Sony is not a company that is known for interoperability and compliance with standards. Quite the opposite, in fact, if one considers technologies like Memory Stick, Blu-Ray, and most every other development they have made in consumer electronics. But what about the NEX mirrorless cameras? How do they compare to similar offerings from other vendors? You might also like reading … [Read more...] about Is the Sony NEX Camera System Excessively Proprietary?
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
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