Last week I wrote about a possible new SLT A-mount firmware release in early July. Now SAR reader Laszlo (Thanks) spotted that hint about a new 1.05 firmware update for the A57 on Sony UK’s website. So many times we were a bit disappointed about the Sony firmware update fixes because they didn’t actually improve the JPG engine. But if the rumor we posted last week is correct than we will finally get a noticeable improvement on the JPG engine. These could be the new fw updated:
1) Added Lens Correction 2) Updated Jpg Engine (based on the honami smartphone project). 3) Revisions to menu structure 4) Revisions to video capture rates
keep fingers crossed!
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I guess that after the Hasselblad Lunar we will soon get a second non-sense camera for rich people! What for a short moment appeared to may become the first Sony RX1 challenger turned out to be…a complete let down
The new highly teased (and leaked) Leica X Vario Type 107 camera will be announced on Tuesday and is a fixed lens APS-C camera with slow 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4. And guess what the price will be….2450 Euro! Almost the same price of the Sony RX1 Full Frame with superb 35mm f/2.0 Zeiss prime lens (2566 Euro at Photodirect).
P.S.: Don’t get me wrong, I would be glad to see some RX1 competition. Otherwise Sony will go lazy with price drops and new RX improvements!
I read some comment and got some mails with questions about the new RX FF pocket camera. Once again I want to make it clear that the RX1 is not going to be replaced. What’s coming by end of August is a “variation” of the RX1 and will certainly not replace it. I am still working on the specs but I think the new RX may be even a tiny bit more expensive than the current RX1. If you want the RX1 you have no reason to wait unless of course you have four months time to wait until you can get the new RX (In October-November).
The brand new Rokinon Tilt-Shift 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Lens for Sony Alpha is in Stock for the first tiem at BHphoto (Click here). And also the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V is in Stock for the first time at BHphoto (Click here).
Anonymous: “A friend bought a Sony RX100 a month ago in a Sony store in San Diego and after two weeks using it, a problem showed up. The camera started to randomly turn itself on, showing the last shot taken on the LCD but without actually extending the lens. That happens with the camera in or out of its storage pouch, leading to to a total battery drain if not noticed and turned off! I did a quick research on the internet and found that this problem has been reported in some Forums ( including Sony’s ). Please check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCp1m4vz4Oc http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3391660 http://community.sony.com/t5/Cybershot-Cameras/RX100-Battery-Drain/td-p/44245/page/1 I’m sending you this because it seems Sony has not officially acknowledged the issue and it may be a good opportunity for them to improve customer credibility by either issuing a Firmware fixing the problem ( if that’s feasible ) or ultimately performing a recall! One can always dream. Regards!”
Galen: “Sharing some photos taken with the a99 with the Sony Zeiss 135mm and 24-70mm. Absolutely loving the lenses as well as the dynamic range and accuracy of the a99. Such a pleasure to take photos with. http://500px.com/GalenScorer”
I'm using the AEL button to back focus on my A7II and the AF/MF set as AF/MF toggle. To me this is easier than going through the function button to switch from AF to MF which I seem to use a lot. I like to keep the camera in AF mode unless I choose to […]
I just picked up an a711 as a spare system to compliment my canon 5d mark 3. i bought it thinking that the metabones adaptor would be simple way of keeping my canon lenses and not having too many lenses and weight in my kit for travel. The bad surprise is that the metabones autofocus […]
I have the Sony 35mm f1.8 however it only has a shutter speed of 160th of a second. Whereas my kit 16-50 3.5-5.6 can go to 1/4000th. Is this a limitation of the sony lens? Does the Zeiss 35mm f1.8 have a faster shutter speed?
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