October 14, 2011
Posted in news

Sigma announces a compatibility service for the A77 and A65 cameras.

Sigma Japan (Click here) announced that many of the current Sigma lenses are having autofocus issues with the new A77 and A65 cameras. A bit below you can read a list of the affected lenses. Sigma will offer a free service to fix the lenses. All future Sigma packages will have the logo on top whenever the lenses ahas been already made compatible with the A77 and A65 cameras.

These are the non compatible lenses:
3,5/10-20 mm EX DC HSM
2,8/17-50 mm EX DC OS HSM
2,8-4/17-70 mm DC MACRO HSM
2,8-4/17-70 mm DC MACRO OS HSM
2,8-4,5/18-50 mm DC OS HSM
3,8-5,6/18-125 mm DC HSM
3,5-6,3/18-250 mm DC OS HSM
2,8/24-70 mm IF EX DG HSM
1,4/50 mm EX DG HSM
4-5,6/50-200 mm DC HSM
APO 4,5-6,3/50-500 mm DG OS HSM
APO 2,8/70-200 mm EX DG OS HSM
1,5/85 mm EX DG HSM
APO 4,5-5,6/120-400 mm DG OS HSM
APO 5-6,3/150-500 mm DG OS HSM

October 14, 2011
Posted in rumors

Collapsible lens patent

The japanese blog Egami (Click here) found a new Sony patent disclosing a collapsible lens technology. The image on top shows the lens in full retracted position. The single lenses are in contact with the other lenses to minimize the length. Actually only Olympus is offering such a lens (The 14-42mm kit lens). Collapsible lenses and in future also the liquid lens technology should allow Sony to create very small lenses. Can’t wait to see one of these lenses for real!

October 13, 2011
Posted in reviews

Slrmagic 28mm f/2.8 reviews

EosHD (Click here) tested the SLRmagic 28mm f/2.8 with E-mount: “Essentially with SLR Magic you have a pre-approved selection of glass that is quirky and stylistic. I had tons of fun shooting with this lens and it doesn’t break the bank, it’s probably the cheapest E-mount lens on the market.

Also Steve Huff (Click here) reviewed the same lens: “This 28 2.8 lens is somewhat classic in its rendering when shot wide open and when you stop it down to f/8, forget about it! It sharpens up and gives really great results.

You can get that lens on eBay only (Click here).

October 13, 2011
Posted in news

Sony A77 and A65 1.03 firmware available at Sony Asia!

You can now download the new 1.03 firmware for your A77. Click here: http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474591. let us know what you think about it! Do you have less issues? Is there any improvement?

UPDATE: Our reader “Wiel” made a detailed list of the firmware links (Thanks!):

SLT-A65 Firmware Upgrade
Ver.1.03 (Microsoft Windows) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474564
Ver.1.03 (Apple Macintosh) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474599

SLT-A77 Firmware Upgrade
Ver.1.03 (Microsoft Windows) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474591
Ver.1.03 (Apple Macintosh) http://www.sony-asia.com/support/download/474605


Sony A77 preorder links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.


October 13, 2011
Posted in news

Sony NEX-7 news roundup.

Sony NEX-7 versus NEX-5n shutter sound.

Steve Huff first posted a NEX-7 vs E-P3 and X100 high ISO comparison (Click here) and than tested the 50mm f/1.8 lens on the NEX-7 (Click here).

Someone at Dpreview forum asked: “does anyone know if Nex7 popup flash will trigger the Sony flashes?“. The answer is yes!

Spent a day with NEX-7 – Wowww!!! (Dpreview forum).

Sony NEX-7 preorder links: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, J&R, eBay.


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