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  • 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
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Birma wrote:Hi Sury, I suggest the Sigma 12-24 (current or previous marks). This will work on your full-frame and aps-c bodies. The 12mm end is plenty wide enough to experience UWA. If you just want more room left and right then panos might still be the best option. The UWA is for me as much […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Cogito wrote:Sury, if you haven't made your mind up yet, why not check out the lenses on http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/results.asp?chbLensType=3The lens marks out of 5 are much of a muchness and most lenses have entries in the Dyxum sample images so you can judge for yourself......Thank you Tony. I am exploring the options for wide angle photography […]
    sury

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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

Sony updates RX1 and RX100, adds new flash

rx100-vII

In a move which will not delight many owners of the 2012-released RX1 and RX100 cameras, Sony has chosen to update both of them in fairly subtle ways which improve performance without changing the basic lens specifications at the heart of each camera. The makeover to produce the RX100 II is more thorough, and includes . . . → Read More: Sony updates RX1 and RX100, adds new flash

A divided path for Sony

300mmSSM-II

Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony

Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

ACCORDING to specifications revealed on a German site, the new Sony Alpha 500 will have a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of providing Live View to the rear 3 inch medium resolution screen – with Manual Focusing at 14X magnification. The in-prism based Quick AF Live View is retained, giving a choice between two entirely . . . → Read More: Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

Alpha 850 – 24 megapixel 3fps in 900 body

Sony’s new Alpha 850 will be identical to the Alpha 900 in size, handling and external design – including the omission of onboard flash. The camera, expected to be launched before September, uses the same 24.6 megapixel CMOS sensor as the Alpha 900 but has – it is rumoured – only a single BIONZ processor, . . . → Read More: Alpha 850 – 24 megapixel 3fps in 900 body

Alpha 500, 550 and 850

Sony’s September launch for 2009 looks set to include three new models – the Alpha 500, 550 and 850. The model numbers are confirmed by the usual backdoor leak, appearing in the registration database for SonyStyle USA in this case (Canada has been a past culprit, updating databases associated with their site before the product . . . → Read More: Alpha 500, 550 and 850

Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update

The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 models are radical ergonomic redesigns of the existing 200, 300 and 350 series. There is a 15% reduction in size (volumetric) and weight, an update to the styling, and a completely revised user interface with graphic representation of setting adjustments – with a built-in ‘handbook’ to accompany . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update