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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots August 27, 2016
    Thanks Jeff! I agree about goats; glad it's not just me Statistics: Posted by Birma — Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:44 am
    Birma
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Grandson August 26, 2016
    Thanks Andy. He's a pretty content little boy.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:49 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots August 26, 2016
    Henry, great pictures of the kids.Andy, excellent detail in this shot and I agree with you about the spooky look. Goats are the same and I've always thought it was because of the irises.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:48 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Grandson August 26, 2016
    Cute pictures Jeff, especially the grin in the second Statistics: Posted by Birma — Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:16 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots August 26, 2016
    Very nice Henry, especially the school pals Here is one from last summer. A tough looking Scottish character I came across.2015 Skye & Harris - Who Ewe Looking At? by Birm, on FlickrOne of the hardy Ewes put out to graze the Machair lined shore at Luskentyre on the Isle of Harris. I don't know […]
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It’s still current (published in June, but it’s our July/August edition) and it’s free to read now! Includes Sony EL-Skyport Plus HS, Samyang 135mm f/2, Sigma MC-11 EF-E, Cullmann Titan 935 tripod, Nikon D500, Canon 1DX MkII, Fujifilm X70, brilliant steampunk book project story, NYC Dance Project portfolio, five top photographers on Industrial Photography and . . . → Read More: Free! Latest f2 Cameracraft magazine

B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Hasselblad HV from B&H

I feel slightly sick… I’ve spent so much on buying and replacing successive Sony A7 series cameras and their lenses that I can’t just buy this outright, which I would love to do. I sold my A99 to get the A7R (subsequently replaced by A7II, and now by A7R II) . . . → Read More: B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Blad bling going for a song

Hasselblad HV

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. . . . → Read More: Blad bling going for a song

A77 B&H price goes through the floor

Just got this link from B&H, ideal for our US readers – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/817858-REG/Sony_SLT_A77V_SLT_A77_Digital_Camera_Body.html

It’s for the original A77, body only, at $549.

This is a ridiculously low price for a body with GPS which, bar a small improvement in high ISO performance stated to be 20% (I think it’s a bit more) is not far . . . → Read More: A77 B&H price goes through the floor

B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

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I guess that Zeiss must be working right now on full frame Touit lenses, because this is unprecedented value for those able to buy in dollars without steep shipping charges, duties or taxes – however, the links they emailed out today led to a wrong page on their USED section, and after a lot of . . . → Read More: B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

Free software and a cut-price lens

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You have until November 3rd to grab a free download of a truly excellent utility for Mac OSX, created by DxO Optics Pro software team – DxO Perspective. It normally costs $19.95 (or local equivalent) as an Apple App store download, but they have made it free for a few days. It’s a fully working, . . . → Read More: Free software and a cut-price lens

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 . . . → Read More: Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

An amazing bag bargain

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We thought that these bags at a low price would disappear, so since buying some last month, I’ve told a few friends but not publicised it. A Facebook posting or so.

What is the bag and why is it so good?

It’s a Manfrotto Stile Unica VII, the largest size made in these Chinese-fabbed . . . → Read More: An amazing bag bargain

Soft strap ideal for Sony Alpha 99

Our Alpha 99 review will be up shortly – but in the meantime, here’s the strap I have been using on the 99. That little wallet attached to the strap has a secure, perfect fit holder for the 99 or NEX-6 flash shoe cover insert or for MS Pro Duo memory cards. Also, it is . . . → Read More: Soft strap ideal for Sony Alpha 99