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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Spring has Srpung March 21, 2018
    Of course, not everybody got the memo.a99, Tamron 15-30mm 2.8, Minolta 70-210mm (beercan)Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:13 pm
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films March 21, 2018
    Your admin has finally managed to get access to the forum (seriously, I deal with so many variations of websites and the forum is not recognised as having a different URL to the main site - get locked out all the time!). Excellent insight into film-making. We have a local festival here, the Alchemy Film […]
    David Kilpatrick
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films March 19, 2018
    Continuing the remarkable work! Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:36 am
  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF March 18, 2018
    Slightly OT but I had a quick browse on ebay and some of the s/h prices on lenses (and cameras) are pretty damn nice. Beercan £50, older bodies can be bought for very little. Seems Sony's lack of interest in A mount is to bargain buyers a gold mine, really low prices and I didn't […]
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Sony Alpha A99 Field Test Report March 18, 2018
    Send me an Olympus and I will it's quite easy. The Fuji X models I used all fudged the ISO values by a stop or so it was very obvious shooting them next to my other cameras.// ... ts-sensorsStatistics: Posted by bfitzgerald — Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:34 am

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A77 B&H price goes through the floor

Just got this link from B&H, ideal for our US readers – //

It’s for the original A77, body only, at $549.

This is a ridiculously low price for a body with GPS which, bar a small improvement in high ISO performance stated to be 20% (I think it’s a bit more) is not far from the A77 MkII and if you have older flashguns or triggers like the Pixel King set I’ve bought recently remains ideal for flash work.


That is a single shot at ISO 100 using an iLux Summit 600C flash head set on 10fps strobe, with the 16-80mm CZ lens at f/20 (it’s a powerful flash) and wireless triggering. Owl in our studio, working in complete darkness. The A77 didn’t suddenly stop being a great camera because the A77 MkII arrived! At $549 with (apparently) $77.38 of free accessories this ‘holiday special’ looks like a steal.

– David Kilpatrick

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