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  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Eiffel wrote:I bought a sigma 12-24 from DK a few years ago, but am not using it much as it is really a niche lens.I do enjoy the odd panorama using stitching with Lightroom. It is a convenient substitute which doesn't add any weight!Eiffel,I think it will be a niche lens for me too. I […]
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  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Birma wrote:Hi Sury, I suggest the Sigma 12-24 (current or previous marks). This will work on your full-frame and aps-c bodies. The 12mm end is plenty wide enough to experience UWA. If you just want more room left and right then panos might still be the best option. The UWA is for me as much […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 24, 2016
    Cogito wrote:Sury, if you haven't made your mind up yet, why not check out the lenses on http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/results.asp?chbLensType=3The lens marks out of 5 are much of a muchness and most lenses have entries in the Dyxum sample images so you can judge for yourself......Thank you Tony. I am exploring the options for wide angle photography […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: My catch of the perseids 2016 August 24, 2016
    Nice!It is great the high quality nightshoots we can get now -this was not as popular in the film age...Statistics: Posted by pakodominguez — Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:17 am
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  • Dealer Alerts • Minolta RS 24-85mm at low price August 24, 2016
    LCE again - one of my favourite lenses on the A900/A99 - https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Minolta ... 46938.htmlStatistics: Posted by David Kilpatrick — Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:09 am
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New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?

As the generation of Alpha 200, 300 and 350 reaches early retirement age it may be the time to grab bargains. The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 have plenty of bonus points to win over new users despite the critical lack of video capture. But the older generation has some very tangible benefits.

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Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update

The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 models are radical ergonomic redesigns of the existing 200, 300 and 350 series. There is a 15% reduction in size (volumetric) and weight, an update to the styling, and a completely revised user interface with graphic representation of setting adjustments – with a built-in ‘handbook’ to accompany . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update

Sony Alpha 350 – a Creative Review

The introduction of a £399 (street price, RRP £449) DSLR with 14.2 megapixels – with or without a useful type of Live View – should have been applauded by reviewers. It’s the single most important point about the camera. No other DSLR approaches this image size and resolution at such a low price.

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Which Sony Alpha?

Now that there are five Sony Alpha DSLR bodies in circulation, with many owners of the original 2006 Alpha 100 considering a replacement, the differences between this ur-Alpha and the 2007-8 generation of Alpha 700, 200, 300 and 350 need examining.

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Adobe Camera Raw 4.4 supports A200, 300, 350

Adobe has released updates to Photoshop Lightroom and the Photoshop Camera Raw plug-in, both available immediately as free upgrades for existing users. The releases provide added raw file support for nine additional digital cameras, including the Sony Alpha 200 (already supported by 4.3.2 whether they knew it or not), Alpha 300 . . . → Read More: Adobe Camera Raw 4.4 supports A200, 300, 350

A quick vertical bracket for DSLRs

Moving a DSLR – preferably without vertical grip because of the further imbalance created – to portrait format shooting on a small tripod ballhead produces an unstable arrangement where the head is stressed. The camera may sag unless the head is tightened, and if the lens is heavy, it may also unscrew itself from the . . . → Read More: A quick vertical bracket for DSLRs

How the live view A300 and A350 will work

NOT everyone will want the live view offered by the A300 and A350 – it does turn out to be more or less as we suggested, a secondary optical path adjacent to the eyepiece inside the prism housing. I’ll explain here exactly what the implications are, and why a future model – let’s call it . . . → Read More: How the live view A300 and A350 will work

The A300, A350, A750?

In mid 2007, rumours of a 14.8 megapixel Sony sensor came from the usual Far Eastern ‘inside’ sources. As a full-frame Alpha model (the so-called 900) had been previewed at PMA 2007, it was possible this megapixel count related to full frame, or near-full frame. It now looks as if it may have been a . . . → Read More: The A300, A350, A750?