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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 26, 2016
    classiccameras, thank you for bringing up this whole thing about retro because it has got me thinking more about it and digital camera styling in general. The Sigma Quattro dp2 is not a throwback to film camera design. The Sony QX1 and Olympus Air 01 aren't either. There may also be a few other current […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 25, 2016
    Dusty wrote:you started this thread by saying that there were a lot of A mount lenses out there, and the also talking about sharing components. Maybe I read you wrong, but my reply is based on thinking that electronic components and design R&D can probably be shared between the mounts - you shouldn't need a […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 25, 2016
    CHOLLY wrote:Bakubo, Olympus, and Pentax owners manage to hang in and patiently wait... sometimes for YEARS... for the next product.Samsung owners justifiably have a right to complain.But Sony has NEVER said they were done with the A mount. Truth be told, there really was no reason to suspect that they would not continue introducing more […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti October 25, 2016
    For those of you curious, you can find more info. on the Ajanta cavers that Shelika is referring to here.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajanta_CavesSuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:04 pm
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Precision Flying October 25, 2016
    Doc,True I went for A77M2 over my A700 for Pixel count. My a900 FF did not have the reach at 400 but had 24MP. My A700 had reach but not MP. So I went with 24MP on A77M2.A 42MP APS-C might be the desired solution. Do you think, the 42MP on A99II will give me […]

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Sony FE Macro 50mm f/2.8 – only $500


Sony has just announced yet another 50mm, and this time it’s different – a truly affordable 50mm 1:1 macro, only $500 US. We reckon this will become the most popular standard 50mm lens by far, even more so than the budget 50mm f/1.8. Now you can photograph your food properly at last!

It certainly . . . → Read More: Sony FE Macro 50mm f/2.8 – only $500

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


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


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