December 6, 2011
Posted in reviews

New Sony NEX-5n review and news roundup


Imaging Resource (Click here) posted a full Sony NEX-5n review: “Sony NEX-5N is unquestionably a more feasible take-anywhere camera than pretty-much any SLR camera, and its combination of image quality and feature set make it fairly easy for me to look past the occasional wrinkle here or there. More often than not, I found myself grabbing the NEX-5N from our well-stocked shelf when I left the office for a little photographic R&R. That, in my book, is the mark of a camera worth owning, and for that reason the Sony NEX-5N earns a clear Dave’s Pick

The NEX-5n is a terrific camera and you already know that I like it a lot. And I am not the only one. Every Amazon ranking shows how the NEX-5n is selling well. Click on the links to see the mirrorless chart for every country: Ranking in USA (Pos 4), Ranking in UK (Pos 3), Ranking in France (Pos 2), Ranking in Germany (Pos 1!).

And I guess the NEX-7 would have done even better if there wouldn’t be that delay! Looking forward to January-February when the camera will be finally in Stock!

One more thing: I heard that the Stock of NEX-5n cameras is limited. I hope it will not run out of Stock soon. Check the availability at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

 

December 5, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) Also a new PRO wide angle zoom lens coming with the A9X (Reminder: Huge lens discounts in USA).


I told you that we would see plenty of new lenses along the upcoming new A9x full-frame camera. We will have a new 50mm f/1.4 Zeiss SSM prime lens, a new high quality tele zoom, the long awaited 500mm f/4.0 tele lens and now we also heard from our trusted sources that there will be a high end wide angle zoom lens! The current only wide angle zoom is the Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM lens and I think the new zoom will be even wider. My guess (my speculation!) is that the specs will be close to the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.

I hope to get more info soon. If you have some “rumor” to share contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or use the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar. Thanks!

USA Lens rebates
And if you need lenses now than US readers can enjoy some new nice lens rebate:
$500 off on Sony 300mm f/2.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on Zeiss 24 -70mm f/2.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.4 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 30mm f/2.8 DT AF at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT AF at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

December 5, 2011
Posted in reviews

First Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 E-mount unboxing and image samples (in Stock in Europe!)


Sony NEX-5N with new E-mount lenses (Carl Zeiss 24mmf1.8/ 50mmf1.8/ 16mmf2.8).

UPDATE: The Zeiss 24mm for NEX is Stock at Sony stores online in Netherland (Click here), France (Click here), Sweden (Click here), Spain (Click here), Italy (Click here), Germany (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here).

Some guy at Mobile01 (Click here) already posted the first unboxing pictures (you have to click on the green links to open the pictures). Cnet Asia (Click here) posted a full lens review: “It isn’t cheap for an E-mount lens–or an F1.8 prime lens for that matter–but the new Zeiss on the block definitely has the potential to gain a fan base among more demanding NEX users who can appreciate a fast and sharp prime.” There is also a NEX-7+Zeiss lens test at Fengniao.

And than Luminous Landscape (Click here) added a new Zeiss lens test on their NEX-7 rolling review. He made an image comparison with the ultra-expensive Leica 24mm f/1.4 Summilux (Click here to see it on eBay). Conclusion: "Given all of the above, the 24mm Zeiss stands up to the Leica Summilux very well indeed. It bests it in some areas, holds its own in some, and falls slightly behind elsewhere. Overall this is a stunning performance. With the 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss Sonnar Sony has produced a lens which photographers will find more than exceeds expectations. At $1,000 it isn’t inexpensive, but then considering how well it holds up to the industry’s benchmark, costing almost 6X the price, it actually is a relative bargain.

Yeah, that lens gets highly recommended and it will ship to you that week! Here are ALL(!) preorder links I do check to see when the lens will be online:

Australia: Sony.au, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H, eBay.au
Austria: Amazon.at, Sony.at, eBay.at
Belgium: Sony.be, eBay.be
Canada: Sony.ca, B&H, Adorama, eBay.ca
China: Amazon.cn, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark: Sony.dk, eBay
Finland: Sony.fi, eBay
France: Sony.fr, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr
Germany: Amazon.de, Sony.de, eBay.de
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Ireland: Sony.ie, Amazon.uk, eBay.ie
Italy: Sony.it, Amazon.it, eBay.it
Japan: Amazon.jp, Rakuten, eBay
Netherlands: Sony.nl, eBay.nl
Norway: Sony.no, eBay
Poland: Sony.pl, Redcoon.pl, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain: Sony.es, Amazon.es, Redcoon.es, eBay
Sweden: Sony.se, eBay
Switzerland: Sony.ch, Amazon.de, eBay.ch
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

 

December 4, 2011
Posted in news

Two Good Morning News for you: A77 and Zeiss 24mm lenses are shipping!!!


A new week started and I am glad that I can share two good news:

1) The first batch of A77 cameras produced in Japan arrived in Asia. You can see a picture of the package (Click here) and a picture of the camera (Click here). It says “Made in Japan” and no more “Made in Thailand“. Now let’s hope Sony will also send them soon in Europa and USA too. Amazon Japan (Click here) now says the A77 will be back in Stock in two weeks. Check the A77 in Stock status at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
2) Henrik sent me the screenshot you see on top to proof that Sony Denmark shipped his Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 for NEX lens! If you preordered the lens than you will might get it that week. Otherwise check the preorder info at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

December 4, 2011
Posted in deals

USA: Super Sony lens deals! $50 up to $500 off on most lenses!!! And on accessories too!

You lucky US readers! Sony just launched a super rebate on many top lenses and accessories! It so much more difficult to find such deals in Europe :(
I list you all rebates with direct links to the lenses:
$500 off on Sony 300mm f/2.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on Zeiss 24 -70mm f/2.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.4 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 30mm f/2.8 DT AF at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.8 DT AF at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

And the NEX converters + adapter + external flash + external monitor have been discounted at Amazon (Click here).

Dear european friends. Have you find some deals in Europe too? Drop me a message if you find something. Thanks!

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