Posts Tagged ‘ E-Mount

Extra.Ordinary: Philip Bloom SONY FS-100

Sony asked Phil Bloom to make a series of short films using the Sony FS100. Now that the dust is starting to settle a bit after the November 3rd “Camera Armageddon”, the $5000 price tag for the FS100 is starting to look attractive in comparison.

For more info check out the Sony site here.

Also be sure to check the Aspect-Ratios master adapter list for the FS100 here.

Sony Professional has teamed up with director Philip Bloom to create the ‘Extra.Ordinary’ series of short films, looking at how to create amazing footage from everyday events.

To access the full film and find out how Philip Bloom shot this amazing footage, click here.

Also, enter your idea for an Extra.Ordinary film and be in with a chance to win a Sony NEX-FS100EK and see your vision made into film reality by Philip Bloom! Go to our Extra.Ordinary Facebook hub to find out more:

Carl Zeiss Lenses – Compact Prime CP.2 Mount Change Instructions

source:Carl Zeiss Facebook

Great news: With the Red Scarlet-X and Canon C300 there are two new cameras with EF or PL mount on the market for which we have the perfect lens solution. Our Compact Prime CP.2 lenses deliver superb flexibility thanks to the interchangeable mounts for five camera systems PL, EF, MFT, F and E mount. The CP.2 lenses are available in nine fixed focal lengths from 18 to 100 mm, with focal lengths 18-85 mm now in stock.

Sony NEX-VG20 Trailer [HD 720p]

Sony NEX-VG20 Trailer [HD 720p] from H. Paul Moon on Vimeo.

See the promotional video that corresponds to this at:​28093257; and lens and audio tests at:​28519437.

There is a year-old User Group for this product and its predecessor at​groups/​nexvg10 that includes discussion, updates, Web references, and a continuously updated library of video samples. It’s the best place to explore the NEX-VG20, which is nearly identical to its predecessor, but if you want to stick with just the NEX-VG20, visit

In addition to following those User Groups, you can follow the NEX-VG20 feed at its Facebook Page,​nexvg20, and on Twitter,​nexvg20; or the combined feeds at​nexvg10, and on Twitter,​nexvg10

Here is the product page at Sony Europe:​content/​Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=6938&NewsAreaID=2


Sony NEX 5N review with 5n vs. Panasonic GH2 test footage


Sony NEX 5N versus Panasonic GH2 – EOSHD Review from Andrew Reid on Vimeo.

This is a short test in low light against the hacked GH2.

The GH2 is set to 1080/24p AVCHD 44Mbit with Auto Quantizer 4. The NEX 5N is set to 1080/25p AVCHD 24Mbit.

I’ve included some 1080/50p slow motion footage as well and normally lit scenes shot with the NEX 5N.

Lenses: GH2 – Samyang 35mm F1.4, 5N – Canon 50mm F1.2 L. Both set to F1.4 throughout. Later 5N scenes are with the standard 18-55mm kit lens.

The Sony NEX 5N is the first DSLR* from Sony that offers manual control in video mode and 24p. It precedes the higher end Sony A77 and NEX 7 by about 2 months and is priced at just $599 for the body only. The 18-55mm OSS kit lens is video optimised and has a very effective optical stabiliser. A 50mm F1.8 OSS prime will follow soon (I tried one at IFA, it’s great to finally have a stabiliser on a fast prime!) and the OLED viewfinder add-on.

* I use the term DSLR as an umbrella term for cameras now – when technically the new Sonys are SLT or mirrorless compact system cameras (CSC).

The NEX 5N like the FS100 and NEX 7 is E-Mount. It will take the same lenses (including PL) and the forthcoming Zeiss 24mm F1.8. I had a play with this lens at IFA and it is absolutely beautiful, as is the OLED viewfinder on the NEX 7 and A77.

There is absolutely no doubt that Sony have produced a dark horse here, at this price and position in the range. It offers the biggest amount of bang per square inch and per dollar that I have ever seen. Due to it’s size and compatibility out of the box with PL mount lenses, it could also replace a director’s viewfinder with a digital equivalent.

Personally I am extremely disappointed with the Sony Nex 5N, to my eye it doesn’t look any better than Canon T3i or 60D footage. I think it actually might not even be there, however I withhold judgement until I get my hands on one my self. Based on the footage of the Sony Nex 5n and the very disappointing reviews of the Sony A77 I am not holding out much hope for the Nex 7. Sure the Nex 7 will probably be a great little stills camera but I don’t think it will be enough of a jump to get me to sell my Canon. This new batch of Nex cameras seems like a big jump up from the previous line but I wondering if it might take the next generation to really get more out of these cameras in terms of video capability. However I think Sony IS on the right track and adding 24P was/is big and I will hope it will become standard. I want a Sony HX9V that shoots 24P!:)

Fauer Finder:Sony NEX E-Mount PL Mount Director’s View Finder

source: Film and Digital Times

Want a terrific Director’s Finder? You’re three internet clicks away. Ingredients: One Sony NEX-5 digital camera, one MTF Services PL to Sony E Mount Adaptor, and one beautifully designed and machined Viewfinder and bracket from the wonderful folks at iDC Photo Video. Bruce Dorn has been sketching, milling and drilling away, and is now making me blush by calling it the Fauer Finder.

About the same size as your trusty Birns & Sawyer optical Director’s Finder, this product of rampant retrofit syndrome lets you pop on PL mount lenses and view the scene through iDC’s bright, clear magnifying loupe. The iDCPhotoVideo bracket firmly holds the loupe against the NEX-5′s 3″ TFT LCD. Because the NEX-5 uses a 23.4 x 15.6 APS-size CMOS sensor, what you see is very close to an ARRI Alexa’s 23.76 mm x 13.37mm or Sony F65 24.7mm x 13.1mm image area. Mark the frame lines with chart tape on the NEX-5 LCD.

The Sony NEX-5 has a Sony E-mount with a flange focal depth of 18mm. Live View makes it especially suitable as a finder. The 14.6 megapixel sensor provides RAW+JPEG stills and 1920×1080 HD AVCHD video for excellent storyboard frames and pre-viz scenes.

Oh, and if you just want to use the Sony NEX-5 the way it was intended, as a small APS-C size point and shoot with a Dorn good finder, you can order the camera with a small interchangeable E-mount 18-55, 18-200, or 16mm lens.

Three Pieces Needed
PL – E Mount Adapter
Sony NEX 5