Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 USD Vi

Just got my hands on a new Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Vi USD lens.  Wow!  What a difference with my old f/4 beercan lens.  So far, it’s certainly helped by hockey photos in arenas.  The extra f-stops really help.  I’ll try to put together a review after shooting with it for a while. I guess right now, I’m the one doing some happy shooting!  Hope you … Continue reading Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 USD Vi

A77 Mk 2 firmware upgrade

Just updated the camera with the latest version 2.0 firmware.  I now have XAVC-S and apparently the auto-focus is 2.5 times faster (in low light, although a French web site says that the speed is 2 times faster overall). I’ll be doing some testing to see if there are any other improvements.  For the first time, I feel as if Sony cares enough about a … Continue reading A77 Mk 2 firmware upgrade

We’re finally going to get XAVC-S on the A77 Mk 2!

A little while ago, I wrote that it would be nice to have XAVC-S on the Alpha A77 Mk 2.  I also wrote that all it should take is a firmware upgrade.  Well I just love being right! Sony has announced that a firmware upgrade is coming in December for the A77 Mk 2 that includes XAVC-S.  This is going to be amazing for filming … Continue reading We’re finally going to get XAVC-S on the A77 Mk 2!