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How To Make a Photo Trap With a Raspberry Pi and a Sony Alpha

Recently a squirrel noticed our nut box that was waiting to be raided for almost a year now. But as our squirrels here are a bit skittish, I needed to come up with a way to get in close to take nice pictures of them.

18-Year-Old Retrofits an Old Konica Rangefinder with a Sony NEX APS-C Sensor, and It Works

There are only a small number of cameras on the market these days that allow you to shoot digital photos while manually focusing with a working rangefinder. These cameras also cost quite a bit, so they're not exactly the type of thing most enthusiasts can pick up on a whim and play with.

Ollie Baker wanted one, but instead of paying the big bucks for one, he decided to convert an old film rangefinder into a working digital rangefinder.

Alpha Dog: How Sony Created the Most Innovative Camera Brand in Under a Decade

Using the bones of a dying giant and a healthy dose of innovation, Sony built one of the most forward thinking lines of high-end cameras available in recent memory.

When they entered the serious photography market following their acquisition of the struggling Konica Minolta camera business, Sony brought the coffers and clout of an international conglomerate as well as the fresh eyes of a newcomer. Using those tools, they've pushed the technological envelope in a way that few others were willing or capable of doing and, now, are setting the benchmark for where others ought to be aiming. Oh, and they did it all in just eight years.

Bidding War Helps Hasselblad Sell 2 Lunar Cameras for $54K at Charity Auction

Still think there's no market for overpriced Hasselblad Sony clones? This might change your mind. Thanks to a heated bidding war at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance exotic car festival, two ... we'll call them generous... generous gentlemen paid $54,500 for two Hasselblad Lunar cameras that would normally run $14,000 retail.

Photos of the Rumored Sony a6000 Leaked Online, Announcement Expected Tonight

If rumors are true, Sony's a6000 -- the replacement for the NEX-6 and 7 cameras -- will arrive tonight around 11pm Easter Standard Time. Of course, that didn't stop the rumor mill from getting some info ahead of time, so if you want to see some specs and a few pictures, read on. Otherwise check back later tonight.

Rumor: Sony to Launch ‘Extraordinary’ E-Mount Camera with a Moving Sensor

No doubt there are both Sony fans and detractors reading this right now. But if there's one thing even the detractors can't say about Sony at the moment, it's that the company isn't innovating.

Sony's upcoming lens cameras (SmartShots?) are so out there CNET didn't even believe they were real, the rumored full-frame NEX camera has the mirrorless crowd abuzz, and now, it seems the company has yet another "extraordinary" invention on the way.

Sony Debuts the NFC and Wi-Fi-Capable NEX-5T and Three New E-Mount Lenses

After weeks of speculation and leaks, Sony has seen fit to officially announce both its Alpha 3000 DSLR-style E-Mount camera as well as the rumored NEX-5T and three new E-Mount lenses. For details on the first of those, click here. As for the NEX-5T and the new lenses, it looks like the rumors were spot on.

Leaked Photos of Sony’s Upcoming NEX-5T and Three New E-Mount Lenses

Sony is primed to announce quite a few new products in the coming months. Some of the more exciting rumored products include the groundbreaking Lens Cameras and the NEX full frame mirrorless camera everyone has been salivating over.

The photos that leaked earlier today, however, don't show either of those. Instead we get a peek at three upcoming lenses and an updated NEX-5 series camera.

Sony May Make A-Mounts Fully Mirrorless in 2014, Working on a A-E Hybrid As Well

A few weeks ago, we reported that Sony may be in the process of dropping its unique pellicle mirror SLT technology. The rumor claimed that the company would be saying goodbye to the translucent mirror in favor a fully mirrorless A-Mount line. Well, if patents are to be trusted, that rumor has been confirmed just as another exciting Sony rumor hits the mill.

Zeiss Unveils ‘Touit’ Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras, Publishes Specs and Samples

At Photokina 2012 last September, Zeiss announced that it was working on a new family of lenses for mirrorless cameras. This past March, we got a closer look at the lenses, which were outed as a 12mm f/2.8, 32mm f/1.8, and 50mm f/2.8 for Fuji's X mount and Sony's E mount.

Today, the company revealed even more details about the lenses, which are branded "Touit," publishing specs, product pages, and sample photographs.

Carl Zeiss Glass Coming to Fujifilm X and Sony NEX Cameras. Here’s a Peek

Carl Zeiss' legendary glass is coming to Fuji X and Sony E mount cameras. If you have an X series or NEX mirrorless camera, you'll soon be able to purchase a 12mm f/2.8, a 32mm f/1.8, or a 50mm f/2.8 macro. In 35mm terms, these lenses are equivalent to 18mm, 48mm, and 75mm lenses, respectively. Here's a sneak peek at what will soon be arriving for your system.

Sony Unveils Two New NEX Lenses, Full Frame Glass and Camera Coming Soon?

There's some new activity in the world of Sony NEX mirrorless cameras and E-mount lenses -- both new product launches and rumors of soon-to-arrive gear.

Earlier this week, the company announced two new E-mount lenses: a 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens and a 18-200mm f/3.5-f/6.3 "Power Zoom" lens that has features designed for video recording.

Disruptive: Sony to Launch a Full Frame Mirrorless NEX In One Year

Sony is taking full frame sensors very seriously. A few months ago the company launched the RX1, bringing full frame sensors to fixed-lens compact cameras. Around the same time, a rumor emerged that Sony is working on bringing the same sensor size to its NEX mirrorless cameras. It now looks like a full frame NEX is indeed on the way, to be announced in roughly one year.