January 1, 2012
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Weird (modified) native E-mount lenses .

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While I am “studying” the world of third party lenses I can use on my NEX-7 I found a bunch of modified lenses that do fit native on NEX cameras without the use of any adapter. The one pictured on top is the Kodak Ektar 44mm f/3.5 you can find on eBay (Click here). It’s kind of sexy on a silver NEX but definitely to slow for my ambition. But the same seller modified two more Ektar lenses. The Ektar 47mm f/2.0 (Click here to see the auction) and the Ektar 50mm f/2.0 (Click here to see the auction). For real speed fans take a look at the native E-mount Kowa 55mm f/1.1 lens (Click here to see the auction).

Anyway, I will soon post an article that will explain which lens works well on NEX cameras. There are possible issues related to the use of third party lenses you should be aware of!

January 1, 2012
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A77 in Stock at Buydig (USA) and Digitalrev (Asia-Europe).

The A77 body is now in Stock at Buydig (Click here). It’s a store I never heard before (thanks James for sending me this -> via noisyc)

Asian and European readers can take a look here: the body only is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here). And so the A77+16-50mm kit at..again at Digitalrev (Click here). The store is located in Hong Kong but they ship for free in most countries. Please check if you have to pay import taxes. Plus keep in mind that this is the PAL version. Of course there is still eBay (Click here) but theses cameras are mostly sold for more than the list price.

UPDATE: The Dutch store Camernu (Click here) has body only in Stock.

January 1, 2012
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First Sony product of the year: A65/A77 book for Dummies :)

Good morning SAr readers. ope you recovered well from the new years party :)

I was checking some stores to see if the A77 is in Stock and found that unexpected new book: Sony SLT A65/A77 for Dummies!! (Click here to see it on Amazon). I guess everybody knows the book series so why should we care? Simple, that is a terrific popular series of books and if the Sony A77/A65 manages to get there than this means that Sony really got a hit with those new SLT cameras. I will skip the A77 and wait until the full frame SLT is out. Meanwhile I am testing the NEX-7 and will post my first impressions next week. One thing I can tell you know, I am extremely positively surprised by the EVF technology. I didn’t think it would be that good! I was sure I would be one of those guys saying..damn I want my classic optical viewfinder back! But honestly, I was wrong. You Sony engineers made a terrific work here!

P.S.: There is a more serious A77 book from David Busch you can preorder on Amazon (Click here).

 

December 31, 2011
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To all SAR readers! Wish you Happy New Year!

2011 is now over and I wish all our readers a nice peaceful New Year!

2012 will be a year of change in many aspects (see the current economic crisis). I hope we can grow out of the problems in a positive way. Coming back to less serious things I wish you to have fun on that little website named SonyAlphaRumors. A place where people can have some fun discussing the new Sony products. I am sure we will have plenty moments of excitement (and some of delusion).

So dear readers, let’s jump into that damn cool 2012!

Andrea ;)

December 31, 2011
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Two crazy adapters for your NEX cameras.


While I am still deciding what kind of third party lens I should buy for my NEX-7 I found two crazy adapters I never saw before. One is the Wallimex Tilt-shift adapter for Nikon lenses (Click here to see on eBay) and the other one is the Kipon EOS adapter with built-in manual aperture ring (Click here to see on eBay). I have no use for both but maybe you could be interested to get those.

By the way, thanks for all emails you sent me with your third party lens suggestions. I will sum them and post your findings on SAR soon. I really learned a lot form you and I will try to help SAR readers to figure out which lens works best on Sony NEX cameras.

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