f2 Cameracraft

f2 Freelance Photographer is one of the highest quality photo enthusiast magazines you'll find - worldwide. It now incorporates Cameracraft. Our subscription deal deal saves you substantially over the retail cover price and we'll send you your first copy free, starting your subscription with the next one. The cost will be held for three years and you can cancel at any time. Visit our web pages to learn more, or subscribe below..

Subscribe to f2 Cameracraft

Postal Region

Photoclubalpha Forum

Join our free Forum for a wealth of info, great company and some fantastic photo sharing threads! Registration on the Forum is separate from Registration on the website, but you are allowed to register using the same name and password.
  • Flash • Re: Godox TT685S Flash August 25, 2016
    David Kilpatrick wrote:A warning, I have this flash which is great but also have the Li-ion model, had it for a year in Nikon fit. The Li-ion cell blew up (expanded) during charging and shows up as dead so I had to buy a new one. It had not been used much just lent to […]
    pakodominguez
  • Off Topic • Re: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods August 25, 2016
    pakodominguez wrote:I'm happily using my A900 on some events, and try to use the noise/grain in a creative way. Otherwise the A7S is my main camera for events and the A7R for everything else (I just bought the A7SII, the A7S go for sale after the wedding I have to shoot this Saturday) But I'm […]
    pakodominguez
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    David,Thank you for the pointers and information on lenses. Looks like Sigma 12-24 seems to be a good starting point any which way.Thank you for the link to LCE. I will also see if I can find the same lens on eBay since LCE is not an option for me. I will try to limitmy […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    bfitzgerald wrote:Depends what you intend to use it for. For full frame 24mm is pretty wide but stops short of ultra wide (which to me is below 24mm say 20mm and under). Once you get to fisheye lenses they are IMO very niche products. As there are some affordable UWA lenses around such as the […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Eiffel wrote:I bought a sigma 12-24 from DK a few years ago, but am not using it much as it is really a niche lens.I do enjoy the odd panorama using stitching with Lightroom. It is a convenient substitute which doesn't add any weight!Eiffel,I think it will be a niche lens for me too. I […]
    sury

B&H Product Finder

B&H Photo - Video - Pro Audio

DK’s Alamy collection

Stock photography by David Kilpatrick at Alamy

Past Article Calendar

August 2016
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

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

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

Sigma’s system revolution

17-70mm-f2.8-4

Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems.

The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

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

Wait for the NEX SLT, folks…

That is, the next slot in Sony’s programme of new product releases. Almost exactly five years after the Alpha 100 was launched to the world (also a Wednesday in the second week of June, back in 2006) Sony selected an auspicious date to announce the NEX-C3 and the Alpha A35. But these cameras, rather like . . . → Read More: Wait for the NEX SLT, folks…