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New accessories for Sony Alpha range

A long-demanded 1.15X eyepiece magnifier – compatible with all APS-C format Sony Alpha DSLRs – is just one of a rollout of new minor accessories for the system. The Magnifying Eyepiece FDA-ME1AM is designed to fit the A700, A380, A330, A230, A350, A300 and A200 and should also be fully compatible with A100, Konica Minolta . . . → Read More: New accessories for Sony Alpha range

Alpha 500, 550 and 850

Sony’s September launch for 2009 looks set to include three new models – the Alpha 500, 550 and 850. The model numbers are confirmed by the usual backdoor leak, appearing in the registration database for SonyStyle USA in this case (Canada has been a past culprit, updating databases associated with their site before the product . . . → Read More: Alpha 500, 550 and 850

The Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG HSM Macro II

SIGMA redesigned their 70-200mm not long ago to change the EX version to DG, introducing new coatings which greatly improved microcontrast and eliminated digital camera sensor reflections. In 2008, this was further upgraded to the Macro II model with HSM sonic motor focusing, a new optical design capable of focusing down to 1 metre distance. . . . → Read More: The Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 EX DG HSM Macro II

Back-illuminated Exmor in new Sony HD Handycam

•Class-leading Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor plus Sony G Lens and BIONZ image processor for incredible HD imaging performance, especially in low light •Optical SteadyShot Active Mode gives up to 10x less camera shake, now improved with ‘3-Way Shake-Cancelling*’ stabilisation •Full HD recording on 64GB(CX520VE)/32GB(CX505VE) internal memory and optional Memory Stick •Automatic geotagging of clips . . . → Read More: Back-illuminated Exmor in new Sony HD Handycam

Support for A230, A330, A380 in latest Adobe release

Adobe has added the latest Alpha model support to Lightroom and ACR before the cameras have become fully available worldwide – as they did with the original Alpha 100. Lightroom 2.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.4 final releases include raw conversion for the Alpha 230, 300 and 380.

To download the latest utilities (including DNG . . . → Read More: Support for A230, A330, A380 in latest Adobe release