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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 28, 2016
    Very nicely done, Jeff.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:49 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 27, 2016
    Here's another photo of the top half that is similarly processed.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:11 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • ND HDR June 27, 2016
    This is a little un-named cascade/waterfall that I hadn't visited in a long time. I went there last week and it was as beautiful as ever. It's 3 shots with a 10-stop NDF processed in photomatix.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:55 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 June 27, 2016
    Thanks Yildiz and Sury.Sury, the flowers in reality were quite pale with a low contrast in the coloring. I even turned down the clarity a tad because the shot seemed a bit harsh to me, but as they say, each to their own. Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:21 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Hang Gliding June 27, 2016
    JT, it's a great feeling just standing on the edge. I'm sure that the flight was quite peaceful.Sury, I used the Sony 16-80cz for the first two and the Tamron 70-300 for the other three.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:13 pm
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Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

This video was made on December 23rd using the Alpha 55 (AVCHD recording) hand held, with SS enabled, and the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm zoom. This video has been uploaded in full 1080p HD and can be viewed at high resolution if you have a fast enough connection. The soundtrack is a classical guitar piece I . . . → Read More: Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

CZ 16-80mm Adobe Profile

Continuing to make profiles when time permits, here is a reasonably detailed profile for the Sony DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss zoom (2007) created using the Sony Alpha 550 14.2 megapixel camera using Manual Focus Check Live View at 14X to set the lens focus and ensure the chart is positioned to use 100% . . . → Read More: CZ 16-80mm Adobe Profile

CZ 24mm + 35mm and 85mm SAM lenses arrive

Sony is expanding its line-up of over 30 A-mount lenses with new models that will appeal to seasoned photographers and those new to DSLR cameras alike – a 35mm f/1.8 DT (APS-C) SAM, an 85mm f/2.8 full frame SAM, and the long-awaited 24mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 for full frame with . . . → Read More: CZ 24mm + 35mm and 85mm SAM lenses arrive

Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

This article was originally published in Photoworld magazine April 2008. It discusses the reasons for choosing between the 18-70mm, 16-105mm, 16-80mm, 18-200mm and 18-250mm kit lens choices for the Sony Alpha DSLR system and has been updated as necessary from the original text.

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Zeiss announce 18mm f3.5 – not for Alpha

The parallel development of Carl Zeiss lenses for Sony (AF lenses in the Alpha mount) and independent manual focus lenses for other makes continues. The latest CZ design is a revision of the classic 18mm Distagon last seen in the Contax system, optimised for colour balance and reflection supression with digital SLRs.

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Sony Carl Zeiss SAL 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 T* ZA DT

A review by David Kilpatrick from Photoworld Spring 2007 with additional updates

MY SONY Carl Zeiss 16-80mm “superzoom” arrived from Warehouseexpress – the best price I could find and one of the very best dealers in terms of service – packed rather minimally for a £465 purchase.

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