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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 25, 2016
    A cracking picture, Doc. How did you calculate exposure?Statistics: Posted by Birma — Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:30 pm
    Birma
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Loch Duich September 25, 2016
    A photo, taken last year, but only processed recently. Dawn light over Loch Duich in NW Scotland. A fabulously photogenic area. Just down the road from Eilean Donan castle and the Isle of Skye one way, and the Five Sisters of Kintail and Glen Shiel the other way. 2015 Skye Easter - Dawn Across Loch […]
    Birma
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 25, 2016
    Or maybe this one will urge you all to post your long exposure shots...a99 + Sig 35/1.4 Art + Manfrotto Befree25 sec. f/9 ISO 100Vedi Cellar by Dr. Harout Tanielian, on FlickrStatistics: Posted by Dr. Harout — Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:43 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 25, 2016
    An old shot from Rodos, Greecea99 + 28-75/2.8 SAM + Manfrotto BefreeRodos by Dr. Harout Tanielian, on FlickrStatistics: Posted by Dr. Harout — Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:39 pm
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: A99 11 September 25, 2016
    bfitzgerald wrote:No app on the Windows store from Sony so that won't be much use to me. The reason I have a windows phone is they are one of the few makers that have a decent camera in the phone! I've tried plenty out there too.M2 Sony Camera Remote (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrdg75pI have it installed on my […]
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Sony launches A99II at photokina

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Sony has today released the details of the updated A99II, using a 42MP sensor and 5-axis stabilisation to match the A7RII. It does not appear to have retained GPS and the paragraph highlighted in red later on indicates a weasel-worded get out for this – it does not embed GPS in the image files, . . . → Read More: Sony launches A99II at photokina

Sony FE Macro 50mm f/2.8 – only $500

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Sony has just announced yet another 50mm, and this time it’s different – a truly affordable 50mm 1:1 macro, only $500 US. We reckon this will become the most popular standard 50mm lens by far, even more so than the budget 50mm f/1.8. Now you can photograph your food properly at last!

It certainly . . . → Read More: Sony FE Macro 50mm f/2.8 – only $500

Sony UK cashbacks end Sept 4th

Some worthwhile Sony lens cashbacks – some applying to in-stock lenses which may not have suffered the August price-hike yet – can be found from UK dealers such as WEX Photographic.

Amazon.co.uk has a reasonably good list of lenses too and the 70-200mm f/4 FE OSS G can still be found for under £1k . . . → Read More: Sony UK cashbacks end Sept 4th

Sony new RF wireless flash system

Sony today announced the availability of a new radio-controlled lighting system to meet the growing demands of professional and advanced amateur Sony photographers.Designed for compatibility with Sony’s α interchangeable lens cameras[i] and external flash units[ii], the new lighting system will include the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless . . . → Read More: Sony new RF wireless flash system

Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

A quintessential wide-aperture 50mm “normal” lens, the new ZEISS® Planar F1.4 offers high resolution, high-contrast and overall exceptional performance

Sony today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z). (Press release 2pm UK time)

. . . → Read More: Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

Tamron’s super value 70-300mm USD on the A7RII

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If you want to get a 70-300mm which works on the Sony A7RII, the A7 series body with the best on-sensor phase detection/contrast detection mix, your first choice should be the new Sony FE 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G OSS. But that demands a wallet opened with £1,150 (UK SRP) in it. In return you get . . . → Read More: Tamron’s super value 70-300mm USD on the A7RII

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

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This is expanded from the feature which appears in the July/August issue of f2 Cameracraft magazine. We’ve been using the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony Multi-Function Accessory shoe since its arrival on May 28th as the first test unit released by Elinchrom. If you wonder why I don’t immediately do a clickbait blog . . . → Read More: Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

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We are able to offer, now, the complete 28-issue digital archive in page-turn format for the final eleven years of Minolta Image and Photoworld (as it became) from 2002 to 2011. For only £10, a one-off payment, you unlock the complete collection of digital versions of the printed quarterly magazine.

This collection forms a . . . → Read More: Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a . . . → Read More: Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

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With the 24-70mm f/2.8 new Sony GM FE lens selling for £1799 (UK) and the A-mount version two 24-70mm f/2.8 for a full £100 more, the cost of a basic mid-range zoom to use with a camera like the A7RII remains very high. There are good arguments to be happy with the 24-70mm f/4 . . . → Read More: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF