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Alpha and NEX overtake Nikon UK DSLR sales

Chris Cheeseman writes in Amateur Photographer, reporting on figures released by photo industry analysts GfK, that Sony interchangeable lens camera sales in the UK have overtaken Nikon, moving the company into second position behind Canon.

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In the Japanese home market, Canon remains top, Nikon second and Sony is third with over 15% of the . . . → Read More: Alpha and NEX overtake Nikon UK DSLR sales

New Photoworld edition available

The latest Photoworld edition, No 1 2011, is now available to electronic edition subscribers (Normal or Premium) and is being printed to mail out before the end of January to all print edition subscribers.

The cover shot is by Shirley Kilpatrick, and is an uncropped capture very rapidly taken using the Alpha 550 with . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition available

Alpha in the cathouse….

It was a photo-call too good to be missed. Shirley Kilpatrick reported for duty at Europe’s biggest brothel where fashion photographer Steve Thornton was staging a publicity stunt for California Sunbounce. Welcome to the House of the Rising Sunbounce, also known as Pascha.

The first person we saw in the empty corridors of the photokina . . . → Read More: Alpha in the cathouse….

Sony 5″ video monitor for DSLRs

For some time, I have been using a 7″ Lilliput external monitor for my Alpha and other HDMI output cameras. This is fairly bulky, with its external battery pack, and is mounted on a flash bracket holding it to the side of the camera. The main use of the monitor is for interview-style filming with . . . → Read More: Sony 5″ video monitor for DSLRs

Sony launch new consumer technology

It’s 2.13am in Scotland, and I can’t possibly handle the volume of press material which has just flooded in from Sony at the CES show in Las Vegas.

Exmor-R is really rolled out in force – back-illuminated CMOS sensors all round. Simulataneous still capture during video without interruption has arrived in the consumer cameras, both . . . → Read More: Sony launch new consumer technology

Back issues to 2002

We have now expanded the archive of downloadable PDF files of our magazine issues, available to subscribers to Photoclubalpha, back to December 2002 with five issues of Minolta Image. The issues make a fascinating record of the transition from film to digital, and then from Minolta to Konica Minolta, and later to Sony.

The link . . . → Read More: Back issues to 2002

30 key points about stock photography | dPhotoexpert

Here’s an article on our sister website, dPhotoexpert, which may interest Photoclubalpha readers who shoot for libraries or on-line stock sites:

30 key points about stock photography | dPhotoexpert.