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Carl Zeiss® 16-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens

Carl Zeiss® 16-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens (A-Mount) – Preview, Initial Impressions, Full Specs and more..

The Carl Zeiss 16-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens (SAL-1635Z) for the Alpha Camera Systems (A-Mount) is one of the most wanted lenses in the Sony arsenal, and in this preview I’ll give you all the info available on this incredible piece...
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Tamron 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Tamron Enters the Sony E-mount Market with a 18-200mm Beast of a lens!!

Tamron is a serious 3rd party lens manufacture and they just announced a new 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC lens for the Sony Nex E-Mount system!! Ironically Sony already has that focal length lens covered, but this lens is in a ...
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Sigma Lenses

New Sigma Lenses and The Companies Global Vision!!

My buddy Alan posted a comment on the New Sony Forum about the New Sigma lenses and Sigma’s New Global Vision!! Needless to say I was really impressed and checked out Sigma’s new website and goals. They basically ch...
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Fuji X-Pro1 – FujiFilm Introduces the M Mount Adapter!! Adds Leica Lens support and Lens Compatibility Chart!!

FujiFilm recently announced the M Mount Adapter for the X-Pro 1 which adds Leica Lens support!! This is huge, because Leica makes a huge assortment of top quality optics as well as other manufactures like Zeiss ZM Lenses. I hav...
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Samyang announces 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens

Samyang Optics is proud to inform about the upcoming release of the new Samyang lens 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC. Optics of the lens has been constructed based on the system of 13 lenses arranged in 12 groups. It should be noted that ...
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Sony NEX-5N – Excellent Video Quick Guide/ Demo by Sony Asia

In this excellent video/ Demo “Creative freedom is yours with a stylish, ultra-compact NEX-5N camera that operates with ease, and puts professional quality right in your pocket”. I just watched this a really great i...
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Sony Nex-5n, La-ea2 Adapter, DT 35mm f/1.8 Lens, 50mm f/1.8 OSS

The Month of June Product Photography – Sony Nex-5n, LA-EA2, Sony 35mm DT Lens, Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens, and the Sigma 19mm and 30mm f/2.8 EX DN Lenses

I went down to the lab the day before yesterday to take all of the product photography for the month of June. The gear for this month consists of the Sony Nex-5n for a camera body, and the LA-EA2 Lens adapter. I also got the ve...
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Intro Movie to the New Gear

The New Sony Gear is Here!! Quick Intro HD Video showing off the Gear and More!!

The New Sony Gear is here and I filmed a little intro video to show it off a bit. I also un-boxed the LA-EA2 lens adapter as a reader requested it. I have a lot of stuff to review here!! Here’s what showed up Yesterday; T...
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Cyber-shot DSC-HX300

Three New “Best in Class” Cyber-shot Cameras!! The WX300, HX300, and TX30!!

Sony introduces three new “Best in Class” Cyber-shot™ digital cameras including the WX300, HX300 and TX30!! The Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 is a very slim and totally pocket-able. It looks really similar the pro grade an...
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Canon to Nex Lens mount adapter

New Sony Nex Lens Adapter for Canon EF with Electronic Aperture Control and IS Support!!

ourtesy of Metabones and Conurus.com, we have a New Sony Nex Lens Adapter for Canon EF lenses with Electronic Aperture Control and IS (Image Stabilization) Support!!  This is a breakthrough as far as I’m concerned and I ...
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Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III – Hands-on First Impression, Photos, and more..

Canon just announced the Full Frame beast of ca camera known as the 5D Mark III. I personally own the Canon 5DMark II, and can tell you it’s a magnificent camera to say the least. The 5d mark II has been very long awaited...
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Open Box recorded with Nex-f3

Open Box – Recording with the Sony Nex-F3 and Sony ECM-SST1 Compact Stereo Microphone!!

In this open box video I set-up the Sony Nex-F3 and the Sony ECM-SST1 Compact Stereo Microphone in the accessory port on top of the camera. I then swiveled the screen as far up as I could so I could see it from the lens side. T...
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Sony Nex-3n w/selp1650 lens

New Sony Gear on the Way – Nex-3n, SEL20F28, and SELP18200 Lenses!!

New Sony gear on the way to the lab, including the Sony Nex-3n, the Sony 20mm f/2.8 Lens(sel20f28), and the 18-200mm Powerzoom lens (selp18200)!! I’m really looking forward to trying out the 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 PZ OSS...
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New Sony HVL-F43M Flash Unit and Expiring Sony Rebates Tomarrow!

Sony announced yesterday the new HVL-F43M Flash Unit for the latest Standard mount Nex and Alpha cameras, and rebates expiring 6/29! The Sony HVL-43M incorporates a powerful GN43 flash output, and also has a dedicated video lig...
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Sony DSC RX100

New Sony RX100!!, Sony A57 HD Video Sample, New Lens Rebates, and more..

Somebody leaked pics and specs on a new Sony Point and Shoot called the RX100. According to the specs it’s a powerhouse of a compact with a killer fixed lens. that has some serious power!! It’s apparently going to b...
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Sony A57, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens – Sesame Place and Crayola Factory Family Vacation!!

Michele and I had the pleasure of going to Sesame Place last week on Vacation and I brought alone the Sony Alpha 57, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens, and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II Lens!! Needless to say we had an absolu...
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Sony A57 w/ Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens - Left Side

Sony A57 and the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Lens and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens!!

The Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD lens and the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM Lens came in a few days ago and I just photographed them yesterday morning. I unfortunately didn’t have the time to use the “lab” fo...
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What is the Best Camera for Under $400 Right Now?

So my brother Dave called me the other day and asked “What is the best camera I can get for under $400?” The conversation was pretty lengthy after that, but it really got me thinking. Many things to consider like lo...
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Sony A99 Developer Team Interview at Sony Japan!! Translated to English

An Awesome interview with the engineers of the A99. Talks about all the different technologies and it’s very interesting!! I translated for you as it’s in Japanese, so some of the words might not be the best transla...
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Sony sel35f18 lens preview

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS E-mount Lens Preview – SEL35F18

In this Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Preview, I’m going to go over all the specs, lens elements, and all the other information that you need to know. The SEL3518 is one of two lenses that just got rel-leased by Sony for the N...
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