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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: After the Storm November 22, 2017
    Interesting comment. Not one person that I spoke to in Florida mentioned climate change. Who among us knows why these folks are focused on other things. I wish I knew the answers to these questions. The question of Antarctica's ice mass is hotly debated. Same for the Arctic. I only wanted to show the effects […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Powerboat Races November 22, 2017
    Watching them hug after crawling out of the hull was interesting.Maybe a few more.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:39 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Snow November 21, 2017
    Thank you, Yildiz.Anyone please feel free to post snow photos here. Doesn't have to be a photo you took today. Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:28 am
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  • Off Topic • Re: Blurb B&W photo books November 21, 2017
    I noticed a 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 […]
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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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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