On April 10 Sony released firmware version 3.0 for the Sony α7R III and α7 III. The update gives α7R III and α7 III users new AF capabilities as well as an advanced built-in intervalometer for time lapse.
This new software adds a built-in interval timer, enabling photographers to easily capture and create time-lapse movies. The new feature can be set for anywhere between 1 and 60 seconds, with a total number of shots from 1 to 9999. AE tracking sensitivity is available to be adjusted to “High”, “Mid” or “Low” in order to reduce changes in exposure. Sony also added a playback function that allows you to actually get an in-camera playback of the time lapse instantly.
On March 19 Sony Electronics Inc. announced new leadership changes to its imaging and professional business. Neal Manowitz, prior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was promoted to the position of deputy president, Imaging Products and Solutions – Americas (IPSA) business unit.
Manowitz, whose prior leadership helped Sony rise to No. 1 in the Mirrorless and Full Frame camera markets, will now oversee the company’s imaging and professional products and solutions portfolio.
Does the air in your house or apartment gets dry in the winter when you turn the heat on? If so, then you are like me. Usually the humidity in my house is in the range between 50-60%. As soon as the heater is on, the humidity scale drops down to 15-20%. The air is so dry, that I get shocked by a static electricity every time I touch something. Not only that but when I sleep my nose and mouth are getting dry… well… you know how it is. For that reason I usually have several humidifiers which help raising up the humidity back to about 35-40%.
I never had issues before but last winter I noticed something unusual. What I mean? As you will see on the attached pictures and video, almost every single camera body, lens or even chargers, cables, card readers, and some plastic bags, were covered in a white dust. But it is so fine that dust is probably not the correct word. It looks like something between white dust and fog.
On December 7, 2018 Sony released a notification about the latest software update (ver.2.00) for their A7III and A7RIII cameras. The software was released about two months ago but Sony discovered some issues, and removed it from their website. In the notifications they apologize for any inconvenience Sony Firmware Delay may cause, and assure their customers that a solution will be published around mid-December.
The following issues may occur with our α7R III and α7 III interchangeable lens digital cameras: