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  • Off Topic • Re: Blurb B&W photo books September 22, 2018
    Just an fyi. Here is a something from someone who has been using Blurb for photos books for quite awhile://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2015/03/the-blurb-experience.htmlThis was written in 2015. If anything, I think Blurb has gotten a bit better.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:06 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 22, 2018
    Beautiful cars. In the first picture, for some reason, the white balance is strange, asphalt of a green tint.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:11 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 22, 2018
    Unfortunately I had the wrong date for the Memorial Ride. Frank was the President of the Catwalkers MC. Burnaby BC. Over the more than fifty years I knew him. One Hell of a Guy!Screen shot off video clip.Statistics: Posted by david antony — Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:28 am
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Read about the parrot September 21, 2018
    Read about the parrot under the picture!IT'S NOT A BIRD. And then this landed in my inbox. I could not resist sharing it. This parrot is in fact a female model who posed for Johannes Stötter, a fine art body painter Using breathable paint, he spent hours painstakingly turning this woman into the image of […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 20, 2018
    Excellent Sury & ValeryThat is quite the LimoStatistics: Posted by david antony — Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:56 pm
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Closeout price cut on KMB-1 backpack

We have three cartons of these backpacks remaining – they take up a lot of space, which is needed, so I have cut the prices to £29.95 inc post UK, £39.95 anywhere else in the world.

The Bags and Cases sales page has been revised with the new details:

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Once sold, they are gone. . . . → Read More: Closeout price cut on KMB-1 backpack

Minolta lenses 30 years ago

OUR local dealer, Hector Innes in Kelso, used to be a totally Minolta-dedicated retail shop. Hector and his son Alastair have always been Minolta photographers, and Alastair currently uses the Dynax 7D as weapon of choice for weddings. Their shop is one of those few remaining which combines a professional studio (ABIPP, in Hector’s case) . . . → Read More: Minolta lenses 30 years ago

Nikon D300 and Sony A700 sensor similarity

THE specifications of the CMOS 13.1 megapixel, 12.3 effective megapixel sensor used in the Sony Alpha 700 and the Nikon D300 continue to provoke discussion. On the one hand, we have Sony’s own announcement of the ‘commercialisation’ of the IMX21 sensor in August, preceding Nikon’s advance publicity by a few days. On the other hand, . . . → Read More: Nikon D300 and Sony A700 sensor similarity

Does the Alpha 700 really do ISO 12,800?

I HAVE set up a pBase gallery with a large number of comparison studio shots, all the way from ISO 100 to the maximum, using the A700 and Nikon D300. It has some minor discrepancies in shooting conditions which I need to explain to anyone visiting the gallery.

. . . → Read More: Does the Alpha 700 really do ISO 12,800?

DRO, IDC and ACR

LET’S not get too acronymical about all this… or indeed moanious! After posting today’s earlier piece on DRO Advanced, I’ve been asked for some further examples of the potential for processing the raw file using Sony Image Data Converter, which includes DRO. Or so it says on the box.

. . . → Read More: DRO, IDC and ACR

Advanced DRO – the A700’s magic bullet

BEFORE we publish a fuller assessment of the Sony Alpha 700, here is a taster of just one improved function, the Dynamic Range Optimisation (DRO) system built into the camera. For social, wedding, sports, music, theatre, news and event photographers DRO Advanced Manual settings are a real magic bullet zapping the bugbears of excess contrast, . . . → Read More: Advanced DRO – the A700’s magic bullet