December 15, 2011
Posted in deals

50mm f/1.8 for NEX release delayed til mid February! (But available in Asia)

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The european and american release of the new 50mm f/1.8 lens for NEX has been delayed til mid February. Many Sonystores (like Germany) are now reporting the new availability date. But the lens is already in Stock in asian stores like Amazon in Japan.

BHphoto still says the lens will be available in December but Sonystore USA sent the following note to current 50mm preorders: “We would like to inform you we are experiencing a delay with your Sony order. The following item SEL50F18 has been rescheduled to ship on 03/02/2012.

December 15, 2011
Posted in deals

Dear Canadian friends….your NEX-7 is in Stock!

I don’t have many crazy canadian readers here, but for one reason they are the luckiest guys of the moment. The NEX-7 body only is in Stock at Sony Canada (Click here).

December 15, 2011
Posted in reviews

Zeiss 24mm for NEX is back(!) in Stock at Amazon and in Europe! (+ comparison with SRLmagic 23mm)

UPDATE_2: The Zeiss 24mm for Nex is now back(!) in Stock at Amazon (Click here). Just click on  In Europe the lens is already in Stock at Amazon UK (Click here), Sonystore Germany (Click here), Sonystore France (Click here), Sonystore Netherland (Click here), Sonystore Sweden (Click here) and in Japan at Amazon.jp (Click here).

Steve Huff (Click here) compared the new Zeiss 24mm for NEX with the just announced SLRmagic 23mm lens. The Zeiss in undoubtedly much sharper. Steve writes: “The SLR Magic is actually a very nice lens and the only weakness I found in my quick testing is the barrel distortion. When shooting straight lines or buildings this will be evident.” And there are some 100% blowups from the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 at Soundimagesplus (Click here).

That Zeiss lens is nice and I hope Sony will release more of such lenses soon!

December 15, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-7 beats the Leica M9 (Luminous Landscape)! First NEX-7 in hands of a SAR reader.


The NEX-7 is shipping to our US readers :)

Luminous Landscape (Click here) posted a new post within their NEX-7 rolling review. They compared the NEX with the expensive Leica M9 fullframe camera (Click here to check price on eBay). To compare the two camera image quality they used the same 50mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH lens on both cameras. Conclusion: “There is no question (to my eyes at least) that the Sony sensor out-resolves the Leica using the same lens.

What do you think? Amazing or not? Imagine what a fullframe NEX-9 or A99 will do. Leica really has to invent something on their sensor strategy to keep up with Sony.

One more news: SonyAlphaRumors reader “Brad” just sent me these pictures showing the very first stock of NEX-7 that has been shipped via SonyStore USA. As you see he uses the super Minolta 50mm f/1.2 lens (here on eBay) on it! Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge the image.
P.S.: Sony NEX-7 preorder search(!) links Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay. You might don’t find NEX-7 preorder at all :(

December 15, 2011
Posted in news

Your suggestions for the future A77/A65 firmware upgrades

I would like to hear from you what kind of improvements and fixes you would like to see coming with the next A77/A65 firmware upgrades. I will collect your suggestions and put them together to make a POLL.

Thanks!

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