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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Folklorama August 31, 2015
    That's more like it (I like it). SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:39 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some summer shots :) August 31, 2015
    Aster! Thank you for the comment!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:19 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Folklorama August 31, 2015
    Sury, Thank for your help! I edited the photo looking on your edition and replaced the photo on Flickr. Just keep little bit more red on the shot (the cheeks should be red as it was). Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:14 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some summer shots :) August 31, 2015
    .Great series of detailed and crispy photos, Valery. The subjects are all very special. The last beauty shot of the "white beauty with beautiful eyes" is stunning.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:46 am
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  • Alpha NEX system • Re: Post about the A7R II up now August 31, 2015
    Currently doesn't have SD card compatible for the maximum 4K rate, but with the reduced 60Mbps 4K video the quality is still decent.Two picture grab with Lightroom from the Video using handled old Nikon 300mm F2.8. I was using the focus peaking with the 4x zoom in the viewfinder when filming and the stabilization of […]
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Could Sony get ‘DxO Inside’?

I don’t have an Alpha 500 or 550 here yet, even though Photoclubalpha has been second in the Google search results for ‘Sony Alpha 550’ for some time and remains so as I write (the New York Times is first). That’s not bad for a WordPress blog website which does NOT employ the services of […] . . . → Read More: Could Sony get ‘DxO Inside’?

Alpha 850 official press release

Sony has announced the Alpha 850 today, without a press conference, but via email to editors. The press release follows, confirming pretty much everything we have already been able to reveal about the 850. One exception – it does have dual BIONZ processor, not single, just a slower image throughput perhaps due to clock speed, […] . . . → Read More: Alpha 850 official press release

New Alpha A500, A550 official news release

Sony has announced the Alpha 500 and 550 today with an official release to all press. No press conference was held for the UK press and any advance information received has been given indivudally to journalists. There is a press event tonight in London but this is VERY specifically stated to be for trying out […] . . . → Read More: New Alpha A500, A550 official news release

7fps – marketing point or real benefit?

ALL the current DSLRs made – whether by Canon, Nikon or even Sony with the A700 and A900 – state their maximum fps continuous shooting speed as being with NO autofocus, and NO exposure metering changes. There’s a lot of talk on forums about the 7fps of the new Alpha 550 – 14.3 megapixel CMOS […] . . . → Read More: 7fps – marketing point or real benefit?

Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

ACCORDING to specifications revealed on a German site, the new Sony Alpha 500 will have a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of providing Live View to the rear 3 inch medium resolution screen – with Manual Focusing at 14X magnification. The in-prism based Quick AF Live View is retained, giving a choice between two entirely […] . . . → Read More: Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

Adobe’s Camera Raw Release Candidate 5.5, which introduces global corrections for all Bayer sensor cameras requiring a differential value treatment between the two Green channels, has a visible effect on the colour of Sony Alpha file conversions. . . . → Read More: ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Tamron’s 18-250mm lens – later adopted by Sony – was so good that it really takes some effort to beat it. Sigma has put that effort in, but the cost is a very much larger and heavier lens. If all you got was some better performance, it might not be all that exciting. But you […] . . . → Read More: Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM

Exmor R hits the High Street – new Cyber-shots

SONY puts two 10.2 megapixel consumer digicams on the market in September 2009 using the back-illuminated Exmor R sensor. This CMOS sensor architecture takes the ‘sandwich’ which forms the light-sensitive pixel wells, and reverses it so that the side previously used for connections now faces the image-forming light. This change allows more light to be […] . . . → Read More: Exmor R hits the High Street – new Cyber-shots

Crop or cram? Pixel density versus the big view…

The Alpha 900 offers an unrivalled view through its 100% prism finder. The extra brightness, as well as the size and clarity, make most subjects far easier to photograph well. For some users, however, the full frame camera brings a disadvantage in terms of reach and resolution. You need lenses 50% longer (and thus twice […] . . . → Read More: Crop or cram? Pixel density versus the big view…

The Sony Alpha 380 – review

My Sony Alpha 380 was supposed to arrive before July 13th according to SimplyElectronics.net – via Amazon – claiming UK despatch of 2-10 days delivery after debiting my card on July 6th from a July 3rd order. Well, it didn’t arrive by July 21st, and after some email exchanges I have apparently obtained a refund […] . . . → Read More: The Sony Alpha 380 – review