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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 19, 2018
    In your area is very cold winter for today, but I have some old shot.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:22 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 19, 2018
    .Hi Sig; These circular ice accumulations or ice crystals are indeed a very interesting phenomenon. Never saw something similar in real life myself. Nicely observed. Looks very, very chilly...Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:06 pm
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Law of Conservation of Mass January 19, 2018
    Law of Conservation of Mass, discovered by Antoine Lavoisier in 1785In its most compact form, it states: matter is neither created nor destroyed(though it can be changed for one form to another)Statistics: Posted by david antony — Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:00 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) January 19, 2018
    Cool stuff! Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:39 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Ice (open thread) January 18, 2018
    This winter, we haven't had much snow in the Lou (St. Louis ) but we have had weeks-long periods of below freezing temperatures, so we've got lots of ice. Here are just a few shots. Please feel free to post your own photos of ice. SigIce accumulation on Mississippi river at the "Chain of Rocks" […]
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Sony A6500 – IBIS, touch screen, 200k shutter, €1700 body

Sony’s official press release – we’re working here on magazines with deadlines tonight so this is unedited hot news. Enjoy!

Sony today introduced its new flagship APS-C sensor camera, the α6500 (model ILCE-6500). As the latest addition to Sony’s line-up of award winning mirrorless cameras, the new α6500 shares the same unrivaled 4D FOCUS™ . . . → Read More: Sony A6500 – IBIS, touch screen, 200k shutter, €1700 body

Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

A quintessential wide-aperture 50mm “normal” lens, the new ZEISS® Planar F1.4 offers high resolution, high-contrast and overall exceptional performance

Sony today introduced a new full-frame lens for their E-mount camera system, the Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA (model SEL50F14Z). (Press release 2pm UK time)

. . . → Read More: Sony Releases Full-Frame FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Prime Lens

A-mount autofocus upgrade for NEX-VG10E

Available now for download, a free firmware upgrade adds autofocus support with 14 A-mount SAM and SSM lens models. AF compatibility of the NEX-VG10E with A-mount lenses requires the optional LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor, plus a separate firmware upgrade for the LA-EA1.

Man using NEX-VG10E with 18-200mm OSS lens and mic windshield, in Fuerteventura last . . . → Read More: A-mount autofocus upgrade for NEX-VG10E

Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

It’s a funny word to use, because the mirrors involved are transparent and not translucent (which implies passing light but not in an image-forming manner). Translucent means semi-opaque, letting light through in the way that an opal perspex sheet or Kodatrace foil does. Transparent means something you can see through.

But now, thanks to the . . . → Read More: Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

Sigma classic 400mm tele quick rechip

There is no need to dismantle the mount of the original series Sigma AF TELE 400mm f/5.6 lens, to bring non-functional versions (old chip) up to speed with later film and current digital SLRs. The whole process takes under five minutes, and requires two tools – a small Philips screwdriver, and a precision end cutter.

. . . → Read More: Sigma classic 400mm tele quick rechip

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?