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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th June 30, 2015
    .Thank you for these wonderful entries, Birma. The descriptions that come with the photos are also very enlightening, and aptly observed. You add to the photographer's view with words. I believe both are essential for a photographer. I'm happy that the entries are very fitting with the title's theme and I will have a very, […]
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  • Off Topic • My stroll through Yodobashi Camera June 30, 2015
    This morning I was walking through Yodobashi Camera. Didn't even pick up any cameras, but just surveying the usual, extensive landscape of row after row after row of camera gear all begging to be touched. Anyway, it got me to thinking about my most expensive camera I have ever bought in my whole life, the […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: A77Mk2 focus settings June 30, 2015
    Probably just the A77II.I've noticed that the GII lenses SEEM to be better able to keep up with the A77II's new AF module. The 70-400mm GII in particular is fast enough to work flawlessly with the mk2.As for the recommended settings... well; I have tried each, but I am still trying to determine the best […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Battery power June 30, 2015
    It's the EVF.Those of us who choose high definition EVF mirror less/hybrid cameras will just have to adjust and plan accordingly.I have 5 batteries that are available between my A77 and A77II at any one time... more than enough for almost any type of shoot. I also use a VG so that helps.But with the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Do you think it is my profile? June 29, 2015
    I know, right?...Here is one where he saw a vulture swooping down and a dinasaur biting a piece of rock...You be the judge.... We know he stopped drinking recently due to health reasons, but were suspecting if he wastipping the flask in camera. Statistics: Posted by sury — Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:58 am
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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 to the Subscriber page which has active download links is: Subscriber Only Content but this can only be accessed by subscribers. To subscribe, visit Subscriber Registration.

The list of issues and their content (not including many portfolios, technique and travel or subject related features) is:

  • Photoworld 2 2011 (Spring – new flashgun and accessories, Alpha subaqua, Sony World Photography Awards, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, Sony ultrawide and fisheye converters for NAX tested)
  • Photoworld 1 2011 (Winter – new Cybershots, Alpha in the studio, Kipon tilt adaptor for NEX, Alpha 580 test report, Duncan McEwan shoots the Commonwealth Games)
  • Photoworld 4 2010 (Autumn – photokina & Alpha 55/33, Alpha 55 test, 3D feature)
  • Photoworld 3 2010 (Summer – NEX 3 & 5 launch in  Croatia, full test, NEX lens adaptors, Alpha 390 and 290 announced, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM and 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OS)
  • Photoworld 2 2010 (Spring – SAM 30mm f/2.8 Macro, PMA 2010, Sigma EX DG 70mm f/2.8 macro, Delta TTL ringflash, Ray-Flash RAC175-2)
  • Photoworld 1 2010 (Winter – Alpha System 25 Year Silver Jubilee issue; Alpha 450)
  • Photoworld 4 2009 (Autumn – Alpha 500, 550 and 850 announced; Samyang 85mm f/1.4 test, HVL-F20AM)
  • Photoworld 3 2009 (Summer – Alpha 230, 330, 380 launch; Alpha 380 test, SAM 18-55mm, Sigma 18-250mm OS, 70-200mm HSM, 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm fisheye)
  • Photoworld 2 2009 (Spring – Sony PVL-EW5 projector, rechipping Sigma 400mm f/5.6)
  • Photoworld 1 2009 (Winter – Sigma 12-24mm and 50mm f/1.4 on A900, tilt and shift adaptors, Teleplus 2X)
  • Photoworld 4 2008 (Autumn – photokina and Alpha 900)
  • Photoworld 3 2008 (Summer – 70-300mm SSM G lens test, HVL-F58AM)
  • Photoworld 2 2008 (Spring – Alpha 300 and 350 launch, 360° panoramas, HVL-F42AM, kit zoom lens choice, Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di AF Tele Macro test)
  • Photoworld 1 2008 (Winter – Alpha 200 launch, Alpha 700 shoots Cirque du Soleil)
  • Photoworld 4 2007 (Autumn – Alpha 700 launch, 16-105mm SAL lens, 18-250mm SAL)
  • Photoworld 3 2007 (Summer – Photoclubalpha launch, roadmap speculation, 18-250mm Tamron test, Lensbaby 3G)
  • Photoworld 2 2007 (Spring – 700/900 speculation with the wrong names, GPS CS-1 tracker, CZ 16-80mm test, flash choices, Loreo PC Lens In A Cap)
  • Photoworld 1 2007 (Winter – CZ 135mm f/1.8, 8mm Peleng)
  • Photoworld 3 2006 (Autumn – photokina, Apha 100 test, Sony DSC-R1)
  • Photoworld 2 2006 (Summer – the amazing Alpha 100 launch in Morocco)
  • Photoworld 1 2006 (Winter/Spring – the Sony takeover issue, 25 Years of Minolta Club, 18-200mm and 11-18mm KM zooms tested)
  • Photoworld 4 2005 (Autumn – KM 5D test, colour looks, Dimage Master software)
  • Photoworld 3 2005 (Summer – KM 5D announcement, Sony announce joint project, Dimage X1, Dimage A200, Jobo Gigavu Pro, Dimage Master techniques)
  • Photoworld 2 2005 (Spring – Dimage Z5, 28-75m and 17-35mm lenses tested on Dynax 7D, digital infrared with Dimage 7 and Dynax 7D, colour to mono conversions, using Dimage Scan Elite 5400)
  • Photoworld 1 2005 (Winter – Dynax 7D test, Minolta 16mm full frame fisheye)
  • Photoworld 2 2004 (Autumn – photokina and Dynax (Maxxum) 7D launch)
  • Photoworld 1 2004 (Spring-Summer, the first edition after the Konica Minolta merger, and the renaming of Minolta Image which we had published since 1981 back to its 1966-1980 title of Photoworld – mockup D7D shown at Focus on Imaging, Dynax 60 and 40 launch, Dimage Xt underwater, Konica Centuria Super colour film test, Dimage A2 test)
  • Minolta Image Winter 2003-4 (the last edition of Image before the end of Minolta as a separate company – Dimage Z1 test, Dimage E323 test)
  • Minolta Image Autumn 2003 (the A to Z of digital – Dimage A1 and Z1, Dynax 3L and Fujichrome Astia 100F test, A1 anti-shake test)
  • Minolta Image Summer 2003 (Dimage Scan Elite 5400 test, new 28-100mm, Riva Zoom 60, Dimage Xt test, Wireless Flash)
  • Minolta Image Spring 2003 (SSM 30mm and 70-200mm, converters, launched; F300 report)
  • Minolta Image Winter 2002-3 (incomplete but includes – Low Light and Fast Film, Digital Diaries, Dimage 7Hi test, Dimage Scan Dual III)

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