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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    .ValeryD wrote:aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!A jaguar ! I love jaguars but hard to tell from such a close up. Thanks for the correction. Has a penetrating and determined look in […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:59 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Recent Film Images September 23, 2017
    .Almazar80 wrote:Thank you for the comments. I enjoy shooting with film - though it certainly forces me to think about what I am doing a lot more than when shooting digital. I am trying to get the old 1/3 decent pictures ratio, which means that I will probably be shooting a lot of street type […]
    aster
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Recent Film Images September 23, 2017
    Thank you for the comments. I enjoy shooting with film - though it certainly forces me to think about what I am doing a lot more than when shooting digital. I am trying to get the old 1/3 decent pictures ratio, which means that I will probably be shooting a lot of street type photography […]
    Almazar80
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 23, 2017
    .The Milky Way is strikingly beautiful, Jeff.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:30 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