July 4, 2013
Posted in reviews

New RX100 review and RX100MII tests.


Image courtesy: RiflessiFotografici

The RX100MII has been announced but the “older” RX100 is still a perfect (and cheaper) camera! And if you want to read a brand new on field review click over at RiflessiFotografici (Click here). Italian Photographer Max Angeloni used the camera for his latest work in Egypt.

You can also read two more previews and test about the just announced MII version:
Preview at Photographic Central.
If you speak German Dkamera posted RAWs (Click here) and a preview (Click here).

One more thing for German readers: Two Refurbished RX100 are for sale for 399 Euro on eBay: auction one (Click here) and auction two (Click here).

July 4, 2013
Posted in deals, news

New Metabones Nikon G to E-mount Speed Booster announced. And Rokinon 16mm in Stock.


It’s definitely a Speed Booster day! A couple of hours ago I wrote you about the new A to E-mount Speed Booster coming in August. And now Metabones announced a Nikon G to NEX adapter too! it’s already in Stock and shipping on their store (Click here). Now you can tell your Nikon friends that they have no excuse anymore to switch over to the NEX system with their G lenses :)

And another new product is in Stock for the first time: The Rokinon 16mm f/2.0 for A-mount ships now at BHphoto (Click here).


July 4, 2013
Posted in deals

Super A99 deal at 6Ave: A99 with extras for less than $2,300!


FInally a price drop on the A99 body only! Thanks to 6ave you can get two superkits: One for $2,271 (Click here) and another one for $2,280 (Click here).

These are all brand new A99 cameras for $500 less than you pay at Amazon and with free shipping!

found via DealsRunner.com.

July 4, 2013
Posted in rumors

Metabones A to E-mount Speed Booster coming in August. Vizelex clone now in Stock.


SAR reader Alan got a confirmation from metabones that they will start to sell an A-mount Speed Booster adapter for NEX cameras in August! That’s great news! All current Speed Booster for NEX can be found at Adorama (Click here).

And in the meantime a third company is now offering a “Speed Booster” alike adapter. Fotodiox launched the Vizelex Cannon Nikon G to E-mount adapter which is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here). But from first testings at personal-view

we know that the quality is inferior compared to the (more expensive) Metabones.

July 3, 2013
Posted in reviews

The best lenses for your NEX7 according to DxOmark.


After the A99 DxOmark (Click here) also published the list of best lenses for the Sony NEX-7. The best prime is the 50mm f/1.8 (it beats the Zeiss lenses too!) and the best zoom is the 10-18mm wide angle zoom. It’s interesting to read that conclusion from DxO:

“Designing lenses smaller than their retro-focus equivalents remains a challenging prospect, however, Sony has introduced a couple of ‘pancake’ type primes and compact zooms that perform well. The range also includes several high-performance primes, although image quality assessment based on the 24-Mpix Sony NEX-7 means that sharpness scores aren’t quite as expected. Whether that’s due to the limitations of current lens designs only time will tell.”

I hope more quality lenses will be announced along the next NEX-7 successor coming in late August!


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