I’ve been working like a mad man on the New SAL Forum and neglecting the Lab a bit. I’m sorry about that, but as you know if your a regular reader the site went down and I lost the old crappy forum about a week ago. Anyway, it’s most of the way built now and I can focus on the Lab a bit more Today!!
Adobe released another update offering Raw support for the new Sony cameras!! This is important, because I use lightroom 4 and need those raw profiles in order to shoot raw with these cameras once they come out. Normally they come out and it takes a few months to get the raw files. This time it’s a bit earlier than normal it seems.
Sony A99 Limitations?? What??
I was doing some reading on the A99 and apparently the new 102 AF plane module will only be supported by a few lenses in a specific AF-D focus mode?? The Sony SLT-A99’a advanced dimensional tracking system is only supported by 6 lenses including the SAL2470Z, SAL2875, SAL50F14, SAL300F28GII, SAL70400G, SAL50050F4G.
This totally sucks and I can’t believe it’s the first I heard of this. All the articles I read said the said the focusing systems worked in tandem. What gives?? Check out the discussion on Dyxum and let me know what you think as a Sony rep is actually commenting! I’ll probably start a thread on the SAL forum as well for this. This might be a deal breaker for me as I can’t see selling all my stuff for pretty much what I already have. I want to upgrade, not move parallel so to speak. I’m probably going to keep my Pro Canon gear for now and just get the Nex-6 to replace my beloved Nex-7 (Check it out naked Here). Then I’ll start building an E-Mount lens arsenal 😉
Firmware updates will be released to support more lenses. Sony Japan said that by early 2013 these lenses will also be supported: SAL85f14Z, SAL135f18Z, SAL70300G, SAL70200G, SAL100f28 Macro.
Continuous autofocusing is provided by a new AF-D (Depth Map Assist Continuous AF) mode that delivers precision focusing for virtually any subject. This mode utilizes the 19-point (11 cross-point) phase detection AF sensor to keep subjects sharply focused in most shooting situations. When fast-moving subjects demand wider, denser area coverage than the 19-point AF area can provide, the 102-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor lends reliable support. This combination of 121 AF “eyes” (19 + 102) from two highly precise phase detection AF sensors provides a clear performance advantage over single-sensor AF systems.
Note: AF-D mode requires a compatible full-size lens. The range of supported lenses will gradually expand through firmware updates.
Get the Updates Here:
Some pretty cool photos and posts being shared on the New Forum!! Here’s a few links if you want to take a look, and please consider signing up and sharing you work and ideas as well 😉
I’ve also been populating the Photo Forums categories with some of my work from over the years using various cameras etc.. I have a ton of photography to share, but such limited time as you know 😉 Don’t we all though?? In any event, I’ll catch up with you later, and if you have any immediate questions or concerns, just fire away below in the comments, or simple create a post on the forum and ask over there! Alan, Walter, or myself will usually be able to help with in minutes depending on the issue.
Sony Nex-6 and Nex-5r Pre-orders now available!!
- Nex-6 (body only) ~$898 US @ BHPhotoVideo (Click Here), Amazon (Click Here), Adorama (Click Here)
- Nex-6 w/16-50mm lens ~$998 US @ BHPhotoVideo (Click Here), Amazon (Click Here), Adorama (Click Here)
- Nex-5r (body only – Black) ~$648 US @ BHPhotoVideo (Click Here), Amazon (Click Here), Adorama (Click Here)
- Nex-5r w/ 18-55 OSS Lens (Black) ~$748 US @ BHPhotoVideo (Click Here), Amazon (Click Here), Adorama (Click Here)
- Nex-5r w/ 18-55 OSS Lens (Silver) ~$748 US @ BHPhotoVideo (Click Here), Amazon (Click Here), Adorama (Click Here)
Sony RX1 Pre-orders Now Available!!
Sony SLT-A99 Pre-orders Now Available!!
- Sony SLT-A99 (Body Only) ~$2798 US@ BHPhotoVideo (Click Here), Amazon (Click Here), Adorama (Click Here)
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