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  • Digital non-SLR • Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 21, 2016
    I have probably mentioned here before about the way Sony and Panasonic sell their cameras here in Japan which makes them rather unattractive and rarely bought by most non-Japanese residents. The ones at the stores have a Japanese-only menu that cannot be changed. A few stores sell a subset of the models as "international" versions […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 20, 2016
    Any one still have a Fuji X-10 in their collection, don't sell it, keep it. The X-10 was one of those cameras that more or less got everything right re IQ and I never noticed the bright light globes that people kept talking about. Its Jpeg output is in my view so good RAW is […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 19, 2016
    Well DPR made some major mistakes in their review of the X20 which I noticed very quickly when I used the camera:https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilm-x20/8X20 has much narrower DR and only improves when using the high ISO ramping DR..even so it can't match the X10 nor anywhere near it. Colour loss in shadow areas and crushed blacks were […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 18, 2016
    Agree with most of what you say Barry, I think after Fuji dropped the EXR feature after the X-10, Jpegs got worse, and I totally disagree with DPReview when they said the X-20 and later the X-30 was sharper and a lot better than the X-10, it simply was not in my view and the […]
  • Digital non-SLR • A99 focussing problems October 17, 2016
    Has anyone had any focussing issues with the a99? On my very new camera I prefer to use spot focussing. I did a couple of photoshoots over the weekend and noticed that all of my images - the centre focus is out, anything that sits a few mm to the front or back are in […]
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Sony roll out Pro support in Europe

Professional photographers in Europe can benefit from valuable help and extra peace of mind with the launch of Sony Imaging PRO Support. There’s no membership fee for the service, which is offered to professional photographers who own qualifying Sony α camera bodies and lenses.

Following its successful launch in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and . . . → Read More: Sony roll out Pro support in Europe

Sony confirm silent mode in A7S

Today, Sony confirmed a rumour – no doubt started as a result of pre-production tester leaks – that the A7S would have a completely silent all-electronic shutter mode. This is not the same as the Electronic First Curtain shutter found on the A7, A99, A77, A6000 and so on but conspicuously absent on the A7R. . . . → Read More: Sony confirm silent mode in A7S

Alpha 77 II announced

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Sony’s successor to the Alpha 77 improves all-round performance in line with the enhanced 24 megapixel sensor also found in the new A6000 E-mount camera. Key points are that the AF array now covers most of the image area (this is a mixed blessing as Canon 7D owners quickly found out, having active AF points . . . → Read More: Alpha 77 II announced

NEX-7 close cousin reaches astronomical value

A crowd at a charity auction in Florida couldn’t believe their eyes as two brand new Hasselblad Lunar cameras with a joint retail value of around $14,000 suddenly rocketed in value to $54,500 (from Hasselblad press release this afternoon).

Two photo enthusiasts at the world-famous three day-long annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival . . . → Read More: NEX-7 close cousin reaches astronomical value

Sony Global Ambassadors programme

A new global initiative sees Sony working closely with some of the world’s top photographers and industry leaders to celebrate the beauty of photography. Inaugural participants in the Global Imaging Ambassadors programme include William Klein and photographers from the leading international photo agency, Panos Pictures.

Through the Global Imaging Ambassadors programme Sony will work . . . → Read More: Sony Global Ambassadors programme

Nikon’s DF finally recaptures the spirit of Dynax 7D


Sony said, as they took over the Konica Minolta camera division in 2006, that the day of mechanical controls and switches was gone. Economies of production and efficiencies of design meant that from now on, cameras would be controlled by buttons and menus. Anyone who remembers the original Alphas, the 7000 and 5000 from the . . . → Read More: Nikon’s DF finally recaptures the spirit of Dynax 7D

Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics


Although some of my information back in September was off-mark (writes David Kilpatrick), the post which I put up here was definitely right about the new A7 or rumoured ‘full frame NEX’ being based on the RX body design. I gather it was not the Alpha division, or the NEX division, which handed the prototype . . . → Read More: Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

Nikon 1 system makes a splash

How many outlets will use that original headline, I wonder, and what inspiration leads to it…

Today, Nikon released the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera – if you ignore the military version of the Nikonos RS underwater SLR produced with Kodak. Unlike that specialised system, the AW1 is intended for the . . . → Read More: Nikon 1 system makes a splash

RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses


Reporting from Perpignan, one of our good friends in the biz was enjoying the usual wine and sunshine with photojournalists from a French agency (or two). Turns out that right now there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina, roaming the night-time streets of . . . → Read More: RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

The long-rumoured Alpha 3000 was announced earlier in August but placed under a n embargo until August 27th. At the same time, the Press was given an insight into new smartphone related products (also widely rumoured) but again, not allowed to print anything officially.

(via Sonyalpharumors.com)

The A3000 is a DSLR-like body with an . . . → Read More: Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C