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  • Private FS posts • FS: A700; NEX7; and lenses May 27, 2015
    Hifor sale: Sony A700. Clean, perfect working conditions. Original charger and strap, third party battery $225 Minolta 24-85 f3.5-4.5 RS version. Clean glass. Good mechanics and cosmetic conditions. $110 NEX-7 body only. In box with all original accessories. $425 Sony SEL 20 f2.8 Pancake. Like new, in box $225SSHH and paypal fees included in the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2015 May 26, 2015
    Holy macro (no pun intended). I have not posted on that forum in ages. I like your solution much better, JB. I have been yearing for that gemfor a while now. May be I should sell 24/f2 and get that 135. This one is a 64 image overlay in 2 rows. I do need to […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2015 May 26, 2015
    Never heard of a culset. Googled it and look at what I found:http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/26785843My short answer is that I shrink MFD by using the 135mm. Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Tue May 26, 2015 8:16 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! May 26, 2015
    Yeah, those big ones on buildings are just like the ones in Madrid I mentioned earlier -- except they were in Spanish. I haven't seen any iphone posters here in Budapest though.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Tue May 26, 2015 8:02 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2015 May 26, 2015
    That is a fantastic bokeh. What is the MFD on that beauty? Have you tried "cutting it short" by using a culset? I did precisely that recently on Rokinon and here is how it looks. Nothing compared to your shots but then... No one can take away my right to be dumb right? I was […]
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Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

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We shall be sending Frank Doorhof one of our original and rare Alpha Male T-shirts, in black, though I’m not sure we have anything quite large enough to fit him – which goes for his personality too. He’s a great workshop presenter, overcoming technical problems by just cracking on with whatever will work best. At […] . . . → Read More: Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Well, we knew it would take some time – Gary Friedman has been working on his Alpha 99 e-book since the camera was pre-released to the press, and six months later, he’s got a huge volume as a result. “This is my largest and most comprehensive work to date – 625 pages!”, Gary says. It is available […] . . . → Read More: Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

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The launch of and initial reaction to Sony’s Alpha 99 has been spoiled, for many, by the overpricing of the camera generally and to a greater degree in some key markets. The promise of the SLT design, and Sony’s move away from flapping mirrors and optical prisms with their associated collimation and alignment, was one […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

DxO Optics Pro support for Alpha 99

DxO Labs, announces the immediate availability DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 for Mac and Windows, the latest version of its image processing software of reference for all serious photographers. This upgrade allows DxO Optics Pro 8 to support the Sony SLT-A99, the Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs, and the Canon EOS M. DxO Optics Pro v8.1.1 […] . . . → Read More: DxO Optics Pro support for Alpha 99

Soft strap ideal for Sony Alpha 99

Our Alpha 99 review will be up shortly – but in the meantime, here’s the strap I have been using on the 99. That little wallet attached to the strap has a secure, perfect fit holder for the 99 or NEX-6 flash shoe cover insert or for MS Pro Duo memory cards. Also, it is […] . . . → Read More: Soft strap ideal for Sony Alpha 99

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

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Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras. 55-300mm SAM DT. We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The camera is just a […] . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

Sony Alpha 99 full press release

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Sony introduces full-frame α99 A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor World’s first full-frame camera1 with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal plane) and a new […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 99 full press release