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Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update

The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 models are radical ergonomic redesigns of the existing 200, 300 and 350 series. There is a 15% reduction in size (volumetric) and weight, an update to the styling, and a completely revised user interface with graphic representation of setting adjustments – with a built-in ‘handbook’ to accompany . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update

Changing the Alpha 900 focusing screen

This is not a step by step, since the instructions for this operation are very clear and the procedure is simple and nearly foolproof. It is simply a reassurance for those worried about changing their screen, with some tips.

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MS Duo Pro catches up in speed

Sony press release:

Paris, 4 September 2008 – As the world moves on, files get bigger. From high-megapixel compact cameras to the latest Sony α Digital SLR with its 5 frames per second continuous shooting capability, the pressure is on for flash memory. High Definition camcorders are tightening the screw even further, so Sony Recording . . . → Read More: MS Duo Pro catches up in speed

Slim Cyber-shot lifestyle models launched

Well, it looks as if the 14th August UK press conference for exciting digital camera news may not be about the Alpha 900 after all – Sony has just officially announced that some colourful little Cyber-shot models with ISO 3200 capability will be unveiled there, and no mention of the A900. Roll on September 9th!

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Closeout price cut on KMB-1 backpack

We have three cartons of these backpacks remaining – they take up a lot of space, which is needed, so I have cut the prices to £29.95 inc post UK, £39.95 anywhere else in the world.

The Bags and Cases sales page has been revised with the new details:

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Once sold, they are gone. . . . → Read More: Closeout price cut on KMB-1 backpack

Sony Style USA cuts lens prices

SELECTED ALPHA system lens prices – including the 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM – have been cut on the direct sales SonyStyle website for the USA. B&H and other retailers are following suit.

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Remote possibilities

This review from the Summer 2007 edition of Photoworld has been expanded here, and covers the Remote Release IR-1n kit along with third party remote triggers and flash synchronisation options for the Alpha system.

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Sony GPS-CS1 tracker and software

THE FIRST QUESTION anyone asks about the Sony GPS-CS1 device is whether it will work with their non-Sony digital camera. The answer is yes but you may need to buy some extra software, as it only comes with software to link up to Sony Picture Motion Browser. If you can ensure that you buy the . . . → Read More: Sony GPS-CS1 tracker and software

Studio light-table technique

YOU MAY want to learn exactly how I shoot the product photographs which appear in my own articles here at Photoclubalpha. I use a studio light table with an opal plexiglass transilluminated scoop. This is the method I have used now for over 25 years and it’s saved me a lot of time, and earned . . . → Read More: Studio light-table technique

The Lensbaby 3G creative zonal focus tilt-swing lens

THE LENSBABY was a novelty item when first introduced as a low-cost meniscus lens mounted on a flexible concertina tube with an SLR mount-fitting at the other end. Like the Diana or Holga cameras sometimes used by professionals to capture a feel of post-modern grunge, it used aberrations creatively.

. . . → Read More: The Lensbaby 3G creative zonal focus tilt-swing lens