How to transform your Sony NEX in a Pinhole camera :)

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I guess few of you have used Holga cameras for a long time. Now we have good news for you. With the new Skink Pinhole Pancake Starter Kit ([shoplink 4384]available on eBay[/shoplink]) you can transform your Sony NEX camera in a digital Hogal :)
Another positive side effect is that this is probably the most compact way to take photos (you don’t need any lens). [shoplink 4384]Check out the current auctions and image samples on eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].


Sony A580 in Stock in US and Europe!

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Finally also the new Sony Alpha 580 is in Stock here and there. For those of you that do not care about Autofocus speed during videorecording the A580 might is the better choice because of the Optical Viewfinder and the absence of the translucent mirror that would take you away some light (one third of stop).

In US:
Adorama has the Sony A580 with kit lens in Stock (Click here) and so some reseller on [shoplink 4378]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].

In Europe:
Amazon Deutschland, Amazon UK and some reseller on [shoplink 4378]eBay (Click here)[/shoplink].


(SR3) Is that the new Sony Alpha 77 design???


One of our readers (Thanks!) sent us a new patent about a Transmissive Display that can shifts from the non-transparent state into the transparent state by voltage application (Click here to see the patent). Is that Display a Hybrid solution like the one see inside the Fuji X100?
The interesting part is the camera body showed in the PDF (Click here). It layout looks completely different with current SONY DSLR body. A year ago we found the patent of the SLT cameras with the new camera design. So is Sony once again showing us a design of a future REAL camera? The design is clearly different than the current [shoplink 3857]SLT translucent cameras[/shoplink]! Take a look at the patent and let me know what you believe about the camera design…


First user reactions and video about the NEX firmware update


Sony 24-70CZ on NEX-5

People all over the world is right now testing the new firmware. SOme of them are uplaoding first testvideos I collected here:
Sony NEX-3 / NEX-5 Movie Aperture Control Demo (DOF) Aperture f/4.5 video Youtube.
Sony NEX-3 / NEX-5 Movie Aperture Control Demo (DOF) Aperture f/11 video on Youtube.
Sony DT3.5-5.6 18-55 on NEX extension tube AF test on Youtube.
Sony DT3.5-5.6 18-55 on NEX extension tube AF test on with extension tube on Youtube.
Sony NEX-3 / NEX-5 with LA-EA1 adapter test (with DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM) on Youtube.

P.S.: Dpreview updated their NEX review:

Let us know if you find interesting user reviews and/or new videos! Thanks!


UPDATED: Download the new Sony NEX firmware upgrade!

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UPDATE: The new NEX firmware are now officially available! Check our the Sony support website:

Or use our direct download links:
For the NEX-3: Download for Windows or MacOSX
For the NEX-5: Download for Windows or MacOSX
And here is update for lens adapter:Download for Windows or MacOSX

Once tried the new firmware let us know what you think about!

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US: Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
Europe: Pixmania (DE, BE, FR, AUT, UK, NL, PL, IT) or Amazon (DE, UK, FR).


Rumors from “Nico” :)


Many of our readers sent us emails with the latest rumor found on a dutch forum. The administrator (“Nico”) posted a list of new rumors. He also copied the SonyAlphaRumors ranking to classify the rumors: NR= Nicorumors instead of our SR= Sonyrumors :)

These are his rumors (we used the google translation tool):
NR4: The 500 f/4 will be launched in April 2011
NR3: A new “budget” full-frame Alpha
NR5: The 16 Mp EXMOR HD “gives” 30% less noise than the 12MP sensor of the [shoplink 3228]Alpha 700[/shoplink] NR5: The new Alpha 77 sensor gets a completely new APS-C Exmor HD with more than 16 MegaPixels
NR5: The beta version of the Alpha 77 is ready for a large series of field tests
NR5: A major European delegation in Japan will negotiate a Sony version of the Minolta 300mm f/4, Minolta and Minolta 200 f/2.8 200mm Macro.
NR5: The trigger problems in the [shoplink 3617]A55/33[/shoplink] via a firmware update solved
NR5: The Alpha 77 gets a new, more powerful, battery on board
NR5: Newly developed full-frame Alpha’s getting an Electronic Viewfinder
NR2: In five years, the OVF will be past

We can’t confirm or deny any of these rumors because we are waiting to get latest info from our sources. As soon as we have our SR5 rumors we will post it here.

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unkown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!