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New Firmware for Sony A7-A7r, NEX-5T, NEX-5R and NEX-6

Sony Australia released new firmwares for Sony A7-A7r, NEX-5T/R and NEX-6. Sony A7R Firmware Upgrade Ver. 1.02: Mac – Sony Australia Windows – Sony Australia Improvements after firmware upgrade Provides support for SEL70200G – Improves auto focus speed – Adds functions including the “Focus hold button” Reduces start-up time – The start-up time has been reduced in cases when the camera is switched on ...

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National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions.   Official categories include: Travel Portraits Outdoor Scenes Sense of Place Spontaneous Moments. Official grand prizes include: • 1st Prize: An 8-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two • 2nd Prize: A 5-day National Geographic Photo Workshop for one in Santa Fe, New Mexico • 3rd Prize: A 6-day cruise for two on a Maine windjammer ...

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Samsung NX Mini Officially Announced

Samsung has announced its new NX mini mirrorless camera. (Mel’s Cameras readers has actually learned that it was coming this more than 2 weeks ago here). Samsung claim that NX mini is the slimmest mirrorless camera on the market. NX mini is different then the existing Samsung NX system in two ways: It has a smaller sensor and a smaller ...

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LEE Filters Little Stopper – Increase the Exposure by 6 Stops!

Lee Little Stopper

LEE Filters has introduced a new filter called “Little Stopper” which increases the exposure by six stops Little Stopper is ideal for those low-light conditions at the beginning and end of the day (when the Big Stopper’s ten stops may prove too much), allowing  increased flexibility with exposure lengths.  The Little Stopper is fully compatible with the Lee 100mm holder and comes ...

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Sony A6000 vs NEX-6 vs NEX-7 Comparison

Sony A6000

A6000 is Sony’s most recent E-mount mirrorless camera. The model number suggests that spec wise  Sony aims to place it somewhere between NEX-6 and NEX-7, and replace both of these cameras at once, but the fact that those still being on the market with heavily discounted prices creates a buyer’s dilemma. It was already difficult for us to decide between NEX-6 and NEX-7 and now things ...

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Nikon 1 V3 vs V2 Comparison

  Nikon has just announced the V3 which replaces the V2, the ugliest duck in the pond. Nikon obviously put a lot of effort on V3 and managed to make it a better camera than the V2. And it is also a much better looking camera, thanks to the optional grip and EVF. So what are the main differences between ...

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New US Sony Store Deals: 50% off all Cameras

This time we have an “off-line” deal news for you. As you may already know,  Sony decided to close some of its Sony Stores in USA.  As a result of this,  Sony Stores listed at the bottom of this post will be offering discounts up to 60% off some of  Sony gear for a limited time only. Deals will include: Cameras ...

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