Showing posts with the label NEX-FS100

Sony Endorses Metabones Smart Adapter with Rebate Offer

Sony is offering the Metabones Canon EF to NEX Smart Adapter II as a rebate when you purchase a Sony NEX-FS700 or NEX-FS100 NXCAM. The offer is valid now until the end of August.

End Users can receive a Metabones EF Lens to NEX Smart Adapter (MARK II), after purchases of a Sony NEX-FS700U, NEX-FS700K, NEX-FS100U and THE NEX-FS100UK series Professional Camcorder during the promotion period from a Sony Authorized Reseller, Reseller of a Sony Authorized Distributor or directly from Sony. Eligible product must be ordered by and shipped to the end user within the promotion period in order to qualify for this rebate.
Check out this old post with the Canon EF to NEX Smart Adapter used on a Sony NEX-FS100 to see the features of the lens adapter.

Sony's rebate offer is great news for Metabones. Let's hope Sony is helping out Metabones with further development of new NEX lens adapters.

For more details go to the Sony NXCAM Metabones EF Adapter Rebate Offer page.

NEX EOS Smart Adapter Review by Bryant N

Bryant N. posted his review of the Conurus EOS Smart Adapter for NEX cameras. He was impressed with the build quality, the lens release mechanism, complete control of EOS lenses by the NEX-FS100 Super 35 Camcorder, and EOS image stabilization powered by the NEX. He found a couple of bugs that were easily solved. The best part for us was the IS testing - it looks like Conurus has a winner on their hands.

Testing EOS Image Stabilization (IS) with the NEX-FS100 NXCAM

The button on the adapter is a Wide Open button to ease manual focusing. It's called the depth of field (DOF) preview button in the video.

See our previous post about the Conurus EOS smart NEX lens adapter for more info.

Thanks Bryant N.!

NEX-FS100 vs Arri Alexa-Panasonic AF101-Canon 5d II

Sony NEX-FS100 vs by Niklan B.e.M.

Our German skills are based on Google Translate but if you are interested in filmmaking the video will be easy to translate. Niklas and his colleagues tested the Arri Alex, Canon EOS 5d Mark II, Panasonic AG-AF101 and the Sony NEX-FS100 in the following categories:
Rolling ShutterLow Light CapabilityDynamic RangeSkin TonesHere is what Google Translate gave us when we entered the summary from the video:

Panasonic AG-AF101 €5400
Poor CompressionLacked DetailUnnatural LookCanon EOS 5d Mark II €2500
Poor CompressionBalanced PictureGood Dynamic RangeSony NEX-FS100 €5500
Good CompressionNatural LookGood Dynamic RangeArri Alexa €50000
Best CompressionBest LookBest Dynamic Range

Thank you Niklas!

Canon EF Smart Adapter on NEX-FS100 Camcorder

Sony NEX-FS100 with Conurus Smart EF Lens Adapter
Here is a video by Luc Buelens showing the Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Camcorder and the Conurus Canon EF Smart lens adapter with aperture control. The NEX-FS100 is shown to control the Canon 50mm f/1.4, 17-40L, and 70-200/f4L. Unfortunately the Canon 300mm f/4 lens did not work properly with the NEX Canon EF Smart Adapter.

Read more about the NEX EF Smart Adapter from our post here.

Sony NEX-FS100 with Canon 17-40L
Check out more videos by Luc Buelens.

Thanks Luc!

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…

100 Words to Win an NEX-FS100 Camcorder

Evening Waltz by Philip Bloom using the NEX-FS100

100 words or less can win you an NEX-FS100 Super 35 Camcorder. Turn the ordinary into extra ordinary, describe filming and editing techniques, and have your chance at Philip Bloom to make your film.

To take part in the competition to win a Sony Professional NXCAM NEX-FS100EK super 35mm camcorder and for Philip Bloom to create your winning film, you need to submit your extra ordinary idea in no more than 100 words. The idea must take an ordinary, everyday scenario and make it extraordinary and demonstrate a particular film technique and be based on a scenario and not be location specific, although the winning entry will be created in the UK. This needs to be filmed using one camcorder, based on a one day shoot scenario.

Here is the official contest website to win a Sony NXCAM NEX-FS100.

Sony NEX Camcorder Manuals PDF Download

Here are the owner's, instruction, or operator's manual for the Sony NEX-VG10, NEX-VG20, and NEX-FS100 Handycam Camcorders. The user guides below should be read by owners and perspective owners.

Sony NEX-VG20 Handycam CamcorderClick to download the Sony NEX-VG20 Instruction Manual in PDF.Click to download the Sony NEX-VG20 Handbook in PDF.

Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35 Digital Motion CamcorderClick to download the Sony NEX-FS100 Instruction Manual in PDF.

Sony NEX-VG10 Handycam CamcorderClick to download the Sony NEX-VG10 Instruction Manual in PDF.

We are using Dropbox to host the NEX manuals for free. Click here for an invite.

Zeiss babyPrimes for Sony NEX E-mount

Zeiss babyPrimes for Sony NEX E-mount

KelvinKamera in collaboration with Carl Zeiss AG will be producing Zeiss babyPrime lenses. babyPrimes are Zeiss ZF.2 lenses rehoused with a cinematographer in mind: clickless aperture ring for smooth iris transitions, common 95mm filter ring for use with many accessories. babyPrimes will be made in the native Sony E-mount in a "real interesting price range". This will be a nice alternative to Zeiss CP.2 Compact Prime Lenses - perfect for the new NEX-FS100 Handycam, NEX-VG10 Camcorder, and the rest of the NEX family.

Zeiss ZF.2 lenses are Zeiss lenses designed for Nikon cameras with focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 100mm. ZF.2 lenses can be used on the NEX E-mount with a Nikon to E-mount lens adapter.

Press release from KelvinKamera:

The babyPrimes are a new rehoused film-style lenses project now in production, with delivery estimate for the end of July 2011.
Carl Zeiss ZF.2 high quality optics inside, robust and reliable const…

Sony NEX-FS100 vs DSLR vs Micro Four Thirds

Sony NXCAM Super 35mm Features

Juan Martinez, NXCAM Sr. Product Manager, discusses the features and benefits of the Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35 NXCAM. He discusses the differences between the NEX-FS100, NEX-5/3/VG10, Canon DSLRs, and micro four thirds cameras. He also touches on E-mount advantages, upcoming lenses, and other video features that are beyond us.

Sony NEX-FS100 vs DSLR Video

You can check out more videos at the Sony VideON site.

Sony NEX Birger EOS Lens Adapter

Birger EOS Adapter on Sony NEX-FS100 NXCAM

DSLR News Shooter was at National Association of Broadcasters 2011 Convention in Las Vegas and was shown the Birger Engineering Canon EOS to Sony NEX E-mount adapter prototype. The Birger adapter allows for full control of aperture and focusing of EOS lenses by any NEX camera. Canon IS (Image Stabilization) will also be supported by the adapter. Unfortunately this wasn't shown in the video since most videographers use manual focus.

A Follow Focus unit which allows for remote control of the EOS lens' aperture and focusing will also be available as an accessory from Birger.

The Birger EOS to NEX adapter also has a graphical user interface which shows the status of the EOS lens.

The Birger Engineering Canon EOS to Sony NEX adapter will be around $700 and will be released in the end of May. The Follow Focus unit will be released in the summer and will be about $700 as well.

Birger Engineering is also working on a Nikon lens controller, which t…

Sony NEX-FS100 Camcorder Details from VideoCobra

Check out VideoCobra as he discusses in detail the features, ergonomics, and controls of the new Sony NEX-FS100 NXCAM camcorder. Check out or previous NEX-FS100 post for more detail and literature on this new NXCAM camcorder.
NEX-FS100 with an LA-EA1 adapter and a Sony Zeiss Lens

NEX-FS100 with a Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Lens

Zeiss Compact Prime Lenses for NEX E-mount Announced

Carl Zeiss 85/2.1 Compact Prime on Sony NEX-VG10 by farwesttexasphotog from CP+
Carl Zeiss Cinematography officially announced that the Compact Prime CP.2 lenses will be available in the Sony NEX E-mount. CP.2 lenses have interchangeable mounts and with the short register distance of the NEX an adapter or mount was easily made. The NEX and the CP.2 combination was first shown in Japan at the CP Plus convention. This is great news for videographers who use the NEX-VG10 and the new NEX-FS100.
Sony NEX E-mount for Zeiss CP.2 Lenses
Zeiss has instructions on how to replace the lens mounts of Compact Prime CP.2 lenses to E-mount if you already have the set.

Focal Lengths of Zeiss Compact Prime Lenses (larger image)The Zeiss Compact Prime lenses are available in the following focal lengths and apertures:CP.2 18mm f/2.6CP.2 21mm f/2.9CP.2 25mm f/2.9CP.2 28mm f/2.1CP.2 35mm f/2.1CP.2 50mm f/2.1CP.2 50mm f/2.1 MacroCP.2 85mm f/2.1CP.2 100mm f/2.1 Close Focus

Here is the press release from Carl Ze…

Sony NEX-FS100 Super 35mm Camcorder Released

Sony NEX-FS100 NXCAM Super 35mm Camcorder

Cozi Video from Hangman Studios

Here is the newest NEX camera, the Sony NEX-FS100 NXCAM camcorder. The camera shares the same sensor as the Sony PMW-F3 in Super 35mm format, which is 13.3 x 23.6 mm (0.52 x 0.93 inch) in size. The lens mount is the NEX's E-mount which gives maximum lens adaptability due to it's short 18 mm (0.71 inch) flange-back distance. NEX E-mount lenses, Sony Alpha lenses, and various 3rd party lens makers including Leica and Zeiss are all adaptable. The NEX-FS100 has a crop factor of 1.5x which differs from the other NEX cameras with their 1.8x crop factor when in video mode.

The list price for the body only NEX-FS100U is $5,850.00 and the NEX-FS100UK with the SEL 18-200mm OSS lens is $6,550.

The release of the NEX-FS100 is great news for NEX users since this ensures the more lenses will come for the E-mount. We'll add more information as we get them.

The NEX-FS100 is an interchangeable lens camcorder featurin…