November 14, 2011
Posted in news

UPDATE: Miracle! Sony just restarted the A77 and NEX-7 production!


Image on top: The Sony Chonburi factory

Sankei.jp (Click here) reports that the camera production restarted at the end of last week! Sony is using the Chonburi factory in Thailand which usually produces car radio. Now they “transformed” it into a fully operable A77/65 and NEX-7/5n production factory. Sankei also reports that Sony will move the compact camera production in China.

Some of our japanese readers can confirm the news? If it is true than dear Sony managers and workers…Chapeau!

November 14, 2011
Posted in news

POLL: Will you wait for the NEX-7?

The Sony NEX-7 was very likely the camera that would have made join the NEX systems many current Nikon or Canon shooters. It has been perceived as a very usable and professional tool for street photography (along that amazing Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens). Now that the factory has been flooded we have to wait 3-4 months before the camera gets in Stock. And serious competition might is coming in the meanwhile. Fuji will announce a professional interchangeable system based on the popular Fuji X100 camera. Olympus might will come with a sort of rangefinder styled SP camera. Canon has no hurry yet, but I am sure they will do something more “professional” than what Nikon did with the “One” system which is targeted for the consumer market.

Will you wait 3-4 months for the NEX-7?

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New NEX lens and camera preorders:
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 13, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-7 review at Techradar and Whatdigitalcamera

Techradar (Click here) just posted a new review. Of course do they like the camera but I want to higlight one of the very few negative points about the camera: “A lightweight CSC with a 24.3Mp sensor may be ideally suited to landscape photographers, but the lack of a suitable wide-angle optic may be just as off-putting as the camera is tempting. This is a real shame, because the lightweight design of the body and the excellent resolving power of the sensor should make this an ideal application for this camera.” Oh yes, the camera has no real faults, we need the right lenses now Sony. That’s it.

There is one more NEX-7 review written by WhatDigitalCamera (Click here): “With high expectations the NEX-7 succeeds on many levels, but with the CSC market highly competitive this high-priced model does also finds its limitations where focusing and design are concerned. Saying that, the NEX-7 is an impressive mix of features, high-resolution image quality and excellent 1080p movie mode. For some it’ll be the perfect camera, though with an ‘indefinite delay’ due to production problems you may want to get those pre-orders in to be among the first to own one…“.

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-5n Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

November 12, 2011
Posted in reviews

Pancakes ideas for your NEX: Minolta Rokkor 40mm f/2.0

The NEX-7 is far still far away from being shipped but I am happy to own my tiny sexy black Sony NEX-5n. I am currently using one lens only, my Nokton 35mm f/1.4. But I am ready to test more M-mount lenses. The Nokton is a soft creamy lens, not exactly sharp that’s why I am looking for something as small as the Nokton but much more sharper. And the solution could be the Minolta Rokkor 40mm f/2.0 lens. It looks gorgeous on a NEX camera (Click here to see it at golftoimpress.com). Really small and high quality lens!

I found many image samples on Flickr. Images look very sharp and with nice tonality and contrast. I didn’t find any professional review of the NEX and Rokkor combo. If you find something drop me a message or comment this post thanks!

The Minolta Rokkor 40mm f/2.0 pancake can be found for $500 used on eBay (Click here).

P.S.: Don’t forget: You need the Leica M to NEX mount adapter (Click here to find them on eBay).

November 11, 2011
Posted in deals

A few Sony A77 in Stock at Uniquephoto (USA) and a few in european stores. Sold out in ALL Sonystores!

Every day it’s more and more difficult to find the A77 in Stock. It’s sold out in all Sony stores (yes from all over the world!). And it is now sold out at Amazon US and Amazon UK. But SAR readers are continually helping us to find the remaining A77 (thanks!). Here is where you can find the A77 in Stock:

USA:
The A77 body is in Stock at Uniquephoto (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm lens is also in Stock at Uniquephoto (Click here). UPDATE: Now sold out!
A77 super kit at Amazon (Click here).

Germany:
The A77 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The A77 with 18-55mm lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

Italy:
The A77 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

UK:
The A77 body is in Stock at Warehousexpress (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm lens is also in Stock at Jessops (Click here).

Hong Kong:
The A77 body is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here).

Holland:
The A77 body is in Stock at Kameraexpress (Click here)
The A77 with 18-55mm lens in Stock at Kameraexpress (Click here)

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