kraft.
NEX-3n reports ay Yodobashi (japanese).
Sony HDR-AS15 video channel on youtube.
DxOmark (Click here) tested the brand new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens. And according to their testings this is the best 35mm lens on market. It even beats (easily!) the Zeiss Distagon. DxO writes: “It’s lens that’s designed not only for the very best of today’s sensors but it appears well suited to handle the demands of the next generation of high-resolution imaging chips. The lens sets a new benchmark for optical performance for a retro-focus lens in this focal length and it’s a feat that’s even more remarkable given the price is well-below that of any of the big name brands.”
Yep, I am fully aware we are comparing apple with oranges. The Leica M and Sony RX1 are similar but at the same time very different cameras. But it’s interesting to see how they compare when it comes to analyze the pure image quality. You would expect a $12,000 Leica M + Summilux 35mm ($4,999 here at Amazon) combo to match and probably beat the performance of the $2800 Sony RX1. Just watch the video made by TheCameraStore TV (specifically the part from minute 10 towards). The Sony RX1 can shot way sharper pictures! That’s one of the advantages having a fixed lens that has been specifically developed for the Sony 24MP sensor. Suddenly the camera sounds like a bargain compared with the Leica
Also Steve Huff compared the Leica M with the Sony RX1 and writes: “The RX1 is a resolution monster as well and seems to beat the Leica M here for sharpness/detail”
I guess that if the Sony RX1 sells well than Sony may come out with a new RX2 soon (maybe in 2014).
I have an a7 and notice with every lens I mount on it, (all Sony) there's this bit of "play" after the lens clicks into the body after mounting it. It's just enough to be noticeable when mounting or removing a lens hood or filter. Is this normal and there for a reason, or do […]
Hey! I just bought the Sony a6000, and I’m Looking for a lens to Landscape Photography (already have the kit lens). I’ll be glad if there is any recommendations of lens like that. The two main lenses I think about is the Sony 18-200m and the Sony 55-210mm.My dilemma is whether the 18-200 lens provides […]
This morning I did a fairly comprehensive test of my new a5100 with both the kit lens (16-55), and the fixed lens (20mm) I bought along with the camera kit. I learned a number of things (including that the 20mm was not an OSS lens), but what concerned me most is that the kit […]
I thought it would be great to have a show and tell. Show us your pictures from the a6000 and tell us your story moving to A6000. I am a Canon shooter from way back. I wanted a smaller kit and 4/3 was to small, still wanted Bokeh. Since Sony is innovating I am […]
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