Fotodiox has a new flash trigger system, the WonderBurst NEX, which features the unique NEX flash mount transmitter and a traditional hot shoe receiver. The wireless units feature 16 selectable channels and a 300′ range.
These are manual-only triggers and do not transmit TTL info and the manual flash sync speeds are limited to 1/160s. Still yet, it’s a very affordable system at only $40 for the transmitter and receiver package. Check it out here on Amazon.com.
Buy.com has the Sony NEX-C3 for $339.99 as a Black Friday deal while supplies last. Check it out here at Buy.com.
The Sony NEX-F3 is in stock at B&H. The NEX-F3 looks to be everything that the NEX-C3 is – and more.
As a result, I’m pegging the NEX-F3 as the g0-t0 consumer camera for those who want better quality than they get out of a point and shoot camera. I own the NEX-C3 and it has been a fantastic camera – particularly when combined with the great little Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens that stays on it.
The NEX-F3 is available in silver and black.
The Sony NEX-C3 rounds out the bottom end of the NEX line; however, it’s still quite the full-featured camera. I’ve already raved about the Sony NEX-5n (aside from a now-fixed problem with the audio capture in movie mode). The NEX-C3 is just as impressive of a camera to me. [click to continue…]
I’ve been waiting and waiting for this lens to become available ever since I saw it at CES 2012. Well, now B&H has them. I just ordered mine and should have it in hand by early next week. I’ll let you know what I think of it after spending some time with it (maybe next week, or maybe not until after NAB 2012). [click to continue…]
Sony Alpha Rumors is pegging a compact Sony APS-C camera that will go head-to-head with the Canon G1 X. Reportedly, the camera would use a pancake zoom lens to keep the size down.
I think Sony has a great thing going with the NEX line. So, I’m very interested to see what such a camera could add to Sony’s lineup. If anything, I think a fixed-lens camera seems more accessible to a larger market. This isn’t necessarily in terms of price (the Canon G1 X isn’t cheap), but rather in terms of perceived user experience. [click to continue…]