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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: A77Mk2 focus settings June 30, 2015
    Can't really help either as I also have a Mk1 A77 and 70-400G. My Mk1 G is a fantastic lens and my only complaint is that the zoom action is too stiff causing it to jump rather than glide.I'm not investing any more in Sony until I see a real commitment to A mount. To […]
    mikeriach
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Battery power June 30, 2015
    Cholly,I know I'm probably in the minority but if I continue with my hobby in the current mode which involves periods with no access to recharging facilities (up to 5 days) and all that Sony offer is 300 frames on a battery (no future SLT versions), I will be adjusting my expectations over to Canikon.I […]
    mikeriach
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th June 30, 2015
    Thanks Yildiz I hope here will be some further entires as well. I thin it it a theme for which most people will have pictures that fit.Statistics: Posted by Birma — Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:03 pm
    Birma
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th June 30, 2015
    .Thank you for these wonderful entries, Birma. The descriptions that come with the photos are also very enlightening, and aptly observed. You add to the photographer's view with words. I believe both are essential for a photographer. I'm happy that the entries are very fitting with the title's theme and I will have a very, […]
    aster
  • Off Topic • My stroll through Yodobashi Camera June 30, 2015
    This morning I was walking through Yodobashi Camera. Didn't even pick up any cameras, but just surveying the usual, extensive landscape of row after row after row of camera gear all begging to be touched. Anyway, it got me to thinking about my most expensive camera I have ever bought in my whole life, the […]
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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

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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 not […] . . . → 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. March 29th […] . . . → 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 NEX-VG20. With the LA-EA2, […] . . . → 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 – and […] . . . → 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