January 27, 2015
Posted in news

New Sony RX100m2 firmware update.

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There is a new firmware update for the RX100m2 you can download at Sony support (Click here and select your OS). What Does This Do?

This utility updates the camera firmware to version 1.10 and improves the vibration and noise of the lens during auto-focusing.

January 26, 2015
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Trusted source: I am 99% sure the new A7rII is coming with “50Mp sensor”.

A long time source got information that the new Sony A7rII is coming with a 50 Megapixel sensor. I am right now asking him when the camera will be announced and how it looks. Stay tuned, got the feeling he can tell me more and that the camera is coming sometimes…soon :)

Stay yuned, I hope I can finally give you 99% reliable info on the camera soon!!!!

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P:S.: I am yet not sure the A7rII and A9 are the same camera…

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January 26, 2015
Posted in rumors

Sony TidBits…


Sony A7 II Hands on Review by BHphoto.

Timescapes from 10,000 feet, a timelapse made with the A7 (SonyAlphaForum).
Personal View FOTGA Video Contest
Sony PXW-FS7: análisis (Quesabesde).
The Sony F55 Shooting at 360FPS (Newshooter).
Sony AX100 4K Handycam at Akihabaranews.
List of all Full Frame native E-mount lenses (SonyAlphaForum).
Personal View FOTGA Video Contest
Sony A7II test at DC.watch.

January 25, 2015
Posted in deals

First new Speedbooster Ultra in Stock at BHphoto.

The first of the new generation Speedbooster Ultra are in Stock at BHphoto or shipping within 2-4 weeks. Check out the list:

In Stock: Metabones Canon EF-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones QBM-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Contarex-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones OM-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones MD-Emount Speed Booster Ultra -Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones FD-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Alpha-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Alpa-Emount Speed Booster Ultra -Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Nikon G-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
Metabones Nikon G-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
IN STOCK: Metabones Yashica-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).
IN STOCK: Metabones Leica R-Emount Speed Booster Ultra-Black Matt (Click here).

 

This is the official press text from Metabones:

Sharper corners, less distortion, reduced vignetting 

Like the revolutionary original Metabones Speed Booster announced in January 2013, the Speed Booster ULTRA has a magnification of 0.71x, and so it effectively reduces the crop factor of mirrorless cameras with DX-sized sensors, such as Sony E-mount and Fuji X-mount cameras, from 1.5x to 1.07x.  However, the new ULTRA design makes very effective use of exotic materials at the furthest limit of glassmaking technology, and as a result is well corrected for use with virtually all fullframe SLR lenses regardless of exit pupil distance. Thus, the Speed Booster ULTRA performs extremely well with professional-grade f/2.8 zoom lenses such as the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8 zooms by Canon and Nikon to produce 17-50mm f/2.0 and 50-142mm f/2.0 high-speed zooms, respectively.  Similarly, high-speed fixed focal length lenses such as a 50mm f/1.2 will be transformed into a 35.5mm f/0.9 lens with excellent contrast and resolution from the center all the way to the edges of the image. (More information can be found in the press release here)

Key Features
  • Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop.
  • Increase MTF.
  • Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  •  Advanced 5-element/4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass by Caldwell Photographic in the USA (patent pending).
  • Electronic integration of aperture diaphragm, controlled by or from the camera body.
  • Partial autofocus support for late-model (post-2006) Canon-brand lenses.
  • Powered by camera body. No external power source required.
  • High performance 32-bit processor and efficient switched-mode power supply.
  • The tripod foot is detachable and compatible with Arca Swiss, Markins, Photo Clam ball heads.

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