A Little Backstory On October 19, 2011, I landed at historic Lambert Field in St. Louis and headed into the city for to prepare for a speaking engagement the next day. The home team had an amazing comeback that year, as any good baseball fan would know, so there was a pretty big game on. Although a life-long Red Sox fan, I mused aloud as I walked into the Hilton, "boy I'd love … [Read more...] about I’m Returning to St. Louis for a Keynote and Seminar!
Shortly before I received the brand new Sony NEX-7 camera (on my birthday, natch!), B&H Photo dropped another eagerly-anticipated item at my door: The new Sony SEL50F18 prime lens for E-mount cameras like the NEX-5 and -7. It's brilliant technically, easily the best affordable E-mount lens. But it wouldn't be my first purchase for a NEX owner. Different Lenses for … [Read more...] about Sony SEL50F18 Review: A Brilliant 50 mm F/1.8 Prime Lens for NEX Cameras
It took over five months, but Sony finally delivered my NEX-7 kit on March 8 (my birthday, natch!). After using the camera for a few weeks, I can say it's exactly what I hoped it would be: A worthy upgrade over the NEX-5, and perhaps the best enthusiast camera on the market. But it's not without flaws, including some surprising shortcomings. Here's my hands-on review! Why Buy … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-7 Hands-On Review Part 1: The New Super-Camera
My favorite NEX camera lens (apart from the special-purpose SLR Magic 35/1.7) is the kit 18-55 tele-zoom. But I often found myself wishing for a longer focal length when outside or at events. I tried a few old Minolta lenses with an adapter, but these were difficult to use since they lack stabilization and auto-focus. So I decided to pick up the Sony 55-210 tele-zoom for the … [Read more...] about Sony 55-210 OSS Tele-Zoom Lens: Hands-On Review
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?