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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The owls are back. February 10, 2016
    Thanks Sury. It's the Tamron 70-300Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:01 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The owls are back. February 10, 2016
    Cool shot. Which lens is it? I can see the right eye in sharp focus though the backgroundis camouflaging the Owl itself quite a bit.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:53 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • The owls are back. February 10, 2016
    A couple of great horned owls were in the yard today. Hopefully they'll nest somewhere close like they did last year. Here's a photo of one of them.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:49 am
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Dentist still uses KM A200 February 9, 2016
    I bought a TCON300B teleconverter and a custom bracket for my Dimage A1/A2.E20/E10 were the models for the the TCON300B's bracket was designed, If my memoryserves me right. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:22 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! February 8, 2016
    Henry,I wonder what prompted him to have a Pigeon as a pet. Perhaps HDR setting might have saved the image too. We could seethe eyes under the hat which otherwise would have been under shadows. It was a good accident that happened. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:50 pm
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Capturing Autumn colour better

Upper: unprofiled (Standard) raw conversion. Lower: using a tunsgten-light generated custom camera profile, combined with a polarising filter, gives a more vivid impression. Most Alpha system users know that some – not all – cameras have a special JPEG mode for Autumn Colours. They’ll also know that if you shoot raw, with no JPEG in camera, only Sony […] . . . → Read More: Capturing Autumn colour better

B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

I feel slightly sick… I’ve spent so much on buying and replacing successive Sony A7 series cameras and their lenses that I can’t just buy this outright, which I would love to do. I sold my A99 to get the A7R (subsequently replaced by A7II, and now by A7R II) and have regretted it in so […] . . . → Read More: B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now […] . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

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