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!
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
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.
And finally the new firmware is out! Here are the direct download pages to Sony Asia (in english):