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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 1, 2015
    Birma wrote:....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.I hope so too, Birma. Nothing like making choosing hard for me! The more the better.. : ) Thanks,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:31 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Not everyone's cup of tea July 1, 2015
    Recent posts prompted me to upload a few images I have been working on. My apologies that these are yet more images from my trip to Cuba. For some reason the images I took on that trip more than any other seem to cry out to me for some form of manipulation. The "straight" photos […]
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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
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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

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

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

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 to understand the […] . . . → 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 of view […] . . . → Read More: Sony launches new range Alpha, NEX