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July 17, 2016
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New Commlite Nikon F autofocus adapter gets a firmware upgrade


There is a firmware upgrade for the Commlite Nikon F autofocus adapter. It adds the following features and fixes:

V04 Firmware Upgrading Content: 
1. Compatible with more lens;
2. AF speed is increased for partial lens;
3. Improve some AF mistakes for AF-I lens;
4. Improve some Exposure mistakes of V03 Firmware;
5. Improve some other bugs as follows:
5.1 Improve Partial Lens’ mistake of DX/FX recognition; 
5.2 Improve partial lens’ mistake of changing AF/MF mode; 

You can download the firmware here:

Our reader Jules sent me this made a test of the new firmware and said it “made a huge difference to my 300mm f4 fr lens.

You can buy the Commlite at Amazon (Click here) or via many eBay sellers (Click here).

July 17, 2016
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This week SAR readers photos selection

Oliver Busch
Hope that is the right way to submit a photo to the SAR readers photos selection.
Shot is taken with A7RII and Loxia 35mm.
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1) Submit your picture with a message and picture here: or on the SonyAlphaForum image section.
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers here: and on SonyAlphaForum.
3) A selection of most liked pictures by the community and by me SAR admin will be posted weekly on SAR.

Note: When sending a pic feel free to also add a link to your site to promote yourself!

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July 16, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

6 Rules of Video Composition (and Why Not to Break Them)

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Lens Review (TheTechReviewer).
The Worst Thing About the Sony a6300 (Bokeh).
Beloved Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies After Suffering Stroke (Adorama Learning Center)
New Kenko Canon FD and Contax-Yashica adapters are now shipping.
Taking Inventory of My Family’s Cameras (Explora).

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Simon Sharp: “ Thought you might be interested in a new short film ‘Bad Company’ that just received a Vimeo Staff Pick ! The film depicts the lives of the donkey boys of Kathmandu and the consequences of child labour. Using the Sony A7s I was able to shoot a little more unobtrusively this highly illegal business of child labour and the camera never let me down even under the most extreme physical conditions. There are stills (under the same title) to accompany the film on my site below:


July 15, 2016
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Sony releases a firmware update for many FE lenses!

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Sony releases a new firmware update for many FE lenses. It improves focusing performance in certain conditions. Here are the links to the firmware update download (Click on “Downloads” and select your OS):

35mm f/1.4 FE firmware download
35mm f/2.8 FE firmware download
70-200mm FE firmware download
24-70mm FE firmware download
55mm FE firmware download
28-70mm FE firmware download

Thanks Dieter!

July 15, 2016
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Sony Tidbits…

Photography Myths and Stereotypes: Do UV Filters Actually Ruin Your Images?

Full list of todays Gold Box deals at,, Bhphoto, eBay and
Voigtlander 5.6/10 review by Phillip Reeve.
How to Get Long Exposures Without Filters (Adorama Learning Center).
Gigantic 1000mm NASA Lens Up For Sale (Bokeh)
New RX1rII thumb grip released in Japan (
Data loss using DNG converter by Adobe (SonyAlphaForum).
Test – Sony FE 50 mm f/1,8 (Focus Numerique).
Osiris F1: An Affordable Automatic Film Processor (PetaPixel).

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