Sony Imaging Edge Now Available

You can download Sony’s Imaging Edged from here.


Viewer: Image selection (Viewer)

  • Convenient to quickly check image after shooting, used in combination with [Remote] and [Edit] functions.
  • The result of shooting image can be quickly displayed by working together with [Remote]. File import is not necessary because it can reference folders. It also enables you to check the shooting image by using grid and guides.
  • Shows image data such as RAW and JPEG in list display. In [Edit] you can select images to develop RAW file.
  • Rating information can be transformed to XMP*(Adobe compatible), therefore can be transferred to Adobe Bridge and Photoshop.

Edit: RAW Development

  • A high-quality RAW development and adjustment function is implemented.
  • You can adjust aspects of the image such as brightness, color, and white balance.
  • You can adjust the image quality of ARQ-format images generated by Pixel Shift Multi Shooting and develop them into TIFF, JPEG, or other formats.

Remote: Shooting via live viewing on PC screen

  • A remote shooting application that lets you perform shooting operations while checking the images in Live View on the large screen of a computer.
  • Composition adjustment (Grid, Guide, Live View): The Grid, Guide, and Overlay functions allow you to make detailed adjustments to the composition.
  • Focus adjustment (Aria focus, zoom display): You can efficiently make detailed focus adjustments with Aria focus, zoom display, and manual focus functions.
  • From checking image to RAW development: Image is automatically exported to PC, where you can use RAW development features such as checking, selecting, and adjusting quality.

Pixel Shift Multi Shooting (Remote, Viewer, and Edit)

  • Remote Shooting: Remote
    • Remote Shooting using a computer – After connecting the camera and the computer via USB, you can use Remote to perform Remote Shooting. You can check the composition, focus, and exposure on the computer screen before you shoot.
  • Confirmation and composition: Viewer
    • Combining and browsing the shot images – When you are done shooting, the uncombined RAW images (ARW format) are transferred to the computer. Combined RAW data (ARQ format) is automatically generated on the computer, and you can browse it using Viewer. With Viewer, you can also combine and browse images shot with Pixel Shift Multi Shooting using only the camera and not the computer.
  • Adjustment and development: Edit
    • Adjusting the image quality and Output – The combined image can be developed into the JPEG or TIFF format by adjusting the image quality using Edit.

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RAYQUAL Sony α Mount Adapter to Hasselblad V

Miyamoto Seisakusho (RAYQUAL) released 2 mount adapters for lenses for Hasselblad V system on November 15. For Sony E mount and FUJIFILM X mount. The price is open. Direct sales price is 27,930 yen (tax included) each. Designed with emphasis on rigidity and robustness to fit the lens for medium format camera. A tripod seat is provided as standard (detachable is impossible). Internal reflection measures such as attaching a light shielding plate were applied inside. The step provided on the outer circumference part is said to have an effect to make it easier to fit into the hand and easy to hold.


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Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 Lens Available For Sony A-Mount

The Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4 lens is a huge lens that was originally released for Sony E-mount, I am curious how they dealt with the flange distance in their design. The price of the lens is ¥330,000 excluding tax (around $2,900).

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Sony a7RIII 32,000 ISO Video Full Frame/Crop and a7RIII Settings For Sports

The Sony a7RIII is a very well rounded camera as you can see from the above video test and below sports settings. It should satisfy almost any photographer or videographer. It will be interesting to see what the shortcomings of this camera are if any, beyond Sony menus, once it officially launches, but if it passes a decent heat test then I am not sure what would prevent this from becoming a go-to camera for most photographers.

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Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 24-105mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Samyang AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Firmware 0.2

Samyang/Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE firmware 0.2 is now available.

SoftwareAF 35mm F2.8 FE Firmware Version 0.2 (Click to download)

* The firmware update is for AF 35mm F2.8 FE lens with Firmware Version 0.1.
* The firmware update is only for owners of below 6 camera models supporting ‘Fast Hybrid AF’  feature. – α5100, α6000, α6300,α6500, α7RII, α9

Improvement: It fixes an issue where ‘Fast Hybrid AF’ is not working in 6 cameras models when the focus mode is set to ‘AF-C’ and focus point is set to ‘Wide’ or ‘Zone’.

How to update:

1) Download the firmware on your computer
2) Download the Samyang Lens Manager software on your computer
3) Connect Samyang Lens Station to your computer with the lens attached
4) Firmware will be automatically updated
 Guideline SAMYANG Lens Station for SONY

Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony a7RIII Star Eater Free According to First Report

The Sony a7RIII is star eater free! I can’t wait for astrophotography season because I try to shoot every new moon. You can download the RAW files to see for yourself from the post:

Very Excited to share this side by side comparison of the A7RIII (full production model) shooting Astrophotography at 3.2″ and 10″ at ISO 12,800 utilizing the Sony 16-35mm GM lens. As you can see in the side by side comparison, with ALL noise reduction turned off in the main menu, you can easily see that all stars are present and accounted for when blown up at 100% resolution. The star-eater is no more.

Download RAW images here:…/ejyad8…/AAApFpv-kmRWfslWZ0-69awRa…

Password: star

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Sony a7RIII: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony 24-105mm: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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