October 2, 2011
Posted in reviews

Sony NEX-5n (video-)review by Digitalrev

Here is a not so technical review made by Kai form the Digitalrev team. If you want to read a more “professional” review than wait for Dpreview. They will publish the full technical NEX-5n review this week!

Meanwhile I had zero team to share some thoughts with you about my Sony NEX-5n experience. I used the camera to take some private pictures while working on a photo reportage in Antwerp. And the last two days I used it as backup camera camera to record an interview for a short documentary. I have to say that in such cases (when you have to keep recording for a very long time) the overheating issue is really annoying. But don’t blame on Sony, blame on me for trying to use the camera for a professional work ;)

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
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.
Sony NEX-5n 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.
NEX-5n viewfinder Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

 

October 1, 2011
Posted in news

Leica is “worried” about the huge NEX lenses.

Image on top: The biggets of all ENX lenses, the 18-200mm.

Alfred Schopf (chief executive of Leica Camera) had an Interview with Asiaone where he reveals: “his reticence to follow the design route taken by Sony with its compact mirrorless NEX cameras“. He literally said: “They have compact bodies and huge lenses in front. I feel a little bit stressed by that design, to be honest.” He also confirmes that they will make a mirrorless system (non rangefinder). There were rumros saying that Leica would use Sony’s APS-C sensor for the system. I would be happy if Leica would go a huge step further and share the same E-mount. I am just dreaming I know…

P.S.: Meanwhile you can use manual M-mount lenses like the one I am using, the Nokton 35mm f/1.4 (Click here to see it on eBay) if you need compact fast lenses!

 

Via Leicarumors

October 1, 2011
Posted in reviews

NEX-5n news roundup (and fix news)


Sony Nex 5n compared vs. Sony Nex FS100: ungraded/graded clips 1080/60i (Mike Kobal).

Sony France (via Focus Numerique) told that the clicking noise comes from a mechanical part on the shutter. And the fix consists in lubricating that part! That’s it :)

Sony NEX-5N vs Hacked Panasonic GH2 vs Sony HX9V: You’ve Got a Friend in Me on vimeo.

Two HD clips now up taken with theSony Nex-5n at SonyAlphaLab.

Moss Landing (vimeo).

Sony NEX-5n in Stock check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

Other new NEX camera and lens links:
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 30, 2011
Posted in reviews

New round of Sony A35 reviews…

Dpreview (Click here) tested the Sony A35: “Like the previous SLT models the A35 is an excellent all-round performer. It gets all the basic stuff right most of the time, and the refined ergonomics make it fun to work with, for both beginners and advanced photographers.

Also Cnet Uk (Click here) tested the camera: “The A35’s results speak for themselves. Colours are true and focus is sharp, while the carefully positioned controls make it easy to achieve some great results in very short order. If you don’t already have a stock of lenses for a rival manufacturer, take a serious look at the A35 when you’re next consider an upgrade. When bought with the kit lens, it is extraordinary value for money.”

There is a third review at DigitalCameraSchool (Click here): “A nice, well-priced camera but the eye level viewfinder lets it down.

And there is a preview at SonyAlphaLab (Click here).

SOny A35 shop links at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.

September 30, 2011
Posted in deals

Amazon accepting Sony 50mm E-mount preorders. NEX-5n shipping via Amazon itself.

To become popular I believe it’s necessary for any camera system to offer some cheap and good quality lenses. Something that makes you say: “Damn, I do not have a lot of money but by joining the system I can get that nice lens“. The most popular lens on Amazon Rankings (Click here) is the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. The most popular lens of the Micro Four Thirds system is the Panasonic 20mm pancake. And looking at the NEX system I think that role can be played by the new Sony 50mm f/1.8 lens which is now available for preorder on Amazon (Click here). I only wish it would come in black too to fit on my future NEX-7!

One more deal news: Amazon itself is now shipping the NEX-5n (Click here).

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