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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Couple of Namibian Landscapes April 20, 2018
    Thanks for the positive comments Yildiz.Yesterday was a printing disaster. Lots of black head-strikes. Black ink all over the place. Wasted much paper and ink. The only good outcome was I've now got an A2 print of the coloured version.regards - PeterStatistics: Posted by dewarp — Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:06 am
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #67: Winner Announcement: Smulnik/Sig April 19, 2018
    smulnik wrote:Thanks Yildiz!Thanks Peter!SigI believe, it's well-deserved. YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:17 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Couple of Namibian Landscapes April 19, 2018
    .Thanks for sharing such lovely and interesting landscape photos of Namibian desert-like land expansions. I enjoyed them as soon as I saw them. I love how the B&W photo has been processed so that it is more of an art-work. Those many subtle lines of millions of monochromic shades add to the interest.I like the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) April 19, 2018
    .What a lovely cat and what beautifully-coloured eyes!Definitely well-concealed from any predator as well as preys in the newly-found camouflage. Thanks for sharing, Barry. Henry, I remember seeing these shots earlier in other thread, right after you made that trip. I like everything about the photos for revealing what's happening in the least accessible parts […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: More Cruise Ships April 19, 2018
    .Cruise ships in the harbours of Sydney, what a beautiful combination. Nicely taken and there's a lot of interest in each frame.Thanks for sharing, Ossie. YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:01 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