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Sony NEX-VG10E gets AF support for A-mount lenses

Sony releases a firmware update for the Handycam NEX-VG10E. This upgrade adds autofocus support with fourteen A-mount SAM and SSM lens models. The AF compatibility of the VG10E with A-mount lenses requires an optional LA-EA1 Lens Mount Adaptor, plus a separate firmware upgrade for the adaptor itself. To avoid the recording mechanical noise during AF operation, Sony recommends use of a stereo microphone with stereo-mini plug, such as the ECM-CG50. The firmware update is available now...
Sony NEX-VG10E gets AF support for A-mount lenses - digital camera and photography newsYou can download the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10E firmware upgrade here

PRESS SUMMARY

Handycam® NEX-VG10E owners can now enjoy autofocus operation when using their camcorder with a wide range of optional A-mount interchangeable lenses.
 
Available now for download, a free firmware upgrade adds autofocus support with 14 A-mount SAM and SSM lens models. AF compatibility of the NEX-VG10E with A-mount lenses requires the optional LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor, plus a separate firmware upgrade for the LA-EA1.

The upgrade lets videographers enjoy smooth, accurate AF operation with the family of A-mount optics that includes telephotos, primes and zooms by Sony and Carl Zeiss.

The latest firmware upgrade by Sony for registered Handycam® NEX-VG10E customers is available free of charge from http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/camcorders/hd/msc/msc.aspx?&m=NEX-VG10E.
   
Notes
 
* System requirements [PC]: Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter editions not supported); Windows Vista SP2 (Starter edition not supported); Windows 7
* System requirements [Macintosh]: OS X (Ver.10.5 and Ver.10.6).
* [PC/Mac] Hard disk space: min. 200MB / RAM: min. 512MB.
* Upgrade requires USB cable connection between computer and NEX-VG10E

* Autofocus function is supported with these A-mount lenses: .


SAM lenses
•         DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM [SAL1855]
•         28-75mm F2.8 SAM [SAL2875]
•         DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM [SAL55200-2]
•         DT 30mm F2.8 Macro SAM [SAL30M28]
•         DT 35mm F1.8 SAM [SAL35F18]
•         DT 50mm F1.8 SAM [SAL50F18]
•         85mm F2.8 SAM [SAL85F28]

SSM lenses
•         Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm F2.8 ZA SSM [SAL1635Z]
•         Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM [SAL2470Z]
•         Distagon T* 24mm F2 ZA SSM [SAL24F20Z]
•         70-200mm F2.8 G [SAL70200G]
•         70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM [SAL70300G]
•         70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM [SAL70400G]
•         300mm F2.8 G [SAL300F28G]

* AF support also requires firmware upgrade for optional LA-EA1 Lens Mount Adaptor. With an A-mount lens attached to NEX-VG10E, autofocus takes approximately 2 to 7 seconds. Actual AF time with A-mount lens may vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
* There is no possibility to use continuous AF with A-mount lenses in movie and still mode
* To avoid recording mechanical noise during AF operation, Sony recommends use of a stereo microphone (sold separately) with stereo-mini plug (e.g. ECM-CG50).
November 20, 2010
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