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09 SEPTEMBER 2013

The PalmGrip for Sony NEX6 and NEX7 cameras

"The Sony NEX6 and NEX7 camera has many menus, dials and buttons, mostly controlled by the right hand. The short height of the camera can cause a problem when holding it, as changing one's grip is needed in order to position the thumb and index finger to operate the controls. While looking through the EVF, this re–positioning can require pulling the camera away from the eye in order to see and operate the controls and put additional demands on the left hand to secure the camera.

The PalmGrip can maximize control of the camera functions by positioning the camera high in the right hand, where the thumb and index fingers operate the controls, and the middle and 4th ring finger hold the camera grip securely against the palm."

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accessory • camera accessory • compact design • grip • hand-held • holding • human factors • Jim Buchanan • manipulate things • MoonRuby Products • NEX-6 • NEX-7 • PalmGrip • photographypick upproduct designredesign • retrofit • Sony NEX seriesuser needsworking with our hands

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Simon Perkins
30 NOVEMBER 2010

NEX-5 Sony SEL18200 (18-200mm) Zoom lens

"The build quality of the Sony 18–200mm OSS is excellent. In a sea of cheap plastic extreme zoom lenses it really stands out with its stylish metal body and everything is tightly assembled. The focus ring operates exceptionally smooth. The lens has no focus distance indicator/window. The rubberized zoom ring turns smooth but it's also bit stiff which also helps to suppress zoom creeping. The lens has a duo–cam design so it uses two inner lens tubes to extend the lens towards longer focal lengths. The front element does not rotate so it's suitable for using polarizers. A lens hood is also part of the package. ...

The Sony E 18–200mm f/3.5–6.3 OSS is a refreshingly different approach compared to most of the competition. It's not a purposely under–designed lens for cost–cutting measurements. This is most obvious with respect to its build quality – the stylish metal body clearly stands out from the rest of the crowd and it's a joy to handle it in the field despite the somewhat unusual/odd proportions compared to the tiny NEX camera. The optical quality is on a very decent level. It is not a flawless lens, of course, but the resolution figures are very fine in the lower portion of the zoom range and still good beyond. The distortion characteristic is about average for a lens in this class. The Sony lens produces a surprisingly low amount of vignetting even at 'large' aperture settings (even in RAW images). The primary weakness of the lens are the lateral CAs at 18mm and 200mm although that's also rather typical for such lenses. The Sony lens is a pretty obvious choice for those seeking a one–lens–solution. The resulting package size may not be pocketable but, to be honest, neither is the 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 OSS. The 18–200mm f/3.5–6.3 OSS is not a cheap lens (neither is e.g. the Panasonic 14–140mm OIS) but it's worth it ... if you can find a decent sample."

(Klaus Schroiff, http://photozone.de)

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18-200mm • 18-200mm OSS • 2010 • build quality • camera • compact system camera • deviceDSLRE-mount • E-Mount lens • Lens • NEX seriesNEX-5 • optical quality • Optical Steady Shot • OSSphotography • SEL18200 • SonySony AlphaSony NEX series • Sony SEL18200 • telephoto • telephoto zoom • unboxing • vignetting • zoom lens

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Simon Perkins
12 SEPTEMBER 2010

Sony NEX-5K: an exceptionally small yet powerful hybrid camera

"Sony has designed and built an exceptionally small yet powerful hybrid camera which delivers image quality to match a digital SLR's, combined with full HD movies, the excellent Sweep Panorama mode (with a 3D firmware upgrade coming soon), high–speed shooting and more. It's a great little camera"

(Marcus Hawkins 25th August 2010, PhotoRadar)

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14.2 MP • 18-55mm • 2010 • AVCHD • camera • CMOS APS • convergencedevicedigitaldigital camera • digital SLR • DSLRE-mountHD • hybrid camera • industrial design • megapixel • MILC • Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera • NEX seriesNEX-5 • NEX-5K • OSSpanorama • PASM • photography • pocket camera • productproduct designRAW files • SEL16F28 • SEL1855 • SonySony AlphaSony cameraSony NEX series • Sweep Panorama • technologyvideo camera

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Simon Perkins
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