Sony NEX Deals


Sony Alpha a6500 Deals
With 16-70mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a6300 Deals
Sony Alpha a6300
With 16-50mm
With 16-70mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a6000 Deals
Sony Alpha a6000
With 16-50mm
With 16-50mm and 55-210mm

Sony Alpha a5100 Deals
With 16-50mm

You can find a complete list here.

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Sony Truck Stolen on The Way to NAB 2017


Sony’s truck was stolen enroute to NAB 2017 according to CanonRumors. It’s unclear what the thief’s were after, but maybe some of Sony’s announcements will hit the black market soon. This isn’t the first time Sony has had their trucks stolen either… maybe they should hire some security.

Via Photo Rumors

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Metabones lV Update 0.56


Firmware update V0.56 for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV and EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA

Benefits and improvements: 

  • Fixed issue with SteadyShot icon on LCD display of the camera not corresponding to IS switch of Tamron 150-600/5-6.3 VC USD A011 when “choose between OIS and IBIS automatically” is chosen.
  • Fixed blackout issue with A7S running Time Lapse application.
  • Fixed issue with certain full frame lenses misidentified as cropped lenses (but the reverse may still occur).
  • Auto iris, servo zoom, autofocus and custom function button support for CN-E 18-80 T4.4L lens (except Mark I/II/III and original Speed Booster).
  •  Compatibility fix for Contax N lenses modified by Conurus Canada on CINE Smart Adapter, CINE Speed Booster, Mark V and Speed Booster ULTRA II.

This Firmware is For
Metabones Smart Adapter IV (EF-E Smart Adapter) MARK IV
Metabones EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x

FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Metabones EF-E Smart Adapter Mark IV: MAC | WIN

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Sony Becomes 2nd in US Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera Market


Sony overtook Nikon to become 2nd in the US full-frame camera market! Canon and Nikon have been making serious strategic errors in recent years and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sony over take both in the not too distant future. The numbers don’t lie.

SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has announced today that their continued growth has vaulted them into the #2 overall position in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market. 1

Sony’s interchangeable lens cameras and lenses have seen record sales in 2017, in particular within the U.S. full-frame camera market, where they have experienced double-digit growth (+23%) 2compared to the same period last year.  The popularity of key models including α7RII and α7SII has been paramount to this success.

Additionally, Sony’s rapid growth has helped to drive growth of the overall full-frame interchangeable lens camera market compared to the same period last year.  Without Sony’s contributions, the full-frame market would be facing a slight decline. 3

“Our commitment to the industry is stronger than ever,” said Neal Manowitz, VP of Digital Imaging at Sony North America. “We are always listening to our customers, combining their feedback with our intense passion for innovation to deliver products, services and support like no other.”

1The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan- Feb 2017
2The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan/Feb 2016– Jan/Feb 2017
3The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, U.S., Detachable Lens Camera, Full Frame, Based on Dollars, Jan/Feb 2016– Jan/Feb 2017

Via Photorumors

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Adobe Adds Sony FE 85mm F1.8 and Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS Profiles to ACR 9.10


ACR 9.10 now available
Camera Raw 9.10 is now available through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and the Creative Cloud application.

The goal of this release is to provide additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Camera Raw.

New Lens Profile Support in Camera Raw 9.10

Sony FE Sony FE 85mm F1.8
Sony FE Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS

Customer reported issues resolved 

  • Fixed an issue where Hasselblad H6D-50c files won’t load in Camera Raw.
  • Added camera matching color profiles for the Panasonic FZ1000, Panasonic GH4, and Panasonic LX100 cameras.
  • Fixed a bug where we see unexpected behavior change: Local exposure + negative Clarity.
  • Fixed a crashing issue which occurred when reading JPEGs with Bridge-hosted Camera Raw.

Installation Instructions

Camera Raw 9.10 – Please select Help>Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app.

Please note – If you have trouble updating to the latest Camera Raw update via the Creative Cloud application, please refer to the following plugin installation:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/multi/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html

DNG Converter 9.10 download links:  Win | macOS

Via Adobe

Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony FE 85mm F1.8: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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Sony Digital Filter App For Sony Cameras

Sony Digital Filter App is a pretty useful tool for when you want to travel light, but it can be a little bit of a gimmick. Maybe they will update it a bit based on feedback. I doubt this app will be useful for most at $30, but it would probably be a better value for most at around $5 from what I have seen.

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