May 2, 2012
Posted in news

Sony NEX-FS700 gets priced. 500mm lens image samples! NEX-5n rebates.

There is finally a price for the new Sony NEX-FS700:
The body only costs $7,999.00 at BHphoto (Click here).
The body with 18-200mm lens costs $8,999.00 at BHphoto (Click here).

That’s much less than you pay for the lens Ijsvogel at Dyxum (Click here) is testing :)  He bought the incredible expensive 500mm f/4.0 lens ($12,999.99 at BHphoto). He posted the first unpacking pictures and image samples! I thought I would never see any SonyAlphaRumor reader buying that lens :)

Deal reminder: There is a $50 instant rebate on the NEX-5n at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And the super 50mm f/1.8 lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).


May 2, 2012
Posted in reviews, rumors

New “Shenyang Zhongyi” 35mm f/0.95 for NEX is coming

UPDATE: We just have been told that the company making the lens is “Shenyang Zhongyi” and not “SLRmagic”. Shenyang Zhongyi will make a new 35mm f/0.95 with native E-mount. There are even some image samples posted on via Xitek (Click here). I never heard about the company before!

P.S.: SLR magic made four lenses for the NEX system:
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC (here on eBay).
SLR Magic Toy Lens 28mm Bokehmorphic lens (here on eBay).
SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 (here on eBay).
SLR Magic 28mm f/2.8 lens (here on eBay).
The 50mm for M-mount lens that has just been tested on a NEX camera at Photozone (Click here to read the review).

P.P.S.: Didn’t see it nefore but some Amazon stores also have a lens ranking: Amazon US (Click here to see the ranking), Amazon UK (Click here to see the ranking) and Amazon France (Click here to see the ranking).

May 1, 2012
Posted in reviews

Zeiss for NEX reviewed at Photographyblog. Gets an “Essential” recommendation!

That lens alone makes it worth to buy the NEX-7. And if you need to read a real review of that jewel go at Photographyblog (Click here). They rated the lens as “Essential” and they write: “With great build quality, fast auto-focusing and incredible image quality, this is one lens that we’re very sad to send back to Sony.

The Zeiss lens proves that it is possible to make a great lens for a high resolution sensor like the 24 Megapixel used for the NEX-7. So please Sony, do release some other new Zeiss!

Oh, and don’t forget to send this lens to our American cousins too! They still struggle to find it in Stock somewhere. It’s only available way overpriced at Amazon (Click here) and eBay (Click here). ut at least the other much expected lens (the 50mm) is in Stock and shipping at Amazon (Click here).

Reminder: Sony launched a new rebate action on the NEX-5n in USA stores. You can get it for $50 less than usual at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And do not forget to pair this camera with the finally now in Stock 50mm f/1.8 lens (Click here to grab it at Amazon).

April 30, 2012
Posted in news

New NEX pro hotshoe adapter test roundup! 50mm for NEX beats Leica and Zeiss?

NEXpro (Click here) released the “world’s first Hot shoe designed for SONY NEX-5 and SONY NEX-5n”. A hands-on is available at Engadget China (Click here). Great stuff!

And here is something a bit more crazy: video feed controller at Engadget (Controlled with the NEX-5n!!!)

Photoheadonline (Click here) made an intruiguing 50mm lens comparison between the NEX prime lens, the 18-55mm NEX kit lens, the Leica Summicron and the Zeiss Sonnar ZM: “Hands down the winner of this showdown is the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS lens. There’s not much to say except for your money the performance of the Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS is a winner.
That 50mm lens is a real must have lens! Just check the price difference to see why I like the lens a lot:
Sony 50mm f/1.8 for NEX at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss ZM Sonnar f/1.5 links at eBay (Click here).
Leica Summicron links at eBay (Click here).
M to NEX mount adapter on eBay.

April 30, 2012
Posted in reviews

Sony A77 at Cameralabs (Nikon D3200 vs A77)

Dpreview (Click here) tested the image quality of the Nikon D3200 with 24 Megapixel (Sony?) sensor. Do you see a difference in RAW between the A77 and Nikon RAW files? I guess Nikon did the usual “tweaks” on the Sony sensor.

And here we have some A77 and A57 news:
Sony A77: First Impressions from a Nikon User’s Perspective at ThePhoBlographer (Click here).
If you missed it here is the Sony A77 review at Cameralabs (Click here): “The SLT-A77 is the best SLT Sony has yet produced and, arguably, the one that puts SLT on a par with SLR, an achievement for which it deserves to be highly recommended.
SonyAlphaLab (Click here) got his hands on the new A57. Some funny A57 “Levitation” photos at Dpreview forum (Click here).

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