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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Spring has Srpung March 21, 2018
    Of course, not everybody got the memo.a99, Tamron 15-30mm 2.8, Minolta 70-210mm (beercan)Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:13 pm
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films March 21, 2018
    Your admin has finally managed to get access to the forum (seriously, I deal with so many variations of websites and the forum is not recognised as having a different URL to the main site - get locked out all the time!). Excellent insight into film-making. We have a local festival here, the Alchemy Film […]
    David Kilpatrick
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films March 19, 2018
    Continuing the remarkable work! Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:36 am
  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF March 18, 2018
    Slightly OT but I had a quick browse on ebay and some of the s/h prices on lenses (and cameras) are pretty damn nice. Beercan £50, older bodies can be bought for very little. Seems Sony's lack of interest in A mount is to bargain buyers a gold mine, really low prices and I didn't […]
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Sony Alpha A99 Field Test Report March 18, 2018
    Send me an Olympus and I will it's quite easy. The Fuji X models I used all fudged the ISO values by a stop or so it was very obvious shooting them next to my other cameras.// ... ts-sensorsStatistics: Posted by bfitzgerald — Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:34 am

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Tamron’s super value 70-300mm USD on the A7RII

If you want to get a 70-300mm which works on the Sony A7RII, the A7 series body with the best on-sensor phase detection/contrast detection mix, your first choice should be the new Sony FE 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G OSS. But that demands a wallet opened with £1,150 (UK SRP) in it. In return you get . . . → Read More: Tamron’s super value 70-300mm USD on the A7RII

Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a . . . → Read More: Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony’s precision aspherics

In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements.

Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Machined from brass and chrome-plated, in the tradition of lens mounts from 50 years ago and not necessarily the best solution for precision or lifetime wear, Fotodiox’s TOUGH E-mount is a replacement body mount bayonet which you can fit to your existing A7R, A7, NEX-7, A6000 or any other metal-mount E-mount body in a few . . . → Read More: The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

Although some of my information back in September was off-mark (writes David Kilpatrick), the post which I put up here was definitely right about the new A7 or rumoured ‘full frame NEX’ being based on the RX body design. I gather it was not the Alpha division, or the NEX division, which handed the prototype . . . → Read More: Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics