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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Will is not strong August 3, 2015
    Yildiz,Thank you. I am enjoying the lens. I am waiting for my daughter to come back from Europe. (For those uninitiated, she is my "resident" model for portrait experiments.)She is spending her time in Italy in a summer abroad program at her University and decidedto backpack few cities in Europe with one of her friends. […]
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Will is not strong August 3, 2015
    Sury wrote:Will Not StrongCongratulations, Sury! A good lens...Don't worry too much about the will power, Sury. You know what they say about son-in-laws and daughters: "You're not losing your daughter, you're gaining a son." As long as that 'son' is good quality, you are unharmed by the change. And that 135mm 1.8 ZA looks like […]
    aster
  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Wheelie Bin August 3, 2015
    In Australia, the curbside garbage carts are called "wheelie bins."A garbage collector is driving along a Sydney street picking up the wheelie bins and emptying them into his rubbish truck.He goes to one house where the bin hasn't been left out.In the spirit of kindness and after having a quick look about for the bin, […]
    david antony
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Will is not strong August 3, 2015
    Thank you David. Much appreciated. I am still trying to get a hang of the lens.That means more disk space is needed. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:43 am
    sury
  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • August 3, 2015
    .Statistics: Posted by david antony — Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:55 am
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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