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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. June 24, 2016
    I don't think there was anything unfair about my Minolta 24-85 comments. The sony 24-70 is a great lens, but also over-rated. I do happen to have a "pristine new-old-stock copy" of the Minolta and In low light the sony is better, but in most situations it is not a better lens then the Minolta. […]
    Edward
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots June 23, 2016
    Nice shots, especially the green houses one (3rd one).SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:39 pm
    sury
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. June 23, 2016
    Edward wrote:I have a Sony 24-70Z, a Minolta 24-85 and 28-85 and I can't see a serious difference in picture quality with any of them that makes the Sony worth 10 times the cost.Well... probably the Sony-Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 is not "10 times better" than the Minolta 24-85 f3.5-4.5 (I do not have a way […]
    pakodominguez
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Challenge #61:"Summer Sun-I walk with Sun on my shoulders.."-ends 02.07.2016-submissions June 23, 2016
    .Hi everyone ! Welcome to our new challenge! Hopefully you'll enjoy the new topic:"Summer Sun-I walk with Sun on my shoulders and take Summer-scene photos."The topic is self-explanatory. It's Summer in the biggest part of the planet and you're the enthusiastic summer photographers! : )You are walking under the Sun with the Sun's rays warming […]
    aster
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. June 23, 2016
    Edward, I use the Minolta 24-85 which is a FF lens on my Sony A37, it gives superb sharpness because of the crop factor, same with my KM 17-35 f/2.8 D, both bought second hand for under a £100 each, I'm about to get a Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 as my standard kit lens.It was the […]
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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.

. . . → Read More: Megapixels and perceived detail

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