While we are all waiting for new E-mount lenses from Sony, Zeiss, Sigma and Tamron we can “enjoy” the release of another cheap chinese lens for E-mount. Via Twitter SLRmagic announced that “We have another lens planned for the e-mount. Around Q4 this year.” But one of our sources told us more about it. It will be a 23mm fast prime lens and it should be announced on April 1 (it’s not a joke!).
SLRmagic is already offering one lens. It’s the SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 you can get on eBay only (Click here to see the current lens auctions and price).
P.S: My bet is that Sony and Sigma will announce new E-mount lenses in April. Stay tuned!
Our readers sent me a lot of useful links to NEX-FS100 info and reviews. I’d like to share them with you:
00aieouoo sent us the link to the video you see on top of the page. It has been shot with the following lenses:
- A Sony Alpha 50mm f1.4 with E-mount adaptor. See specs and price of the lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
- An E mount 16mm f2.8. See specs and price of the lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
- The Stock lens 18-200 f3.5-5.6. See specs and price of the lens at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Paul sent us that link: http://www.nxcamhd.info (a newly created vimeo group).
Rod sent us the link to the first test: Nigel Cooper is not amused with the Sony NEX-FS100E review! That is what he says: “All-in-all, the FS100 feels like a very rushed camcorder. The ergonomics are terrible, the fixtures and fittings are pretty much the same, the switches, dials and knobs are too small and they feel horribly plasticky with a vague feel i.e. you don’t really know if you have actually pressed a button; you need LCD menu feedback to confirm. The hand-grip on the side wobbles, even when tightened up, so to does the top handle/mic holder, which feels like it is hanging on by its fingernails. Everything about this camcorder is just so awfully wrong.”
Lando sent us the info about the Super 35mm sensor at Wikipedia.
Thanks guys for your very precious help!
What the hell! That’s a nice videocamera! Crews.tv just posted the first images and specs of the new NEX-FS100 camera. There is no official Sony press release yet but I am quite sure they got the right specs and images. This is the model we epxected to be placed above the Sony NEX-VG10. It will compete against the Panasonic AG-AF100.
UPDATE: Now it’s official! You can read everything at pro.sony.com. The bad news is that Crews.tv apparently made an error and the price is much higher: $6,550.00!!!
- Exmor™ Super 35mm CMOS image sensor
- E lens mount (and most other popular mounts via adaptor)
- Full HD 1920×1080 AVCHD HD recording / MPEG2-SD recording
- Over- and under-speed recording
- XLR audio inputs (XLR x2)
- Detachable 3.5″ colour viewfinder
- On-board Memory Stick, SD memory card and optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory media
- Uncompressed HDMI output with time code for external 4:2:2 recorders
- NEX-FS100K includes E18-200mm lens, LCD viewfinder, power adapter, lithium battery (NP-F770), microphone (ECM-XM1) and wireless remote
More pictures at Crews.tv
Image courtesy: Photozone.
Last year Photozone tested the Zeiss 24-70mm on the APS-C A700 camera and the results were impressive. Today Photozone (Click here) tested the same lens on the Fullframe A900 camera and results are by far LESS impressive! The conclusion: “The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM produced outstanding performance figures in our APS-C test but it’s not quite as good when used within its native full format scope. It is, of course, still able of delivering an outstanding center resolution but the corner quality disappoints at 24mm when using large to medium aperture settings. You may argue that the quality is fine at mainstream settings here (f/8-f/11) but for this amount of money you simply expect better results here. The lens is certainly very sharp at 40mm and still pretty good at 70mm. Lateral CAs may be visible at times in wide-angle images but it’s a non-issue in the middle to upper zoom range. A rather sour aspect of the lens is the quality of the bokeh (character of the out-of-focus blur) which could be better @ 70mm f/2.8 – this may cause headaches for some users. Bokeh fringing is very well controlled though. The lens is somewhat prone to flare.”
I am a bit surprised and you?