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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 28, 2016
    Ossie wrote:Not had much success with panoramas but during a recent river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam I thought I would give it another try and here is the result.That's a nice one!By the way, last year I posted one in this thread of a different view of Budapest that also includes the same Hungarian […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 28, 2016
    I agree with Andy. It is an awesome pano.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:00 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 28, 2016
    That is an awesome looking pano, Ossie. I love the small clouds floating above the buildings. Statistics: Posted by Birma — Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:20 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 28, 2016
    Not had much success with panoramas but during a recent river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam I thought I would give it another try and here is the result.10 pic in portrait format stitched in PS5OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:41 pm
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Cards on the table.... September 28, 2016
    peterottaway wrote:Even as a niche product the A mount probably needs 2 APS and 2 FF cameras. So perhaps using the new A99 II body with the sensor etc from the presumably forthcoming A7 III may make sense.Sort of tangentially related. Talk about the 5 main sensor sizes among the different companies:http://www.dslrbodies.com/newsviews/its-about-the-sensor-again.htmlStatistics: Posted by bakubo […]
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Sony launches A99II at photokina

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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

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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

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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