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October 29, 2012
Posted in news

New Sony tests (A99, RX1, Pancake zoom and Rokinon).

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Focus Numerique (translation here) published the detailed A99 ISO test. You can compare the A99 vs Nikon D600 comparison images here:
ISO 100: A99 vs D600
ISO 200: A99 vs D600
ISO 400: A99 vs D600
ISO 800: A99 vs D600
ISO 1600: A99 vs D600
ISO 3200: A99 vs D600
ISO 6400: A99 vs D600
ISO 12800: A99 vs D600
ISO 25600: A99 vs D600

As we learned from other tests take those comparisons with a grain of salt. But there looks to be a different noise handling between the two cameras. The A99 is a bit more aggressive while the Nikon seems to retain a tiny bit more of detail. What are your thoughts?

More reviews:
RX1 hands.on pics by Photographybay.
First day with sony alpha slt-a99v at RodKar.
16-50mm pancake test by John on Flickr.
Rokinon 8mm for NEX review at SonyAlphaLab.

October 29, 2012
Posted in deals

MX now shipping the Canon EOS to E-mount adapter (the one with AF support)

The makers of the Canon EOS to E-mount adapter with full AF and Aperture support contacted me to tell me that they just started to sell the adapter through their own direct eBay Store (Click here to see the auction). I found it very important to have adapters like that. It will make it easier for many current Canon owners to jump into the Sony NEX world.

And as I told you before the MXcamera will also make a fully AF and aperture supported Contax G and Nikon G adapter! Coming in early 2013!

Here is the video to show how it works:

 

P.S.: The smart Mag Filters for the RX100 are now in Stock in large quantity at Amazon (Click here).

October 29, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Zeiss lenses for NEX to be released in April!

As you know back in September Zeiss announced that they will release three new NEX lenses in mid 2013 (Source: Zeiss.)! All priced at around 1.000 Euro and with full electronic support (yep AF too!). And as you know the first three lenses are the 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8 and 50mm f/2.8. Zeiss also said that “Zoom lenses are an option that is still being considered“.

Now some of our sources had a talk with Zeiss representatives. And the unofficial goal for Zeiss is to launch these lenses in April 2013! Same rumor has been posted by Patrick from FujiRumors (the lenses will be available for the X system too). Finally some new high quality glass like the superb Zeiss 24mm f/1.8!

Back in September I asked you which lens you would buy. This were the results (If you haven’t voted yet than do it to see the results):

Which one of the new Zeiss lenses will you probably buy?

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P.S.: The lenses are designed to cover the APS-C circle and not the for FF NEX cameras like the Sony NEX-VG900.

October 29, 2012
Posted in reviews

New VG900, FS700 and VG50 tests!

Sony NEX-VG900 Samples from Gear Jones on Vimeo.

ON top you can see one of the first VG900 video tests. The full manual is now available for download at http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/4436718111.pdf.

And BBC reporter Johhni Behiri tested the little NEX-VG50.

And our friend Mike Kobal is back from a long work that kept him away a long time from his blog. Here is his new NEX-700 test.

 

October 28, 2012
Posted in news

Sony A99 tethering trick with Lightroom. NEX-7 price drop.

In case you alreayd own the A99 and a MAC than try out this little trick to make tethering work: Source: Pasmworkshop. Meantime as usual A99 keeps getting in and out of Stock. Check the links to see what’s the current situation: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

And today Amazon launched a $100 rebate action on the NEX-7 (Click here). You save another additional $100 when purchasing it along the 55-210mm lens and another 2% on the overall total price. That deal is part of the many Golg Box deals launched today (Click here to see them all).

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