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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! October 24, 2016
    the_hefay wrote:Great b&w Henry. I love the textures.Thanks! We were again at Rocky Mountain National Park in 2014, but haven't been back since then. Great place.Thar Desert, India, 2015 -- Canon S95Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:15 am
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 24, 2016
    bakubo wrote:CHOLLY wrote:There was never any doubt about Sony's plans for the A mount.You are clearly new to A mount since you know so little of what has gone on with it since about 2001. Some of us have used A mount since the 1980s. You didn't follow all the angst and concern on various […]
  • DSLR system • Re: KM Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha 7D jpegs October 24, 2016
    Has the X-S1 for a while quite liked the camera nice range lens was good (on second copy). Sensor is the same as the X10 so good results for the size and respectable in low light. I just found I wanted the lens speed more than the range (ie X10 faster shorter lens). Also as […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 23, 2016
    And yet for all the Doom and Gloom about the A Mount it has survived and with cameras such as the A77 II / A99 II offers a quality products.Statistics: Posted by peterottaway — Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:36 am
  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #62:"Patterns of: Frozen; Dead; Lifeless Forms"-Submissions until 01 November 2016 October 23, 2016
    Dusty wrote:Well, here's something dead with someone live mocking it's tongue hanging out!This was Elizabeth's deer from the youth hunt in 2013. Emma goes with me this year Oct 29/30, so maybe I'll get to submit another.DustyHow unpleasant to see a child mocking death - your words - and with the obvious approval of a […]

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Sony launches A99II at photokina


Sony has today released the details of the updated A99II, using a 42MP sensor and 5-axis stabilisation to match the A7RII. It does not appear to have retained GPS and the paragraph highlighted in red later on indicates a weasel-worded get out for this – it does not embed GPS in the image files, . . . → Read More: Sony launches A99II at photokina

B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Hasselblad HV from B&H

I feel slightly sick… I’ve spent so much on buying and replacing successive Sony A7 series cameras and their lenses that I can’t just buy this outright, which I would love to do. I sold my A99 to get the A7R (subsequently replaced by A7II, and now by A7R II) . . . → Read More: B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Blad bling going for a song

Hasselblad HV

Well, I never really liked what Hasselblad did with the smaller Sony cameras – but what they did with the A99 is pretty cool, with the different body skin and control details. At the original price? A rip-off!

For $3999 including a 24-70m CZ lens and a special case – a bargain. . . . → Read More: Blad bling going for a song

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

A99 with 28-75mm lens

The launch of and initial reaction to Sony’s Alpha 99 has been spoiled, for many, by the overpricing of the camera generally and to a greater degree in some key markets. The promise of the SLT design, and Sony’s move away from flapping mirrors and optical prisms with their associated collimation and alignment, was . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm


Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras.

55-300mm SAM DT.

We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

Sony Alpha 99 full press release


Sony introduces full-frame α99 A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor World’s first full-frame camera1 with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 99 full press release

The EVF future

At photokina 2010, Paul Genge from Sony pretty much told me that Sony’s future lay in the EVF (translucent mirror or otherwise, Electronic View Finder) models. He was not able to say anything firm. Since then, I’ve spoken to him on several occasions and he has repeated that Sony left all options open but the . . . → Read More: The EVF future