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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old is Gold - Open thread August 4, 2015
    Golf got me into photography. It makes you read the land, discover the shape of things, and then to interact with them. Henry,You take old school to a different level. A world traveler, what better hobby than photography?Always enjoy your work.One more from The NationalAnd another from Cambridge, Maryland taken in 2007.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old is Gold - Open thread August 4, 2015
    I don't know if I should admire the photos or your penchant for travel.Perhaps, both. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:37 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old is Gold - Open thread August 4, 2015
    sury wrote:Nice shot Henry. I love the muted background contrasting the people and tractor.I am curious to know how you achieved it.Thanks. It was early on a foggy morning so that is what you are seeing. Here are 2 more on the same morning as I was walking around.Foggy early morning in Muang Sing in […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old is Gold - Open thread August 4, 2015
    Nice shot Henry. I love the muted background contrasting the people and tractor.I am curious to know how you achieved it.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:47 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old is Gold - Open thread August 4, 2015
    So you are into Golf as well, JB. Love the first one. Was tempted to say "shocking" on the third one,but that is so predictable, I will not say it. Statistics: Posted by sury — Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:46 pm
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Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

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Although some of my information back in September was off-mark (writes David Kilpatrick), the post which I put up here was definitely right about the new A7 or rumoured ‘full frame NEX’ being based on the RX body design. I gather it was not the Alpha division, or the NEX division, which handed the prototype […] . . . → Read More: Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

Nikon 1 system makes a splash

How many outlets will use that original headline, I wonder, and what inspiration leads to it… Today, Nikon released the world’s first interchangeable lens digital camera – if you ignore the military version of the Nikonos RS underwater SLR produced with Kodak. Unlike that specialised system, the AW1 is intended for the consumer and is extremely […] . . . → Read More: Nikon 1 system makes a splash

RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

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Reporting from Perpignan, one of our good friends in the biz was enjoying the usual wine and sunshine with photojournalists from a French agency (or two). Turns out that right now there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina, roaming the night-time streets of […] . . . → Read More: RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

The long-rumoured Alpha 3000 was announced earlier in August but placed under a n embargo until August 27th. At the same time, the Press was given an insight into new smartphone related products (also widely rumoured) but again, not allowed to print anything officially. The A3000 is a DSLR-like body with an electronic 1.44MP viewfinder in […] . . . → Read More: Alpha 3000 has NEX mount, 20 megapixel, APS-C

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

Sony updates RX1 and RX100, adds new flash

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In a move which will not delight many owners of the 2012-released RX1 and RX100 cameras, Sony has chosen to update both of them in fairly subtle ways which improve performance without changing the basic lens specifications at the heart of each camera. The makeover to produce the RX100 II is more thorough, and includes […] . . . → Read More: Sony updates RX1 and RX100, adds new flash

Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Well, we knew it would take some time – Gary Friedman has been working on his Alpha 99 e-book since the camera was pre-released to the press, and six months later, he’s got a huge volume as a result. “This is my largest and most comprehensive work to date – 625 pages!”, Gary says. It is available […] . . . → Read More: Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

New Lightroom and ACR release candidates

Beta (release candidate) versions of new Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw can be downloaded free now from Adobe Labs. You won’t get these updates using the normal search for updates in Adobe apps, as they are not the final release and can not be found on Adobe.com Downloads yet. Links: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/cameraraw7-4/ http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/lightroom4-4.html These updates will work until April 30th […] . . . → Read More: New Lightroom and ACR release candidates

Colour and power benefits of Sony 20 megapixel sensor

Sony has now released full details of the Alpha 58. Although I don’t think the camera is a game-changer or a vital upgrade for owners of Alpha 55 and 57 (the 55 will leave me only when it expires, with its useful GPS, 6fps/10fps and fully articulated reversible rear screen) there are hidden bonuses for […] . . . → Read More: Colour and power benefits of Sony 20 megapixel sensor

20mm pancake for NEX from Sony

It’s not the fast f/2 design everyone was hoping for, but maybe the quality will be right – Sony has announced a new 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens for NEX. At the same time, the power zoom first seen at photokina, aimed at video NEX models, is available separately. Here is the release: Photographers and video makers are […] . . . → Read More: 20mm pancake for NEX from Sony