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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 May 4, 2016
    Those are beautiful shots Andy, and I think they do a great job of illustrating the coming forth of spring.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Wed May 04, 2016 3:15 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Swallows May 4, 2016
    I have often tried to get swallow shots but was never successful. Congrats on these great captures.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Wed May 04, 2016 3:13 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Local wildlife May 4, 2016
    Almazar80 wrote:Nice catches. Nice to find an "accessible" nest.Thanks and absolutely. In both case the nests were in the yard. jbtaylor wrote:Faking injury for the camera. What an actor.There's always someone putting on a show when the camera comes out; just like my little brother.Birma wrote:Nice pictures, and all with an interesting story. Love the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: April Flowers, before the Showers May 3, 2016
    Thank you for the comments. Images 1 and 3 were taken with an old Minolta 50mm MC Rokkor macro on an A6000.Statistics: Posted by Almazar80 — Tue May 03, 2016 11:57 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 May 3, 2016
    From Saturday's frosty morning; two pictures of the first few orchids of this spring. 2016 Eades Meadow April - Meadow Jewels by Birm, on Flickr2016 Eades Meadow April - New Life by Birm, on FlickrBoth with A99 and Tamron 90.Statistics: Posted by Birma — Tue May 03, 2016 8:25 pm
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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

Sony Global Ambassadors programme

A new global initiative sees Sony working closely with some of the world’s top photographers and industry leaders to celebrate the beauty of photography. Inaugural participants in the Global Imaging Ambassadors programme include William Klein and photographers from the leading international photo agency, Panos Pictures. Through the Global Imaging Ambassadors programme Sony will work closely with […] . . . → Read More: Sony Global Ambassadors programme

Nikon’s DF finally recaptures the spirit of Dynax 7D

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Sony said, as they took over the Konica Minolta camera division in 2006, that the day of mechanical controls and switches was gone. Economies of production and efficiencies of design meant that from now on, cameras would be controlled by buttons and menus. Anyone who remembers the original Alphas, the 7000 and 5000 from the […] . . . → Read More: Nikon’s DF finally recaptures the spirit of Dynax 7D

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