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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti July 24, 2016
    Nice Set. I do find first one a tad overexposed. I found the same with some of my A77MII shots of Machu Pichu.I had the Exposure Compensation dialed to +2 by accident. Rear dial default setting in any mode except M. The mountains and water look like a water color in the 3rd one - […]
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Schoodik Peninsula July 23, 2016
    Thanks.I see why you would think of that shot. Different styles for different people. You are more of a people person than I.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:28 pm
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti July 23, 2016
    In the second half of the month of June I along with my husband Arun went on a two week motorcycle tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti. I am posting three images taken at Dhankar. The first two have been taken by me using Sony A77II. The third one is by Arun using his Nikon.I took this shot […]
    Shelika Gaur
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Schoodik Peninsula July 23, 2016
    jbtaylor wrote:A lesser traveled portion of Acadia National Park is captured with the a99 and the ZA 24mm f 2.0.Nice photos! Thanks for posting. I hope to someday visit Acadia.That last one reminds me a bit of a photo I took in 1986 at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in California on a foggy morning. […]
    bakubo
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? July 22, 2016
    Thank you classiccameras. Since I have not done any wide angle photography (at least knowingly), the intent is toexplore the genre, for want of a better term. Essentially learn what to do and what not to do. I always used panostitching as my answer to UWA lenses or lack thereof, and that is not always […]
    sury

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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 A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Sony’s A7R II has a unique position in the mirrorless ILC world, creating the largest image files at over 42 megapixels from an in-body five axis stabilised sensor with exceptional performance given by backside illuminated CMOS.

My reviews in print of the Sony A7R II have now appeared, in the British Journal of Photography, . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Blad bling going for a song

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Well, I never really liked what Hasselblad did with the smaller Sony cameras – but what they did with the A99 is pretty cool, with the different body skin and control details. At the original price? A rip-off!

For $3999 including a 24-70m CZ lens and a special case – a bargain. . . . → Read More: Blad bling going for a song

A77 B&H price goes through the floor

Just got this link from B&H, ideal for our US readers – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/817858-REG/Sony_SLT_A77V_SLT_A77_Digital_Camera_Body.html

It’s for the original A77, body only, at $549.

This is a ridiculously low price for a body with GPS which, bar a small improvement in high ISO performance stated to be 20% (I think it’s a bit more) is not far . . . → Read More: A77 B&H price goes through the floor

Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

I’m using my RX10 to report. This camera is my big Sony dilemma. It’s actually all I really need for 95% of my daily work.

Well, here we are reporting from photokina 2014, the major trade fair in Cologne. I’m only here for the day and a brief stop in tomorrow morning en route . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

Sony confirm silent mode in A7S

Today, Sony confirmed a rumour – no doubt started as a result of pre-production tester leaks – that the A7S would have a completely silent all-electronic shutter mode. This is not the same as the Electronic First Curtain shutter found on the A7, A99, A77, A6000 and so on but conspicuously absent on the A7R. . . . → Read More: Sony confirm silent mode in A7S

Alpha 77 II announced

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Sony’s successor to the Alpha 77 improves all-round performance in line with the enhanced 24 megapixel sensor also found in the new A6000 E-mount camera. Key points are that the AF array now covers most of the image area (this is a mixed blessing as Canon 7D owners quickly found out, having active AF points . . . → Read More: Alpha 77 II announced

Nikon’s DF finally recaptures the spirit of Dynax 7D

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Sony said, as they took over the Konica Minolta camera division in 2006, that the day of mechanical controls and switches was gone. Economies of production and efficiencies of design meant that from now on, cameras would be controlled by buttons and menus. Anyone who remembers the original Alphas, the 7000 and 5000 from the . . . → Read More: Nikon’s DF finally recaptures the spirit of Dynax 7D

Sony Alpha 3000 review by David Kilpatrick

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There’s not much really, in a different of just three tenths of an inch. There’s even less when the inch isn’t a proper inch, but the sort of inch used to express the size of sensors or display chips. Except, that is, when the difference is between 0.5 inch and 0.2 inch and you’re . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 3000 review by David Kilpatrick

Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

The long-rumoured Alpha 3000 was announced earlier in August but placed under a n embargo until August 27th. At the same time, the Press was given an insight into new smartphone related products (also widely rumoured) but again, not allowed to print anything officially.

(via Sonyalpharumors.com)

The A3000 is a DSLR-like body with an . . . → Read More: Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C