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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Cars from Monterey Historic Car Races May 6, 2015
    Thank you Jeff and Yildiz. I do not think the middle one raced, so I stand corrected.The interesting thing about these races is that a car must be at least 20 years old toparticipate in the race. So the races are grouped by year (and by decade for older ones).This race at Laguna Seca coincides […]
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  • DSLR system • Re: A 58 v A57 May 6, 2015
    Never use the SLT Alpha cameras for video, they are strictly for stills, I have a nice enthusiasts level Sony cam corder for movies, but hardly use it, still prefer stills, however I can see the advantage in a DSLR that can do both.Statistics: Posted by classiccameras — Wed May 06, 2015 6:38 pm
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  • DSLR system • Re: A 58 v A57 May 6, 2015
    Never had an A57. Stuck with my A580 until I purchased an A58 for video because of AF during recording. (Not offered on A580). Problem was that the A58 could only video on lowest F stop (i.o. fully open). Another daft Sony move (one of too many). Then used that A58 for stills with my […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Birds 2015 May 6, 2015
    Greg Beetham wrote:sury wrote:From Santa Cruz Beach:I notice you have two birds in each photo Sury except the first one ha ha GregGiven the expression one is one's former self these days... shadow ought to count Greg.... Statistics: Posted by sury — Wed May 06, 2015 3:02 pm
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    Very nice, Charlie...The first one is my favorite.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed May 06, 2015 2:59 pm
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Photoworld 3 2011 The Final Issue of Photoworld magazine as a quarterly completes 30 years of editions from David & Shirley Kilpatrick. One year later, after considering producing either a book or an annual, the decision was taken to relaunch with a new magazine not devoted purely to Minolta/KM/Sony – Cameracraft.

Photoworld 2 2011 (Underwater in Croatia, NEX Fisheye and Ultrawide converters, Nissin Di866 MkII flash, Sony World Awards, new products, Japanese earthquake response). Published at the end of April with delays due to world events and a Royal Wedding creating too many days of holiday for UK industry.

Photoworld 1 2011 (Using Alpha in the Studio, with Studio Lighting Tutorial; Alpha 580 review; new Cyber-shot technologies; Kipon tilt adaptor; Duncan McEwan shoots the Commonwealth Games on Alpha 900)

Photoworld 4 2010 (Autumn – photokina & Alpha 55/33, Alpha 55 test, 3D feature)

Photoworld 3 2010 (Summer – NEX 3 & 5 launch in  Croatia, full test, NEX lens adaptors, Alpha 390 and 290 announced, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 HSM and Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 OS)

Photoworld 2 2010 (Spring – SAM 30mm f/2.8 Macro, PMA 2010, Sigma EX DG 70mm f/2.8 macro, Delta TTL ringflash, Ray-Flash RAC175-2)

Photoworld 1 2010 (Winter – Alpha System 25 Year Silver Jubilee issue special issue with commemorative cover; Alpha 450, )

Photoworld 4 2009 (Autumn – Alpha 500, 550 and 850 announced; Samyang 85mm f/1.4 test, HVL-F20AM)

Photoworld 3 2009 (Summer – Alpha 230, 330, 380 launch; Alpha 380 test, SAM 18-55mm, Sigma 18-250mm OS, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 HSM Macro II, Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5, 10mm fisheye)

Photoworld 2 2009 (Spring – Sony PVL-EW5 projector, rechipping Sigma 400mm f/5.6, )

Photoworld 1 2009 (Winter – Sigma 12-24mm and 50mm f/1.4 on A900, tilt and shift adaptors, Teleplus 2X)

Photoworld 4 2008 (Autumn – photokina and Alpha 900)

Photoworld 3 2008 (Summer – 70-300mm SSM G lens test, HVL-F58AM)

Photoworld 2 2008 (Spring – Alpha 300 and 350 launch, 360° panoramas, HVL-F42AM, kit zoom lens choice, Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD Di AF Tele Macro test)

Photoworld 1 2008 (Winter – Alpha 200 launch, Alpha 700 shoots Cirque du Soleil)

Photoworld 4 2007 (Autumn – Alpha 700 launch, 16-105mm SAL lens, 18-250mm SAL)

Photoworld 3 2007 (Summer – Photoclubalpha website launch, roadmap speculation, 18-250mm Tamron test, Lensbaby 3G)

Photoworld 2 2007 (Spring – 700/900 speculation with the wrong names, GPS CS-1 tracker, CZ 16-80mm test, flash choices, Loreo PC Lens In A Cap)

Photoworld 1 2007 (Winter – CZ 135mm f/1.8, 8mm Peleng Russian fisheye lens)

Photoworld 3 2006 (Autumn – photokina, Alpha 100 test, Sony DSC-R1)

Photoworld 2 2006 (Summer – the amazing Alpha 100 launch in Morocco)

Photoworld 1 2006 (Winter/Spring – the Sony takeover issue, 25 Years of Minolta Club, 18-200mm and 11-18mm KM zooms tested, dual quarter issue due to the seismic change)

Photoworld 4 2005 (Autumn – KM 5D test, colour looks in camera settings, Dimage Master software)

Photoworld 3 2005 (Summer – KM 5D announcement, Sony announce joint project with KM, Dimage X1, Dimage A200, Jobo Gigavu Pro, Dimage Master software techniques)

Photoworld 2 2005 (Spring – Dimage Z5, Konica Minolta 28-75m and 17-35mm lenses tested on Dynax 7D, digital infrared with Dimage 7 and Dynax 7D, colour to mono conversions, using Dimage Scan Elite 5400)

Photoworld 1 2005 (Winter – Dynax 7D test, Minolta 16mm full frame fisheye)

Photoworld 2 2004 (Autumn – photokina and Dynax (Maxxum) 7D launch)

Photoworld 1 2004 (Spring-Summer, the first edition after the Konica Minolta merger, and the renaming of Minolta Image which we had published since 1981 back to its 1966-1980 title of Photoworld – mockup D7D shown at Focus on Imaging, Dynax 60 and 40 launch, Dimage Xt underwater, Konica Centuria Super colour film range test, Dimage A2 test)

Minolta Image Winter 2003-4 (the last edition of Image before the end of Minolta as a separate company – Dimage Z1 test, Dimage E323 test)

Minolta Image Autumn 2003 (the A to Z of digital – Dimage A1 and Z1, Dynax 3L and Fujichrome Astia 100F test, A1 anti-shake test)

Minolta Image Summer 2003 (Dimage Scan Elite 5400 test, new 28-100mm, Riva Zoom 60, Dimage Xt test, Wireless Flash)

Minolta Image Spring 2003 (Minolta SSM 300mm f/2.8 G Mark 1 and 70-200mm f/2.8 G Mk 1, matching type II converters, launched; Dimage F300 report,

Minolta Image Winter 2002-3 (incomplete but includes – Low Light and Fast Film, Digital Diaries, Dimage 7Hi test, Dimage Scan Dual III)

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