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  • Lens Lore • To upgrade or not? That is the question June 24, 2017
    Has any member here upgraded from a Sony 70-300mm G MkI to the MkII? I am thinking of changing but am wondering whether there will be a noticeable improvement in performance to justify the change.The lens will be used with the A77MkI.I would appreciate any feedback.OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:14 […]
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  • Dealer Alerts • Re: Sony A9 camera giveaway June 22, 2017
    Did someone get it?Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:50 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 June 20, 2017
    So far I'm very happy with a99m2. Camera works great. Some shot:cute by Valery Dyck, on FlickrStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:20 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Just a Shot June 19, 2017
    Good going, JT!I have only been to Virginia once when we made a 4 week road trip out that way in 2012. Really liked VA and want to visit again.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:03 am
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Is The Digital Tele-Converter Feature Worthwhile? June 19, 2017
    bakubo wrote:With my Olympus cameras using the DTC and RAW+JPEG then the jpeg file has the DTC applied, but, of course, the raw does not. If you shoot RAW and use DTC then the EVF shows the zoomed in view, but the raw is as always. You can see more clearly in the EVF what […]
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Sony new RF wireless flash system

Sony today announced the availability of a new radio-controlled lighting system to meet the growing demands of professional and advanced amateur Sony photographers.Designed for compatibility with Sony’s α interchangeable lens cameras[i] and external flash units[ii], the new lighting system will include the FA-WRC1M wireless radio commander as well as the FA-WRR1 wireless . . . → Read More: Sony new RF wireless flash system

Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

This is expanded from the feature which appears in the July/August issue of f2 Cameracraft magazine. We’ve been using the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony Multi-Function Accessory shoe since its arrival on May 28th as the first test unit released by Elinchrom. If you wonder why I don’t immediately do a clickbait blog . . . → Read More: Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

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!

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

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

Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

We shall be sending Frank Doorhof one of our original and rare Alpha Male T-shirts, in black, though I’m not sure we have anything quite large enough to fit him – which goes for his personality too. He’s a great workshop presenter, overcoming technical problems by just cracking on with whatever will work best. At . . . → Read More: Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

New HVL-F43AM Alpha flash with rotating design

Sony has announced a new HVL-F43AM flashgun using the same type of rotating body design found in the top of the line HVL-F58AM, to replace the existing HVL-F42AM with its traditional bounce design. At the same time, some more Alpha system accessories have been rolled out.

HVL-F43AM ‘rotator’ flash

With a powerful output of . . . → Read More: New HVL-F43AM Alpha flash with rotating design

Nissin Di866 flashgun for Alpha

Kenro, the UK distributor for Nissin, has announced that the powerful and fully featured wireless twin-head Di866 Professional Speedlite is now available in Sony hot shoe fit.

Initially launched in September 2009 with a Canon or Nikon fit, the Di866 is specifically designed for use with digital SLR cameras and comes with many ‘world’s . . . → Read More: Nissin Di866 flashgun for Alpha

New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?

As the generation of Alpha 200, 300 and 350 reaches early retirement age it may be the time to grab bargains. The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 have plenty of bonus points to win over new users despite the critical lack of video capture. But the older generation has some very tangible benefits.

The . . . → Read More: New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?

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

Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

One of the problems with the Alpha 350/300 is that the Live View is linked to the settings when you use Manual exposure. It provides a form of metering, a relatively accurate preview of under or over exposure. This makes it impossible to use Manual with studio flash (AC mains strobe) setups. Currently, there is . . . → Read More: Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!