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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Battery power July 1, 2015
    mikeriach wrote:Cholly,I know I'm probably in the minority but if I continue with my hobby in the current mode which involves periods with no access to recharging facilities (up to 5 days) and all that Sony offer is 300 frames on a battery (no future SLT versions), I will be adjusting my expectations over to […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Not everyone's cup of tea July 1, 2015
    Why did you settle on this particular form of processing? What does it add that was absent previously?They are interesting images but I tend to think that you were looking for something more than just interesting.Thanks for your consideration.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:31 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Not everyone's cup of tea July 1, 2015
    Great PP Ossie. It is so well done, I was thinking of the time period rather thanwhat you may have done for post processing. Enjoyed them all.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:01 pm
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 1, 2015
    Birma wrote:....I hope here will be some further entires as well. I thin it it a theme for which most people will have pictures that fit.I hope so too, Birma. Nothing like making choosing hard for me! The more the better.. : ) Thanks,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:31 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Not everyone's cup of tea July 1, 2015
    Recent posts prompted me to upload a few images I have been working on. My apologies that these are yet more images from my trip to Cuba. For some reason the images I took on that trip more than any other seem to cry out to me for some form of manipulation. The "straight" photos […]
    Ossie

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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