Showing posts with label 30mm Macro. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 30mm Macro. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEX Cameras and Lenses Firmware Update February 2013

Sony has released seven firmware updates for Sony NEX cameras and lenses. Here is a quick summary of the changes.

Sony NEX-7 Camera Firmware v1.02
  • Support for 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, image compensation and mechanical retraction
  • Adds auto-exposure bracketing ranges of 1.0EV, 2.0EV, and 3.0EV
  • Improves indication for using the "Flexible Spot" setting
  • Improves image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improves response for showing auto review images
  • Adds the capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button

Sony NEX-6 Camera Firmware v1.01
  • Support for hybrid af compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE

Sony NEX-5R Camera Firmware v1.01
  • Support for hybrid af compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE

Sony NEX-5N Camera Firmware v1.02
  • Support for 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, image compensation and mechanical retraction
  • Updates the RAW data format version. After installing this update, distortion correction of RAW data is available with Image Data Converter version 4.2 or later
  • Adds auto-exposure bracketing ranges of 1.0EV, 2.0EV, and 3.0EV
  • Improves the AF response for situations where the distance of the subject changes considerably
  • Improves stability when operating the camera using the [Lens Compensation: Distortion] "Auto" and [Picture Effect] "Miniature" settings at the same time
  • Improves camera operations when using the [Exposure Compensation] and [Intelligent AF] settings

Sony NEX-F3 Camera Firmware v1.01
  • Support for SELP1650 image compensation

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Version 02
  • updates the firmware for the SEL-30M35 E-mount lens to version 02 which provides the Fast Hybrid AF function. Note: Only when attached to the NEX-6 or NEX-5R.

Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens Version 02
  • updates the firmware for the SEL-50F18 E-mount lens to version 02 which provides the Fast Hybrid AF function. Note: Only when attached to the NEX-6 or NEX-5R.

So there are seven new firmware updates for you NEX products. Go to the Sony eSupport website or your regional Sony support website, enter the part number of the product you want to update, navigate to the drivers and software tab, and click on Firmware. Read the instructions multiple times and have your NEX camera fully charged before starting the upgrade process.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Sony NEX 30mm Hood on 16mm Pancake Lens

sony nex 30mm hood 16mm pancake

Sony 16mm Pancake with ALC-SH113 Hood


Are you looking for more flare protection for your Sony 16mm f/2.8 E Pancake lens? The 16mm pancake does not come with a lens hood but Alphaman came up with a solution. He used the ALC-SH113 hood from the Sony NEX 30mm Macro Lens on the 16mm Pancake. The provides full coverage from the side and has a rectangular cutout in the middle. The 16mm and the ALC-SH113 hood does not cause vignetting. The combination looks great.

sony nex 30mm hood 16mm pancake

sony nex 30mm hood 16mm pancake

Photos by Alphaman of 30mm Macro Hood on 16mm Pancake



ALC-SH112, the flower petal hood for the 18-55mm OSS E-mount lens will also work with the 16mm pancake but it does not provide the same coverage as the ALC-SH113 hood.

Thanks Alphaman!