Sony NEX-5R with 18-55mm Lens for $449 – Deal Alert

Sony NEX-5R

B&H has the Sony NEX-5R with the 18-55mm kit lens for $499 (updated) $449 now through August 31. The NEX-5R was selling at $750 when the NEX-5T was announced as its replacement, which is a mild upgrade. Now, the NEX-5R price has dropped by $100 to $650, so this is another $150 break for a couple days.

The deal also includes a free SanDisk 16GB SDHC card and camera bag. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Sony NEX-5T Announced

 Sony NEX-5T

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...]

Nanoha Macro Extension Tubes Released

Nanoha Macro Extension Tubes

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.

Sony ILC-3000 Images Leak Out

Sony A3000

Sony is due to officially announce the ILC-3000 (aka A3000) this week, which explains why were are not starting to see images of the camera leak out. The ILC-3000 is expected to sport a 20MP APS-C sensor and feature Sony’s E-mount instead of the A-mount found in earlier DSLR-styled Alpha cameras. [Read more...]

Video: Studio Portraits with Mirrorless Cameras and Off-Camera Flash

PocketWizard has a new off-camera flash tutorial (above) hosted by Joe Brady that covers the ins and outs of off-camera flash with mirrorless cameras. In the tutorial, Brady takes the Sony NEX-6 and NEX-7 for a spin with the PocketWizard Plus III and MiniTT1 and a variety of speedlights. [Read more...]