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Sony a6000 Autofocus vs Bird In Flight

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.

Sony NEX-7 Sweep Panoramas by Keijo K.

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.

NEX-7 Panoramas of Namibia and BotswanaHere 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.

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

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 videoAuto Portrait Framing180° 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.

Sony NEX-F3 Front, Rear, Iso ViewNew 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

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 camera…

Sony NEX-5N Images by ozmen70

Sony NEX-5N with 18-200mm OSS lens by ozmen70Here 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.

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

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

Thanks ozmen70!

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.
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 t…

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

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.

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!

E-mount Tamron 18-200mm Lens Reviewed by

E-mount Tamron 18-200 Lens Extended from 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.

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

Thanks PC Home!

Tamron 18-200 E-mount Lens Announced

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
(27-300mm EFOV)
(27-300mm EFOV)Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 @18mm
f/6.5 @200mmf/3.5 @18mm
f/6.5 @200mmLens 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-mountPrice€669 (estimated $892)€709 ($799 Street Price)

The Tamrom 18-200mm E-mount will be available l…

Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash In Action

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.

Sony NEX-7 Wireless Flash Trigger by AlexMerkSony FA-HS1AM Hot Shoe Adapter
Sony E 18-200 mm OSS Lens

Thanks Litbrooh and AlexMerk!

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.

92mm f/9.0 1/1250 iso 6400

178mm f/6.3 1/60 ISO 1600

200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 200

200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 250

200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 1000

200mm f/10 1/1600 ISO 6400

200mm f/6.3 1/320 ISO 500Sony NEX-5 SEL 18-200 OSS Lens on Safari

Thanks Ronbeau!

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.

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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