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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 30, 2016
    bakubo wrote:If you are interested here are some photos including some night photos:HenryThank you for the link. Great images there. Being on an organised tour we were at the mercy of the tour operators itinerary and they can only show you so much in the short time we were there. Your images really bring home […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Cape Columbine Lighthouse September 30, 2016
    Our camera club organised a long-weekend outing to Paternoster on the West Coast. There are lots of small fishing vessels there, and we spent some time doing light-painting of those. The weather was brilliant and a good portion of the time there were amazing cloud formations. So, other than for the light-painting episodes, my photography […]
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #61:"Summer Sun-I walk with Sun on .."- Evaluations Thread-Winner: Peter / Dewarp September 30, 2016
    Hi YildizThanks for your additional comments on my skeletal tree image. I nearly missed seeing this!Normally our dams hit their peak around this time of the year, and Theewaterskloof is currently only 53% full, which is the worst in many years.regards - PeterStatistics: Posted by dewarp — Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:50 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 29, 2016
    Ossie wrote:Wow! That is a great panorama and taking in virtually the entire city. Was it taken from near Saint Matthias Church?Close, I was at the Citadella.Ossie wrote:I thought Budapest was a beautiful City and the Parliament building was imho quite stunning both during the day and when illuminated at night.Yes, me too. I was […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii September 29, 2016
    ^^^That is coming too. Think A850 to A900 from a few years back.Statistics: Posted by CHOLLY — Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:22 pm
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Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras.

55-300mm SAM DT.

We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The camera is just a little bigger than the A77 but feels much the same. The viewfinder seems slightly improved, maybe it’s just the optics used and not the OLED display – coatings or details of the assembly.

This is an ISO6400 in-camera JPEG, click it for full size. Shots with face out of focus look awful, the noise/NR on skin tones is not as good as on the dress made of flowers. Colour is excellent under tungsten with AWB, as usual.

Here’s an ISO 25600 image, same in-camera output. Not bad at all considering the ISO. In both cases, you can click on the image to get a full size version (5-6MB).

This is a 100% crop (click for full size) slightly overexposed, at iSO 400. The A99 showed a green face recognition square in this case, and focused at full f/2.8 aperture of the 28-75mm lens – sharp image core, but lots of softness glowing round it. Exposure was too generous for the dress, so I’ve cropped that out and just taken an 1800 pixel wide detail to show the quality at 400.

We were able to handle the RX1, it’s wonderfully smoothly engineered and feels great, but no pictures were allowed. They have no pre-production models able to produce an image they are happy to share. We saw a thumbrest which slots into the hot shoe (below the optical finder only, improves ergonomics; and an EVF for the RX1 –

Apart from that there was a great launch from Panasonic for a GH3 capable of 78Mbps video, waterproof, dustproof, magnesium body, new X-series lenses f/2.8 constant 24-70mm and 70-200mm equivalents; a funky new XF camera from Fuji which might appear a bit retro-consumer but actually is good to hold and use; and Samsung’s quite amazing Galaxy Camera, which has the biggest rear screen (and one of the best) ever seen plus a 21X zoom but won’t make phone calls. Yet…

-D&SK

 

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