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