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  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    David,Thank you for the pointers and information on lenses. Looks like Sigma 12-24 seems to be a good starting point any which way.Thank you for the link to LCE. I will also see if I can find the same lens on eBay since LCE is not an option for me. I will try to limitmy […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    bfitzgerald wrote:Depends what you intend to use it for. For full frame 24mm is pretty wide but stops short of ultra wide (which to me is below 24mm say 20mm and under). Once you get to fisheye lenses they are IMO very niche products. As there are some affordable UWA lenses around such as the […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Eiffel wrote:I bought a sigma 12-24 from DK a few years ago, but am not using it much as it is really a niche lens.I do enjoy the odd panorama using stitching with Lightroom. It is a convenient substitute which doesn't add any weight!Eiffel,I think it will be a niche lens for me too. I […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Birma wrote:Hi Sury, I suggest the Sigma 12-24 (current or previous marks). This will work on your full-frame and aps-c bodies. The 12mm end is plenty wide enough to experience UWA. If you just want more room left and right then panos might still be the best option. The UWA is for me as much […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Cogito wrote:Sury, if you haven't made your mind up yet, why not check out the lenses on http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/results.asp?chbLensType=3The lens marks out of 5 are much of a muchness and most lenses have entries in the Dyxum sample images so you can judge for yourself......Thank you Tony. I am exploring the options for wide angle photography […]
    sury

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Victorian Photography in Edinburgh

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Today I visited the press preview of Photography: A Victorian Sensation at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. It’s a major exhibition which actually goes beyond the wonderful huge collection of mint condition Daguerreotypes and other early examples, ending with a Nikon D5500 as an example of today’s tech.

You can visit this . . . → Read More: Victorian Photography in Edinburgh

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

Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

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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

Sony at CES

With a slew of new products concentrating on 4K TV-video, enhanced SteadyShot HandyCams, and Cyber-Shot models with WiFi and smartphone connectivity, Sony did not release any still photography products in the Alpha or NEX ranges at CES.

See the entire press release

 

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 . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

Whether you like it or not – and some aspects are going to be useful – Sony is rolling out a whole new generation of gear including advances in digital imaging. This is a long statement made at a press conference. It would take a long time to edit it, so here’s their text in . . . → Read More: Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th

Gary Friedman, who is well known for his excellent e-books on the Alpha system (new one just out, Alpha 37 and 57) lives on the sunny, foggy, funky coast surrounded by surfing dudes and dudesses, just south of the vast conurbation of Los Angeles.

But having several million photo enthusiasts on his doorstep is . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th

Sony Alpha 100 June 2006 launch report

Shortly before the June 6th 2006 worldwide launch of the Sony Alpha digital SLR system the European press learned that major title editors would meet in Marrakesh for the unveiling of the Alpha 100. No-one anticipated being driven miles into the desert-like countryside of Oued Nfis for the experience of a night under canvas after . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 100 June 2006 launch report