Boo-yah!!! Great news for Yosemite users who want to tether their supported Sony cameras using Sony Remote Camera Control. Sony has released Remote Camera Control v3.4 which adds Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite Support.
Sony A7, A7R, A7S, A7II, A99, A77MII, A58, A900, A850, A700
Double click the [RCC34_1501a.dmg] icon displayed on the desktop.
It is normally saved in the Download folder.
Double click [RCC_INST.pkg] in the opened folder to start installation.
Follow the instructions in the screen.
The Auto icon of the camera and that of Remote Camera Control are different as follows.
Auto icon on DSLR-A700/A850/A900
Auto icon on Remote Camera Control Ver.3.4
For Image Data Suite (Remote Camera Control Ver.2.0) Users:
As Remote Camera Control Ver.2.0 is a part of Image Data Suite, it will not be overwritten by installing Ver.3.4. If you install Ver.3.4 to the computer where Ver.2.0 is already installed, both Ver.2.0 and Ver.3.4 exist together. However, you cannot use Ver.2.0 and Ver.3.4 at the same time.
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Rich Schleuning, National Sales Manager, International Sales Americas, Camera Lens Division, Carl Zeiss AG confirms Zeiss is developing wide angle and telephoto Zeiss Loxia lenses to join the stellar Zeiss Loxia 50mm F2 and Zeiss Loxia 35mm F2 in a video interview with HDSLR Shooter.
Schleuning says Zeiss has a “very good relationship with Sony – nice corporate communication so they’re aware of what’s coming and can stay ahead of the curve to have lenses to match the cameras when they come out” and is “very excited about E-mount and what Sony is doing with sensors. The range of products that Sony’s building around that mount system right now deserves a dedicated lens system.”
Loxia lenses built specifically for digital sensors – not film. While Zeiss has many M-mount lenses are good match in terms of size with Sony A7 series cameras – many are not a good match optically because wide-angle Biogon design has a very steep angle is not well suited to a digital sensor causing color shading and magenta cast in the corners.
Great News for Sony A7S users – Atomos has released Shogun Firmware Update 6.1!
- Improved speed of SATA drive mounting.
– Recording will start a new clip when exceeding the quicktime sample count limitations – fixes corrupt clips on long recordings
– Changed screen settings to improve calibration results
– Fixed obscure problems in timecode accuracy
– Scrolling movie picker
– Audio meters added to playback
– Independently record or mute left and right analog channels when recording (Important for 48V)
– Input screen will notify when monitor is not compatible with the video mode
– Option to disable HDMI timecode output for monitors who do not accept this flag
– Tally light now blinks when recording
– Many Gui enhancements
- A few seconds analog headphone delay is experienced when switching between playback and record.
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“Keepers of the Streak”, an ESPN – NFL FILMS Documentary by director Neil Leifer, will premiere on ESPN on Friday, January 23rd at 7PM ET, then air again on ABC on Saturday, January 24th at 12 Noon ET.
“Keepers of the Streak” tells the story of four photographers, Walter Iooss, John Biever, Mickey Palmer & Tony Tomsic who are the only 4 photographers to have photographed ALL 48 Super Bowls to date and who will be in Phoenix on February 1st shooting their 49th. All four expect to extend their unique streak to 50 Super Bowls a year from now.
Here’s a nice little flash for any of you looking for a small flash for your mirrorless cameras.
Metz has introduced a new miniature flash unit Metz Mecablitz 26 AF-1 (Order from B&H) designed to fit hotshoe-equipped mirrorless and compact system cameras. With a maximum guide number of 26m/85ft at ISO 100 the Mecablitz 26 AF-1 is many times more powerful than the flash units that come bundled with, or built-in to, this sort of camera – and indeed many don’t come equipped with a flash at all.
Weighing a mere 4oz (115g) and measuring 2.5 x 3.34 x 3.34 inches (63 x 85 x 85mm), the Mecablitz 26 AF-1 is small and light to match the size of mirrorless cameras and will be compatible with TTL systems from Sony, Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica and Samsung.
• Compatible with Sony ADI / P-TTL
• Guide Number: 85′ at ISO 100 and 85mm
• Coverage: 24-85mm
• LED Video Light with 2 Output Levels
• Vertical tilt with locking positions at 0, 20, 40, and 90°
• Wireless Slave TTL Functionality
• Recycle Time: 0.3-8 Seconds
• 1st & 2nd Curtain Sync
• USB Socket for Firmware Updates
• Runs on 2 alkaline, Ni-MH rechargeable, or lithium AAA Batteries
Focus Stacking is easier than you might think using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to Auto-Blend Layers. Let’s stack with a pair of images with near and distance focus. Normally you’d include a couple focus points in between – but this illustrates what a simple blend can do.
Please Note that in order to show how powerful the software is – these two images were shot handheld so they don’t line-up.
1. In the Lightroom Library Panel – start by selecting the images you wish to blend
2. Photo > Edit In > Open as Layers in Photoshop to stack as them as layers in a PSD
3. Edit > Auto Blend Layers – Then select “Stack Images” in the pop-up window
4. Photoshop will align and analyse the layers selecting and masking the sharpest parts from each layer
5. Just like that BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!
Here’s the Auto-Blend Image done using Focus Stacking (Click to Enlarge)