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by DrScottNicol
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way Shot taken using the Samyang 12mm f2 lens
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Milky Way Shot taken using the Samyang 12mm f2 lens

Thanks. That's not the sun by the way - that's 2 floating lights for shipping navigation - these shots were taken about 1-2 hours after sunset (around 2200 in late summer here in the UK).
by DrScottNicol
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Milky Way Shot taken using the Samyang 12mm f2 lens
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Milky Way Shot taken using the Samyang 12mm f2 lens

After seeing David's review on the main site, I thought I'd dig out my login details and post a few samples I took last summer in Kent (UK) using the Samyang on the a6000. For the sake of clarity, these images have had quite a lot of work done in post to bring out the Milky way and remove a few prob...
by DrScottNicol
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Photokina 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 3192

Re: Photokina 2014

There really is something strange here - my friend runs a camera shop here in the UK and even he gets the occasional loan from Sony (albeit more at the consumer end of things). On the other hand, speaking to reps on Sony open days etc, I get the impression that demo stock of the good stuff (high end...
by DrScottNicol
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2014
Replies: 638
Views: 42423

Re: Landscape 2014

I love the first one Scott. I am ambivalent about the second one. On one hand, I find the electric wires tad distracting, on the other hand, the neat way they run across the photo is growing on me. Sury I know what you mean - at any other time I would have walked into the field and changed the angl...
by DrScottNicol
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Share your A7(r) Photos :)
Replies: 106
Views: 10133

Re: Share your A7(r) Photos :)

I haven't bought one yet but got to play with an A7 in LCE Reading a while back and got this one...

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.. and yes, there was an owl in the shop at the time :-)

Scott
by DrScottNicol
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2014
Replies: 638
Views: 42423

Re: Landscape 2014

Chesterton Mill, UK After weeks of terrible weather and cancelled photo shoots with friends, finally had a successful nights shooting up near Leamington Spa. Of course, half a dozen other photographers had the same idea that very night too :-) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/11916806833_62ac88140...
by DrScottNicol
Fri May 24, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Nex-6 ramblings
Replies: 16
Views: 3726

Re: Nex-6 ramblings

One my NEX 6 returns from repair I will give the P mode advice above a try and compare it to the 5n.

Scott
by DrScottNicol
Tue May 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: Nex-6 ramblings
Replies: 16
Views: 3726

Re: Nex-6 ramblings

I did a direct test of the 6 and a firmware upgraded 5n (but no PDAF on sensor), using a range of lenses lenses cycling through a range of indoor targets at different distances and found no difference in AF speed between the two cameras on static subjects in low to average light - thats not to say t...
by DrScottNicol
Thu May 09, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Support/Service - My opinion
Replies: 153
Views: 14330

Re: Sony Support/Service - My opinion

It's a small consolation given the service you received from Sony I know but I can honestly say that those couple of shots from that night are the only time this issue has affected any of my Sony Cameras including numerous night shots with bright lights in them. My nex 6 is at the welsh service cent...
by DrScottNicol
Wed May 08, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Support/Service - My opinion
Replies: 153
Views: 14330

Re: Sony Support/Service - My opinion

Hi I've not been on the forum much recently but stumbled across this thread - I've experienced the same or similar issue with a NEX 5n last year but only once. I asked a few people at the time but no one really gave a good answer as to why it happened and in probably 10K shots since (spread across t...
by DrScottNicol
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Interview at Cameradiner
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Re: Sony Interview at Cameradiner

For those wondering how Paul is making money off Camera Diner, apparently he isn't! In a rather strange but honest segment on the show at the end of March, he spoke live on air about the fact that he had failed to bring in enough advertising revenue to cover costs (including staff) and he was going ...
by DrScottNicol
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: A good staring Prime?
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Re: A good staring Prime?

You have the 35 f1.8 which is a great value prime... As others have stated, the plastic 85mm f2.8 is also a fab lens but somewhat close to the Tamron... The Sony 50mm f1.8 is good, as is the 30mm f2.8 macro (but a bit limited as a macro lens - you need very good light if you need to get a couple of ...
by DrScottNicol
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: A good staring Prime?
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Re: A good staring Prime?

You have the 35 f1.8 which is a great value prime... As others have stated, the plastic 85mm f2.8 is also a fab lens but somewhat close to the Tamron... The Sony 50mm f1.8 is good, as is the 30mm f2.8 macro (but a bit limited as a maro lens - you need very good light if you need to get a couple of c...
by DrScottNicol
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Auctions and eBay
Topic: Jacob's Closing Down Online Auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Jacob's Closing Down Online Auction

A sad day but possible UK bargains for those interested - DOZENS of ex demo and new Sony cameras on their auction site over at http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/ - ends in a few days. Plus other brands too and lots of Sigma lenses.


Scott
by DrScottNicol
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Finding the right angle on a small waterfall....
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Finding the right angle on a small waterfall....

I was on a club outing last week to Dover and decided to visit a local park to take some photos of the lake / a small artificial waterfall, thinking none of my club mates would think of going there. Of course, I turned up and found 3 of them standing on the bank taking shots. Not wanting to replicat...

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