Cinematic and photographic lenses for the Sony NEX 5N and FS100 – Part 1

Zeiss Contax G 45mm F2

The NEX 5N’s APS-C sensor behind a mirrorless mount opens up some new possibilities when it comes to adapting lenses for video.

In part 1 I will cover recommended adapters and small walk-around street photography lenses which don’t compromise the compact size of the NEX 5N as a b-roll cam and digital rangefinder. There’s only one Sony pancake at the moment and it’s not very good so these are the answer.

In part 2 I will cover the larger standard SLR primes.

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Olympus EP-3 to challenge Panasonic GH2 with full HD, fast wide angle

UPDATES: AVCHD is 17Mbit and sensor output is 30p (NTSC) or 25p (PAL)

Olympus’s new high end mirrorless camera the EP-3 has been leaked to 43Rumors.com. Here, EOSHD takes a look at the video side of the new Olympus flagship.

There are big improvements to video, with full HD AVCHD, video optimised lenses including a 12mm F2 and a new kit lens. The screen has had a huge revamp too, soundly beating the GH2 with a OLED 600k display.

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Olympus turning attention to movies and pro mirrorless

Olympus have been helpfully telegraphing their future strategy in Israel.

With Olympus having said that the E-5 would be their last DSLR and with Sony also turning their back on the optical viewfinder, the inevitable future is now in full swing (sush – nobody wake up Canon and Nikon!)

Now a previously confidential presentation shows what that future might look like.

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