Battery grip for NEX and A33/55 now on eBay (chinese product!)

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The recently announced battery grip for the A33/A55 and the Sony NEX-5 cameras is now available for purchase on eBay. It’s made by the taiwanese company Ownuser (Click here)

[shoplink 6128 ebay]Click hee to see the A33/A55 battery grip auctions on eBay.[/shoplink] [shoplink 6129 ebay]Click hee to see the NEX-5 battery grip auctions on eBay.[/shoplink]

Reminder: The grip does offer:
External Shutter release input
External AC power input
Camera shutter release output
tripod mount
use of two Lithium batteries and AA Battery (6A/8A)
IR output (!)

LInks to the original products pages of the company:
The battery grip for the A33/A55:
The battery grip for the Sony NEX:

Once you have it and tested it let us know what you think about! Thanks!

A nice eBay finding: Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 with NEX adapter!

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While I was searching for a new lens on eBay I found a [shoplink 5973 ebay]Japanese store[/shoplink] selling the Voigtländer 25mm f/0.95 along the MicroFourThirds to NEX adapter. The whole set costs you $1,450.00 which is not so expensive. Click the link to see the auction: [shoplink 5973 ebay]Nokton 25mm for NEX[/shoplink]. The lens will vignette quite a bit but if you want a better f/0.95 lens the only option is the $10,495.00 cheap [shoplink 5974 ebay]Leica 50mm f/0.95[/shoplink] :(

New Sony A55 review and superdeals at Adorama

[shoplink 3617][/shoplink] Techradar (Click here) tested the Sony A55: “It would be very easy to dismiss this novel design as a gimmick, but for certain photographers it will provide a real advantage. Image quality is similar to contemporary conventional SLR cameras, but the size and weight of the A55 is much reduced, making this camera ideal for those who travel extensively, or just wish their SLR was a bit smaller and lighter.” A bit strange that the verdict sounds good but the final rating is 3/5 stars only. I checked the ratings from other cameras. The Nikon D7000 got three stars and the Pentax K-5 four stars. Both cameras do share the same A55 sensor but it looks like the Pentax K-5 can squeeze out the best image quality from the sensor.

If you still do not own the Sony A55 you might take a look on the latest deals at Adorama (Click here). They are offering $100 instant rebates on many A55 double lens kits. If you need more than the kit lens only go for it!

Check all A55 prices clicking those direct links: [shopcountry 3617]

UPDATED: A900, A33 and Nex-3 instant rebates in US!

If you are an european citizen like me you can skip that news. Only in US you can get those nice instant rebates! The A33 and the NEX-3 have been discounted:
50$ price drop on the Sony A33 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). UPDATE: Includes Free: Transcend 4GB Class 6 SDHC Card & Lowepro Rezo TLZ 10 Compact Holster-Style Bag (Black)
50$ price drop on the Sony NEX-3 at Amazon (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here). Offer ends 03/05/2011!

Also the Sony A900 gets a huge $200 instant rebate at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Also the A290 and A390 are discounted at BHphoto (Click here)!