Photozone tests new lenses on the NEX-5!

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Photozone has fallen in love with the new Sony NEX camera :)

They reviewed 4 third-party manual focus lenses in few days. And Photozone will not stop here: “We’ll test most of the Voigtlander lineup plus a few [shoplink 3255]Zeiss ZMs[/shoplink] & Leica Ms.

Read the following four reviews:

1) [shoplink 3987]Leica Summarit-M 50mm f/2.5[/shoplink] on Sony NEX (click here to read the review).
Photozone writes: “its execution is next to perfect and you can feel that it was made with passion” and “In optical terms it is certainly an impressive lens“.
Check out price and availability of the lens on [shoplink 3987]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]

2) [shoplink 3990]Voigtlander Heliar 50mm f/3.5[/shoplink] on Sony NEX (click here to read the review) .
Photozone writes: “In technical terms it is still a very good performer and roughly comparable to the Zeiss and Leica 50mm lenses“.
Check out price and availability of the lens on [shoplink 3990]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]

3) [shoplink 3991]Voigtlander Ultra-Wide Heliar 12mm f/5.6[/shoplink] Aspherical II on Sony NEX (click here to read the review).
Photozone writes: “The lens is extremely sharp in the image center and still good in the image borders/corners.” and ” The primary weakness of the Heliar is the heavy amount of light fall-off combined with a slight color shift in the image corners.
Check out price and availability of the lens on [shoplink 3991]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]

4) [shoplink 3992]Zeiss Planar ZM T* 50mm f/2[/shoplink] on Sony NEX  (click here to read the review).
Photozone writes: “The center resolution is on a very high level at large aperture settings and the borders are pretty good here.
Check out price and availability of the lens on [shoplink 3992]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink]

New Sony Alpha NEX-3 / NEX-5 review at Cameralabs

Sony Alpha NEX-5 sample movie – indoor handheld from Gordon Laing (Cameralabs) on Vimeo.

Cameralabs is one of my preferred websites and they just published the new Sony Alpha NEX-3 / NEX-5 review (click here). The first line of their conclusions says: “The Sony Alpha NEX-5 is one of the most impressive, exciting and enjoyable cameras we’ve used for a long time.” :)

One more NEX news: David Kilpatrick tested the NEX-5 live sound (Click here to read the article at Photoclubalpha)

If you don’t own a NEX camera use those shop links to check for price and availability:

NEX5 (Click on store name): / Adorama / BHphoto / eBay

NEX-3: / Adorama / BHphoto / eBay

NEX & Leica love: the Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1.0

Imagine how it would be to use a [shoplink 3874]$6,550.00 lens[/shoplink] on you NEX camera! Yes such an expensive lens does really exist and of course it is a Leica ;)

Darren Chan posted some image samples on flickr taken with the NEX-5 and the Noctilux. Some other image samples have been also posted on SonyAlphaNex. That’s almost all you can find on the web, not many user are going to buy that lens to use it on the Sony camera! Check out the [shoplink 3874]Noctilux auctions on eBay (Click here)[/shoplink] to see how much that lens costs. If you need a very fast lens for your camera I suggest you to wait for our next post where we will show you “cheaper” alternatives!

P.S.: You can use Leica lenses only [shoplink 3491]via M-mount to E-mount adapter[/shoplink]

If you have want to share your NEX + third party lens images contact us at Thanks!

Sony TidBits

Testing the [shoplink 3003]Sony NEX-5[/shoplink] with AVCHD 1080
Lenses used:
sony original 16mm nex lens
Kipon Nex to nikon adapter with:
Nikkor 85 1.8
Nikkor 50 1.4

CZ 16-80mm
Adobe Profile made by David Kilpatrick at Photoclubalpha

Sony NEX Converted to IR Infrared (Pbase)

Interesting, now we have two reviews of Sony cameras that are going to be replaced: Sony Alpha A500 Camera Review at and Sony A550 Review at Photographyblog.

Sony Alpha A390 review at Techradar.

Canon 5Dmk2 vs [shoplink 3032]Sony a900[/shoplink] Dynamic range test (Dpreview)

First Hands-on with Sony’s new 24mm Carl Zeiss lens

(Credit: Leonard Goh/CNET Asia)

Asia CNET had the chance to hold the new Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 lens: “Although the lens we got is a pre-production unit, we were impressed by the smooth and precise focusing it offered.” Read more:

A preview and some image samples have been posted on Dpreview (Click here)

You can pre-order the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 lens on BHphoto (Click here)