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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A bit of wildlife June 30, 2016
    Lovely shots Mike. In the last one it looks like the parent is trying to rest while the kid screams. I can relate to that. Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:05 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 30, 2016
    Thanks Andy.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:04 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The metal birds June 30, 2016
    sury wrote:Like the second one most, Mike. Very enjoyable set.Inspired me to dust off my 70-400 this weekend. SuryGo for it Sury, you know how good it is. I was impressed from day 1 but then I got the A99 and was amazed just how well they complimented each other.MikeStatistics: Posted by mikeriach — Thu […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. June 30, 2016
    classiccameras wrote:I'm beginning to lose brand 'loyalty'I already did. My brother called me 2 days ago to ask which DSLR he should buy - tired of the phone/point & snap pics and finds it too troubling to look for film and developing these days. I told him to go with Nikon. Sony no longer has […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The metal birds June 30, 2016
    Like the second one most, Mike. Very enjoyable set.Inspired me to dust off my 70-400 this weekend. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:17 pm
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Firmware updates for Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5R, NEX-6

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Sony has released internationally valid firmware updates for both the Alpha 77, Alpha 65 and NEX-7. Both updates have similarities, mainly adding a menu item to lock the Movie button and prevent accidental video takes. This is more important than it might seem, as the Sony memory card structure only permits video or stills to . . . → Read More: Firmware updates for Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5R, NEX-6

hireacamera.com invest in Alpha and NEX gear!

The UK’s top camera and lens hire company, hireacamera.com, has invested in a whole new stock of Sony Alpha and NEX gear right up to the 500mm G – their A77s come with 16-50mm SSMs… here, Guy Thatcher explains their enthusiasm for Sony, filmed at the PhotoVision Roadshow in Edinburgh on Tuesday March 27th.

. . . → Read More: hireacamera.com invest in Alpha and NEX gear!

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

I’m about to offend myself. I own this lens, and I know how upset owners of brand new lenses get when someone says it’s not perfect. Well, the 16-50mm SSM is far from perfect and if you know how to check out lenses, you’ll agree should you be lucky enough to own one. It’s a . . . → Read More: Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

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It must be two years ago, at least, that an Australian sports photographer confided he had seen a Sony prototype which would blow away everything – an Alpha which could shoot at incredible frame rates (he mentioned 15fps) and follow focus. It may have been something unlike the Alpha 77, which follows focus 12fps . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

Sony UK’s live Q&A webcam sesssion

A recording – advance for half an hour or so to miss the lengthy setting-up process – is available of the web Q&A which Paul Genge of Sony handled tonight for a UK and worldwide audience of over 450 web-browsers.

Here are some resumé details and comments made during watching the webcast:

Paul failed . . . → Read More: Sony UK’s live Q&A webcam sesssion

Sony launches new range Alpha, NEX

All the predicted new models from Sony were unveiled today – the Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5n and NEX-VG20.

Full details are up on Sony’s websites. The A77/65 cameras will be on sale from October 2011 onwards. View Sony press information online.

Those who grab the cameras will find the virtual 1.09X 100% field . . . → Read More: Sony launches new range Alpha, NEX

Watch the birdie – will Sony’s GPS surprise?

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Before reading this article, which has attracted a lot of traffic and attention, please remember this is my personal speculation and could be entirely wrong (I’ll be very disappointed if it is miles off target and they omit GPS… or my reading-between-the-lines turns out to relate to a different product like a superzoom pocket camera . . . → Read More: Watch the birdie – will Sony’s GPS surprise?

The truth about 24 megapixels

There is a rumour, which the ides of August may stab in the back or elevate to divine truth, that the coming Alpha 77 will have 24 megapixels.

Because of this rumour, there is a lot of very negative discussion going round to the effect that 24MP on APS-C is far too much and the . . . → Read More: The truth about 24 megapixels