Category Archives: Sony

The latest firmware updates from Panasonic, Fuji, Canon and Sony

Panasonic announced on their website that the previously promised GH4 firmware update will be delayed till January, 2015. Fujifilm released major new firmware updates for their X-Pro1, X-E1, X-E2 and X-T1 mirrorless cameras with several new improvements. For more details, see the release notes in the links provided. Canon released firmware update 1.1.6 for the EOS […]

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Adobe Camera Raw 8.7.1 released with Sony a7II support

Adobe released Camera Raw 8.7.1 (download links: Mac | Windows) with support for the new Sony a7II camera that is already shipping in the US. Here are all of the modifications included in the latest version:

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What else is new?

→ New price drop: Fuji X-E1 camera + lens kit for $699 (regular: $1,129) valid till December 9, 2014. → The new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will start shipping on December 12th, 2014. → Amazon Gold Box deal of the day: over 55% off the Sony NEX-5T camera with 16-50mm lens. […]

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Sony a7 II coming to the US in two weeks, available for pre-order

The new Sony a7 II full frame mirrorless camera with with 5 axis in-body stabilization (more information available here) is now officially announced in the US and will start shipping on December 5th. Here are the pre-order options: B&H (available also with Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount lens kit) Adorama (available also with Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS […]

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New patents: Fuji lens system that can take telephoto and wide-angle pictures at the same time; new Sony 60mm f/2.8 macro lens

An interesting new patent from Fuji – a new optical lens system that can obtain a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time. Additional drawing I downloaded from the  actual patent application: Here is the actual lens design: Sony filed a new patent for a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens:

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Sony a7 II could start shipping worldwide in January 2015

The new Sony a7 II is for now officially announced only in Japan and will start shipping on December 5th, 2014. The latest Sony mirrorless camera with with 5 axis in-body stabilization will most likely start shipping worldwide in January, 2015. The European price will be 1,800 EUR. A new firmware for the Sony  A77 II camera […]

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Sony announced the development of two new Vario-Sonnar T* lenses: 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II

With the introduction of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM II lens, Sony also announced the development of two new Vario-Sonnar T * models: 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II The new lenses will offer faster AF, better performance and will be dust and water proof. Shipping is expected to start in […]

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