November 13, 2012
Posted in reviews

Dpreview: “D600 sensor is similar (if not mechanically identical) to the one used in the A99 and RX1″


Dpreview posted the full Nikon D600 review. They repeat that “the D600’s sensor is built by Sony, and similar (if not mechanically identical) to the one used in the A99 and RX1 but Nikon insists that it is built to its (Nikon’s) own specifications.

They also say the: “Nikon significantly undercuts the price of Sony’s recent full-frame offerings – the SLT-A99 and Cyber-shot RX1.” While on paper this is correct we also have to add that:
1) The RX1 price already includes a high quality fixed Zeiss lens! The Nikon D600 is priced at $2100 body only. And beside that the RX1 is a completely different kind of camera…
2) …And so is the Sony A99 that focuses on hybrid still/video performance (and has a weather-sealed body).

Don’t know yet if Sony will ever release a sort of A8x camera with less features to play in the same Nikon D600 and Canon 6D league. Both are selling well according to Amazon (here is the ranking).

The RX1 can be pre ordered at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Wex UK ,Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.
A99 body Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Jessops, Wex UK, Wex Germany, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH and more links at Alphacameradeals.

Some more bits: Nigel Barker at Discovery Sony. A size comparison with other Alpha cameras by Skygon.

November 13, 2012
Posted in news

Great and funny advertising made by Sony Australia!

Sony Australia created that amazing video to explain why “Bigger is not necessarily better”. A video made to support the new mirrorless camera philosophy. Really a great work guys! I hope Sony Japan will support you in making even more videos like that! Thanks!!!

And don’t forget to subscribe their DSLRgearnoidea channel!

November 13, 2012
Posted in reviews

First 35mm f/1.8 lens review at ePhotozine!

Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

ePhotozine is the first website posting the full 35mmf /1.8 E-Mount lens review. The lens gets marked as “Highly Recommended” for the following reasons: “Sharpness is very good from maximum aperture, and can even be considered as outstanding as the lens is stopped down.Other optical anomalies, such as CAs, falloff and distortion are also kept well in check, plus the light weight and compact dimensions of the lens should make this an ideal addition to any serious NEX camera owners kit bag. The addition of optical stabilisation can only enhance the appeal of this lens.

This is an ideal lens for most of the kind of photos I will ever take. But when is Sony going to ship it? There seems a bit of confusion. European Sonystores like DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH still do say the lens will ship in Mid-November. But US and Japanese stores write that they will ship in late December only (See Amazon Japan and BHphoto).

Here is a list of stores accepting preorders:
USA: Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, Sonystore,
Europe: Amazon DE, Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH, Wex UK.

P.S::Sigma just released the new 35mm f/1.4 lens! It costs $899 at BHphoto (click to preorder)


November 13, 2012
Posted in reviews

R.J.’s Electronic EF to NEX Adapter Review

Landon Donoho posted that well done R.J.’s electronic EF to NEX adapter video review. The adapter can be found for sale on eBay (Click here).

All NEX adapters on Slidoo eBay (login to set your country). Slidoo is a SAR supported app.

November 12, 2012
Posted in deals

Sony NEX-6 in Stock status (now at Adorama too, and a book coming).

Sony NEX-6 Smart remote video (in German)

Time for a short Sony NEX-6 roundup!

The camera is shipping and first owners are writing their reviews on Amazon US (three of them) and Amazon DE (again three). Also our friend Jay from SonyAlphaLab posted a first NEX-6 impression review. And there is also a first NEX-6 book on preorder at Amazon (coming in May?). Than we have a new chinese advertising on youtube, an unboxing video by John Sison, a video review by Derek Yeo,

And here is the short in Stock status:
Body only: Amazon, Adorama, eBay, Jessops, and many more links at AlphaCameraDeals (including Sonystores).
With 16-50mm kit lens: Amazon, Bhphoto, Jessops, WexDE, AmazonFR and many more links at AlphaCameraDeals (including Sonystores).

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