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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. July 27, 2016
    I bought 3 A-mount lenses this year and that is all I ever intend to buy. -- I've waited 15 years to have the cash for them, and figured retirement was the moment to give myself gifts. One was a Sigma. I don't intend to every buy another one. Some of lenses are from the […]
    Edward
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti July 27, 2016
    Thanks for providing a glimpse into those less known places.The colors look very saturated on my monitor. Are the places that lush? If not, thesaturation (and perhaps contrast) needs to be toned down tad, IMHO.Statistics: Posted by sury — Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:06 pm
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti July 27, 2016
    Three more images from Nako. All taken with A77MII.The ancient Nako village. The old style houses are constructed in such a way that they remain cool in summers and warm and cozy in winter.Another kind of village down in the valley which has a little modernized structures as seen from the Nako village.I thought to […]
    Shelika Gaur
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. July 27, 2016
    Nikon images look different not that this is a bad thing they just do at least I found that. For want of a better word more "yellow" dominant. I'm sure if you tweak the images the look can be pretty close.Back to cameras and despite the industry struggling I don't see it as a dead […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Schoodik Peninsula July 26, 2016
    Thank you. That is very insightful.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:35 am
    sury

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Nikon launch today – Sony sensors?

Nikon is holding a launch today (June 30th) in London, and presumably worldwide. Richard Kilpatrick is attending for Icon Publications Ltd. As at 1.30am Monday, no press release has been received from Nikon, so we can assume an embargo will be in place but news may be released around 10.30am Monday 30th (GMT).

The launch . . . → Read More: Nikon launch today – Sony sensors?

A flash ‘revolution’ – the Sony HVL-F58AM

Sony has announced the September introduction of the most powerful flash yet for the Alpha system, the Sony HVL-F58AM which incorporates a brand new body design allowing optimum bounce flash illumination regardless of how you hold the camera.

. . . → Read More: A flash ‘revolution’ – the Sony HVL-F58AM

Megapixels and perceived detail

Increases in pixel count are often dismissed because to ‘double’ the resolution of a 6 megapixel sensor you would need 24 megapixels. Indeed, to double it linearly you would – but the human eye judges density of detail on an area basis.

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Sony’s 60fps imager in astro camera

Following announcements that Sony has developed a backlight technique to enable extremely low noise exposures, we receive this press release which may or may not be related – a Sony CCD astrophotography camera capable of one-hour exposures and programmed sequences. Resolution seems a bit basic though.

. . . → Read More: Sony’s 60fps imager in astro camera

Faking a polarizer using RAW

Here’s a question which came in to my email just now:

“Could I process a RAW file in Photoshop to achieve a similar effect as if I had used a Polaroid lens filter? Or would I be better just using the Polaroid filter?”

The answer is that you can never imitate the effect of polarizing . . . → Read More: Faking a polarizer using RAW

Sony Alpha 350 – a Creative Review

The introduction of a £399 (street price, RRP £449) DSLR with 14.2 megapixels – with or without a useful type of Live View – should have been applauded by reviewers. It’s the single most important point about the camera. No other DSLR approaches this image size and resolution at such a low price.

. . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 350 – a Creative Review

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele-Macro LD Di

Our cover photo for the Spring 2008 issue of Photoworld was taken with a Tamron 70-300mm zoom costing less than £120 from most larger retailers or internet shops. The reputation of the lens meant we had to take a look at it, because the current choice in the Sony range is limited to one ‘kit’ . . . → Read More: Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele-Macro LD Di

Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files

CLICKING on key mapping points of a face, then adjusting some simple overlaid Bezier curves using movable anchors, it takes only a minute to load a typical headshot portrait into Portrait Professional.

. . . → Read More: Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files