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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF August 21, 2017
    Or how about this old, unique, very interesting 1975 Minolta lens? Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm f/2.8//outfor30.com/2017/08/13/a-forgotten-solution/I remember this lens from articles and advertisements back in the 1970s. I saw one at a used camera shop in Tokyo back in the 1990s.By the way, I looked at and held the lens you are thinking about while […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 August 21, 2017
    Clearwater lake... (a99-2 + 24-70CZ)Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:58 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF August 21, 2017
    I remember looking at the 135mm STF and thinking wow nice smooth rendering. But then I looked at my 90mm Tamron and thought hmm that's pretty damn good for smooth backgrounds too and it's rep for a portrait lens is justified real world use, failing that the 70-210mm F4 also thrills me in this regard. […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread August 19, 2017
    Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:47 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity/2017 August 18, 2017
    Thank you Sury!I should add, the lake has changed the color three time in one hour! In second shot I captured two colors.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:49 am
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New firmware for A7RII, A7SII

Sony has released new firmware 3.20 for the A7RII and 2.10 for A7SII to enable XAVCS video recording on SDHC (rather than the larger XC) cards. The European updater is, as usual, not on line when the US/Americas Sony site has got it all ready to go. They are the same software so it’s safe . . . → Read More: New firmware for A7RII, A7SII

The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Machined from brass and chrome-plated, in the tradition of lens mounts from 50 years ago and not necessarily the best solution for precision or lifetime wear, Fotodiox’s TOUGH E-mount is a replacement body mount bayonet which you can fit to your existing A7R, A7, NEX-7, A6000 or any other metal-mount E-mount body in a few . . . → Read More: The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Firmware updates for RX10, RX100mkIII

From Sonyalpharumours (with the links all very neatly arranged, probably from Sony’s own sources) details of firmware updates for the RX10 and the RX100 MkIII. Surprise at our end about the RX100 update, since the camera has only been on the market a short while, and the internal batteries used to maintain the date (etc) . . . → Read More: Firmware updates for RX10, RX100mkIII

Sony firmware updates roll out

With new firmware for the Alpha 77 and 99 and most current models now up for download, the promised rush of new firmware is probably complete. The Alpha 77 firmware has errors in the web page for Europe, referring to the Alpha 57 and showing pictures of the 57. This is probably because the page . . . → Read More: Sony firmware updates roll out

Firmware updates for Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5R, NEX-6

Sony has released internationally valid firmware updates for both the Alpha 77, Alpha 65 and NEX-7. Both updates have similarities, mainly adding a menu item to lock the Movie button and prevent accidental video takes. This is more important than it might seem, as the Sony memory card structure only permits video or stills to . . . → Read More: Firmware updates for Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5R, NEX-6

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?

Alpha 77 and 65 Firmware 1.05 released

A new firmware update further boosts operability of the α77 and α65 Translucent Mirror cameras from Sony.

Available for free download from 29 March 2012, firmware version 1.05 adds several enhancements to both cameras. Alongside heightened responsiveness, it improves operability of both cameras with a wider choice of A-mount optics by Carl Zeiss and Sony.

. . . → Read More: Alpha 77 and 65 Firmware 1.05 released

Firmware update for NEX-5, 3, and 3C

Sony has released updated firmware for NEX E-mount cameras, FW v5.0 which updates the bodies to accept the new LA-EA2 Alpha Phase Detect AF lens adaptor. The update works for NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-C3, NEX-VG10 and the professional video Sony NEX-FS100U.

Prior to this firmware update, the LA-EA2 only worked with the NEX-5N , NEX-7 and . . . → Read More: Firmware update for NEX-5, 3, and 3C

Sony Alpha 77 & 65 Firmware v1.04 download

The download is approximately 65MB of data in a Mac .dmg mountable disk image, or some other stuff for Windows.

The process will take about seven to ten minutes overall including downloading, opening and completing the procedure. You need a battery for the camera with at least three bars showing – preferably fully charged . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 & 65 Firmware v1.04 download

Alpha 77/65 Firmware Update to 1.03

After a little over a week of using the the Alpha 77 in firmware version 1.02 (as delivered in UK in late September), our Alpha 77 body locked up during a concert gig shoot when using the SAM 28-75mm lens which had been fitted for the first time that day. It is not possible to . . . → Read More: Alpha 77/65 Firmware Update to 1.03