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  • Alpha NEX system • trade in the 57 for an A6000 February 13, 2016
    I'm thinking of down sizing my two A mount bodies I have A57 & A37 for a A6000, My only concern is the kit lenses for the A6000, they do not get very good reviews, but CZ lenses are out of my price range, It seems that the 18-55 is better than the more compact […]
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Dentist still uses KM A200 February 13, 2016
    Yes, I recall that one time you posted a photo of it mounted.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:01 am
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  • Off Topic • Re: Happy Birthday Henry February 12, 2016
    Dr. Harout wrote:Speaking of being late...おめでとうございます ありがとう!おかげさまでまだ元気です! Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:11 am
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    sury wrote:Much belated birthday wishes Henry. Wishing you many happy returns of the day.Thanks, Sury! Over 3 weeks since my new age and, thankfully, nothing has fallen off or broken yet. Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:02 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The owls are back. February 11, 2016
    the_hefay wrote:Wow, I had no idea that there were so many versions.This has a list of all the versions:http://aflenses.net/tamron-sp-af-70-300mm-f4-56-di-vc-usd-a005-2010/Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:54 pm
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Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

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On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a completely […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor – the reality

Here’s this morning’s news: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7 September 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world’s highest number of pixels for a […] . . . → Read More: Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor – the reality

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 entirely free if you […] . . . → Read More: Victorian Photography in Edinburgh

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

Blad bling going for a song

Well, I never really liked what Hasselblad did with the smaller Sony cameras – but what they did with the A99 is pretty cool, with the different body skin and control details. At the original price? A rip-off! For $3999 including a 24-70m CZ lens and a special case – a bargain. This is still an […] . . . → Read More: Blad bling going for a song

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

Sony roll out Pro support in Europe

Professional photographers in Europe can benefit from valuable help and extra peace of mind with the launch of Sony Imaging PRO Support. There’s no membership fee for the service, which is offered to professional photographers who own qualifying Sony α camera bodies and lenses. Following its successful launch in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, […] . . . → Read More: Sony roll out Pro support in Europe

Sony confirm silent mode in A7S

Today, Sony confirmed a rumour – no doubt started as a result of pre-production tester leaks – that the A7S would have a completely silent all-electronic shutter mode. This is not the same as the Electronic First Curtain shutter found on the A7, A99, A77, A6000 and so on but conspicuously absent on the A7R. […] . . . → Read More: Sony confirm silent mode in A7S

Alpha 77 II announced

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Sony’s successor to the Alpha 77 improves all-round performance in line with the enhanced 24 megapixel sensor also found in the new A6000 E-mount camera. Key points are that the AF array now covers most of the image area (this is a mixed blessing as Canon 7D owners quickly found out, having active AF points […] . . . → Read More: Alpha 77 II announced

NEX-7 close cousin reaches astronomical value

A crowd at a charity auction in Florida couldn’t believe their eyes as two brand new Hasselblad Lunar cameras with a joint retail value of around $14,000 suddenly rocketed in value to $54,500 (from Hasselblad press release this afternoon). Two photo enthusiasts at the world-famous three day-long annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival began […] . . . → Read More: NEX-7 close cousin reaches astronomical value