NEX & Voigländer love: The 35mm and 40mm f/1.4 lenses

As you know we started a new SonyAlphaRumors section. Many manufactors are building more and more adapters for E-mount cameras. And we want to see how those third-party lenses do work on our NEX cameras! I would be happy if you send me your images taken with third party lenses and also some nice cameraporn pictures :)

Today we show you the Voigländer 35mm and 40mm f/1.4 lenses. They are both M-mount lenses so you need to use [shoplink 3491]the Leica M-mount to E-mount adapter (just click here to check out the whole list of available adapters on eBay)[/shoplink] [shoplink 3717]The Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 lens[/shoplink] Let’s start with the cameraporn: An image of the Sony NEX-5 + 35mm lens is available here at Flickr and here again at Flickr. As you can see it’s a pretty compact and nice combination!
Image samples are available at Flickr.
To buy the lens and for price informations just [shoplink 3717]check out for current eBay auctions (click here)[/shoplink].

[shoplink 3718]The Voigtländer 35mm f/1.4 lens[/shoplink] We found some nice images on Clubsnap. Pictures were taken handheld, edited but without noise reduction done. All taken at f/2-2.8 aperture. There is also one image on Flickr
To buy the 40mm lens and for price informations just [shoplink 3718]check out for current eBay auctions (click here)[/shoplink].

Do you have some more image samples or camerporn pics to share? Comment this post or send us an email!

Sony A55/A33/A560/A580 news roundup (+ preorder news)

There have been so many news that I thought I should make a “resumee” of all recent news about the new Sony cameras

1) A full list of press releases, reviews and image samples are available here “New Sony cameras announced!” and here “more reviews

2) Videos taken with the new cameras are available here “First video taken with the Sony A55!!! + more videos!” here “More new Translucent videos!” and here “Hear the Sony A55 shutter sound!


BHphoto has the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 (click here!), the Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM Lens (click here), the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Mid-range Telephoto Lens (click here!), the Sony A55 on BHphoto, Sony A33 on BHphoto and the Sony A560 on BHphoto

As you know every Country has a different Sonystyle shop. I can’t link to every product from every country. Just search for Sonystyle on google and you should find the right store address for you (click here).

For UK: Jessops has the cameras available for preorder

Sony TidBits

Nex-5 & filters test from polispol on Vimeo.

Field Review: Sony NEX 5 (Day 1) at ThePhoBlographer tested following for lenses on the [shoplink 3003]Sony NEX-5[/shoplink] (using the Sony E-Mount to Nikon lens adapter):

Which is the best? Look for the answer at motimotion ;)

NEX 3D Sweep Panorama StereoPhotoMaker Tutorial at SonyAlphaNex

[shoplink 3028]Sony Alpha A850[/shoplink] review at Techradar.

More reviews and videos of the new Sony stuff

Canon 550D vs Sony A55 on BHphoto Video AF Comparison

Hands On: Sony A55, A560 and 24mm F2 ZA SSM (ThePhoBlographer)

Sony A55 DSLR Camera Review; Super Fast & Powerful at Devicemag

Sony Alpha 33 photo gallery at Letsgodigital

For our spanish readers: Sony A55V y A33: bajo la lupa (Quesabesde)

For our japanese readers: article on

Preorder the camera on BHphoto!
Sony A55 on BHphoto
Sony A33 on BHphoto
Sony A560 on BHphoto

A roundup of people that doesn’t like the new Sony Alpha cameras…

Everyone from Dpreview to Lumnous Landscape likes the new Sony cameras (epsecially the Translucent A55/A33 pair). But not everyone seems to be happy with the new products. I thought it is good for our readers to read the “different” opinions and arguments. So take it with a grain of salt ok?

The first negative post is from EosHD -> “Dear Sony… The A55 is just not good enough”.

The second is from Sony lover and hacker Vitaly Kiselev on DVXuser -> Sony a33/a55/a569/a580 disaster

They both follow our website so feel free to add your opinion by commenting this post!

Photozone tested the E-mount 16mm f/2.8 and 18-55mm lenses

The lens review website Photozone tested the new E-mount 16mm and 18-55mm lenses. According to their tests the 16mm lens “technically it isn’t really an impressive lens“. They liked the 18-55mm which “is a very decent kit zoom lens“.

Sony E 16mm review:
Sony E 18-55mm:

P.S: Sony Alpha NEX-5 + E 16mm f/2.8 Lens (Silver) + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens is in Stock on amazon for $799.95!