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  • Private FS posts • Contemplating sale 70-200 f2.8G Mk1 and 1.4X July 3, 2015
    To be honest this has sat in my camera bag for the last 6 months without being used. It is a great lens on both A77 and A99 but I'm just not getting the use of it. So I'm contemplating selling both it and the 1.4X converter.The lens is in very good condition with a […]
    mikeriach
  • Private FS posts • FS Sony SAL 18-250 July 3, 2015
    In good condition, glass is clean with no scratches or fungus. Was used on the wife's A580 before it was sold. Was serviced last year but the focus is still a little stiff but it works on my A77. Complete with all original caps, lens hood, box and paperwork. Also has a Jessops UV filter […]
    mikeriach
  • Private FS posts • FS Sony SAL 11-18 July 3, 2015
    Not getting used since I got David's 17-35 for my full frame.In mint condition with all original caps, lens hood, box and paperwork. Will include the Hoya Pro1 UV filter currently on it.First offer of £210 delivered in the UK by special delivery (sorry UK only please).MikeStatistics: Posted by mikeriach — Fri Jul 03, 2015 […]
    mikeriach
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 3, 2015
    Here is one from atop Mt. Vesuvius looking at Napoli and Herculaneum. From a different view point, same location. I choose this to showcase the contrast of "barren" land atop the dormantvolcano and the the green of the land beneath the mountain. Technically not a valley since other side is a body of water,so I […]
    sury
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Metal mount on A58 July 3, 2015
    Good point Barry!Statistics: Posted by classiccameras — Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:35 pm
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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 is […] . . . → 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 light (which changes […] . . . → 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