Motimotion tests the Leica M-Summarit 35/2.5 and the Voigtlaender Super Wide Heliar 15/4.5 on the NEX

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Our friend Wolfgang tested two very detailled new Lens tests:

1) Leica M-Summarit 35mm f/2.5 (Click here to read the test)
He tested the lens comparing it with the Zeiss Distagon 35mm f/2.0. The [shoplink 4178]Leica is not a cheap lens ($1500 on eBay)[/shoplink]

2) Voigtländer Super Wide Heliar 15mm f/4.5 (Click here to read the test)
It’s a nice super-cheap wide-angle you cna buy for [shoplink 4177]250 Euro on eBay (Click here to see current auctions).[/shoplink]

Sony NEX new firmware: Hands-On Review by Luminous Landscape!

As you might know Sony officially announced a new firmware update for the [shoplink 3000]NEX-3[/shoplink] and [shoplink 3003]NEX-5[/shoplink] cameras (it will be available by mid-October). There will be also a new firmware upgrade for the NEX-VG10 camcorder in November. Luminous Landscape (Click here) had the chance to test the new firmware!
Interesting notes:
– “Once you work the updated camera for a few minutes it then doesn’t take long to realize that this is a camera reborn.”
– “This firmware update now allows setting the aperture during video shooting, if the mode is set to Aperture priority beforehand (or the Background Defocus control is used). You can’t set the aperture during filming, only beforehand, but at least you can.”
– AF with Sony SAM and SSM lenses: “I tried six different lenses and all autofocused fine, but I found that the AF speed ranged from about two to four seconds. I would therefore judge this to be one of those nice to have capabilities, but frankly not something that I would use often, and certainly not at all if the subject is moving.”

I agree with what they say here: “Well done Sony! From complaints to shipping firmware update in three months shows that there are execs at the company that are listening to end users, and who care. This won’t go unnoticed or unappreciated by the user community.“. So now let’s hope Sony is listen to us: We want the A77 and next FF as soon as possible! :)

Photozone: Voigtlander Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5 tested on the NEX-5

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Photozone keeps testing third-party lenses on Sony NEX cameras :)

They just published the Voigtlander Color Heliar 75mm f/2.5 (on Sony NEX) Review (Click here to read it): “The [shoplink 4096]Color Heliar[/shoplink] doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and if you’re looking for an affordable medium tele prime lens it is certainly worth a look.

[shoplink 4096]Click here to see the list of current Heliar 75mm auctions on eBay[/shoplink]!

Sony Alpha A33 SLT Review at Alphamountworld

Cgarrard from Alphamountworld tested the new Sony A33. He doesn’t seem to be too enthusiast with the camera: While there are features of the A33 that I like quite a bit (auto HDR, video, and the EVF/LCD) the amount of niggles I can recite or painfully remember makes it a one step forward, two step back type of camera in the scope of its usability.”

Read the review:

P.S.: Finally the A33 is in Stock almost everywhere!

BHphtoto has it in Stock (Click here)!
Notice that Amazon doesn’t have any A33!.

Amazon has it in Stock (Click here) and Pixmania Germany has it in Stock (Click here)
Pixmania UK has it in Stock (Click here)
Amazon has it in Stock (Click here)
Pixmania has it in Stock (Click here)
Pixmania Holland has it in Stock (Click here)
Pixmania Spain has it in Stock (Click here)
Pixmania Belgium has it in Stock (Click here)