I got a great question via email this week. So good that it demanded a long, detailed answer worth sharing! Your tweets about your NEX have intrigued me a bit...I get tired of lugging my Nikon D90 around with my kids, yet I find the quality of most point-and-shoot cameras terrible...so the NEX seems like an interesting compromise. I'm trying to decide between the NEX-5N, … [Read more...] about Why Buy a NEX-7? Why Sony NEX At All?
The Sony NEX camera system has pleased admirers with its high-quality and compact size. But just a few lenses have been released even after a year on the market. One way to make a small selection of lenses go further is to offer secondary lenses that can add flexibility to the primaries, and this is what Sony has done with the VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Angle Converter. It attaches to … [Read more...] about Sony VCL-ECU1 Ultra Wide Angle Converter for NEX Cameras: Hands-On Review
The Eye-Fi card holds serious promise and is a marvel of engineering and miniaturization. If only it worked. In my real-world test at Tech Field Day 6, the Eye-Fi proved frustrating, failing to live up to my expectations and showing serious flaws in design and execution. The Out-of-Box Experience For more information on the Eye-Fi card line-up, see Introducing the Eye-Fi X2 … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: The Eye-Fi Connect X2 Card
My experience with the Eye-Fi connected SD camera card has been frustrating, but I wasn't sure how much blame the company deserved. Uploading massive 14 megapixel photos is going to be slow over a 3G connection using any device, after all. But how fast could the Eye-Fi go on a really great wireless LAN? The company is skimpy with technical specs, but I did manage to figure out … [Read more...] about What Are The True Eye-Fi X2 802.11n Wi-Fi Capabilities?
I have really enjoyed using my Sony NEX-5 camera, but one disappointment is the dearth of lenses available for Sony's new "E-Mount" system. Although many have been promised, I know of just five native lenses for my camera. I recently purchased the first third-party E-Mount lens, a trick manual prime from SLR Magic in Hong Kong. It produces gorgeous portraits but is tricky to … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: SLR Magic 35mm Sony NEX Lens