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Zeiss Touit Lenses for NEX Cameras

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Carl Zeiss Touit 32mm Planar
Touit, pronounced "do it," is the new name of Carl Zeiss autofocus lenses for NEX cameras. There will initially be three Touit lenses, 12mm, 32mm, and 50mm. They are expected to be available by the summer.

From the Carl Zeiss camera lens blog:
Touit is pronounced like the English “do it.” Touit stands for good visibility, agility, mobility and diversity, qualities which also aptly describe the new ZEISS lenses for mirrorless camera systems. The name Touit comes from the band-tailed parrots. This bird is very small and agile, and its plumage is deep green. The Touit parrots live in Latin America and the Caribbean in a wide range of different habitats, from damp-tropical island regions to lowland rainforests to thorn-bush savannas and even high in the Andes Mountains at altitudes of up to over 20,000 feet.
Please check our previous post for details on the three Touit lenses from Carl Zeiss.

Carl Zeiss Touit 32mm Planar mounted on Sony NEX-7


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NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

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Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki
Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Sony NEX-3N Review by Engadget

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Sony NEX-3N Review by Engadget
Let's see what Engadget has to say about the handsome and compact Sony NEX-3N.

NEX-7 with Speed Booster vs Nikon D600

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Sony NEX-7 with Speed Booster vs Nikon D600
TheCameraStoreTV posted their hands on video with the Metabone Speed Booster for NEX cameras. They used the Canon EOS to NEX Speed Booster lens adapter on the NEX-7.

In the video they compare the NEX-7 and the Nikon D600, a full frame camera, to see if there are perceptible differences. They used a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM lens on both cameras. The exposures were set to be equal at ISO 200 and aperture set at f/8. The NEX-7 with the Speed Booster registered and aperture of f/5.6 due to the full stop of light from the adapter. The D600 registered f/8. The image above is a side by side comparison at 400% enlargement. Would you be able to tell the difference?

Check out the full hands on video with the Speed Booster below.

Metabones Speed Booster Review by TheCamaeraStore
Thanks Jordan and TheCamerStore!

The Metabones Speed Booster can be found here.

Leica 35mm Summicron Autofocus on the NEX-6

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Leitz Wetzlar 35mm f/2 Summicron on a Sony NEX-6
Leica M 35mm Summicron Lens Autofocus via Contax G Adapter
MxCamera posted their video of a Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron lens from 1960 on the Sony NEX-6 from 2012. The 52 year gap is bridged by a Contax G 28mm lens housing which has been modified to allow autofocus on NEX cameras. If only Dr. Mandler can see what his Summicron can do now.

Thanks MXcamera HK!

NEX-5N Wildlife Shots by zackiedawg

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NEX-5N autofocus in action to capture these ducks in flight.
Sony NEX-5N with 55-210mm OSS and DH1758 1.7x Conversion Lens
Here are some excellent photos produced by the NEX-5N and the 55-210mm OSS lens with a 1.7x Tele Conversion lens attached taken by zackiedawg. He uses the NEX-5N in A or S mode with Auto ISO. He makes sure that the shutter speed is fast enough to eliminate any camera movement. Autofocus is set to AF-S. He is producing excellent results with such a portable setup.

Here is zackiedawg's description of the VCL-DH1758 1.7x Tele Conversion Lens:
For those unfamiliar, these tele-extenders screw on to the filter threads on the end of the lens, and optically magnify the lens without light loss - so the effective range of the 55-210mm lens with the 1.7x extender onboard goes from 210mm max to 357mm max. This is a very useful range on the NEX body, given the 1.5x crop which allows for over 500mm effective range, and the fact that it loses no additional light means a sl…

Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240 via CameraStoreTV

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Sony DSC-RX1 vs Leica M Type 240
TheCameraStoreTV posted their review of the Leica M Type 240. They also brought along the Leica M9 and the Sony DSC-RX1 to compare. The Leicas were fitted with the Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux, while the RX1 comes with the Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar. The RX1 image had a slight advantage over the M Type 240 in both low and high ISO shooting.

Check out the full review by the Camera Store below.

Leica M Type 240 Reviw by The Cameras Store