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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Sony actually lost market share recently in Japan yes other regions out there but still their home turf:http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/japan-20 ... ket-share/Fuji is going for a niche market in the X series it will probably survive long term, it's unfortunate that they wiped out their compact/zoom range because a few of them were pretty good I use […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    CHOLLY,I was looking for Sony news elsewhere and could not find any. Your link to CNBC is almost a year old. Do you have latest info?SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:53 pm
    sury
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Fujifilm like other manufacturers isn't making much money in consumer photographic equipment sales... but at least the company as a whole is healthier than either Canon or Nikon.https://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/inv ... lights.pdfBUT...In this day of cell phone photography and easily satisfied consumers, it is getting less and less profitable to be in the camera manufacturing business.You guys […]
    CHOLLY
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    The phone market is no doubt one of the biggest reasons for decline..but that's hit mostly the compact segment or cheaper bridge cameras possibly. It wouldn't really kill the DSLR market or larger sensors. It's not the only reason people just don't re-buy these cameras not most people. Same for film days I had a […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    I think the Cell Phone/Mobile/tablet is the biggest single cause of camera decline. Cell phones are now the biggest Photographic user group in the world. When I hear a friend say I have 8mp cell phone and it takes great pictures, sure it does but it makes me cringe that this person has no other […]
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My new Sony 85mm…

With extremely expensive Sony-fit 85mm lenses in abundance and beyond my (economically sensible) reach, I’ve done good commercial work last year on the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM and later the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM on A7RII. Some of my work relies on showing close-up details with strong differential focus, and hardly any lenses are free . . . → Read More: My new Sony 85mm…

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

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

A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit