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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF February 18, 2018
    Even if I were an E mount user I still balk at the prices on some of the lenses://www.camerapricebuster.co.uk/Son ... G-OSS-LensI think I paid £100 for an as new Minolta 24-105mm OK it's not F4 across the range but considerably smaller and surprisingly good even on FF 35mm. I'm not seeing a £1100 improvement if […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Digital Workflow and PP • Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom February 18, 2018
    Quick update I'm still looking for a LR replacement. However I did try a few other programs such as Affinity Photo which is pretty good. However I have always used a raw development package and a seperate editor (as and when needed). I sat down and looked at what I actually used a pixel editor […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films February 17, 2018
    The owners allowed us to drill a series of small holes along the wall in order to hang a string of trouble lights.A99, 24-70 CZ, F3.2, 1/200, ISO 3200Lights are set.A99, 24-70 CZ, F3.2, 1/100, ISO 6400The floor of the mine is covered with damp rock dust. As the dolly rolled down the track, the […]
    smulnik
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films February 17, 2018
    Just great but #2 is magical (even for a documentary shot).Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:40 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Helping Friends with Short Art Films February 17, 2018
    Thanks guys! Yes, the guy working on the lights is the Director. This is his project, so he's making sure everything's perfect.That kitchen was very interesting. Stepping into it was like being thrown back in time.The following shots are from a scene where the main character, Ashlock, initially enters the lead mine. This location shoot […]
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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.

. . . → Read More: Zeiss announce 18mm f3.5 – not for Alpha

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.

. . . → Read More: Sony Carl Zeiss SAL 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 T* ZA DT