December 15, 2011
Posted in reviews

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 (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
Posted in reviews

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 :(

December 15, 2011
Posted in news

Your suggestions for the future A77/A65 firmware upgrades

I would like to hear from you what kind of improvements and fixes you would like to see coming with the next A77/A65 firmware upgrades. I will collect your suggestions and put them together to make a POLL.


December 15, 2011
Posted in news

Fimrware update for NEX-5/C3/3/VG10 released.

And finally the new firmware is out! Here are the direct download pages to Sony Asia (in english):

Download the NEX-3 firmware 0.5 for Windows (Click here) or Mac (Click here).

Download the NEX-5 firmware 0.5 for Windows (Click here) or Mac (Click here).

Download the NEX-C3 firmware 0.5 for Windows (Click here) or Mac (Click here).

Download the NEX-VG10 firmware 0.3 for Windows (Click here) or Mac (Click here).

Thanks gg

December 14, 2011
Posted in deals

Download the NEX-7 pdf file! First price drops on the NEX-5n + free $50 gift card with NEX-5/3.

While the NEX-7 is not available yet you can now take some lessons about your future camera by downloading the official pdf brochure: Dropbox via SonyAlphaNex.

And if you need a camera now than you might get the NEX-5n which just got his very first $50 price drop (via noisycamera). Problem is that it is backordered for 30 days :(
Black NEX-5n with 18-55 kit lens at ABT (Click here).
Silver NEX-5n with 18-55 kit lens at ABT (Click here).
Black NEX-5n body only at ABT (Click here).

The Sony A65 is available as kit with lens and accessories via third party resellers on Amazon (Click here). And Amazon is also offering a free $50 gift card when purchasing a selection of cameras (Click here to see the list that includes the NEX-5/3).


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