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  • Alpha NEX system • Re: An Interesting Dilema For The Future April 28, 2016
    Different preferences,different solutions. Now I don't often go over 300mm let alone 600mm so it's a matter of choice, and I can't justify upgrading to say a Series 11 70 - 400 mm A mount or any FE similar lens that may become available. The quality of the Sony 1 inch sensor is acceptable to […]
    peterottaway
  • Alpha NEX system • Re: An Interesting Dilema For The Future April 28, 2016
    I still have my 5d's I like the idea of bridge cameras, but back in 35mm days you could get them (good ones) for a similar price to a 35mm SLR and basic lens.For that reason I went for one, though I regret it longer term starting off it was a solid move.The problem with […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 April 26, 2016
    The Tammy will give you some more reach for sure. Sounds like a plan! Statistics: Posted by Birma — Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:41 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 April 26, 2016
    Unfortunately my Sigma70-300 died with af gear stripped down. I am taking a 28-200 Tamron that is in "stock pile". Hopefully a tad more reach but it is not 300mm FL. It is now too late to acquire any new lens. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:34 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 April 26, 2016
    Ah, it was Peru, not Cuba, I was thinking of. A77M2 and the 16-80 will be an awesome combo. I can understand you not wanting to lug around the 70-400; it is a beast. If you think you may want some extra range over 80mm then I would suggest something such as the Sigma 70-300 […]
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Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm

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At photokina 2012, the Taiwanese company Hoocap (www.hoocap.com) showed a neat device for many different lenses and cameras, still in development for a wider range. It’s a combined lens-hood and lens-cap, which can be pushed or pulled to seal off or use your lens. They have models for lenses such as the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 […] . . . → Read More: Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm

Go wider than wide with Photomerge

In the latest incarnation of Photoshop, CS6, the Photomerge function is faster than ever before and leverages all the context-aware, pixel matching math of the previous versions enhanced to a degree you’ll find hard to believe. Sony NEX and Alpha cameras have the same technology built-in for their sweep panorama mode, but anyone who’s used this […] . . . → Read More: Go wider than wide with Photomerge

NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

The final release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.2, DNG Converter 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 includes raw conversion support for the Alpha 33 and 55 models as well as the NEX-5 and NEX-3, Alpha 290 and 390 which were included in the Release Candidate versions. These August 30th releases are final version, RC versions are a […] . . . → Read More: NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

Adobe Lens Profile for 16mm f/2.8 NEX

I have made a simple (f/2.8 and f/8 chart set) Adobe Lens Profile for the 16mm f/2.8 NEX E-series pancake lens. It seems to work well for closer distances, because that’s how it had to be made; CA is reasonably well corrected, vignetting is eliminated, and distortion of closer lines – maybe […] . . . → Read More: Adobe Lens Profile for 16mm f/2.8 NEX

A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home […] . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit