This post has been updated on August 29th as it features second in Google searches for Sony Alpha 550 – but it contained only rumour links when first posted in May.
The camera is now launched, along with the 500 and the full-frame 850.
Please visit our detailed launch and specification reports –
. . . → Read More: New Sony Alpha 500 and 550 leaked
Adobe has released its Photoshop Camera Raw 5.4 Release Candidate, available immediately as a free download from Adobe Labs at //labs.adobe.com. The “release candidate” label indicates that this update is well tested but would benefit from additional community testing before it is distributed automatically to all customers.
. . . → Read More: Adobe ACR 5.5 release candidate
We have just published the latest edition of the MPA magazine, Master Photo Digital, on-line at YUDU. This format is the same as the Flash Reader format used for the subscriptions to Photoworld on-line (digital subscription).
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MPA’s magazine is . . . → Read More: Master Photo Digital magazine free on-line
PENTAX UK is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-7 lens-interchangeable digital SLR camera. The K-7 combines a variety of advanced functions and user-friendly features to ensure outstanding reliability and capability within a compact, lightweight body (says the press release from Pentax in the UK).
The K-7 joins the current PENTAX K . . . → Read More: Pentax K-7 -720p video, serious competition
As the generation of Alpha 200, 300 and 350 reaches early retirement age it may be the time to grab bargains. The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 have plenty of bonus points to win over new users despite the critical lack of video capture. But the older generation has some very tangible benefits.
The . . . → Read More: New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?
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
Gustav Kiburg has done an extensive test between these two lenses, posted in a Dyxum.com forum thread:
It’s well worth checking out.
Latest update May 7th:
Sony Style pages are starting to show this header picture, which shows three new models all sharing an unusual handgrip design and using the new lenses:
Note – the new models have handgrip sensors or appear to – maybe the nickel problem has been conquered. Also note the radical shift . . . → Read More: Alpha 330 – future model?
True to promise, the Nikon D5000 did become available on May 1st in the UK, and my review camera turned up mid-day in time to be photographed and have its battery charged. Taking it out on my walk to the post (regrettably, to send in large sums of VAT and tax…) the sun came out . . . → Read More: Nikon D5000 first day – quick HD vid