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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! February 8, 2016
    Henry,I wonder what prompted him to have a Pigeon as a pet. Perhaps HDR setting might have saved the image too. We could seethe eyes under the hat which otherwise would have been under shadows. It was a good accident that happened. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:50 pm
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #59:"Brotherhood /Sisterhood"- Evaluations / Winner Announcement February 8, 2016
    Yildiz,No apologies needed. With that narrative, it is worth the wait. Honestly, when I submitted the photo,with my (mis)interpretation of the challenge, my thinking was "it is a cute photo that fits the bill". Your interpretation is so on the target, all I could do was read with a chuckle and think "that is so […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: olympus om 1 February 8, 2016
    My sincere condolences for your loss and an appropriate instrument for preserving memories.Thank you for the explanation about the camera. I was intrigued by your comment "they don'tmake cameras like that anymore" statement and hence my questions.With best regards,SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:30 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: olympus om 1 February 8, 2016
    it was one of the first slur's to be as compact as it could be, my friend died of dementia, sad but just one of may with that affliction.mike hawthorneStatistics: Posted by mikehawthorne — Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:10 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: olympus om 1 February 8, 2016
    Wonderful sentimental gift, Mike. What a way to preserve memories. Out of curiosity, what is unique/special about the camera? SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:23 pm
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Sony’s precision aspherics

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In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements. Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used a […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

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On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a completely […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete

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(Updated June 15th after press conference) The new Sony A7R II is the camera I’ve been waiting for, which everyone has predicted, and which seems to tick every box without having a huge price label on its own. I find the $3,200 (UK coinfirmed £2,600) matches its stated specifications well. Others may disagree, but they’re probably influenced by […] . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

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Twenty years ago I was operating one of the first full service digital photo studios in the world. I had already published, back in 1986, the world’s first desktop published commercial periodicals and won the UK Printing Industries Research Association inaugural DTP Awards, in 1987, for this. We’d bought the first Apple laser printer in […] . . . → Read More: Sharp vintage glass – and subject

A77 B&H price goes through the floor

Just got this link from B&H, ideal for our US readers – http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/817858-REG/Sony_SLT_A77V_SLT_A77_Digital_Camera_Body.html It’s for the original A77, body only, at $549. This is a ridiculously low price for a body with GPS which, bar a small improvement in high ISO performance stated to be 20% (I think it’s a bit more) is not far from the A77 […] . . . → Read More: A77 B&H price goes through the floor

The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

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Machined from brass and chrome-plated, in the tradition of lens mounts from 50 years ago and not necessarily the best solution for precision or lifetime wear, Fotodiox’s TOUGH E-mount is a replacement body mount bayonet which you can fit to your existing A7R, A7, NEX-7, A6000 or any other metal-mount E-mount body in a few […] . . . → Read More: The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

I’m using my RX10 to report. This camera is my big Sony dilemma. It’s actually all I really need for 95% of my daily work. Well, here we are reporting from photokina 2014, the major trade fair in Cologne. I’m only here for the day and a brief stop in tomorrow morning en route to the […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

Capture One Express bundled for Sony raw handling

Capture One Express (for Sony) RAW converter and image editing software will be bundled with Alpha and Cyber-shot cameras in future. The ‘Capture One’ RAW converter and image editing software from Phase One has been newly adapted for Sony. ‘Capture One Express (for Sony)’ will be provided at no extra charge to users who purchase an […] . . . → Read More: Capture One Express bundled for Sony raw handling

Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera

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I guess it’s time to publish another field test review of the Alpha 7R despite rarely having used the camera in anger, or in any state other than anger. It arrived in late November and caught me at a time when I was not going anywhere or doing anything, nothing was happening and the weather […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera

Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

This is a pretty awful case of vignetting and distortion – as you would expect. It’s from an APS-C format wide angle zoom, the 10-18mm f/4 SEL OSS lens for NEX, used on the Alpha 7R full frame mirrorless body. Early in the launch period of this camera, various far more attractive images appeared on-line […] . . . → Read More: Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame