Lensvid: Sony interview at Photokina


Lensvid posted an interesting interview with Sony’s Mr. Yann Salmon-Legagneur (General manager for product marketing in Sony Europe) that was filmed at Photokina 2018.

There is a recap of the video below. Read More »

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New Nissin i400 Listed at B&H Photo

The Nissin i400 is a new “affordable” flash coming soon from Nissin. The only information we have about this flash at this time comes from B&H Photo and it can be read below.

The Nissin i400 TTL Flash for Fujifilm cameras is a simple but powerful compact flash designed for use by both pros and enthusiasts. It features TTL functionality and a guide number of 131′ at ISO 100 and in the 105mm position for providing coverage within a zoom range of 24 to 105mm, or down to 16mm with the built-in wide-angle diffuser. The shoe-mounted flash head tilts upwards 90° and rotates 180° in both directions for complete 360° coverage.

The i400 features full manual control as well as a range of preset modes to achieve just the right lighting setup. Choose from slow-speed, high-speed, and 1st and 2nd curtain synchronization in addition to variable power from 1/1 to 1/256. The flash runs on 4 AA batteries.

  • Simple, no-frills, compact flash designed for both pros and enthusiasts
  • Guide number at ISO 100 of 131′ at 105mm and 89′ at 35mm position
  • Recycle time of 0.1 to 4 seconds
  • Approximately 220 to 1700 flashes on a single set of fully-charged batteries
  • Color temperature of 5600K
  • Exposure compensation from -2 to +2 EV in 1/2 step increments
  • AF assist beam with range of 2.3 to 16.4′
  • Flash duration of 1/800 to 1/20,000 second
  • Red-eye reduction modes
  • Two selector dials on the back of the flash for changing modes and adjusting power settings

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Sony a7RIII and a7III Firmware 2.00 Updates Released


Sony released firmware for the Sony a7RIII and Sony a7III today that add support for the new 400mm and 24mm lenses from Sony. It’s also interesting to not that Sony is improving their RAW files somehow “Better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures,” but only for the Imaging Edge Software so far. You can download the Sony a7RIII update here and the Sony a7III update here.

    Support of “SEL400F28GM”and “SEL24F14GM”

    • Optimization of the optical image stabilization performance, and addition of a new image stabilization mode of the lens (Mode 3)(Only “SEL400F28GM”).
    • Addition of a Function Ring(Lens) to the menu.
      Note: For the SEL400F28GM lens, the APS-C S35/Full Frame Sel. setting is assignable to the Function Ring in addition to Power Focus.
    • Addition of [Aperture Drive in AF] setting in the menu.
      *Using the lens “SEL400F28GM” or “SEL24F14GM”, when [Silent priority] is selected, the sound emitted by the aperture drive will be reduced. This is useful in shooting conditions where camera.
      noise should be kept to a minimum. Note that Auto Focus may become slower when [Silent priority] is selected.
  • New features:

    • [AF Track Sens] can be assigned to a custom key.
    • When used with the LA-EA3 mount adaptor [link to product page], all focus areas are supported.
      Note : Focus Area options added : Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF.
      Bracket shooting is available during silent shooting when [File Format] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] and [RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed].
  • Other improvements:

    • Improvement of the performance and the overall stability of the camera.
    • Better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures.
      Note: Imaging Edge software needs to be updated to benefit from the improvement in the RAW processing.
    • When shooting with a flash in an environment with flickering light sources, the stability of the exposure is improved.
    • Improvement of managing continuously shot images as a group.
      Please refer to the HelpGuide for updated function usage.
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Deal Zone: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II


B&H Photo is discounting the Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II for today only. Thanks to the two readers that sent this deal in.

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Save$200 on Sony a7SII and Sony A7RII Camera Bodies


B&H Photo has instant savings on the Sony a7RII and Sony a7SII cameras this week. Both are getting very low and I doubt prices can fall much more for these very capable full frame cameras. The Sony a7RII is even cheaper than a new Sony a7III.

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Sony’s “Alpha Female” Program Launches


SAN DIEGOSept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics, Inc. – a global leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer – has today released details regarding their new “Alpha Female” program, the company’s thoughtful response to the imaging industry’s well-known challenges with diversity.

“Sony has been a leader in the industry as it relates to driving diversity and inclusion in our workforce,” said  Jennifer Geddy, head of digital marketing at Sony Electronics. “We are bringing that same energy to customers via programs such as “Alpha Female.” We acknowledge that more work can always be done when it comes to elevating diversity in thought and creation. We win and consumers win when all voices have equal weight.” Read More »

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