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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Birds 2015 May 6, 2015
    Hi Pitter;That emerald motmot is absolutely gorgeous.Hi Valery;Good shot of the owlets. They met their first photographer in nature and that gaze is very intent from a youngster. They look so innocent and fluffy. Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Wed May 06, 2015 9:24 am
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Josie May 6, 2015
    Josie definitely communicates with the camera lens, Almazar80.Thanks for sharing, : )Yildizps. I think I would of combined the last two shots for a different photo take, like: The pose with the plant and the fence in the last shot and her relaxed, contemplating look in the second.Statistics: Posted by aster — Wed May 06, […]
  • DSLR system • Re: A 58 v A57 May 6, 2015
    Although I have been going on about possible change to other brands, I have to say that the A57 will stay in my drawer, its a star in the Sony entry level line up and stands out against other brands of similar price and spec. The A57 was more probably a production mistake in as […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: fossils May 6, 2015
    Good work, Jeff. : )I guess that's what photography does to an enthusiast; you learn to examine the subject deeper and deeper, and, hence find out more about one's past related to those objects. Everything is related to one an other one way or an other. Once where there was the sea, now lies barren […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Cars from Monterey Historic Car Races May 6, 2015
    Each and every one of them are absolutely beautiful, Sury.Great to hear that they actually can make a day's racing too. : ) The rusty-looking one in the second one with the bucket is such an eye-catcher full of nostalgia. The first and the third are looking very pristine and shiny with those polished paint […]

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Firmware updates for Alpha 77, Alpha 65, NEX-7, NEX-5R, NEX-6


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 invest in Alpha and NEX gear!

The UK’s top camera and lens hire company,, 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. It’s a […] . . . → Read More: 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


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 with […] . . . → 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 to understand the […] . . . → 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 of view […] . . . → Read More: Sony launches new range Alpha, NEX

Watch the birdie – will Sony’s GPS surprise?


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 results […] . . . → Read More: The truth about 24 megapixels