If You Want a Nikon Mirrorless Camera Done Right You’ll Have to Do it Yourself

Sony Nikkormat

If your name is Brendan Taylor and your not a fan of Nikons current mirrorless cameras, what do you do? Well you make your own of course. According to the write up done by DIY Photography his original plan was to plan was to put the innards of a Sony NEX-5N into a classic Leica M3 but due to the fact that the surgery would leave both cameras mutilated forever he decided to use an old Nikon Nikkormat which he had already. So all of you Lecica fanboys can take a deep breath.

Cameras with this styling have been quite popular recently and Fujifilm has been filling that niche perfectly but the interest in this project proves that Nikon would benefit by releasing something similar.

So far it appears to have the sensor in place and he is adding a EVF to the 5N which appears to line up perfectly with the existing NIkon viewfinder port. The camera is still in progress but it can be followed by viewing his G+ photo album here.

Holiday 2012: The Best Bang For Your Buck Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras

Mirrorless cameras have grown tremendously in popularity. Not everyone has jumped on board yet though; but luckily enough for you there are tons of them that excel in features and image quality and are now really affordable.

Here’s a quick rundown for you for Sony NEX and Micro Four Thirds cameras: the two most developed camera systems. But if you’re already locked in, consider this post on essential upgrades for M 4/3. Want even more? Check out our reviews index.


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Review: SLR Magic Bokehmorphic (Sony NEX Cameras)

Playing with Bokeh can be very fun. We previously reviewed the DIYPhotography Bokeh Masters kit; and were quite smitten with it. Then recently, SLRMagic announced their Bokehmorphic unit for NEX cameras. As a lens with a constant f2.8 aperture at 28mm, it’s quite an interesting piece.

But it has its quirks, and SLRMagic didn’t quite do the research into how they could have made this lens even better.

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Review: Sony NEX 5n

After reviewing the Sony NEX C3, I have been dying to get my hands on the 5N (5n). Though initial reviews have shown the earlier versions to have clicking problems when recording video, my version did not seem to have that fault. I have already done a hands on review of the Rokinon 8mm f2.8 fisheye lens using the 5N, and I’ve also compared it to the Canon 5D Mk II in a real life situation.

So as Sony’s middle child (with the C3 being the low end and 7 being the high end) can the 5N really prove to excel above some of the competition?

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EXCLUSIVE: Hands on Review- Rokinon 8mm f2.8 Fisheye (Sony NEX)

After the company announced their new lens on Facebook, Rokinon let me try their brand new 8mm f2.8 fisheye lens for Sony NEX cameras. Since Sony sent me the 5n to review, I decided to also give this brand new piece of glass a quick run. This is a hands-on review and at the time of writing this, I’ve spent maybe 9 hours with the lens in my possession and a significantly less amount of time playing with it. Plus, it was raining in NYC quite hard.

Either way, I present to you the exclusive first hands on review with the new Rokinon 8mm f2.8 fisheye lens for Sony NEX digital cameras.

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