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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity/2017 February 20, 2017
    the_hefay wrote:Thanks David.And Sury, I think you're absolutely correct about my mind. I thought I lost my mind. I went outside and thought it was 80F, and this being February, I knew that couldn't be true.It was only 78F/26C. Of course, not it's getting colder. It's already down to 75F/24C. DustyStatistics: Posted by Dusty — […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia February 20, 2017
    Yildiz,Thank you and the link is appreciated. It is a pity that such actions are taken. I have seen itquite often in India too. Unfortunately, it is often too late we realize the severity of theseactions. On a positive note, Siem Reap province seems to be very proactive in preserving andeven restoring these temples. They […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia February 20, 2017
    .Hi Sury;A great series on Cambodia's cultural heritage and daily life. I was reading the other day that Cambodia was losing some of its most significant limestone cliffs that house some of World's most wonderful natural caves and carved temples with the natural fauna they secured because they were being pulvarized to make concrete. All […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia February 19, 2017
    Thank you DA. It was a wonderful trip. We walked quite a bit every day and inEvening go to Pub Street have a pint or two,Get a foot massage to relax. The routine wasVery enjoyable.Statistics: Posted by sury — Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:05 pm
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  • Digital Workflow and PP • Re: Adobe Bridge CC DAM is free to everyone February 19, 2017
    I read something today that I didn't realize. Adobe Camera Raw is included with Bridge and it can be used directly from Bridge without Photoshop. Anyone done this? Sounds interesting. Lightroom is basically a DAM + ACR integrated together for a pretty nice workflow. I have been using Lightroom for more than 5 years. I […]
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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?