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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread January 21, 2018
    Thank you, Sig!Statistics: Posted by Cogito — Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:59 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 20, 2018
    The Grand Basin, leftover from the 1904 World's Fair. Ice buildup around the fountains.SigA99, 24-70 CZ, F8, 1/1250, ISO 250.The Art Museum overlooking the Grand Basin.A99, 24-70 CZ, F8, 1/6, ISO 250.A99, 24-70 CZ, F8, 1/4, ISO 250.Statistics: Posted by smulnik — Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:24 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 20, 2018
    Valery, I like all of the drama in your shot. The sharp chunks of ice, the solidness of the train trestle, and a very ominous looking sky. SigStatistics: Posted by smulnik — Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:09 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 20, 2018
    aster wrote:These circular ice accumulations or ice crystals are indeed a very interesting phenomenon. Never saw something similar in real life myself. Nicely observed. Looks very, very chilly...When I went to the river, I expected to see chunks of ice as in Valery's photo. I was surprised to see the ice circles. It was very […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 19, 2018
    In your area is very cold winter for today, but I have some old shot.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 am
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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!

Back issues to 2002

We have now expanded the archive of downloadable PDF files of our magazine issues, available to subscribers to Photoclubalpha, back to December 2002 with five issues of Minolta Image. The issues make a fascinating record of the transition from film to digital, and then from Minolta to Konica Minolta, and later to Sony.

The link . . . → Read More: Back issues to 2002

Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

OVER the past few days I’ve been looking at the NEX-5 and a range of lenses and optical systems. I’ve got adaptors for C-mount (16mm/TV/CCTV) lenses, Leica 39mm screw, Minolta MD and the LA-EA1 for Alpha A-mount. The NEX-5 has proved able to provide a surprisingly bright focusing image through a classic German microscope:

. . . → Read More: Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

Alpha’s Silver Jubilee

The Alpha System celebrates its Silver Jubilee or 25th Anniversary this month.

We have a full length revision of the article which appears in the latest Photoworld now online as a page here.

Read our 25th birthday review of the Alpha system’s history now!

. . . → Read More: Alpha’s Silver Jubilee

A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit