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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films September 24, 2017
    aster wrote:.Hi Smulnik; Must say that I find the work that's going on these captures very interesting as I love everything about movie-making. Thank you for sharing your exciting experience. Maybe you'll share the final product of all the hard work as well? YildizThanks Yildiz! I know that these kinds of photos don’t appeal to […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films September 24, 2017
    ValeryD wrote:I must say the work was done beautifully. Especially where the film was filmed.Thanks Valery! The guys put a lot of effort into finding picturesque locations for their movies.SigStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:14 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Canada 50 Summer Games September 24, 2017
    ValeryD wrote:... it's only small part I can publish in the forum from what bin done.I believe it! Thanks for sharing that small part! Statistics: Posted by smulnik — Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:57 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    .ValeryD wrote:aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!A jaguar ! I love jaguars but hard to tell from such a close up. Thanks for the correction. Has a penetrating and determined look in […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:59 pm
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Wireless flash home aquarium shots

IT IS not a good idea to have flash cables trailing around an aquarium, and the typical home setup will not be suitable for available light shooting

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Want your Alpha to look like an EOS?

DxO OPTICS PRO 4.1 is the latest version of a clever raw file processor which includes lens lookup tables to auto-correct distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration. It also lets you alter the look of Dynax or Alpha images so they match popular films – or other DSLRs by Canon and Nikon!

. . . → Read More: Want your Alpha to look like an EOS?

No chance of widening my horizons…

SOME time ago I got hold a Soligor Pro 0.75X converter – a front-of-lens job. This is not something anyone should consider using on a DSLR. The Soligor was a bit different because it cost nearly as much as the ACW-100 wide angle converter for the Konica Minolta A1/A2/A200, which does an excellent job, and . . . → Read More: No chance of widening my horizons…

16-80mm filter vignetting – myth or fact?

THE PROBLEM of darkened extreme corners with the 16-80mm CZ Sony lens definitely exists. They are there in many of my shots, with or without SSS anti-shake enabled, significant softly darkened corners. Everyone is saying this must be due to filters, and at least one of Forum regulars has emailed Zeiss about this issue (and . . . → Read More: 16-80mm filter vignetting – myth or fact?

When memory eludes me…

Here’s a thought for today, in the absence of Microsoft’s new Vista operating system. Don’t want to break the Dell which does all necessary PC stuff and seems happy on XP Home Edition, even if that makes people laugh. The last pre-Intel Mac OS and presumably the current Intel incarnation have a Find function in . . . → Read More: When memory eludes me…

Sony Carl Zeiss SAL 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 T* ZA DT

A review by David Kilpatrick from Photoworld Spring 2007 with additional updates

MY SONY Carl Zeiss 16-80mm “superzoom” arrived from Warehouseexpress – the best price I could find and one of the very best dealers in terms of service – packed rather minimally for a £465 purchase.

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Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II IF-LD

THE NEW Tamron 18-250mm has some importance to Alpha system users. It is almost certainly the optical basis for the forthcoming Sony SAL 18-250mm version, and as a APS-C 13.7X zoom with an equivalent 27-375mm (in full frame terms) range is uniquely suited to the SSS-enabled Dynax 5D, 7D and Sony Alpha 100

. . . → Read More: Tamron 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II IF-LD