March 18, 2012
Posted in news

Sony Readers TidBits


I collected the links and info readers sent me the last days. Here is a roundup of all readers link suggestions:

Hey! check this… we use only the new Sony A65 & Sony f2.8/16-500 SSM lens…Its a  music clip from a carnival group “Gousgounides” from Rethymno – Greece, which shows the bright side of our city that we have forget … Created for fun and for our friends…

DxO now supports the Beercan! For a long time, it seemed like DxO only made correction modules for current or recent lenses. I was surprised to find out that they released a module for such an old lens (regardless of its cult-like following). Here is a link to DxO’s page where they confirm the support –

Sony Introduces New Line of Ultra-High Speed SD Memory Cards:

XQD, Ethernet and the Nikon D4 (RobGalbraith)

Charles explains the Rolling Shutter Effect on youtube (Click here) -> via

Sony A77 review at Megapixel (Click here).

I did some panorama shots with the Sony A77 and the Rokinon 8mm fisheye. I used a tripod to take shots at 8 positions (45 degree increments). I took 3 bracketed shots at position, for 24 total shots.
I used Photomatix Pro to create 8 HDR images fo each position, then Hugin to stitch the regular panorama and the little planet.

Rem: “Not that I am a big name photographer, but I have shot a few celebrities, so if anyone is interested they can also see what I have done with my Sony cameras.
Here’s one of Ron Jeremy for example…!i=1679745100&k=JXSWfSq

Here are some wonderful professional photos done by Brian Smith with a NEX-5N of the X-Factor America competitors from last season. Brian Smith is a celebrity portraitist who is one of the Sony Artisans of Imagery.



March 17, 2012
Posted in reviews

Full 50mm f/1.8 E-mount review by Kurt Munger

While the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 is certainly the highest quality lens for the NEX system the 50mm f/1.8 is the real must have lens if you want a good and fast lens for less than a thirds of the price you pay for the Zeiss. And to see how good the lens is switch over to Kurt Munger (Click here) that just posted the full 50mm review.

If you are on the waiting list than you might be happy to know that first stores are already shipping the lens and most will do so within the next 2-3 weeks. Here is my usual full preorder list I check to see what’s going on with Sony stuff. Click on the shop name to see if they have the 50mm lens:

Australia:, Digitalrev, Amazon, Adorama, B&H,
Canada:, B&H, Adorama,
China:, Digitalrev, eBay
Denmark:, eBay
Finland:, eBay
Hong Kong: Amazon, Digitalrev, B&H, Adorama, eBay
Japan:, Rakuten, eBay
Norway:, eBay
Poland:,, eBay
Singapore: Digitalrev, B&H, eBay
Spain:,,, eBay
Sweden:, eBay
United Kingdom:, Warehouseexpress, eBay UK
USA: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay

March 17, 2012
Posted in rumors

(SR5) First image of the new 18-135mm SAM lens!

The Sony Europe Press center just leaked the image of the new 18-135mm SAM lens! They now removed the image from the page but our japanese friends from DigicamInfo copied the image. A trusted source confirmed that the image is real.

As I told you weeks ago Sony is splitting up their new product announcements. New SLT and NEX stuff is coming in a series of small announcements! I think that’s a nice move from Sony and keeps me busy at SAR ;)  The A37, new NEX-F3 and new lenses are coming!

For US readers: Keep on eye on the NEX-7 at Amazon (Click here). It keeps comign and going in Stock for the normal price.

March 16, 2012
Posted in news

The Metabones EOS to NEX adapter was defective. Now issue fixed.

Andrew Reid from EosHD (Click here) discovered that the very acclaimed EOS to E-mount adapter with electronic controls from Metabones was defective! Andrew says the optical design has “major ghosting and inner reflections from the internal plastic housing.

The good news is that Metabones now fixed the problem with an anti-reflective part. If you already own one of the first issued adapters contact Metabones and send your adapter back for a service!

Metabones website:

March 16, 2012
Posted in rumors

Also Adorama is shipping the NEX-7 and 50mm lenses (NEX-7 on top of all rankings).

Sony is back to full camera and lens production and as you can see from the screenshot here on top both the NEX-7 kits and the 50mm lens are being shipped by Adorama. Sonystore says they will ship the 50mm lens on March 26th. And the Zeiss 24mm for NEX is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

That’s all good news because Sony had to delay some of the product announcements to focus on the current camera and lens production. More in detail the A99 for example was originally scheduled for Spring release but will now arrive in September.

P.S.: The NEX-7 still remains the hottest mirrorless camera of the moment being on top of all Amazon US (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon Deutschland (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here) mirrorless rankings.

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