According to a report by SonyAlpha Rumors, a code-savvy individual managed to get around the 30-minute recording limit and unlock the language menu of Sony A-series cameras by reverse-engineering the cameras’ firmware. [Read more…]
Last week, two earthquakes struck southwestern Japan, leaving at least 41 people dead and substantial damage to the region, which is known for its manufacturing facilities.
Sony was affected by the quakes, forcing operations at two of its factories to shut down for a period of time, while Fujifilm has offered to help in what can only be described as a heartfelt gesture. [Read more…]
Wedding photographers, this the feature you’ve all been waiting for. The new cameras from Sony have a nifty feature that allows you to register a face and then tell the camera to look for a specific face and then try and find them in the frame and force focus on them.
This feature works by first shooting the persons you want to have priority with (say the bride and the groom), and then telling the camera to look for those faces. You can also set the priority in which the camera looks for each of the persons.
So you can, for example have the camera look for the bride, and if the bride is not found, to look for the groom, the mothers, fathers and so on, up to eight different face.
Gary Fong has a quick primer on how to set this on a Sony a6300, but I have done the same with my A7ii, and face registration is listed as a feature with many other new Sony mirrorless cameras which are becoming more popular with wedding photographers.
Today, Zeiss has announced its newest Sony E-mount full-frame lens, the Batis 18mm f/2.8. [Read more…]
Originally based on Florida, and drawn together by a common love of photography, Victoria Yore and Terrence Drysdale took their first trip together in June 2015 to Europe, and have been hooked ever since.
Armed with little more than a couple of backpacks, some camera gear, and a one way ticket to Europe, the model & photographer duo set out on their journey to see, experience and photograph everything the world.
The FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander and the FA-WRR1 wireless radio receiver will be the pair of units that make up this new system.
The shortlists for the world’s biggest photography competition, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards has been released this week.
This year’s competition has broken all records this year, receiving a massive 230,201 entries, up 28% on last year.
The Sony World Photography Awards is split into four separate photography competitions for Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus, with each divided group into various categories. There are also National Awards for the best entries from different countries.
Following from last year’s announcement that they were raising 440 billion yen (nearly $4 billion) to further development and production of new sensor technology, Sony have started to reveal the fruits of their labor with the announcement of their new IMX318 sensor.
Aimed squarely at the mobile devices market and with a pixel size of only 1.0μm, they’re able to pack an impressive 22.5MP into a sensor that has a diagonal of only 6.858mm.
Boasting a more compact size, greater image quality and higher performance, the IMX318 is the industry’s first to be equipped with built in high-speed hybrid autofocus system, able to lock on to a subject as quickly as only 0.3 seconds.
JP Danko is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada. JP
can change a lens mid-rappel, swap a memory card while treading water, or use a camel as a light stand.
JP’s photography is available for licensing at Stocksy United.
Gannon Burgett is a photographer from Marion, Indiana. "Striving each day to make my dent in the universe"