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Tilt Shift Timelapse from Sony NEX-6 and A7s by darwinfish105

darwinfish105 used the Sony NEX-6 time lapse app at 1 second intervals and the Sony A7s with the RM-VPR1 remote in continuous mode to produce this wonderful time lapse.


Sony A6000 Replaces NEX-6

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Hands On with the Sony A6000


Sony A6000 Available for Pre-order
Here is a quick look at the newly announce Sony A6000 camera. It replaces the Sony NEX-6 but keeps the same form factor. The big improvement is the 24 megapixel sensor up from 16 mp on the NEX-6. It also boasts the fastest AF for an APS-C mirrorless camera with focus lock in 0.06 seconds. The speed burst is bumped up to 11 fps. All this while keeping the same NEX-6 price for the A6000 body at $648.

The silver looks a bit like champagne and looks handsome with the black grip. This announcement has us excited for the NEX-7 replacement.



Here is the full A6000 Press Release from Sony:

Fast Hybrid AF gives world’s fastest[i] autofocus performance of just 0.06 sec with high precision accuracyExtremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 focal points24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor featuring gapless-on-chip designBIONZ X processor for pro-quality photos and Full HD videoLight, compact and easy to use with built-in…

Save $200 on the Sony A7R Camera

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Sony A7r Checkout Cart
Sony is offering a $200 credit if you spend $500 at the Sony online store using a new Sony Visa. This discount applies to any NEX purchase totaling over $500 including the new Sony A7r and pre-ordering the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS lens.

Add the Sony A7R Camera to your cart.Go to the Secure Checkout.Enter your billing and shipping address.Choose your shipping method.At the Payment screen, shown above, click on the Visa Apply Now button. A new window will pop up.Read the fine print. Fill out the Sony Card application.If you are approved, the Sony Card can be used to process the Sony A7r purchase.Now we wait 8-12 weeks and the $200 credit will appear on the Sony Card statement. There is 0% interest until October 2014.
The fine print:

In order to receive your $200 statement credit, you must make at least $500 in purchases within 90 days of account opening. The credit will appear on your monthly Sony Card statement within 8-12 weeks of your qualifying p…

How Big is the Sony A7r?

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Sony A7 vs NEX-6 Size Comparison
Or should we say, how small are the new full frame mirrorless cameras from Sony?

Sony A99 vs A7 Size Comparison
Sony A7 Kit with 28-70mm lens




Sony A7R with Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar


Sony NEX E-mount Lens Roadmap 2013-2015

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Sony NEX Lens Roadmap for 2013 and Beyond
Along with the introduction of the new full frame e-mount cameras, A7 and A7r, Sony updated the lens roadmap for 2013 and beyond. There are at least 15 full frame e-mount lenses coming by 2015. The first five lenses announced are
Sont FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS SEL2870Kit Lens for the Sony A7 BundleEFOV of 42-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras
Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL35F28Z $798EFOV of 52mm on NEX APS-C camerasCarl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE Sonnar ZA SEL55F18Z $998EFOV of 82mm on NEX APS-C camerasCarl Zeiss 24-70mm f/4 FE Vario-Tessar ZA OSS SEL2470FZ $1198EFOV of 36-105mm on NEX APS-C cameras. As a NEX-7 user this is the most appealing one.Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS SEL70200GEFOV of 105-300mm on NEX APS-C camerasThe first four will be available this year, they are pictured below. The Sony G zoom will be the 1st of six for 2014 and at least five more lenses will be released in 2015. These lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras include…

NEX-5R Tokyo Time Lapse by gsuraki

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Miniature Tokyo by gsuraki
Here's an interesting use of the PlayMemories Time Lapse app available for both the NEX-5R and NEX-6.

Thanks gsuraki!


Leica 35mm Summicron Autofocus on the NEX-6

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Leitz Wetzlar 35mm f/2 Summicron on a Sony NEX-6
Leica M 35mm Summicron Lens Autofocus via Contax G Adapter
MxCamera posted their video of a Leica 35mm f/2 Summicron lens from 1960 on the Sony NEX-6 from 2012. The 52 year gap is bridged by a Contax G 28mm lens housing which has been modified to allow autofocus on NEX cameras. If only Dr. Mandler can see what his Summicron can do now.

Thanks MXcamera HK!

Discounts on Sony NEX Cameras

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Image from Map Camera
The current line of NEX cameras are currently on discounts. It's a great time to buy and learn your cameras during the cold days of winter and be ready for spring.

$200 off Sony NEX-7 Cameras
Sony is offering a $200 discount on Sony NEX-7 cameras. The NEX-7 with 18-55mm OSS lens is now $1,148. The MSRP is $1349.

The NEX-7 body only is now priced at $998. The MSRP is $1199.

$100 off Sony NEX-6 Cameras
Sony is offering a $100 discount on Sony NEX-6 cameras. The NEX-6 with 16-50mm Power Zoom lens is now $898. The MSRP is $999.

The NEX-6 body only is now priced at $748. The MSRP is $849.

$100 off Sony NEX-5R Cameras
Sony is offering a $100 discount on Sony NEX-5R cameras. The NEX-5R with 18-55mm OSS lens is now $648. The MSRP is $749.

The NEX-5R body only is now priced at $548. The MSRP is $649.


The new Sony 20mm f/2.8 Pancake is also available for pre-order at $348.


NEX Cameras and Lenses Firmware Update February 2013

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Sony has released seven firmware updates for Sony NEX cameras and lenses. Here is a quick summary of the changes.

Sony NEX-7 Camera Firmware v1.02
Support for 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, image compensation and mechanical retractionAdds auto-exposure bracketing ranges of 1.0EV, 2.0EV, and 3.0EVImproves indication for using the "Flexible Spot" settingImproves image quality when using a wide angle lensImproves response for showing auto review imagesAdds the capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button
Sony NEX-6 Camera Firmware v1.01
Support for hybrid af compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE
Sony NEX-5R Camera Firmware v1.01
Support for hybrid af compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE
Sony NEX-5N Camera Firmware v1.02
Support for 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, image compensation and mechanical retractionUpdates the RAW data format version. After installing this update, distortion correction of RAW data…

Sony NEX-6 Milky Way Time Lapse

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Milky Way Time Lapse by David H.
Here are the settings David H. used on his NEX-6 with the help of PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Camera settings: 16mm, ISO 1600, f3.5, 30sec.To extend the battery life I made a cover to put over the EVF to trick the camera. This turns off the light on the back of the main screen and conserves a lot of power. I did this using the Time Lapse app on 40 second intervals (10 seconds longer than exposure time to allow the camera to process images). Still trying to figure out if you can use the Time Lapse app in RAW format.
Here is a video showing the NEX / Time Lapse App interface.

NEX PlayMemories Camera Apps Time Lapse
The Time Lapse App is available for $9.99 from the PlayMemories Camera App store. PlayMemories Camera Apps are compatible with Sony NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras.


Sigma 19mm and 30mm Two For One Deal

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Get Both the Sigma 19mm and 30mm EX DN Lenses for $199
Here's a great deal from B&H Photo for the Sigma autofocus lenses for the Sony NEX system. Get the Sigma 19mm and 30mm EX Digital Neo lenses for $199. Each are normally priced at $199. The kit shows as backordered but B&H states that they can be ordered and they will ship and charge when the Sigma lenses come into stock. Happy ordering.

Sony NEX-6 vs Fujifilm XE-1 by The Camera Store

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Sony NEX-6 vs Fujifilm XE-1 Video
The Camera Store put up the $1000 Sony NEX-6 against the $1400 Fujifilm XE-1. They found that the NEX-6 was a better all around camera while the Fujifilm XE-1 was a step ahead in the still photo department.


Check out the spec comparison we did for the NEX-5R vs the XE-1 here.


Sony NEX-6 Infrared Conversion by IR-Photo.net

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Sony NEX-6 Disassembled for Infrared Conversion
Wiebe from IR-Photo.net uploaded his Sony NEX-6 infrared conversion tutorial video and here it is. Check out 4:59 for a surprise.

Visit IR-Photo.net for a more detailed NEX-6 disassembly and infrared conversion tutorial.

Thanks Wiebe and IR-Photo!

Create Cinemagraphs with Sony NEX via PlayMemories Apps

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Create Cinemagraphs with Sony NEX Cameras
The PlayMemories Camera Apps website posted a new app teaser that will be coming out later this year. Sony calls it Cinematic Photo but it's widely known as cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are still photos with minor movement and is usually displayed as an animation. The video above shows a cinemagraph of pouring from the PlayMemories Camera Apps website. Everything is still with the exception of the flowing orange juice. PlayMemories Camera Apps are available on the Sony NEX-5R and the NEX-6.



Create Cinemagraphs with the Sony NEX-5R or NEX-6
Check out the PlayMemories Camera Apps teaser website and see the cinemagraph in action.

Here are some cinemagraphs from Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg - not made with the Sony NEX.





from Cinemagraphs.com

Download Sony NEX-6 User Manual in PDF

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Sony NEX-6 Parts Diagram
Here is the preliminary Sony NEX-6 user manual courtesy of the FCC filing. The NEX-6 has WiFi and had to go through FCC approval. The NEX-6 uses the NEX-5R's sensor, and the EVF of the NEX-7. It introduces hybrid autofocus (phase detect and contrast detect), the new mode dial, and multi-interface hot shoe to the NEX system. The camera also includes the ability to use PlayMemories apps which takes advantage of the WiFi interconnectability.

The NEX-6 Kit comes with the new 16-50mm Power Zoom lens - retractable and compact.

Sony NEX-6 Shooting Mode Functions
Click here to download the unofficial NEX-6 manual in pdf. This is subject to change without notice.

Sony NEX-6 with 10-18mm wide angle zoom lens
Thanks hot!

Three New Sony E-mount Lenses

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Three New E-Mount Lenses AnnouncedHere are three new Sony E-mount lenses for your NEX-3 to NEX-7 Cameras. All provide automated function on your Alpha NEX Cameras. This fulfills the Sony NEX lens roadmap for 2012. Three new Sony lenses are scheduled for next year, a medium magnification zoom, a medium telephoto prime lens, and a pancake prime lens. *As Bilou pointed out below, a fourth lens is coming later this year, a high performance "G" standard zoom.

NEX-6 with 10-18mm f/4 OSS LensThis would be a great travel lens where tight streets require a wide angle lens. The 10-18mm focal length converts to 15mm-27mm EFOV on the APS-C sensor. The wide angle zoom SEL1818 can be pre ordered for $849 with a delivery by mid November.
The SEL-1018 super wide-angle zoom lens is perfect for taking photos of sweeping landscapes and producing striking images with emphasized perspective. If you're seeking a wider minimum focal length than offered by standard wide-angle zoom lenses, t…

Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video Specs and Images

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Sony NEX-6 Hands On Video

NEX-6 with new 35mm f/1.8 OSS Lens

Here is a quick preview of the Sony NEX-6. The camera combines features of the flagship NEX-7 and the new NEX-5R.Built-in EVF 2.4 MP OLED - industry best.16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor.New Mode Dial to select shooting modes.WiFi enabled with connectivity to PlayMemories AppsISO Hot ShoeBuilt-in pop up flash$1000 for NEX-6 kit with new 16-50mm Power Zoom lens$850 for NEX-6 Body OnlyDelivery will be mid-November.

NEX-6 with the NEX-7's Electronic Viewfinder

Sony NEX-6 with Standard ISO Hot Show and new Shooting Mode Dial



Sony NEX-6 Specifications
FeaturesNEX-6TypeDigital compact system camera with interchangeable lensesLens CompatibilityE-mount lens system. Can also use A-mount lenses with optional adaptor (continuous AF supported with LA-EA2)Image SensorAPS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm) Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixelsProcessorBIONZ™ image processorISO Sensitivity RangeISO 100 – 25600 (still images)