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  • Private FS posts • Contemplating sale 70-200 f2.8G Mk1 and 1.4X July 3, 2015
    To be honest this has sat in my camera bag for the last 6 months without being used. It is a great lens on both A77 and A99 but I'm just not getting the use of it. So I'm contemplating selling both it and the 1.4X converter.The lens is in very good condition with a […]
    mikeriach
  • Private FS posts • FS Sony SAL 18-250 July 3, 2015
    In good condition, glass is clean with no scratches or fungus. Was used on the wife's A580 before it was sold. Was serviced last year but the focus is still a little stiff but it works on my A77. Complete with all original caps, lens hood, box and paperwork. Also has a Jessops UV filter […]
    mikeriach
  • Private FS posts • FS Sony SAL 11-18 July 3, 2015
    Not getting used since I got David's 17-35 for my full frame.In mint condition with all original caps, lens hood, box and paperwork. Will include the Hoya Pro1 UV filter currently on it.First offer of £210 delivered in the UK by special delivery (sorry UK only please).MikeStatistics: Posted by mikeriach — Fri Jul 03, 2015 […]
    mikeriach
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 3, 2015
    Here is one from atop Mt. Vesuvius looking at Napoli and Herculaneum. From a different view point, same location. I choose this to showcase the contrast of "barren" land atop the dormantvolcano and the the green of the land beneath the mountain. Technically not a valley since other side is a body of water,so I […]
    sury
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Metal mount on A58 July 3, 2015
    Good point Barry!Statistics: Posted by classiccameras — Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:35 pm
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No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

We’ve had news of the new Sigma Art HSM high speed wide angle full frame zoom – 24-35mm f/2. It will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts only (release date not yet confirmed) according to Sigma in the UK. Note that this will be a bit of monster with its 82mm filter thread, 117mm long […] . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

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Twenty years ago I was operating one of the first full service digital photo studios in the world. I had already published, back in 1986, the world’s first desktop published commercial periodicals and won the UK Printing Industries Research Association inaugural DTP Awards, in 1987, for this. We’d bought the first Apple laser printer in […] . . . → Read More: Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

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Sometimes you find a chunk of glass which just works. One of the problems with lenses is that you can never have too many. They overlap, they duplicate each other, and yet they can be so different that you need every single one. The new Samyang 12mm f/2 for mirrorless APS-C systems is one of […] . . . → Read More: Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

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Machined from brass and chrome-plated, in the tradition of lens mounts from 50 years ago and not necessarily the best solution for precision or lifetime wear, Fotodiox’s TOUGH E-mount is a replacement body mount bayonet which you can fit to your existing A7R, A7, NEX-7, A6000 or any other metal-mount E-mount body in a few […] . . . → Read More: The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

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I guess that Zeiss must be working right now on full frame Touit lenses, because this is unprecedented value for those able to buy in dollars without steep shipping charges, duties or taxes – however, the links they emailed out today led to a wrong page on their USED section, and after a lot of […] . . . → Read More: B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

Lensmate custom kit for RX100

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Lensmate produce an ultra lightweight filter adapter for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, as well as selling some related accessories. We ordered from them a filter adapter kit including the 49mm threaded filter ring ($32.95) and to this order added Richard Franiec’s beautiful CNC machined aluminium custom body grip ($34.95) and a JJC Polycarbonate screen protector […] . . . → Read More: Lensmate custom kit for RX100

An amazing bag bargain

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We thought that these bags at a low price would disappear, so since buying some last month, I’ve told a few friends but not publicised it. A Facebook posting or so. What is the bag and why is it so good? It’s a Manfrotto Stile Unica VII, the largest size made in these Chinese-fabbed courier or messenger […] . . . → Read More: An amazing bag bargain

Sigma’s system revolution

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Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems. The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched the EX […] . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm

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At photokina 2012, the Taiwanese company Hoocap (www.hoocap.com) showed a neat device for many different lenses and cameras, still in development for a wider range. It’s a combined lens-hood and lens-cap, which can be pushed or pulled to seal off or use your lens. They have models for lenses such as the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 […] . . . → Read More: Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm

Gary Friedman publishes NEX-7 ‘beyond the guide’ book

As Gary says, his e-books do not replace the camera manual and also don’t replace Camera Controls 101 – he writes for the user who already knows which end of the lens fits a screw filter and which end goes on the camera body. His new NEX-7 book fast-tracks into many key features of the […] . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman publishes NEX-7 ‘beyond the guide’ book