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  • Off Topic • Re: Blurb B&W photo books November 21, 2017
    I noticed few weeks ago that Blurb photo book prices have dropped. Also their shipping price to Japan has dropped. In 2015 this B&W book I made in Lightroom was $70, but now the identical book is $50. The shipping to Japan was $23, but now it is $11.About 3 weeks ago I decided that […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Powerboat Races November 21, 2017
    .Just beautifully captured Powerboat shots ! Well done, JBTaylor; Watched the video and I'm speechless. How instantaneous and unexpected is losing control of these boats! Glad the two pilots came out unscathed. Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:30 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: After the Storm November 21, 2017
    .Hi JBTaylor;Hurricane Irma was a very devastating one, although Florida is an ever-exposed region/coastal zone to all sorts of ocean-originating harsh weather conditions, Irma really caused a stir around the World too. A true testament to Climate Change/Global Warming only akin to gigantic cracks in Antarctica's ice mass that we witnessed around the same time. […]
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: How Much Exposure Error Can Be Made With The Fuji X-T2 And The Olympus E-M1 Mark II And Still Have A Usable Image? November 21, 2017
    classiccameras wrote:I gave up worrying about sensor size, and I put away any prejudiced I had for small sensors and got me a Lumix XZ330, Yes, small sensor but sharp pictures with good DR and very little noise. I have to agree about the Olympus, I have used a EM-10 for a couple of years […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • After the Storm November 20, 2017
    One cannot visit the Florida Keys without feeling the impact of Hurricane Irma. Debris is placed in front of houses,formed in piles on the side of the road, and staged for processing in centrally located areas. Just minutes from the home where I stayed is a refrigerator graveyard. It processes units that have been transported […]
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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!

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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

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