Using the Sony HVL-LBPC LED Video Light with the RX10 III Camera

I am finishing up my latest book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 III, which should be published by the end of July. In writing that book, I came across a new (to me) menu option on the Custom menu, called Video Light Mode. I found that, using that option, you can control a compatible video light using the controls of the RX10 III camera. The only compatible model listed in Sony’s documentation is the HVL-LBPC, so I purchased that light and checked it out. It works as advertised, and I have made a five-minute video that demonstrates the use of that light with the RX10 III camera. Here is the video:

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Guide Book for Panasonic ZS100/TZ100 Camera is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

Today I have published my newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic ZS100/TZ100, in three electronic versions: PDF, ePub (for iPad, etc.), and mobi (for Kindle). I have also uploaded the Kindle file to Amazon.com, so the Kindle version should be available there within about a day, for those who prefer to purchase Kindle books directly from Amazon.

The paperback version of the book should be available within the next couple of weeks. For more information, please see the book’s main information page at this site.

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Sony RX1R II Book Now Available in Downloadable Versions

I have just published Photographer’s Guide to the Sony RX1R II, a complete guide to the operation of Sony’s full-frame compact camera. This book is 224 pages long in its paperback version, which will be available within the next few weeks. As of today, the book is available through this site in a bundle of three versions: PDF, ePub (for iPad, iPhone, etc.), and mobi (for Kindle).

The new book is now available directly from Amazon for the Kindle through the link below:

The book is available from the Apple iBooks Store also; see this link for a preview or to purchase the book there:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/photographers-guide-to-sony/id1088111361?ls=1&mt=11

The book will be available through the Barnes & Noble site for the Nook, and others, within the next week or so.

Please check out the book’s main information page at this site for further details.

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Sony RX10 II Book Now Available in Paperback

The latest book from White Knight Press, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 II, is now available for purchase from Amazon.com in a paperback edition for $26.95. The printed book has the same content as the ebook versions, which are for sale through this site as well as through Amazon, the Apple iBooks Store, and elsewhere. For more information, please see the book’s main information page at this site.

Sony DSC-RX10 II Camera Guide Book is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

Sony RX10 II Cover for FastSpringI have just finished posting for sale the ebook versions of Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 II, a follow-up to my earlier book on the RX10. The new book has 318 pages in the printed version, and more than 450 color photographs or illustrations. The book covers all features, menus, controls, and functions of the RX10 II camera. For more information, please see the book’s main page at this site.

Sony Releases Firmware Update Version 1.20 for RX100 IV and RX10 II Cameras

I just learned that Sony has released a firmware upgrade to Version 1.20 for both the RX100 IV and RX10 II camera models, which are quite similar in their menu options and operation. The upgrade provides the same change for both cameras. According to Sony, the purpose of the new firmware version is to “improve a focus shift condition with HFR (High Frame Rate) recording.” That problem evidently is the one discussed in this thread at the dpreview.com forums.

That is all the upgrade is designed to do, so, if you don’t use HFR recording (super-slow-motion video recording), you may not need the new firmware. However, I always install new firmware versions as they become available, and it probably is a good idea to install this one as well.

To get the new version for the RX100 IV, you can go to this link at Sony’s support site. You then have to select your computer’s operating system to get to the page with the file to download and the instructions for installing the update. Here is a link to the similar page for the RX10 II.

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Sony DSC-RX100 IV Camera Guide Book Now Available in Paperback Version

As of today, the paperback version of Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 IV is available for ordering through Amazon.com. The paperback book, which sells for $26.95, contains the same text and images as the ebook versions, which have been on sale for about the past week. The paperback book is 8.5 inches (216mm) by 11 inches (280mm) in size and has 248 pages. Like the e-versions, it includes a complete Table of Contents and Index. For more information about the book, please visit the book’s main information page at this site. If you would like to go directly to the book’s product page at Amazon.com, please click on the button below:

The paperback version of the RX100 IV guide book is also available through Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon sites, as well as through Barnes and Noble at bn.com and other online book sellers.

Note About Problem with Ordering Sony RX100 IV Book

For a short time over the past day or two, there was a problem with the system for ordering the new guide book for the Sony RX100 IV camera. Because of a mistake in updating this website, customers who tried to purchase the bundle of the PDF and two other downloadable versions of the book were directed to the site for a particular seller that sells only one downloadable version of the book. The problem was fixed early on September 13 after a customer brought it to my attention. If you experienced this problem, please send a message to contact@whiteknightpress.com with the details, and we will get the proper files sent to you.

Please note, though, that I will be out of the office for a few days for a medical procedure starting on September 14, so it may take several days for you to receive a full response.

— Alex White

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New Guide Book for Sony DSC-RX100 IV Camera is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 IV is available in downloadable versions for the Kindle and iPad, as well as in a PDF version that can be read on any computer or other device that has software for reading PDF files.  The new book is 314 pages long in its print and PDF versions, and contains more than 450 color illustrations. The print version of this book has a larger format than the earlier guide books in this series—8.5 by 8.5 inches (216 by 216mm), instead of the 8.5 by 5.5 inches (216 by 140mm) format of the previous books. With this format, the printed version uses a two-column layout, which includes more information and images on each page than in the earlier books.

This book, which provides guidance for the use of all features, menu options, and controls of the Sony RX100 IV camera, is available now through this site. In the near future, it will be available from Amazon.com and other Amazon sites, first for the Kindle and later in the paperback version as well. The paperback book will sell for $26.95; the ebook editions will each sell for $9.99 through the Amazon, Apple, and other sites.

For more information or to purchase the downloadable versions in a bundle for $9.95, please see the book’s main information page at this site.