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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 23, 2016
    There was never any doubt about Sony's plans for the A mount.They have released a new A mount camera each year since 2006. The 4 year time period between A99 and A99II is what scared many people into thinking that Sony had abandoned that mount. That and the rapid success of full frame E mount […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Future of A mount October 23, 2016
    Of course I have no special knowledge or insight into what Sony is thinking and I don't make predictions about these things since I most certainly don't know, but it seems to me that there is a good likelihood that Sony will keep the A mount alive for a long time.How many A mount lenses […]
  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 23, 2016
    While I was in Yodobashi a few days ago I looked again at the Olympus PEN-F. I like it, but it just costs more than I am willing to pay. I wrote before about it:Well, there is one thing I have been sort of hankering for off and on for the last few months. I […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Couple of days after Hunter Full Moon October 23, 2016
    Taken couple of days after Hunter Moon. Handheld, on A77M2, with 70-400G lens.This is a 39 image stack using Zerene Stacker.Statistics: Posted by sury — Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:13 am
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 22, 2016
    I intend to keep the X10 I like the camera and have been happy with it. Wouldn't have paid the £500 initial asking price but I got a pretty good deal on it and for the outlay it punches out nice images and I like the tonality. Jpegs are good you can get a bit […]

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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

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

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

Sony UK’s live Q&A webcam sesssion

A recording – advance for half an hour or so to miss the lengthy setting-up process – is available of the web Q&A which Paul Genge of Sony handled tonight for a UK and worldwide audience of over 450 web-browsers.

Here are some resumé details and comments made during watching the webcast:

Paul failed . . . → Read More: Sony UK’s live Q&A webcam sesssion

Sony launches new range Alpha, NEX

All the predicted new models from Sony were unveiled today – the Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5n and NEX-VG20.

Full details are up on Sony’s websites. The A77/65 cameras will be on sale from October 2011 onwards. View Sony press information online.

Those who grab the cameras will find the virtual 1.09X 100% field . . . → Read More: Sony launches new range Alpha, NEX