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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Bored October 22, 2018
    Very interesting  snapshot!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:57 am
    ValeryD
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Bored October 22, 2018
    It was windy today. Thought I might try the neutral density filter. RX1 but it has the same sensor as the a99 so it should count as an A mount image. Cropped.JTStatistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:00 am
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  • Off Topic • Re: What am I missing? millennial photography... October 18, 2018
    Few points firstly I had anticipated that the upsurge in E mount users some of that would filter into the forums, at least a bit since the NEX name change. I use the word upsurge in a small way didn't expect mass postings or huge numbers by any means.The photo of Lennon by Warhol well […]
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Re: Arresting a Mexican! October 16, 2018
    Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:06 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 October 16, 2018
    david antony wrote:Wonderful shots Valery. Yes the first one is Brilliant.Thank you!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:05 am
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Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

With the 24-70mm f/2.8 new Sony GM FE lens selling for £1799 (UK) and the A-mount version two 24-70mm f/2.8 for a full £100 more, the cost of a basic mid-range zoom to use with a camera like the A7RII remains very high. There are good arguments to be happy with the 24-70mm f/4 . . . → Read More: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

My new Sony 85mm…

With extremely expensive Sony-fit 85mm lenses in abundance and beyond my (economically sensible) reach, I’ve done good commercial work last year on the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM and later the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM on A7RII. Some of my work relies on showing close-up details with strong differential focus, and hardly any lenses are free . . . → Read More: My new Sony 85mm…

Lensmate custom kit for RX100

Lensmate produce an ultra lightweight filter adapter for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100, as well as selling some related accessories. We ordered from them a filter adapter kit including the 49mm threaded filter ring ($32.95) and to this order added Richard Franiec’s beautiful CNC machined aluminium custom body grip ($34.95) and a JJC Polycarbonate screen protector . . . → Read More: Lensmate custom kit for RX100

Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

OVER the past few days I’ve been looking at the NEX-5 and a range of lenses and optical systems. I’ve got adaptors for C-mount (16mm/TV/CCTV) lenses, Leica 39mm screw, Minolta MD and the LA-EA1 for Alpha A-mount. The NEX-5 has proved able to provide a surprisingly bright focusing image through a classic German microscope:

. . . → Read More: Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

One of the problems with the Alpha 350/300 is that the Live View is linked to the settings when you use Manual exposure. It provides a form of metering, a relatively accurate preview of under or over exposure. This makes it impossible to use Manual with studio flash (AC mains strobe) setups. Currently, there is . . . → Read More: Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!