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Shortly after releasing their NEX line mirror-less camera, the NEX-3 and NEX-5, Sony announced the all new NEX-VG10, the world’s first consumer interchangeable lens HD camcorder which utilizes the same E-mount lens. Like the NEX-3 and NEX-5, this camcorder can use the alpha lenses as well by using the alpha-mount adapter. The NEX-VG10 will start shipping this September at just under US$2000. For a complete preview, check out this article over at image-resource.com.

Thanks Maverick for the video link. This baby is looking sweet.

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Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter on My Sony A900

Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter on My Sony A900

Elinchrom Skyport Receiver

Elinchrom Skyport Receiver

Well it took me less than a week to decide on the wireless trigger system for my Sony gears.  Decided on the Elinchrom EL Skyport system and got it yesterday.  Put it on a few range test and the results were more than satisfactory.  Reasons for picking the Skyport  is because it is way cheaper solution than the Pocket Wizard which is not legally sold here in Hong Kong due to some stupid radio frequency/broadcast regulations.  For the universal radio trigger set (1 transmitter and 1 receiver), it cost less than HK$1,400 (US$180).  Got myself couple extra receivers for HK$790 (US$101); great bargain.  Way better than the PT-04 from Shamshuipo.

In order for the Skyport to work on the Sony system, a cable is needed and so far I only found these from FlashZebra.  It’s the Sony/Minolta proprietary hotshoe to Skyport and it also work with Pocket Wizard and Cybersync.  The price at US$46.50 is a bit steep but the construction is awesome.  Too bad I’m not good at DIY or else I’ll make myself couple.

Sony/Minolta Proprietary Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport

Sony/Minolta Proprietary Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport

The Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport Itself

The Hotshoe to Elinchrom Skyport Cable Itself

Front view with my Sony A900

Front view with my Sony A900

Side view

Side view

Top view

Top view

Got this lens for two weeks now and been out shooting a bit the past two weekends.  Initial feeling towards the lens – great F/2.8 lens at this range, not a fast lens, great for portrait but okay with sports.  Tamron Hong Kong now offering firmware upgrade to the lens but they can only do so by sending the lens back to Japan and it will take up to four weeks in doing so.  Reviews on the firmware upgrade from the local forums indicated that the lens focus a lot faster and more quiet.  Think I’m going to check it out after my two trips next month.

Will post up some pics I took with the lens later this week.  So far I can say, for a third of the money in getting the G lens from Sony, I’m happy with this Tamron.

自 Sony 推出全球最高像素 DSLR-A900 全片幅數碼單反後,業界對相機及鏡頭的質素及解像能力從此有了新定義。要配合 2,460 萬高像素的 DSLR-A900,自然少不了一系列高質 Carl Zeiss 及 G 鏡頭的配合。為了向各會員提供一個試用新器材的機會,SONY(新力)香港有限公司及 DCFever.com 將會在本年 2 月 21 日(星期六)於九龍灣國際展貿中心舉辦α900「 最美麗的一刻」人像攝影技巧講座及試影會。活動內容主要包括攝影講座,請來專業攝影師 Charles Cheung 向大家分享拍攝人物的經驗及心得,令各位能夠更深入了解 α900 的性能以及增進攝影方面的知識。

另一方面,大會更請來多位專業模特兒,提供多個主題的場景以不同造型供大家親身感受包括 α900 在內的多款 Sony DSLR 型號,以及各款 α 頂級鏡頭所帶來的各種卓越效果。只要大家登記成為 DCFever.com 會員,並且登入以下網址登記,即有機會出席今次的α900「 最美麗的一刻」人像攝影技巧講座及試影會。試影會名額 300 名,如登記人數超出試影會名額,大會將以抽籤形式選出參加者,有意參加的會員請盡早登記﹗

For more information, go to DCFever’s link here, http://www.dcfever.com/news/readnews.php?id=2713

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[Update: 8:30pm] Finally have time to take some more daytime shots, well afternoon shots to be exact, again of the Victoria Harbour.  The distortions on the edge of the frame does not look too shabby at all, what do you think?
1/500 sec @ F9.0, ISO 200, 16mm

1/500 sec @ F9.0, ISO 200, 16mm

1/80 sec @ F8.0, ISO 200, 16mm

1/80 sec @ F8.0, ISO 200, 16mm

1/80 sec @ F8.0, ISO200, 16mm

1/80 sec @ F8.0, ISO200, 16mm

1/60 sec @ F5.0, ISO 200, 35mm

1/60 sec @ F5.0, ISO 200, 35mm

[Posted: 11:53am]

5.0 sec at F14, ISO 400, 16mm on Sony A900

5.0 sec at F14, ISO 400, 16mm on Sony A900 (click on pic to see full view)

Got the lens last night and hopped right out to the harbour side to take a test shot of the Victoria Harbour.  The above pic was shot in RAW, straight out, no post-processing.  Will try to shoot some daytime landscape pics today.  Below I attached some closeups of the lens together with the other Carl Zeiss lenses I have.

The 16-35mm and 24-70mm side by side

The 16-35mm and 24-70mm side by side

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the 85/1.4 on the left, 16-35/2.8 in the middle and 24-70/2.8 on the right

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The hoods though look alike, are in fact different in size, ALC-SH106 on the 16-35mm and ALC-SH101 on the 24-70mm

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Woot, loving the lens.  Will post some test pic tonight or tomorrow, stay tuned.