Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sony (and Minolta) color profiles for Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom - UPDATED 2014/04/12

I've created new Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Lightroom color profiles (standard, faithful, landscape, leica, portrait, neutral, positive film, skin tone darker, skin tone lighter, vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red e vivid) for every Sony (and Minolta) interchangeable lens cameras:
I've photographed, under the direct sunlight, a 24 color GretagMacbeth / X-Rite table, then, after converting the RAW to DNG, I've created the standard color profiles with Adobe DNG Profile Editor. Starting from the standard profile and using as reference the "non standard" Nikon, Canon and Leica's profiles, I've created the creative profiles.
The standard profiles are accurate only for the A700, the A850, the A900, the A55V, the NEX-5, the NEX-5N, the RX100 and the RX100M2 (where I've photographed the color table with the corresponding camera), for the other cameras I've just used the best matching one.

The profile files must be saved under the following folder (be aware that it could be hidden):

Windows:
"C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles"

MAC OS:
"HD/users/yourusername/LibraryApplicationSupport/Adobe/CameraRaw/CameraProfile"


NEW April 12, 2014
  • NEX-5T, ILCE-5000, ILCE-6000, ILCE-3500 and ILCE-7S new color profiles

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sony Remote Camera Control 3.2

Sony has released a new version of its Remote Camera Control, with the following improvements:
  • Adds supports for the ILCE-7 / ILCE-7R / ILCE-7S models
  • Adds support for the Windows® 8.1 operating system
  • Adds the Picture Effect shooting mode icon
  • Adds the Flash Off shooting mode icon
  • Adds the flash mode capability for Slow Sync (Red eye reduction ON/OFF)
  • Adds support for additional models

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sony E-mount lens firmware update v02

Sony is offering a firmware update for the following Interchangeable E-mount lenses: SEL1855, SEL18200, SEL24F18Z, SEL30M35, SEL55210, and SEL50F18.

Improvements and Notes:
  • Enabling to utilize the function of Fast Hybrid AF.
  • Without updating the firmware of the lens, the camera utilizes contrast-detection AF.
  • This firmware update can be performed only when the lens is attached to NEX-5R/NEX-6/NEX-5T.
  • You cannot perform the firmware update using other camera.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NEX-7 firmware v1.03


A new firmware update is available for the Sony NEX-7:

Windows - MAC

The following benefits and improvements are included in version 1.03:
  • Applies automatic compensation to "SELP1650" 
  • Makes "SELP1650" retract immediately after turning off the camera 
  • Addition of capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button 
  • Addition of exposure settings of bracket shooting (three frames /1.0EV,2.0EV, 3.0EV) 
  • Improvement of response for showing auto review image. 
  • Improvement of image quality when using a wide angle lens 
  • Improvement of indication when setting "Flexible Spot".

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Recover real sensor image size

Working with DNGs in Lightroom gives you the ability to install an useful plugin to recover real image size as captured by the camera sensor.
When you have a good image with some cropped pixels on one edge, you could probably recover them with this plugin:
DNG Recover Edges

The plugin will work with any camera:

The RX100 recovers 248.832 pixels, from 5472x3648 to 5504x3672 pixels.
The A900 recovers 226.304 pixels,  from 6048x4032 to 6080x4048 pixels.
The A99 recovers 272.768 pixels,  from 6000x4000 to 6032x4024 pixels.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sunset on the dunes

Sony A900 - Zeiss 24-70/2.8 - 24mm - f/11- 1/5s - ISO 200
Vivid color profile

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sony Image Data Converter 4.2.01

Sony has released a new version of its Raw converter, with the following benefits:
  • Improves operability by combining the Image Data Lightbox and Image Data Converter SR software (previously known as "Sony Image Data Suite").
  • Improves the tone reproduction for high intensity areas when using the D-Range Optimizer function
  • Supports RAW data in 1:1 or 4:3 aspect ratio.
  • Operability has been improved by changing the user interface.
  • Stability has been improved.
Supported cameras:
  • DSLR-A100 / DSLR-A200 / DSLR-A230 / DSLR-A290 / DSLR-A300 / DSLR-A330 / DSLR-A350 / DSLR-A380 / DSLR-A390
  • DSLR-A450 / DSLR-A500 / DSLR-A550 / DSLR-A560 / DSLR-A580 / DSLR-A700 / DSLR-A850 / DSLR-A900
  • SLT-A33 / SLT-A35 / SLT-A37 / SLT-A55 / SLT-A55V / SLT-A57/ SLT-A65 / SLT-A65V / SLT-A77 / SLT-A77V / SLT-A99 / SLT-A99V
  • NEX-3 / NEX-C3 / NEX-F3 / NEX-5 / NEX-5N / NEX-5R / NEX-6 / NEX-7
  • DSC-RX100 / DSC-RX1

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