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May 3 2013


New Zeiss and Sigma for Sony NEX lenses Soon available.

Sigma announces a 60mm F/2.8 prime for Sony NEX and MFT users.  Equivalents in 135 film format are: Sony 90mm, and MFT 120mm.  I’m thinking portrait and low light sports use, or maybe landscape pans.  The price is great—$239, let’s hope the optical quality is too.  Of course … More »

April 29 2013


Shakin’ down the Sony NEX 20/2.8.

I’ve been testing out the new 20/2.8 pancake from Sony over the last couple of weeks.  Now I have to start writing up the review.  I can say at this point it’s much sharper than the 16/2.8 at all apertures, but it is a different focal length, so a direct comparison is not … More »

April 22 2013


Sony “shoot what you love” video series, and other news.

Sony created a new video series called “shoot what you love” now available at, check it out.  There are four programs, one on Monday; three on Wednesday, and I believe you can view them free during the live broadcast, with purchasing available if you miss them or … More »

April 8 2013


Sony NEX PZ 16-50mm review.

Check out the full review of the very small retractable zoom lens from Sony for the NEX system.
This is a pretty cool lens for people that want to carry their camera in a purse or pocket; it performs reasonably well, and is much better and more useful than the 16mm F/2.8 pancake.  Is … More »

March 21 2013


Order your goodies now, or wait ’til April 3rd.

If you’re thinking of ordering something soon from B&H photo, do it by Sunday at noon, otherwise you’ll have to wait until the 3rd of April as they’ll be closed that period.  Using any of my links to order anything from B&H helps me to keep the reviews coming, because … More »

March 18 2013


New review items.

The Sony SELP1650 16-50mm powerzoom is now available without having to buy a NEX camera, however, if you buy a NEX-3N for $499, you can take the lens off and probably sell the camera for $200-$300, making the lens more affordable.  Is it really worth $348?  I’ll let you know my thoughts when the review is … More »

March 11 2013


Sony sale items, new NEX-3N at bottom scheduled for 3/20 ship. 

 Sony A65.  Body only $698. A better deal than the A58 below in my opinion. or $ $798 with 18-55mm kit lens, for extra money get the much better 16-50mm F/2.8 SSM.  Plus 2% rewards.

Sony A77.   $1098, body only, or $1698 with More »

March 5 2013


Panasonic 100-300mm F/4-5.6 OIS review ready!

The Panasonic Lumix G 100-300mm F/4-5.6 (check price) covers 200-600mm in 135 film format, that’s super tight!  Fortunately, the lens weights in at just over 1lb or 512g, and is only slightly larger than a mid range zoom for an APS-C camera!  Also, you can think of it as a good … More »

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