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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii October 8, 2015
    classiccameras » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:25 am They need to dump the A58 and bring out a A57 11 for that section of the market, may be an A37 11 just to keep the body smallerI would applause such a move (not to A37). My A58 takes super pictures, but the buffer is puny […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii October 8, 2015
    'A' mount has been fairly well developed over the years, although there are a few areas that need improving which Sony seem unwilling or incapable of doing, Jpeg out put for one. 'E' mount seems to be the new direction but IMHO is far from fully developed yet and too expensive. I still think 'A' […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Farewell to Summer - Open Thread October 8, 2015
    Birma wrote:It is dark on the way to work, and dark on the way home, which means autumn must be well on the way now. The bonus is that sunrise is at a more reasonable hour, and there is more chance of mist in the morning as well.2015 Eades September - Early Autumn Mist.jpgNice!Statistics: Posted […]
  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Re: Click Click October 8, 2015
    Statistics: Posted by Birma — Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:09 am
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Landscape 2015 October 7, 2015
    Thanks a lot Birma.Now I can never take another landscape shot again.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:30 pm

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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

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 to the […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX


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

Free software and a cut-price lens


You have until November 3rd to grab a free download of a truly excellent utility for Mac OSX, created by DxO Optics Pro software team – DxO Perspective. It normally costs $19.95 (or local equivalent) as an Apple App store download, but they have made it free for a few days. It’s a fully working, […] . . . → Read More: Free software and a cut-price lens

Sigma launch mount switching service


SIGMA is going to start a new “Mount Conversion Service” which will enable Sigma to convert the mount of customers’ Sigma Art, Sports and Contemporary lenses from one camera fitting to another. The ranges convertible include the new Sports models such as the 120-300mm f/2.8 “We believe that a lens is not only such a key device […] . . . → Read More: Sigma launch mount switching service

20/20 vision – Sony Alpha 58 review

In the last year two cameras have been through my hands and impressed more than any others with the quality of their sensors. Those cameras were as different as they could be – the full frame Canon EOS 6D, and the pocketable Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100. They have one thing in common, 20 megapixel sensors. Of […] . . . → Read More: 20/20 vision – Sony Alpha 58 review

Sigma’s system revolution


Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems. The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched the EX […] . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm


Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras. 55-300mm SAM DT. We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The camera is just a […] . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

A divided path for Sony


Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several […] . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony

Sony Alpha 99 full press release


Sony introduces full-frame α99 A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor World’s first full-frame camera1 with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal plane) and a new […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 99 full press release