Amazon is finally shipping Nex-7 kits after 154 days delay!

Our reader Haija sent us the screenshot you see here on top to confirm that after 154 days delay Amazon US is now shipping the first NEX-7 with 18-55mm kit lens. Right now only third party resellers at Amazon (Click here) are offering that kit (overpriced!).

I missed that: While I was comfortably sleeping in my European bed plenty of Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 lenses for NEX (Click here) were available at Amazon. It run out of Stock quickly but it managed in that short time to become the most sold mirrorless item of the store (Click here to see the current rankings).

That was quick! Zeiss 24mm for NEX back in Stock.


Yesterday Sony Japan issued a statement to say that they are having supply problems. But today the Zeiss 24mm for NEX got back in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). And many readers keep sending me mails to tell me that their NEX-7 body or kits are being shipped. That’s good news but none of them includes the NEX-7+24mm Zeiss kit. That will still take a long time before we will see it in Stock. You may buy them separately. Should be easier for you to get them now!

Sony NEX-7 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Now I will go to bed and I hope I will find some new rumor in my mailbox tomorrow. See you soon!

Sony NEX-5n AF speed improvement test with new firmware. NEX-7 in Stock status.

Our reader David (Thanks!) made this very interesting AF speed comparison between the NEX-5n 1.01 and 1.00 firmware. He tested the speed on both 18-55mm and 16mm lenses and as you can see the speed improvement is significant!

The firmware is available here at Sony UK (or select another country). The NEX-5n here at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, eBay.

Good news! The NEX-7 body and the kit version with the 18-55mm black lens are now in Stock in any stores. Here is a selection:
USA: Amazon (limited shipments from March 5th), BHphoto (Released in limited quantity),
Europe Amazon Germany (Click here), Amazon France (Click here), Jessops (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Warehouseexpress (Click here).

US Sony lens deals: Last chance before the April 1st price increases.

A short reminder for all our US readers. The lens rebate action ends tomorrow. And from April 1st price will increase in USA, Asia and Europe. So here is the list of current deals:

$50 off on Sony DT 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Zeiss 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony DT 18-250mm f/3.5-6.5 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 30mm f/2.8 DT AF at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.4 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/1.8 at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$25 off on Sony 50mm f/2.8 Macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 70-300mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

 

 

Sony 55-210mm for NEX in Stock (someone is using the hyperprime?)

The new 55-210mm Sony lens for the NEX system is right now in Stock at Amazon (Click here). But I don’t think the deal will be available for a long time as at the time of writing only a few lenses are in Stock. And don’t forget that the hottest NEX lens will be in Stock next week at BHphoto (Click here).

One more thing: Searching for a fast lens I found that SLR Magic HyperPrime 50mm f/0.95 on eBay (Click here). I never read of one of my readers having that lens. That’s why I ask you if you have some image samples to show me! Thanks!

Sony 50mm for NEX in Stock in Europe (Sigma preorders and more deals)


Sony didn’t please us with any new NEX lens so we can be glad that Sigma announced two new lenses. One of them (the 30mm f/2.8) is now available for preorder at BHphoto (Click here) and Amazon Germany (Click here). The lens has no spectacular specs but it doesn’t cost a lot (199 Euro). A far more appealing lens is the new 50mm for NEX which is (now was) in Stock at Amazon Germany (Click here). And it will be in Stock next week at Sonystore US (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). Announced back in late August 2011 that lens is finally being shipped to worldwide stores.

One more thing: The A77 is now almost regularly in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). I hope all that means that the SOny factory in Thailand is now back to 100% full production. Time to announce new stuff Sony! :)