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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! October 24, 2016
    the_hefay wrote:Great b&w Henry. I love the textures.Thanks! We were again at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2014, but haven't been back since then. Great place.Thar Desert, India, 2015 -- Canon S95Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:15 am
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 24, 2016
    bakubo wrote:CHOLLY wrote:There was never any doubt about Sony's plans for the A mount.You are clearly new to A mount since you know so little of what has gone on with it since about 2001. Some of us have used A mount since the 1980s. You didn't follow all the angst and concern on various […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 24, 2016
    Has the X-S1 for a while quite liked the camera nice range lens was good (on second copy). Sensor is the same as the X10 so good results for the size and respectable in low light. I just found I wanted the lens speed more than the range (ie X10 faster shorter lens). Also as […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 23, 2016
    And yet for all the Doom and Gloom about the A Mount it has survived and with cameras such as the A77 II / A99 II offers a quality products.Statistics: Posted by peterottaway — Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:36 am
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #62:"Patterns of: Frozen; Dead; Lifeless Forms"-Submissions until 01 November 2016 October 23, 2016
    Dusty wrote:Well, here's something dead with someone live mocking it's tongue hanging out!This was Elizabeth's deer from the youth hunt in 2013. Emma goes with me this year Oct 29/30, so maybe I'll get to submit another.DustyHow unpleasant to see a child mocking death - your words - and with the obvious approval of a […]

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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.

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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