The Sony E-mount system has matured over the past few years and Sony has chosen to retire the NEX branding and consolidate all of its interchangeable lens cameras under the Alpha brand name with a designation only of whether they are A-mount or E-mount cameras.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMc4xgWiJ_Q&w=640&h=360]
The A-mount cameras are more traditional DSLR cameras, currently comprised of cameras using Sony translucent mirror technology. The E-mount cameras are mirrorless cameras and are a generally more compact design.
Sony has confirmed that future mirrorless cameras and DSLR-style cameras will be branded under the Alpha name, and that there will no longer be any other “NEX” cameras. (see the 3:10 mark in the video from Sony below) [Read more…]
The rumored full frame Sony NEX cameras are expected to arrive later this month – on or around October 16. [Read more…]
Alongside the new A3000, Sony has released the NEX-5T as a successor to the popular NEX-5R. Although a mild upgrade to the NEX-5R, the NEX-5T features Near Field Communication for easier WiFi connectivity.
The Sony NEX-5T sports a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor (same as the NEX-5R) and is available in a kit with the 16-50mm power zoom lens with Optical SteadyShot inside. The NEX-5T features the same Fast Hybrid AF system found in the NEX-5R, which combines phase-detection and contrast-detection AF for fast and accurate autofocusing. [Read more…]
Japanese Lens Maker Yasuhara, just released a new pair of Nanoha Macro Extension Tubes.
Extension tubes basically allow users to turn interchangeable lenses into macro lenses; making it ideal for those just getting into macro photography or those looking for a more cost effective alternative to spending the big bucks on a new macro lens. It comes in a set, which includes a 10 mm and a 16 mm extension tube so it can be used individually or stacked together.
The new Nanoha Macro Extension Tubes retail for $159 for the pair and are available in Micro Four Thirds mount and Sony E-mount. Check them out here at B&H Photo.