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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films February 20, 2018
    smulnik wrote:.....A secret undisclosed location.Not too secret. I remember a Post-Dispatch article about that house many years ago!It's interesting to see behind the scenes.DustyStatistics: Posted by Dusty — Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:34 pm
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  • Off Topic • Re: Going Home February 19, 2018
    .YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:12 pm
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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF February 19, 2018
    I bought a Sigma A mount 24-105 some 12 months ago at half the price ( actually a little less ) for the new FE lens. With its bulk and weight it is better balanced on A mount cameras than on the A7R II, but when I need a one lens solution it works fine.Having […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films February 19, 2018
    .Hi Sig; Truly enjoying the documentation and your clean approach to shooting the photos, with clear views of how each step was rethought and configured to create smoothly-running working environment. The mine itself is very interesting for its internal shape and walls/ground.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:48 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF February 18, 2018
    Even if I were an E mount user I still balk at the prices on some of the lenses://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Son ... G-OSS-LensI think I paid £100 for an as new Minolta 24-105mm OK it's not F4 across the range but considerably smaller and surprisingly good even on FF 35mm. I'm not seeing a £1100 improvement if […]
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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