Sony will add uncompressed RAW on the A7II via firmware updated coming on November 18!

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by TedG954, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
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    Ted Gersdorf
  2. Daum

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    I hope this will include assigning a function button to toggle between the EVF and LCD... Way too sensitive.
     
  3. VLReviews

    VLReviews TalkEmount Regular

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    Benjamin
  4. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Steve
    This is very encouraging, as Sony makes good on their earlier "promise" from the time of the launch of the A7RII and A&SII to bring these features, 14-bit uncompressed RAW and PDAF for adapted lenses. As a relatively new A6000 owner, I'd love to see the latter feature brought to the A6000 as well. That would open up a world of A-mount AF lenses for the fast-focusing A6000, especially on the long end.
     
  5. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Agreed - Certainly the A7xII's were first on the list. Hopefully the A6000 will be the next one (and first APS-C) to get it.
     
  6. Jonwood10

    Jonwood10 TalkEmount Rookie

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    Looks like the Sony UK website has the download already active, even though it has tomorrows date against it.

    Sony Support
     
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  7. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Just finished downloading and installing on my A7ii. :)
     
  8. HabsFan

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    I'd be interested to hear how well PDAF works with A-mount lenses.
     
  9. MAubrey

    MAubrey TalkEmount Top Veteran

    If they can make PDAF work on the a7II for adapters, they can certainly do it on the original A7...but they likely wont.

    Not surprised, of course, but disappointed. I still prefer the ergonomics/grip of the original rather than the new.
     
  10. shaolin95

    shaolin95 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    I am at work but really want to try this RAW thing and already looking at the Alpha adapter and possible lenses for it :D
     
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  11. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Ted Gersdorf
    I just down loaded the UPDATE and it went smooth as silk!

    Now I can take photos while listening to Itunes and watching the latest movies on the LCD. The sub-woofer on my A7II is unbelieveable!

    Whadda great camera!!!!
     
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  12. unlo

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    Matt
    im also contemplating picking up a LAEA3 ... just to see how my Tamaron 70-300 focuses with those 117 pdaf points
     
  13. stripedrex

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    If anyone has autofocus adapters from Metabones etc. Please report on any improved autofocus capabilities with those adapters! I've also updated to v2 on mine. Please note to Lightroom users it seems the uncompressed raws are not working on their yet. It imports but I can't manipulate it.