New Firmware for H5D-50c and CFV-50c Available

From Hasselblad : “In the last release of 3.5.8R, we were unsuccessful in the upgrade of a small number of units. To solve the problem we have decided to issue a new release that will allow all CMOS based cameras to be fully upgraded to the latest functionality.

No new functionality has been added and if the update to 3.5.8R was successful for you, then there is no need to upgrade to 3.5.9R.”

Download this firmware from Hasselblad’s site : http://www.hasselbladusa.com

Light, Composition & Design with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West in Rancho Mirage for a motivating seminar of inspirational picture ideas.

This monthly workshop will explore how pictures are made with more impact, drama and expression. We will consider many successful image examples of people, still life and the great outdoors. You will unleash your creativity by becoming more aware of light, graphic design, perspective, tension, mood, color and controlling these various elements.

This casual presentation is appropriate for all levels of photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session will be limited to just 12 participants.

Thursday, December 18th, 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

 

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a more clear understanding of the digital camera’s many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops ISO, histograms and assorted buttons that many avoid like the plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intended. We will finish with a camera you have tamed. Remember, some of the most important photographs in history were made with just one or two buttons.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Thursday, December 4, 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

New : Sony A7 II with 5 Axis Image Stabilization

Sony has announced the Alpha 7 II, a 24MP full-frame mirrorless camera with 5-axis sensor-shift image stabilization – the first of its kind in a full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony claims that this IS system can reduce shake by 4.5 stops. If an E-mount lens with OSS is attached, the camera will detect it and use the combination of in-lens and in-body stabilization.

Like the original a7, the a7 II features 117 phase detect and 25 contrast detect points on its CMOS sensor but Sony is claiming a 30% improvement in the a7 II’s AF speed and 1.5x better tracking performance than its predecessor.

The Alpha 7 II can record 1080/60p video at 50Mbps and also supports S-Log2 to capture a wide dynamic range for grading.

No word yet on availability or cost.