September 14, 2011
Posted in reviews

NEX-5n overheating (non-)issue video on youtube!

I still didn’t get my NEX-5n so I cannot test it for myself. But it looks like the camera has an overheating issue when recording videos! But the good news first. It takes over 20 minutes in an ambient temperature of 30 deg. Celsius before you notice the problem. Probably a more serious issue is the clicking noise when moving around or panning (See discussion on Dpreview). See the video below to hear it:

Beside those problems that hopefully can be solved via firmware upgrade as soon as possible the image quality of the NEX-5n is stunning. See the comparison with the Nikon D700 fullframe camera at Kayakphoto (Click here).

The NEX-5n is in Stock in most stores like Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay (Click on shop names to check the availability).

All other new camera and lens preorders:
A77 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
A65 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony NEX-7 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 50mm f/1.8 Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.
Sony 55-210mm Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

September 14, 2011
Posted in rumors

(SR5) New Samyang 8mm (f/2.8?) fisheye coming soon.

The image on top shows you the current bulky 8mm fisheye lens from Samyang which has been optimized for the use on the VG-10. But we have been just told by our soruces that a new version is going to be announced soon. It will be far more compact than current fisheye lens. The design will be  slightly different than the just announced Micro Four Thirds 7.5mm pancake fisheye but the size and FOV will be similar! And that’s good news because as you can see here the lens is extremly tiny! Nice!

On eBay you can find the two mentioned fisheyes:
The 8mm for the VG-10
The 7.5mm for m43

September 13, 2011
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-7 full preorder checks and seven new fullsize image samples!

UPDATE: There are seven new full size NEX-7 image samples you can download at Imaging Resource (Click here). Let me know what you think about the quality of those images!

Many of you are asking me when the NEX-7 will be available and where it is possible to preorder the cameras. It’s not as easy as you think. For example only a few European Sony Stores are offering preorders (See Sony France, Belgium, UK, Switzerland, Netherland). I was curious to see in how many countries Sony is selling their cameras via online shop. I made a list of countries with links to Sony Stores and also a couple of other big stores. It’s up to you to find the NEX-7 preorder option! P.S.: Didn’t know there is a Sony Store for Kazakhstan and Moldova too!

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

September 13, 2011
Posted in reviews

Image samples with the dream combination: NEX-7 + Zeiss 24mm lens.

It’s probably the hottest combination of the moment. The Sony NEX-7 with the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lens. But how is the real image quality? Thanks to Rob Skeoch we can analyze the very first full size image samples on Flickr (Click here). And on his blog ThePictureDesk he writes: “I think this lens will be very worthy of the name. It’s sharp, has great contrast and great flare control. Both the lens and camera are pre-production. I’m not sure how useful this posting is, since they are early versions and the photos are kinda lousy…. and I mean user error or what is often called poor photography. LOL.

Preorder the NEX-7 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay (Some stores may are not accepting preorders now).
Preorder the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay (Some stores may are not accepting preorders now).

September 13, 2011
Posted in news

Sony 30mm E-mount macro image samples (In Stock in October)


At first look the Sony 30mm macro lens for NEX doesn’t look like it could become a hotseller. It’s way to big and to slow for me. But it’s a very cheap lens. And there is one more good news. The Japanese website DC.watch (Click here) posted a couple of full size image samples taken with the NEX-C3 and the macro lens. And when looking at those images I can say that image look very good! Click on the thumbnails below where I linked some of the images made by DC.watch.

P.S.: The lens will be available in Japan from September 22. We Europeans and Americans will have to wait a bit more to get our hands on that lens (mid October).

You can preorder the lens and check the availability date by clicking those direct search links. 30mm macro at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

 

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