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  • Welcome and well met! • Re: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself October 21, 2016
    That hot blonde is probably a great grandmother by now!DustyStatistics: Posted by Dusty — Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:27 pm
  • Off Topic • Re: Sabrina sells us a B&H projector October 21, 2016
    Obviously, they wanted Mom to buy the big camera to take shots of the kids, and Dad the sneaky little one to take shots of other girls when Mom wasn't looking! DustyStatistics: Posted by Dusty — Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:24 pm
  • Off Topic • Re: Mom's little family camera October 21, 2016
    Not a whole lot larger than the Polaroid I inherited from my Aunt many years ago. They had purchased it on the early 60s to take photos of us wonderful nieces and nephews! They gave it to me, I unfolded it and noticed it still had film in it. I took one shot, and the […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: B&W 120 photo using toy camera in 1968 October 21, 2016
    I was in a Yodobashi this morning looking around. Not planning to buy anything. As usual, they had a section with cheap, plastic, film cameras which are popular with some of the photo artistes. I took a snap of it. About US$50 at current exchange rates. By the way, some of you may have seen, […]
  • Digital non-SLR • Sony/Panasonic in Japan October 21, 2016
    I have probably mentioned before about the way Sony and Panasonic sell their cameras here in Japan which makes them rather unattractive and rarely bought by most non-Japanese residents. They have a Japanese-only menu that cannot be changed. A few stores sell a subset of the models as "international" versions with the following serious drawbacks:1. […]

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Sony launches A99II at photokina


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

Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!


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

Hasselblad HV

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


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


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