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Sanex Hot-Shoe adapter: give your Sony NEX 5n a hot-shoe!

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:34:02 +0000

This time around, we’ll be looking at the Fotasy Sanex hot-shoe adapter for the Sony NEX-5n and other NEX models which Sony “forgot” to equip with a provision for a hot-shoe. If you missed my last post, I became interested in Kristen Dowling’s high ISO flash technique. I wanted to use my NEX 5n as a test […]

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Sony NEX 5n: high ISO, off-camera flash photography

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:52 +0000

The Sony NEX 5n shipped with no sync port and no hot shoe. There was no way to trigger off-camera flash. With a little work, adventurous users can change that. The result? High ISO flash photography with the Sony NEX 5n.

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Shooting after Dark at Bit of Hope Ranch’s “Hooftober”

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:33:08 +0000

I just completed shooting the Hooftober event at Bit of Hope Ranch. This was a complex event, in part because I was asked to shoot both stills and video. It also required shooting a reader’s theater on stage, as well as numerous spooky attractions along the miles of trails at the ranch. Because the theme […]

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Sony Alpha A7 and A7R: Full-Frame Game Changers

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:43:32 +0000

If there was any doubt that Sony is the most innovative camera maker, the newly announced Alpha A7 and Alpha A7R prove that the Sony camera engineers are at the top of their game. To no one’s great surprise, Sony has announced two full-frame, E-Mount cameras. Until now, all of Sony’s E-mount cameras relied on […]

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Cowboy Studio Flash Triggers for the Sony Alpha

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000

I’ve been testing a set of Cowboy Studio Wireless Flash triggers on my Sony Alpha with the Minolta/Sony Auto-Lock hot shoe. I am fairly happy with these inexpensive radio triggers, especially since I don’t have to mess with a hot shoe adapter. With the A99, NEX-6, A-58 and other new models, Sony has embraced the […]

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Hasselblad Lunar: Clear Sony Vindication

Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:00:00 +0000

The Hasselblad Lunar will be available in a wide-range of body materials, will use Sony NEX-7 components and E-Mount lenses. Hasselblad says the Lunar is the first of many MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) the company will offer.

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Two 16GB Sony SDHC Memory Cards for $18

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:30:33 +0000

Here is your chance to stock up on memory: two 16BG Sony Class 10 SDHC cards for $18.00.

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A-mount Lenses: Sony offers three new 2013 models

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:00:38 +0000

Sony continues to expand and refine the Alpha A-mount lens line-up. Three new A-mount lens will be introduced in 2013. Two are refined upgrades of existing lenses, while a new Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 prime makes an appearance.

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Sony Alpha NEX-3N: Small gets Smaller

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:27:23 +0000

The Sony Alpha NEX-3N is the smallest and lightest NEX model yet introduced. It still uses an APS-C sensor and will offer a power zoom and a built-in flash

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Sony Alpha A58: New Low-Cost 20 MP SLT

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:29:26 +0000

Sony has just announced the Alpha A58, a low-cost, 20 megapixel SLT interchangeable lens camera. The new camera is a wonderful illustration of how far we have come in digital camera development. In 2006, Sony introduced its first dSLR, the venerable Alpha A100. The A100 was a conventional dSLR with a flip-up mirror, based around […]

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