Many Sony Alpha products are included in the Sony UK VAT-back scheme which will operate until December 24th. Items purchased from authorised retailers from October 28th onwards may be eligible for a claim, and Sony will return the equivalent of the 17.5% VAT paid to the customer directly.
This is not actually VAT back, as . . . → Read More: Sony VAT-back offer – UK only
TOKINA lenses – the brand name for optical giant Hoya’s interchangeable range – have always been renowned for their tank-like build quality and resistance to plastic trends. They compare so well with Nikon’s own lenses it is hard to tell the difference by feel, and the current design also matches Nikon more than it does . . . → Read More: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 SD (IF) DX
DxO Labs today announced that a DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 will be released in November. The new DxO HDR plug-in will enable photographers to merge several RAW shots effortlessly to either capture a greater dynamic range in the scene or to reduce noise beyond the camera’s sensor capability.
DxO was already . . . → Read More: DxO plug-in offers Alpha-NEX HDR/multishot simulation
Sony has released the firmware upgrades which were promised at photokina for the NEX models NEX-5 and NEX-3, and the Alpha mount lens adaptor LA-EA1.
Photoclubalpha readers in Europe can download the firmware upgrade from: //support.sony-europe.com/hub/hub.html
Autofocus is now supported when using the NEX-5/NEX-3 with 14 lenses from the full range of A-mount optics . . . → Read More: NEX firmware upgrades released