Showing posts with label 18-200 OSS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 18-200 OSS. Show all posts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sony a6000 Autofocus vs Bird In Flight

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Osprey Incoming Caught by Jack Scholl and the Sony A6000


Jack Scholl took out the Sony A6000 for some bird-in-flight shots.

Here is what Jack S posted:
The following is a 9 shot burst (we had 12 but didn't want to violate the 10 shot rule) with the A6000/SEL18200.

The osprey is coming right at us and fast.

The first 9 shots are OOC with no PP other than crop. The last is a simple standard LR preset of the last shot. We have shot BIF with Canon, Nikon and now Sony . . . this is a very good AF system in our opinion.

Check out the whole 9 shot series from the A6000 at dpreview. This is pretty impressive for a mirrorless system.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sony NEX-7 Sweep Panoramas by Keijo K.

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Panorama Photos by Keijo Karvonen



Here are some beautiful panoramas from Keijo Karvonen. Keijo used his Sony NEX-7 in sweep panorama mode to create these expansive images, no stitching necessary. The NEX-7 can produce up to a 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) file, which equates to a 41.4" by 6.1" print at 300 dpi. The Sony 18-200mm OSS lens was mostly used and a few were with a Canon 35mm tilt / shift lens in FD mount.


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sony nex-7 panorama 18-200

NEX-7 Panoramas of Namibia and Botswana

Here is Keijo's full panorama gallery.

Here is the Sony NEX-7 with the 18-200mm OSS lens attached. This provides an equivalent field of view of 27mm to 300mm on the APS-C sensor.

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NEX-7 with 18-200mm OSS Lens from maa1

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sony NEX-F3 Pre-Order $599 Kit

Sony NEX-F3 Hands On Video


The Sony NEX-F3 Kit is available for pre-order for $600 with the 18-55mm OSS Lens. The F3 will be available mid June. The video above shows the new features of the Sony NEX-F3:
  • 16000 ISO max for low light photos.
  • New image processor.
  • Full HD 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD video
  • Auto Portrait Framing
  • 180° tilt self portrait lcd,
  • Built-in flash.
  • Clear Image Zoom.
  • 470 shots per charge.
  • USB Charging.
  • Smart Terminal II for FDA-EV1S Oled Viewfinder.
  • Comes in Black, Silver, or White.

The new Sony 18-200mm OSS LE lens is also available for pre-order. It's smaller than the original 18-200mm lens and is clad in black. It will be available in early July 2012.

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Sony NEX-F3 Front, Rear, Iso View

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New Sony 18-200mm LE Zoom Lens with OSS



See more Sony NEX-F3 pictures from our previous post.

Sony NEX-F3 3rd Generation Mirrorless Camera

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Sony NEX-F3 with 16mm Lens


It's hard to believe that a 3rd generation NEX body is available. The 16.1 mp Sony NEX-F3 continues the lineage from the NEX-3 to the NEX-C3 as an entry level interchangeable lens mirrorless camera. F can either stand for "flip" for the LCD screen, which is a first for the NEX system. F can also stand for "flash", which is now built-in similar to the flagship, Sony NEX-7.

The NEX-F3 introduces USB charging for the NEX cameras. This will make your travel kit smaller since the battery charger is not necessary. A wall socket to USB adapter can be shared with other electronic devices.

The NEX-F3 also introduces Auto Portrait Framing which identifies the model's position and trims the scene to produce a pleasing portrait composition. Self portraits are easy with the new flip screen.

Clear Image Zoom doubles the effective magnification of the lens using Sony's Pixel Super Resolution Technology. Another new feature for NEX cameras.

Video resolution is now 1080p/60i or 24p, up from the NEX-C3's 720p resolution.

The NEX-F3 is compatible with the FDA-EV1S electronic viewfinder for the NEX-5N.

The Sony NEX-F3 Kit with 18-55mm lens is $600 and is available for pre-order for a June 2012 delivery.

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Sony NEX-F3 180 Degree Flip LCD


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USB Rechargeable Sony NEX-F3


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Sony NEX-F3 Built in Flash


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Sony NEX-F3 with Black 18-200mm OSS Lens

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sony NEX-5N Images by ozmen70

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Sony NEX-5N with 18-200mm OSS lens by ozmen70

Here are some images from ozmen70 from the Sony NEX-5N with the Sony 18-200mm OSS lens and the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 Nokton Classic. These are his fist set of NEX-5N photos and he's off to a great start.

If you want to see more of his work check out ozmen70's flickr gallery.

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Sony NEX-5N with Voigtlander 40mm lens by ozmen70



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Sony NEX-5N with 18-200mm OSS lens by ozmen70




Thanks ozmen70!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sony NEX-7 Video Tips from Luminous Landscape

Sony NEX-7 with 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens



Luminous Landscape posted their review of the NEX-7's video capabilities. They have an overall favorable review of the NEX-7. The article is very informative - read it.

Here is what they say about the NEX-7 as a video camera.
The Sony NEX-7 is a decent camera for shooting video. Like all DSLRs and CSCs it has its limitations, but it's not as bad as some. The scaling that Sony uses to go from 24MP down to about 2MP for video does produce some artifacts, but in many ways is better than the line skipping that Canon uses.
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The reality is that in its price range it's an excellent choice. There are the usual video DSLR problems of moire, aliasing and rolling shutter, but no worse than many, and better than some. Indeed the highly regarded Canon 5D MKII's video quality is, in my opinion, worse than that from the NEX-7 in many respects.

Here's a summary of tips we learned from Luminous Landscape NEX-7 the Video Camera Review:
  • Set the NEX to 16:9 mode. The LCD preview will match the video for framing.
  • Shoot in M (manual mode), set the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed desired, and then rotate the variable ND until you have the appropriate exposure.
  • Equipment
    • Sony E 18-200mm OSS for a general purpose video lens, for its silent AF and OSS.
    • Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS and Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar for speed and field of view.
  • Turn of OSS when shooting video with the NEX on a tripod.
  • For maximum malleability in color correction, set the NEX Creative Style to Natural and set Contrast, Saturation and Sharpness each to -3. Adjust color in your editing / grading software e.g. Final Cut Pro X.

Standard vs Natural Creative Style by Luminous Landscape


Serious about video?
consider the Sony FS100. It has a full raster sensor of 3.43 M pixels (2464 x 1394), which means that no scaling is required, reducing colour artifacting. The relatively large pixels also mean extreemly good low light sensitivity as well. It has a full range of cine oriented controls and features and is simply head and shoulders a better video camera than the NEX-7, or any video DSLR for the matter.


Read the complete NEX-7 Video Capabilities review with video samples at Luminous Landscape.

Thanks LuLa!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NEX-5N and Tamron 18-200mm by Rob van Keulen

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Here are some shots with the Tamron 18-200mm E-mount lens on the NEX-5N. The shots are by photographer Rob van Keulen and the Tamron lens was from the Dutch Tamron importer Transcontinenta.

The Tamron 18-200mm is an alternative to the Sony 18-200mm E-mount lens. We posted a comparison last December when it was announced by Tamron.

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Tamron 18-200mm DI III VC E-mount Lens in Silver or Black



Check out the complete gallery by Rob van Keulen / Transconenta.

Thanks Rob!

Friday, December 23, 2011

E-mount Tamron 18-200mm Lens Reviewed by PCHome.net

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E-mount Tamron 18-200 Lens Extended from pchome.net



pchome.net has a nice review of the Tamron 18-200 Di III VC E-mount lens for the Sony NEX system. It looks like the Tamron does pretty well against the Sony 18-200mm OSS Lens.

The current price of the Tamron 18-200mm E-mount is $799, see other buying options. This is the same price as the Sony 18-200mm OSS Lens. We are guessing that the Tamron will drop in price once there is more stock at hand.

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Sony NEX-C3 with the Sony 18-200 and Tamron 18-200



Thanks PC Home!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tamron 18-200 E-mount Lens Announced

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Tamron 18-200 mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC NEX E-mount Lens



Tamron announced their first lens for the Sony NEX system. This is the first third party lens that will support autofocus and autoaperture on the NEX body. The lens is the 18-200mm Di III VC E-mount lens with maximum apertures at f/3.5 @18mm and f/6.3 @200mm. The lens is in direct competition with the Sony 18-200mm OSS lens. Let's compare the specs of the new Tamron E-mount zoom lens vs the Sony's super zoom lens.


CombatantsTamron 18-200mm Di III VC
Sony 18-200mm OSS
Zoom Range
18-200mm
(27-300mm EFOV)
18-200mm
(27-300mm EFOV)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 @18mm
f/6.5 @200mm
f/3.5 @18mm
f/6.5 @200mm
Lens StabilizationVibration Compensation (VC)Optical Steady Shot (OSS)
Minimum Focus Distance19.7 inches (500 mm)11.8 in (300 mm)
Weight16.2 ounces (460 g)18.5 oz (524 g)
Length3.8 in (96.7 mm)3.9 inches (99 mm)
Lens MountSony NEX E-mountSony NEX E-mount
Price €669 (estimated $892)€709 ($799 Street Price)


The Tamrom 18-200mm E-mount will be available later this month. The street price should be well under $799.

Here is the official announcement from Tamron.

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Tamron 18-200 Di III VC Available in Black or Silver



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NEX-5 with Sony SEL18200 Zoom Lens

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash In Action


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Sony NEX-7 with 18-200 OSS Lens and a Wireless Flash Trigger by Litrbooh



Here are a couple of videos showing the Sony NEX-7 wirelessly triggering studio flashes. The NEX-7 has a standard Sony hot shoe and with a FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter it becomes adaptable with most wireless remote flash trigger systems. We are not sure what the exact system is use in the video. This should answer some questions for those who want to use a NEX-7 with remote flash triggers.


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Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash Trigger by AlexMerk

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Sony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter


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Sony E 18-200 mm OSS Lens



Thanks Litbrooh and AlexMerk!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sony NEX 18-200 Lens on Safari

Here are some images from Ronbeau from his Ugandan Safari. He used his Sony NEX-5 and the SEL 18-200mm OSS Lens. The images below shows the high ISO performance of the NEX. They are also good examples of the Optical Steady Shot at work. Check out Ronbeau's gallery at dpreview.

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92mm f/9.0 1/1250 iso 6400

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178mm f/6.3 1/60 ISO 1600

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200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 200

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200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 250

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200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 1000

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200mm f/10 1/1600 ISO 6400

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200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 500

Sony NEX-5 SEL 18-200 OSS Lens on Safari



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Thanks Ronbeau!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sony NEX-5 HDR by G. Sanz

Check out these great examples of auto HDR (high dynamic range) photos from the Sony NEX-5 taken by by G. Sanz aka gholz68.

G Sanz wrote:
Thanks for posting. Some of the images were taken with multi exposure shots using the auto bracket features of the camera. Some are taken from 5 exposures manually. HDR in photomatix and post processed in Photoshop. I'm using a tripod for my HDR shots and a 18-55 kit lense.

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sony nex hdr high dynamic range

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sony NEX FA-EX1S Flash Extender with NEX-5H

albnok was at Sony Power of Digital Imaging launch in Malaysia and got a glimpse at an interesting widget. Here is the FA-EX1S flash extender which comes with the NEX-5H kit, NEX-5 + 18-200mm OSS lens.

This widget, FA-EX1S, works with the standard flash and moves it up so that the 18-200mm does not cast a shadow in flash photos.

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sony nex-5h 18-200mm FA-EX1S flash extender
sony nex-5h 18-200mm FA-EX1S flash extender
sony nex-5h 18-200mm FA-EX1S flash extender

see more at glaringnotebook.com.