December 10, 2010
Posted in news

External mirrorless poll


Our friends from 43rumros and mirrorlessrumros asked us if we can promote their nre mirrorless poll:
43rumors and Mirrorlessforum launched a new poll which is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ml_survey. We are curious to see the average profile of our readers. It’s an anonymous poll, and there is no commercial use for it. The results will be published here on 43rumros after closing the poll and you will finally learn how many of us are using mirrorless cameras and what kind of use they do with it!

December 9, 2010
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New Adobe Camera RAW adds A560/580 support (+ new A55 review by Tony Bridge)

Adobe updated their Camera Raw plug-in and added support for the new Sony A560 and A580 cameras.

The Photographer Tony Bridge reviewed the Sony A55: “They are certainly not the first to use one in a  DSLR (Panasonic did it with the G1/GH1) but this viewfinder is so close to an optical one that I would have no hesitation in going electronic with all my cameras from here on. Combine that with the pellicle mirror and all the advantages that accrue from that decision and a sensor which is clearly at the top of its class and you have a picture making machine which represents astonishing value. At that price it has to be the weapon of choice. For a long time I’ve been looking for a camera which was small, light, intuitive and offered me a quality level suitable for exhibition work, which offered no compromise results at a highly compromised price point (so call me le miserable!). Not all of us are in a position to afford a Leica.Click here to read the full review. Thanks Tony for sending me the link!

December 8, 2010
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New EOS to NEX adapter with aperture ring!

One of our readers (Mistral) just found that new adapter on eBay: “Just to let you know that Kipon, the Chinese manufacturer of adapters, just launched a Canon EF –> Sony E adapter with built-in aperture (since there is no mechanical coupling in the EF mount, you can only use the EF lenses wide open with conventional adapters). Their website is http://www.dl-kipon.com but it is down more than often.
The adapter for sale on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Canon-EOS-EF-Sony-nex-3-5-adapter-w-build-in-aperture-/250739038323

December 8, 2010
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Popphoto voted the Sony A55 as camera of the year!

Popphoto choosed the new Sony A55 as camera of the year: “A really good measure of the strength of a technology company is how well it does things that can’t be done.Sony, confronted with a vexing glitch of DSLR video, dipped into a bag of old and new tricks to come up with a remarkably simple solution. Along the way, it invented essentially a new type of camera, one for which we don’t quite have a name yet. What we can call it is the Alpha 55, and the Camera of the Year for 2010.

I couldn’t agree more :)

And hee the direct preorder links if you want to check the Sony A55 price and availability:
Amazon, BHphoto, Amazon DE, Amazon FR, Pixmania DE, Pixmania BE, Pixmania AT, Pixmania UK, Pixmania NL, Pixmania PL, Pixmania IT.

Via Popphoto

December 8, 2010
Posted in reviews

New A55/A33 camera reviews (UsaToday, Photographyblog, Digicam)

Jefferson Graham from the magazine USAtoday have been asked: “I want to buy a digital SLR: which one should I get?” The answer he gave is: “Well folks, this year, I have a new answer –the Sony A55:)

Photographyblog posted the Sony A33 review. The camera gets a “Highly Recommended”: “The Sony A33 turns conventional design on its head to provide what is in many ways a better user experience than traditional DSLRs can achieve, at a price point that Canon and Nikon must be worried about. If you can overcome your reservations about electronic viewfinders, the Sony A33 is a great choice for both beginners and more cautious enthusiasts alike.

The german Magazine Digicam-beratung.de also tested the Sony A55: ” Sony did almost everything right with the A55!” (Click here to read the google english translation)

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