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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 25, 2016
    A cracking picture, Doc. How did you calculate exposure?Statistics: Posted by Birma — Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:30 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Loch Duich September 25, 2016
    A photo, taken last year, but only processed recently. Dawn light over Loch Duich in NW Scotland. A fabulously photogenic area. Just down the road from Eilean Donan castle and the Isle of Skye one way, and the Five Sisters of Kintail and Glen Shiel the other way. 2015 Skye Easter - Dawn Across Loch […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 25, 2016
    Or maybe this one will urge you all to post your long exposure shots...a99 + Sig 35/1.4 Art + Manfrotto Befree25 sec. f/9 ISO 100Vedi Cellar by Dr. Harout Tanielian, on FlickrStatistics: Posted by Dr. Harout — Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:43 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 25, 2016
    An old shot from Rodos, Greecea99 + 28-75/2.8 SAM + Manfrotto BefreeRodos by Dr. Harout Tanielian, on FlickrStatistics: Posted by Dr. Harout — Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:39 pm
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: A99 11 September 25, 2016
    bfitzgerald wrote:No app on the Windows store from Sony so that won't be much use to me. The reason I have a windows phone is they are one of the few makers that have a decent camera in the phone! I've tried plenty out there too.M2 Sony Camera Remote (https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrdg75pI have it installed on my […]
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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