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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Comes down to reality for me camera sales are now at late 90's levels ie pre massive boom period for digital the party is over in a big way. Hence the reason for lower profits but Nikon's latest figures show increased profits from a near 10% decline in sales. Canon are not losing money ie […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Konica Minolta handed Sony a DSLR system that looked like it had a great future and with sensible improvements could be developed into a really competitive system that could have challenged Canikon, but Sony in their ineptitude and sheer ignorance of that market under developed and cut corners.The first 2 models the A100 and A200 […]
    classiccameras
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Sony's camera division is pure peanuts compared to their other income sources it's almost entirely irrelevant to the company as a whole..thus a niche line in itself. If you are a big camera company you're going to take a loss because the market has collapsed significantly. I buy products be it a phone or kitchen […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    The reality of the camera market is this; companies that make them lose money.That is... except for Sony.The fact that they only offer 3... maybe 4 DSLR style cameras is not by chance. It's because WE are dinosaurs and the asteroid is streaking towards the Caribbean. No company can survive based solely on the contributions […]
    CHOLLY
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 27, 2017
    The camera market we're on about isn't aimed at phone cameras it's enthusiast based be it as a hobby or semi/full paid work all get lumped into the category where they will buy products of this type and the associated extras that come with them aka lenses flashes etc. Average Joe is probably happy with […]
    bfitzgerald

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Articles

Our articles are written as ‘Posts’ and automatically added to Categories, Recent Posts and Archives. This manual index to articles will help you find the larger reviews, as distinct from short pieces on assorted subjects:

Main camera reviews

Alpha 77 review – The EVF Future

Alpha 77 review – Tomorrow Today

Alpha 55 – in depth pros and cons

NEX-5 and 3

Alpha 580 review

Sony Alpha 380 review

Which Sony Alpha? Choosing between the A700, A200, A300 and A350.

Sony Alpha 350 Live View tested

Sony Alpha 350 – a Creative Review

Sony Alpha 200 guided tour (full description with large photos and comments on operation)

Sony Alpha 700 operation and use review: the Interface

Sony Alpha 100 report from the launch of the camera

Do You Really Need an Alpha 900?

Alpha 900 as a High ISO Camera

Alpha 900, Canon 5D MkII, Nikon D3X studio shoot out test

Major overviews

70 Years of Minolta History – 113 cameras from 1928 to 1998

Lens Reviews

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

Carl Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon T* ZA SSM

Minolta 70-210mm f/4 Beercan versus Canon 70-200mm f/4 L S

The 70-300mm SSM G sized up (first report)

Carl Zeiss 16-80mm zoom review

Tamron 18-270mm (non VC, Sony) f/4-5.6

Tamron 18-250mm zoom review

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele-Macro LD Di

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 SD (IF) DX reviewed in Nikon mount

Lensbaby 3G selective zonal focus tilt/swing lens

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM – star lens for use, reviewed 2009, still using it!

Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Macro II

Sigma 400mm f/5.6 classic M-AF – rechipping for digital

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 HSM EX DG

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5

Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

Software Reviews

DxO Optics Pro 4.1 review

Seven raw processors tested with Alpha 700

Apple Aperture 2.0

Capture One v4

Accessories and aftermarket

Haoda Fu split-image/microprism replacement focusing screen for Dynax 5D or Alpha 100

Flash choices for the digital SLRs (camera top bounce/direct)

Studio Light table review and technique

Sony GPS-CS1 device to pin your pictures on Googlemaps


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