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Sony collapsible pancake zoom specs

The Sony NEX system collapsible zoom will be an f/3.5-5.6 design focusing to 0.3m if specifications accidentally included with the information on the NEX-5R are accurate. And it will be a power zoom, we think.

The Sony.com info includes in the camera specification this line:

“AF Illuminator : Built-in, LED type (with a range of . . . → Read More: Sony collapsible pancake zoom specs

ACR 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 RC – RX100 compatible

The good news is that you can now download, free, the Release Candidate versions (expire October 31st) of Adobe’s Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2, as well as DNG Converter 7.2, which will give you raw conversions for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX-100.

The bad news is that no camera lens profile is included, and . . . → Read More: ACR 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 RC – RX100 compatible

Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

Whether you like it or not – and some aspects are going to be useful – Sony is rolling out a whole new generation of gear including advances in digital imaging. This is a long statement made at a press conference. It would take a long time to edit it, so here’s their text in . . . → Read More: Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

New NEX models – downloadable apps for camdroids!

The age of the camdroid is upon us! Sony has, as expected, announced a platform to flog unsuspecting owners small programs which are not even big enough to get the name of applet and are reduced to mere apps. Owners will be able to download new stuff to use the hugely powerful processors inside the . . . → Read More: New NEX models – downloadable apps for camdroids!

October sale date for NEX-5R

Sony has released information about the NEX-5R, which goes on sale in October. Most of this was already known beforehand, we think there’s a press conference happening in Iceland, but it’s cold enough here so photoclubalpha is not upset to be missed off the roster. And that may just be a myth.

Sony text:

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Should NEX go full frame?

Sonyalpharumours has posted a firm rumour that there will be a full-frame NEX. Anyone who understands the design of camera bodies, and the geometry of optical projection, has known from the start that this was possible given the design of the E-mount.

Those who have made uninformed comments (all over web forums!) to the effect . . . → Read More: Should NEX go full frame?

Canon transforms 7D – why can’t Sony do the same?

Version 2 firmware for the Canon EOS 7D released today so much transforms and upgrades that camera that it makes the lack a replacement – at least until after photokina – no concern for owners. Indeed, owners will be thanking Canon for giving them what amounts to a new camera free of charge.

Whether or . . . → Read More: Canon transforms 7D – why can’t Sony do the same?

Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th

Gary Friedman, who is well known for his excellent e-books on the Alpha system (new one just out, Alpha 37 and 57) lives on the sunny, foggy, funky coast surrounded by surfing dudes and dudesses, just south of the vast conurbation of Los Angeles.

But having several million photo enthusiasts on his doorstep is . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th

Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

For almost a decade the Sigma 12-24mm full frame ultra wide angle zoom has been unrivalled by any other makers – not Nikon, not Canon, not Tamron, not Tokina, not Sony. No maker has ventured where Sigma went, to the extremes of over 120° coverage combined with well corrected straight line geometry.

Today, the original . . . → Read More: Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

Chris Townsend on the NEX-7

Here at PCA we do not often redirect our loyal readership to other sites, unless it’s to buy stuff which earns us enough commission to enjoy a couple of pints and a burger every month!

But here is a review from one the UK’s most respected independent outdoor writers and photographers, Chris Townsend.

//www.christownsendoutdoors.com

Leave . . . → Read More: Chris Townsend on the NEX-7