Fourth part of the SAR readers work roundup!

Usi:Here is my Antarctica expedition video All done with the A77 and the Sony 18-250 with some nd and polarized filters. It is in Hebrew, there are English subtitles.
I received the A77 4 days before the trip – on Jan 2 – and didn’t have time to really learn the camera. But taking pictures and video in those extreme condition was great fun – I just forgot about my Canon camera and used the Sony.

Troy:All this work was done with an A700 and 80% Sony 16-50 2.8 and 20% Sigma 50-150mm 2.8  I love both these lenses and they compliment each other greatly: Picasaweb

Anthony:Hi mate these iamges i take with the sony a700. using either tamron 17-50, tamron 60mm macro or my 85 mm zeiss lens along with my elinchrom lighting gear

Mattia:Il cliente è BMW Italia ed è un tributo alla 1M. Girato con Nex VG10 e 5N, prevalentemente con ottiche Leica M in una mattinata a Monza.

Lee:Out and about with the family, playing around with my new old Canon FD 1.4 50mm Lens on my Sony Nex 5N. All shot with Sunset profile, edited with Sony Vegas and graded using Magic Bullet Looks.

Felix: “At you will see some of my work. Most of the photos are done with an “old” Sony, a Konica Minolta Dimage A2. But the top three are shoot with an A77 and the 16-50 2.8 lens.

Eugene:NEX-5n video at

Alex:Thought I’d share a link to some of my work if your readers might fancy a look!

Bert: “I documented the final Space Shuttle Mission, STS-135, using two A900’s. This, as well as my commercial and wedding work, is viewable at  The color launch image is a
single 24MP frame capture with only minor editing.  The B&W images are stitched panoramics and layering of frames.  Here is the story behind how I shot the series and my launch setup.  I also do my own artistic work, composing figure images on location (26 states & the Virgin Islands so far) can be seen at: .  The image “Desert Lines” is a 15-frame stitch 250MP image and was recently displayed printed 44″ x 120.”

Yurilee:FS100 videos on my YouTube

Rick:Dive pics & video shot with NEX 5 & 7 most with 1855 lens at

Garron:My photos created since the end of 2005 on various Sony cameras; Point and Shoot, A100 and A900

Gert: ” i am professionel photographer i Denmark, and godt my nex 7 in marts the best camera ever in that size , the photo’s is from Paris, and Thank you for your fine webside:

Ticknor: “Here is some of my recent shots.  All shot with the Sony Alpha a77. Snail, Endless Hallway, Illumination, Tear, Prelude to Love, Love Story, Watering eye.

New Cine lenses from Samyang for Alpha mount (and New PMW-200).

We have now some new products to show you today. First, we had that Sony PRO announcement tonight. We have the new PMW-200 that is neither an Alpha nor an E-mount camera. And than Samyang-Rokinon unveiled via facebook page that the: “Rokinon 35mm T1.5 cine lens will be available in U.S in few weeks and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 & 14mm T3.1 cine lens will be available in U.S in September.” They will come in Alpha mount too!

New Kipon adapter allows full electronic control of Canon EOS lenses on the NEX cameras.

The image I posted here on top may not look that professional but what you see really works :)

This is the new Kipon EOS to NEX adapter that will allow full electronic control of the Canon EOS EF lenses on your NEX. Almost like you can do on the new Canon EOS-M camera.

“Manual” Kipon adapters for NEX can be found on [shoplink 5559 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].


DT lens announced (press release)

So, here we have the new lens. Price, specs and preorder is already up at BHphoto (Click here).


This is the PRESS RELEASE:
SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2012 – From flattering portraits to faraway wildlife and fast-action sports, nearly every subject can be captured beautifully with the new SAL55300 telephoto zoom lens, the latest addition to Sony’s A-mount lens lineup.

Optimized for use with α A-mount camera models with APS-C sensors, the compact, stylishly-designed interchangeable lens is an ideal addition to the camera bag for any Sony photographer.

“The new SAL55300 lens is a perfect complement to our acclaimed line of Alpha A-mount cameras with Translucent Mirror Technology, allowing consumers to capture distant, faraway subjects with razor-sharp focused images and Full HD videos,” said Mike Kahn, director of the alpha business at Sony Electronics. “With a versatile 55-300mm, 5.5x magnification range, fast, quiet performance and an attractive price tag, it’s a welcome addition to our alpha A-mount system.”

The new SAL55300 lens features a whisper-quiet Smooth Autofocus Motor (SAM) and an advanced optical design to get the best from the high-speed performance and high resolution sensors common to Sony’s A-mount camera lineup.  Additionally, it contains an ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass element, commonly featured on premium Sony G Lens models, that reduces color aberrations, improves image quality and provides excellent contrast and corner-to-corner sharpness.

Pricing and Availability

The new SAL55300 A-mount interchangeable lens for A-mount cameras will be available in September for about $300 at Sony retail stores ( and other authorized dealers nationwide.

Canon goes after the Sony NEX (new EOS-M annnounced)

It pretty much looks like Canon was looking close at the Sony’s entry level NEX cameras when developing the new Canon EOS-M camera. This has been announced today…full coverage by Ale at (Click here). It is even a bit more compact than the newly announced [shoplink 12933]Sony NEX-F3[/shoplink] althaugh more expensive. I am still looking at the specs if this is a worthy Sony NEX competitor…what you think?

Canon specs and info:
Dedicated presentation page on Amazon (Click here).
EOS-M Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
EOS-M White at BHphoto (Click here).
EOS-M 22mm pancake at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
EOS-M 15-55mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
EOS-M adapter at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
EOS-M Flash at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Sony TidBits

The Sony SLT-A77: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide will be for sale from July 28th at Amazon US (Click here) and Amazon UK (Click here).

Sony A37 review at ePhotozine.

Sony RX100 as a movie machine by Outbackphoto.

Stefan: “I created a group for the Yasuhara Nanoha on Flickr. Questions and wishes for pictures welcome.

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN (NEX) Lens Review at SLRlensreview.

The Sigma 30mm lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon FR (Click here).
The Sigma 19mm lens is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here), Amazon DE (Click here), Amazon UK (Click here), Amazon FR (Click here).

Sony RX100 rules in US. Canon NEX competitor coming…

We haven’t seen that with any other Sony camera before. The RX100 rules the Amazon US sales ranking (Click here) and beats any other digital mirrorless, compact or DSLR camera. You don’t see very often a Sony camera beating a Nikon or Canon :)

Speaking of Canon. They will launch a mirrorless system camera and NEX competitor this Monday. Pictures can be seen at I am still not sure if it will use an APS-C sensor. It looks smaller than any NEX camera…

RX100 In Stock and shipping at Amazon US (Click here) and Bhphoto (Click here).