May 8, 2012
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(SR5) A Sony NEX-F5 is also coming this summer!

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The Sony NEX-5n has proven to be a very good camera and a real hotseller (right now on top at Amazon). But according to our top sources Sony is ready to launch an improved version this summer! It will be called Sony NEX-F5 (and as you know the NEX-F3 is coming on May 17th). I have no specs yet but I have been told there will be improvement in all aspects of the camera (image quality, video quality, screen, usability). As usual if you heard something about the NEX-F5 feel free to drop me a message :)

P.S.: There is a $50 instant rebate on the NEX-5n at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And the super 50mm f/1.8 lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

A personal message: For days now I am working in the middle of nowhere. There is a low speed Internet connection, and I have to write articles with my iPhone in order to save energy. That’s why you will see a huge amount of typos and why I am not answering your mails. I may post a picture of the place where I am later :)

May 7, 2012
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Voigtlander 75mm f/1.8 tested on the NEX-7


Image courtesy: Photozone.

Klaus from Photozone is really doing an amazing job by testing lenses on his new Sony NEX-7. He just published the next lens review (Click here). As you know the NEX-7 requires tp quality lenses to get out the most from the super resolution 24 Megapixel sensor. Klaus tried the new Voigtlander Heliar 75mm f/1.8, a $759.95 M-mount lens (here at Amazon). Good to hear that this is a lens that does a good job: “On Sony NEX (APS-C) the full format lens delivers pretty good results from a user perspective. At large apertures the center performance is fine, and that’s where it counts here, whereas the border performance is rather soft.

Klaus still has to test the Zeiss 24mm lens which I expect to be best overall performer on the NEX-7. Too bad it’s still hard to find in some countries (like USA). Here are some search links. Good Luck!
Zeiss for NEX at Sony.nl, eBay.nl.
NEX-7 at Sony.nl, eBay.nl.
Voigtlander 75mm on eBay (Click here).

May 7, 2012
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Reminder: Sony announcement on May 17th. (Next announcement in Summer)


Good Morning!
In case you forgot it, we are ten days away form the next big Sony announcement. Every image and spec of the new camera and lenses have been already leaked. The image on top shows the roadmap from Sony. As you can see it’s Sony’s goal to strengthen the Middle and High Alpha range within the year. I was hoping that Sony would show the A99 prototype too but it’s unlikely that this will happen.But let’s see…miracles can happen from time to time!

P.S.: The NEX-7 is marked as “new” because massive shipment started in March only :)

May 6, 2012
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Two new A57 video reviews by Kai and John Sison.

It’s Sunday and time to see some more “relaxing” reviews. Let’s see how good the brand new A57 is! The camera itself is already in Stock at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and in Europa at Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon Germany (Click here) and Amazon France (Click here).

On top of this post you will find the latest review from that crazy horse of Kai. Kai is known to not really like the current electronic viewfinder technology but at the end he damn likes the new A57!
And below you will find one more A57 video review by our reader John Sison! Well done John!

May 5, 2012
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Bunch of new Alpha Lens reviews!

I hope you are having a nice weekend. Just came back home and made a short roundup of the very latest Alpha lens tests. Let’s start with a bit unexpected and positively surprising review: Carl Garrard (Click here) tested the Konica Minolta 100-300mm APO D f4.5-5.6 Lens:”The coatings on this lens  and the APO elements produce some of the finest image quality I’ve seen from any DSLR lens in quite some time. My advice is to scoop up an APO D 100-300mm before they are gone.
Great to see how good the Minolta lens on modern camera works. But they are really difficult to find. There are just few of them on eBay (Click here).

And here are two more reviews of more “Modern” lenses:
Photographyblog (Click here) reviewed the 50mm f/1.8 lens: “The Sony DT 50mm F1.8 SAM is a worthwhile addition to your camera bag given its budget price tag – if only it was full-frame compatible too…
Photographyblog (Click here) also tested the 16-50mm lens: “Perhaps the only fly in the ointment is an apparent lack of sharpness at F2.8 that runs throughout the zoom range – you really need to stop down to F4 to achieve an acceptable level of sharpness. Despite this flaw, we can still highly recommend the Sony DT 16-50mm

 

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