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  • Off Topic • Re: Blurb B&W photo books November 21, 2017
    I noticed few weeks ago that Blurb photo book prices have dropped. Also their shipping price to Japan has dropped. In 2015 this B&W book I made in Lightroom was $70, but now the identical book is $50. The shipping to Japan was $23, but now it is $11.About 3 weeks ago I decided that […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Powerboat Races November 21, 2017
    .Just beautifully captured Powerboat shots ! Well done, JBTaylor; Watched the video and I'm speechless. How instantaneous and unexpected is losing control of these boats! Glad the two pilots came out unscathed. Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:30 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: After the Storm November 21, 2017
    .Hi JBTaylor;Hurricane Irma was a very devastating one, although Florida is an ever-exposed region/coastal zone to all sorts of ocean-originating harsh weather conditions, Irma really caused a stir around the World too. A true testament to Climate Change/Global Warming only akin to gigantic cracks in Antarctica's ice mass that we witnessed around the same time. […]
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: How Much Exposure Error Can Be Made With The Fuji X-T2 And The Olympus E-M1 Mark II And Still Have A Usable Image? November 21, 2017
    classiccameras wrote:I gave up worrying about sensor size, and I put away any prejudiced I had for small sensors and got me a Lumix XZ330, Yes, small sensor but sharp pictures with good DR and very little noise. I have to agree about the Olympus, I have used a EM-10 for a couple of years […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • After the Storm November 20, 2017
    One cannot visit the Florida Keys without feeling the impact of Hurricane Irma. Debris is placed in front of houses,formed in piles on the side of the road, and staged for processing in centrally located areas. Just minutes from the home where I stayed is a refrigerator graveyard. It processes units that have been transported […]
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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