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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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Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a . . . → Read More: Sony launch UK PRO support

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens


Sometimes you find a chunk of glass which just works. One of the problems with lenses is that you can never have too many. They overlap, they duplicate each other, and yet they can be so different that you need every single one. The new Samyang 12mm f/2 for mirrorless APS-C systems is one . . . → Read More: Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount


Machined from brass and chrome-plated, in the tradition of lens mounts from 50 years ago and not necessarily the best solution for precision or lifetime wear, Fotodiox’s TOUGH E-mount is a replacement body mount bayonet which you can fit to your existing A7R, A7, NEX-7, A6000 or any other metal-mount E-mount body in a few . . . → Read More: The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX


I guess that Zeiss must be working right now on full frame Touit lenses, because this is unprecedented value for those able to buy in dollars without steep shipping charges, duties or taxes – however, the links they emailed out today led to a wrong page on their USED section, and after a lot of . . . → Read More: B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics


Although some of my information back in September was off-mark (writes David Kilpatrick), the post which I put up here was definitely right about the new A7 or rumoured ‘full frame NEX’ being based on the RX body design. I gather it was not the Alpha division, or the NEX division, which handed the prototype . . . → Read More: Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

Sony Alpha 3000 review by David Kilpatrick


There’s not much really, in a different of just three tenths of an inch. There’s even less when the inch isn’t a proper inch, but the sort of inch used to express the size of sensors or display chips. Except, that is, when the difference is between 0.5 inch and 0.2 inch and you’re . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 3000 review by David Kilpatrick

RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses


Reporting from Perpignan, one of our good friends in the biz was enjoying the usual wine and sunshine with photojournalists from a French agency (or two). Turns out that right now there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina, roaming the night-time streets of . . . → Read More: RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

The long-rumoured Alpha 3000 was announced earlier in August but placed under a n embargo until August 27th. At the same time, the Press was given an insight into new smartphone related products (also widely rumoured) but again, not allowed to print anything officially.

(via Sonyalpharumors.com)

The A3000 is a DSLR-like body with an . . . → Read More: Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

New apps for NEX 5R and 6

Light Shaft and Motion Shot are two new apps for the NEX-5R and NEX-6 – one of which looks almost unacceptable (sure way to get your images disqualified from competitions, however much fun) and the other really innovative, bringing a motion clip function to the NEX range which it was lacking before.

There is also . . . → Read More: New apps for NEX 5R and 6

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