Sony NEX-7 review at Techradar and Whatdigitalcamera

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Techradar (Click here) just posted a new review. Of course do they like the camera but I want to higlight one of the very few negative points about the camera: “A lightweight CSC with a 24.3Mp sensor may be ideally suited to landscape photographers, but the lack of a suitable wide-angle optic may be just as off-putting as the camera is tempting. This is a real shame, because the lightweight design of the body and the excellent resolving power of the sensor should make this an ideal application for this camera.” Oh yes, the camera has no real faults, we need the right lenses now Sony. That’s it.

There is one more NEX-7 review written by WhatDigitalCamera (Click here): “With high expectations the NEX-7 succeeds on many levels, but with the CSC market highly competitive this high-priced model does also finds its limitations where focusing and design are concerned. Saying that, the NEX-7 is an impressive mix of features, high-resolution image quality and excellent 1080p movie mode. For some it’ll be the perfect camera, though with an ‘indefinite delay’ due to production problems you may want to get those pre-orders in to be among the first to own one…“.

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at [shopcountry 8461] A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

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Pancakes ideas for your NEX: Minolta Rokkor 40mm f/2.0

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The NEX-7 is far still far away from being shipped but I am happy to own my tiny sexy black Sony NEX-5n. I am currently using one lens only, my [shoplink 8725 ebay]Nokton 35mm f/1.4[/shoplink]. But I am ready to test more M-mount lenses. The Nokton is a soft creamy lens, not exactly sharp that’s why I am looking for something as small as the Nokton but much more sharper. And the solution could be the [shoplink 10058 ebay]Minolta Rokkor 40mm f/2.0 lens[/shoplink]. It looks gorgeous on a NEX camera (Click here to see it at golftoimpress.com). Really small and high quality lens!

I found many image samples on Flickr. Images look very sharp and with nice tonality and contrast. I didn’t find any professional review of the NEX and Rokkor combo. If you find something drop me a message or comment this post thanks!

The Minolta Rokkor 40mm f/2.0 pancake can be found for $500 used on [shoplink 10058 ebay]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

P.S.: Don’t forget: You need the Leica M to NEX mount adapter ([shoplink 8850 ebay]Click here to find them on eBay[/shoplink]).

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A few Sony A77 in Stock at Uniquephoto (USA) and a few in european stores. Sold out in ALL Sonystores!

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Every day it’s more and more difficult to find the A77 in Stock. It’s sold out in all Sony stores (yes from all over the world!). And it is now sold out at Amazon US and Amazon UK. But SAR readers are continually helping us to find the remaining A77 (thanks!). Here is where you can find the A77 in Stock:

USA:
The A77 body is in Stock at Uniquephoto (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm lens is also in Stock at Uniquephoto (Click here). UPDATE: Now sold out!
A77 super kit at Amazon (Click here).

Germany:
The A77 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The A77 with 18-55mm lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

Italy:
The A77 body is in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

UK:
The A77 body is in Stock at Warehousexpress (Click here).
The A77 with 16-50mm lens is also in Stock at Jessops (Click here).

Hong Kong:
The A77 body is in Stock at Digitalrev (Click here).

Holland:
The A77 body is in Stock at Kameraexpress (Click here)
The A77 with 18-55mm lens in Stock at Kameraexpress (Click here)

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Sony A77 almost sold out in USA (only one super kit available at Amazon).

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Yesterday I told you that A77 stocks were almost finished. But I didn’t think it would be sold out that soon! I check all major US online stores and the only A77 I found in Stock is the super A77 kit at Amazon (Click here). To bad it’s out of Stock. The camera reached the 8th position at Amazon ranking (Click here). I would have been curious to see if it would have gone close to the top Nikon and Canon camera volume sales! P.S.: The NEX-5n is the most sold camera in the mirrorless setion (Click here).

Here is the complete A77 shop link list. Only some european and asian stores are still having cameras in Stock:
[shoplist 8461]

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POLL: Vote the future fullframe lenses!

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So here we are! I collected and summed your full frame lens suggestion made two weeks ago. As you can imagine I had to simplify the list (otherwise we would have something like 300 lenses in the poll!). Here are the things you have to know before you vote:

1) Please think before to vote and be honest! Be aware that Zeiss lenses and fast lenses will be sometimes very expensive! So vote only if you really would buy it!
2) The poll is not scientific and has a general value only. The goal is to give Sony an overview of what focal length and what aperture future full frame lenses should have.
3) The sum of all percentages you see after any lens option is higher than 100%. This happens because every voters can vote many lenses. Example: If a lens has an overall score of 34% this means that of all voters 34% voted that lens.
4) All lenses are SSM and full frame!
5) Don’t be angry with me if you don’t find the exact lens you wanted as option in this poll. What matters is the general impression. So please vote lenses that are as close as it gets to your preferred choice.

Let’s vote!!!

Select the three lenses that hope will be announced in 2018

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These are the links to the current Sony Full Frame lenses (without the older Minolta lenses). You can check the price to get an idea of how much the suggested poll lenses could cost!
SAL-16F28 Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9774] SAL-1635Z 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* AF SLR Lens [shopcountry 9773] SAL-20F28 20mm f/2.8 AF Lens for Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Series [shopcountry 9775] Distagon T* 24mm f/2 SSM Wide Angle Lens [shopcountry 9769] SAL-2470Z 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9776] SAL-2875 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM Constant Aperture Zoom Lens [shopcountry 9777] SAL-35F14G Wide Angle 35mm f/1.4G Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9779] SAL-50F14 Normal 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9780] SAL-50M28 Normal AF D 50mm f/2.8 Macro Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9781] SAL-85F14Z Telephoto 85mm f/1.4 Carl Zeiss Planar T* Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9782] 85mm f/2.8 SAM Mid-range Telephoto Lens [shopcountry 9768] SAL-100M28 100mm f/2.8 AF Macro Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9770] SAL-135F18Z 135mm f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* Autofocus SLR Lens [shopcountry 9771] SAL-135F28 135mm f/2.8 Manual Focus SLR Lens [shopcountry 9772] SAL-70200G Zoom AF 70-200mm f/2.8 APO G(D) SSM Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9782] SAL-70300G 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G SSM Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9783] SAL-70400G 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9784] SAL-75300 AF D 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9785] SAL-300F28G 300mm f/2.8 APO G SSM Autofocus Lens [shopcountry 9778]

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Sony trying to push factory restore in January.

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I keep getting news about Sony’s factory situation. As you know the situation is much worse than it was back in march after the Tsunami in Japan. The good news is that floodwaters is receding from the industrial area of Ayutthaya where Sony factories are located. Sony is now pushing to restore full production within two month. If all works best and if also suppliers will manage to restore their full production capability than Sony could restart the NEX-7 and A77 production in January. This means new Stock of cameras could arrive in February.

But this is the best case scenario. You will definitely not find any new stock of A77 and NEX-7 cameras this year :(

Sony has some reserves of A65 and NEX-5n cameras that can be sold during the Christmas time. That’s it.

All new Sony cameras and lenses links:
A77 at [shopcountry 8461] A65 at [shopcountry 8459].
Sony NEX-7 [shopcountry 8454].
Sony NEX-5n [shopcountry 8452].
Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8450].
Sony 50mm f/1.8 [shopcountry 8448].
Sony 55-210mm [shopcountry 8444].
NEX-5n viewfinder [shopcountry 9110].

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A77 design based on…socks :) + A77 with 16-50mm lens in Stock in USA

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Hurry. There are now a couple of A77 with 16-50mm lens in Stock at Amazon (Click here). Sold directly via Amazon itself for the normal price. But there is only one single body only option left at Amazon (Click here).

And what’s really interesting is that interview with the Sony A77 and A65 designers at Sony.net (Click here). For the A77 and A65 the designers used a styling technique called “Tensile Skin.” I really didn’t understand well what that kind of design is and the explanation made by a Sony designer sounds a bit funny: “What helped me explore this idea was an ordinary sock. As soon as I stretched the sock over our structural mock-up, it transformed the jumble of blocks into a coherent, sculptural unit. It looked fresh, and the jutting edges resonated nicely with the gentle contours. Although this unified whole could be called “monoform,” it was hardly monotonous, and there was a pleasant sense of tension. I knew that following this approach would lead us to the new shape for Alpha SLRs.”

DId you understand it ??? :)

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