Showing posts with label 18-55 OSS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 18-55 OSS. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Deal: Sony a6000 + 18-55mm + 55-210mm for $650


Save $500 from MSRP on the a6000 twin lens bundle from costco. The bundle is also $150 less than from Amazon, although the lens in the costco bundle is the 18-55mm instead of the 16-50mm in the Amazon bundle. Both lenses are about equal in performance.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sony NEX-F3 Kit at $350

sony nex deal discount

Sony NEX-F3 with 18-55mm OSS for $350


The Sony NEX-F3 kit is currently $350 at Sears. The deal is only available at actual brick and mortar stores. Go to the Sears website and check for local availability. The current price of the NEX-F3 kit at Amazon is $459. Who can argue with a savings of over $100? This is a nice backup for your current NEX setup.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Keukenhof Tulips by H. Stanbury and NEX-7

Here are H. Stanbury photos from Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe during the spring tulip bulb display. He used his Sony NEX-7 with the 18-55mm OSS lens and a Vivitar 24mm f/2.8 in Minolta mount for the photos.

Keukenhof by H. Stanbury

sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm
sony nex-7 18-55mm vivitar 24mm

You can see the complete Keukenhof gallery at flickr.

Thanks flickrdelusions!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Discounts on Sony NEX Cameras

sony nex cameras

Image from Map Camera


The current line of NEX cameras are currently on discounts. It's a great time to buy and learn your cameras during the cold days of winter and be ready for spring.

sony nex-7 discount deal $200 off

$200 off Sony NEX-7 Cameras


Sony is offering a $200 discount on Sony NEX-7 cameras. The NEX-7 with 18-55mm OSS lens is now $1,148. The MSRP is $1349.

The NEX-7 body only is now priced at $998. The MSRP is $1199.

sony nex-6 discount deal $100 off

$100 off Sony NEX-6 Cameras


Sony is offering a $100 discount on Sony NEX-6 cameras. The NEX-6 with 16-50mm Power Zoom lens is now $898. The MSRP is $999.

The NEX-6 body only is now priced at $748. The MSRP is $849.

sony nex-5r discount deal $100 off

$100 off Sony NEX-5R Cameras


Sony is offering a $100 discount on Sony NEX-5R cameras. The NEX-5R with 18-55mm OSS lens is now $648. The MSRP is $749.

The NEX-5R body only is now priced at $548. The MSRP is $649.

sony nex 20mm pancake

The new Sony 20mm f/2.8 Pancake is also available for pre-order at $348.


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Meet NEX Junior Sony DSC-RX100

sony nex-f3 vs dsc-rx100

Sony DSC RX100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-F3



Here is the new Sony DSC-RX100 aka NEX Junior. The RX100 is an enthusiast fixed lens compact camera with a 1" sensor, 4x larger than the average point and shoot. The camera comes with a fast Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3.6x optical zoom lens, 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9. The RX100 produces 20.2 megapixels JPG and RAW images with native ISO range of 125-6400. It can also captures 1080p HD Video at 60 frames per second.

We dubbed it the NEX Junior since it shares most of the features with the NEX system cameras in a smaller and lighter form factor. Here is a quick comparison between the DSC-RX100 against the new Alpha NEX-F3.

sony nex-f3 vs dsc-rx100

Sony DSC-RX100 vs NEX-F3 Rear View



CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-F3Sony DSC-RX100
Number of effective pixels16.1 megapixels
4912 x 3264 pixels
20.2 megapixels
5472 x 3468 pixels
CCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.4 x 15.6 mm
1" Type CMOS Sensor
13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop Factor(1.5x) 18-55mm Lens
= 27-82.5mm FOV
(2.7x) 10.4 - 37.1mm Lens
= 28-100mm FOV
ISO Range100 - 16000125-6400
(80-25600 with Multi Frame
Noise Reduction)
Lens MountSony NEX E-mountFixed Zoom Lens
Flange Focal Distance18mm-
Focusing25 Point Contrast AF
and Manual Focus
25 Point Contrast AF
and Manual Focus
Image StabilizationIn Lens (Optical Steady Shot)Optical Steady Shot
Shutter Speed30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode30s to 1/2000 with Bulb Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per sec.10 fps.
LCDTiltable 3" Diagonal
921,600 Pixels
Fixed 3" 4:3
1,228,000 Pixels
ViewfinderOptional Electronic
OLED 2.4m dot
None.
Video Capability1920 x 1080 / 60p-24p
AVCHD and MPEG4
1920 x 1080 / 60p
AVCHD and MPEG4
Dimensions4.61 x 2.64 x 1.65 in.
(117 x 67 x 42 mm)
4 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(102 x 59 x 36 mm)
Weight11.08 oz (314 g) No Lens7.51 oz (213 g)
Battery Life (CIPA)470 Shots per charge330 Shots per charge
Price$600 with 18-55 OSS Lens$650


sony nex-f3 vs dsc-rx100

Sony RX100 Lens Extended vs NEX-F3 with 18-55mm Lens



Sony DSC-RX100 Hands On Video



Check out the Sony Store for complete specs of the DSC-RX100 Camera.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sony NEX-7 Monochrome by Ken Lee

sony nex-7 monochrom ken lee

Sony NEX-7 Images by Ken Lee


As news of the Leica M Monochrom spread the internet, we received an email from Ken Lee sharing his photos from Paris. The monochrome images were produced with the Sony NEX-7 and the 18-55mm OSS kit lens. The images were taken in color in RAW format, then converted to black and white via photoshop. Ken is a large format photographer and found relief in using such a light, pocketable camera.

Great detail, tonality, and clarity show off Ken's skills and the NEX-7's capability. You can see more samples at Ken Lee's Paris Gallery.

sony nex-7 monochrom ken lee

sony nex-7 monochrom ken lee

sony nex-7 monochrom ken lee

sony nex-7 monochrom ken lee

sony nex-7 18-55mm kit

Sony NEX-7 18-55mm Kit



Thanks Ken, we hope to see more in the future.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sony NEX-F3 Pre-Order $599 Kit

Sony NEX-F3 Hands On Video


The Sony NEX-F3 Kit is available for pre-order for $600 with the 18-55mm OSS Lens. The F3 will be available mid June. The video above shows the new features of the Sony NEX-F3:
  • 16000 ISO max for low light photos.
  • New image processor.
  • Full HD 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD video
  • Auto Portrait Framing
  • 180° tilt self portrait lcd,
  • Built-in flash.
  • Clear Image Zoom.
  • 470 shots per charge.
  • USB Charging.
  • Smart Terminal II for FDA-EV1S Oled Viewfinder.
  • Comes in Black, Silver, or White.

The new Sony 18-200mm OSS LE lens is also available for pre-order. It's smaller than the original 18-200mm lens and is clad in black. It will be available in early July 2012.

sony nex-f3 silver kit
sony nex-f3 black rear lcd tilt
sony nex-f3 silver front

Sony NEX-F3 Front, Rear, Iso View

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New Sony 18-200mm LE Zoom Lens with OSS



See more Sony NEX-F3 pictures from our previous post.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Broadband Infrared NEX-3 Images by Thor L.

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

Broadband Infrared Converted NEX-3 Sample



Thor L posted some very interesting shots from his Sony NEX-3. The NEX-3 was modified into a broadband infrared camera. The infrared cut filter on the NEX sensor was replaced with clear glass. The autofocus system was also modified to focus correctly in infrared.

Check out more interesting images from Thor L.

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

nex-3 broadband infrared icf sample

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NEX-5N Twin Lens Bundle Discount

sony nex-5n bundle discount

NEX-5N with 18-55mm and 55-210mm Lens



This is the new Sony NEX-5N Twin Lens bundle which includes the 18-55mm and 55-210mm lens. This kit covers an EFOV of 27mm to 315mm - no problems for most shooting situations. Both lenses also offer Optical Steady Shot (OSS). A 16 gb sdhc class 10 memory card is also included. The bundle is offered at $950, $100 less if purchased separately.

Amazon has a similar bundle at $999, but with a 32gb memory card instead and additional accessories.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

NEX-7 Flying in Bermuda with Quadrocopter

Sony NEX-7 on a Cinestar 6 Hexacopter UAV



Quadrocopter / GravityShots takes us around the island of Bermuda courtesy of the Sony NEX-7 mounted on a Cinestar 6 hexacopter. You can see what this rig looks like here. The video was captured using the 18-55mm OSS lens and is at 1080p and 60 frames per second.

Check out quadrocopter for more information.

Thanks GravityShots!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dolomites and Sony NEX-5N with Kit Lens

Here are some breathtaking photos from a Sony NEX-5N and the kit lens taken by photographer ApoJapo1. Beautiful light, great composition, and a very capable NEX-5N makes for excellent images.

sony nex-5n kit lens dolomites

sony nex-5n kit lens dolomites

sony nex-5n kit lens dolomites

sony nex-5n kit lens dolomites

sony nex-5n kit lens dolomites

Sony NEX-5N Photos by ApoJapo1


Check out more pictures from ApoJapo1.

Thanks ApoJapo1!

Monday, January 30, 2012

White Sony NEX-5N with Electronic Viewfinder

Here is Conrad A-B's NEX-5N in White livery with the FDA-EV1S electronic viewfinder. Are these the first white bodied NEX-5Ns to the the Americas? It's good looking kit.

sony nex-5n white evf

sony nex-5n white evf

Sony NEX-5N in White by Conrad A-B



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Stock Image of NEX-5N in White



Thanks Conrad!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Zeiss 24mm ZA vs 18-55mm OSS Lens

Zeiss 24mm vs E 18-55mm OSS Lens on the NEX-5N



mco_970 took out the Sony NEX-5N and tested the kit 18-55mm OSS against the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Sonnar ZA. The camera was set on a gorrilla pod and self-timer was used for stability. Autofocus was used on both lenses.

Here is the overall scene.
sony nex-5n zeiss 24mm sonnar 18-55

All the crops have the Zeiss on the left and the kit lens on the right. Thanks John.

Now lets look at the focus point, yellow sign, at f/4.
sony nex-5n zeiss 24mm sonnar 18-55

The focus point at f/8.
sony nex-5n zeiss 24mm sonnar 18-55

Left corner at f/8.
sony nex-5n zeiss 24mm sonnar 18-55

As we can see the 18-55mm OSS kit lens does not do too bad when it is stopped down in landscape situations where the subject is distant. There is also plenty of light where the speed of the Zeiss 24mm is not required.

The photo below is indoors and close quarters. Here is where the Carl Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 Sonnar Lens shines. You can see a lot of detail that the 18-55mm lens did not resolve.

sony nex-5n zeiss 24mm sonnar 18-55


Check out the full post by mco_970 with more samples at fredmiranda.

Thanks mco_970!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sony NEX-7 vs Fuji X-Pro1

sony nex-7 vs fuji x-pro1 x1

sony nex-7 vs fuji x-pro1 x1

Sony NEX-7 (top) vs Fuji X-Pro1


Here is another challenger for the Sony NEX system. The new Fuji X-Pro1 builds on the success of the Fuji X100 first to introduce a hybrid viewfinder. It has a 2nd generation hybrid viewfinder and a new "organic" aps-c cmos sensor. The X-Pro1 is being introduced with 3 prime lenses: 18mm f/2.0, 35mm f/1.4, and 60mm f/2.4 macro. The 1.5x crop factor of X-Pro 1 means that the 3 lenses provide an equivalent FOV of 27mm, 52mm, and 90mm. Here is what we know so far and this will be updated when the X-Pro1 stats are officially announced.

CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-7Fuji X-Pro1
Number of effective pixels24.3 million pixels16.3 million pixels
CCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm
APS-C CMOS Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop Factor1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV1.5x 50mm lens = 75mm FOV
ISO Range100 - 16000200-6400
(100-25600 with boost)
Lens MountSony NEX E-mountFujifilm X Mount
Flange Focal Distance18mm17.7mm
Focusing25 Point Contrast AF and Manual FocusExternal AF
Image StabilizationIn Lens (Optical Steady Shot)None.
Shutter Speed30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per sec.6 fps.
LCDTiltable 3" Diagonal
921,600 Pixels
Fixed 3" Diagonal
1,230,000 Pixels
ViewfinderElectronic OLED 2.4m dotHybrid Optical /
Electronic Viewfinder 1.44m dot
Video Capability1920 x 1080 / 60p-24p
AVCHD and MPEG4
1920 x 1080 / 24p
H.264
Dimensions4.75 x 2.75 x 1.7 in.
(119.9 x 66.9 x 42.8 mm)
5.4 x 3.3 x 1.5 in.
(138 x 83 x 38 mm)
Weight10.3 oz (291 g)14.1 oz (400 g)
Battery Life (CIPA)430 Shots per charge300 Shots per charge
Price$1349.99 with 18-55 OSS Lens$1700 Body Only


sony nex-7 vs fuji x-pro1 rear

Sony NEX-7 vs Fuji X-Pro1 Rear



fuji x-pro1 lenses 18mm 35mm 60mm

Fujifilm X-Pro1 System Camera and Lenses

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sony NEX-7 with Rokkor-M Konica and Contax Lens

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sony nex-7 18-55mm oss

Sony NEX-7 ISO 800 with 18-55mm OSS @52mm f/5



We posted earlier about our trip to Unique Photo to see the new Sony NEX-7. It was an open house with Sony representatives exhibiting the new Alpha and NEX cameras, Sony lenses, and flash guns.

There was a lot of interest with the new cameras so our time with the NEX-7 was curtailed. The Sony representatives were all very helpful allowing lens changes and personal memory card usage to grab some images of the pre-production NEX-7.

The brief time with the NEX-7 was great. Since the NEX-5 was our main camera, it's been a while since we used a viewfinder. The NEX-7's EVF was a new experience. It felt odd in the beginning putting a small electronic screen up to your eye but we adjusted by the end of the night. We didn't have time to adjust the diopter, which we should have. All the information from the rear LCD is translated to the 2.36 million dot, 0.5" XGA OLED EVF. The EVF and slightly larger body of the NEX-7 made shooting with quite heavy SLR lenses very manageable.

We did not use the two new dials on top of the NEX-7 since we were using manual lenses. The dials felt great when we did play with them briefly. There was an additional button by the Shutter button that we will most likely reassign to a new command.

We learned a few things about the NEX-7. It responded to the same remote control as the other NEX and Alpha cameras. Also in the menu there was a Micro Adjust option for auto focus lenses. Lastly the NEX-7 was considerably lighter than it looks and will make for a great travel companion.

What would we change with the NEX-7 from our brief encounter? Change the Exposure Bracketing to +/- 3EV with a 5 shot option. The extra button by the Shutter button hopefully is customizable. We would set it to EVF or LCD mode only and not rely on the sensor.

We set the NEX-7 to Shutter priority, and Auto-ISO when the light allowed. The camera was set to JPEG output and that is what's posted here. The posted images are resized and 100% crops from each lens. No other changes were made to the file. All the lenses handled great with the NEX-7. The snapshots are not the best but we had a great time playing with the NEX-7.

sony nex-7 contax zeiss 85mm planar
sony nex-7 contax zeiss 85mm planar

Sony NEX-7 ISO 160 with Contax Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar - the shutter speed at 1/60 didn't help this shot.


sony nex-7 minolta 28mm rokkor-m leica
sony nex-7 minolta 28mm rokkor-m leica

Sony NEX-7 ISO 200 with Minolta 28mm f/2.8 Rokkor-M


sony nex-7 konica hexanon 57mm 1.2
sony nex-7 konica hexanon 57mm 1.2

Sony NEX-7 ISO 400 with Konica Hexanon 57mm f/1.2


sony nex-7 voigtlander 12mm ultra wide

Sony NEX-7 ISO 6400 +1EV with Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar


The CV 12mm Ultra Wide Heliar shot above was not focused and was taken to see if red-shift at the corners was present.

Thanks to Unique Photo, Sony, and the lovely model in the photos above.