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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF August 21, 2017
    Or how about this old, unique, very interesting 1975 Minolta lens? Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm f/2.8//outfor30.com/2017/08/13/a-forgotten-solution/I remember this lens from articles and advertisements back in the 1970s. I saw one at a used camera shop in Tokyo back in the 1990s.By the way, I looked at and held the lens you are thinking about while […]
    bakubo
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 August 21, 2017
    Clearwater lake... (a99-2 + 24-70CZ)Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:58 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF August 21, 2017
    I remember looking at the 135mm STF and thinking wow nice smooth rendering. But then I looked at my 90mm Tamron and thought hmm that's pretty damn good for smooth backgrounds too and it's rep for a portrait lens is justified real world use, failing that the 70-210mm F4 also thrills me in this regard. […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread August 19, 2017
    Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:47 pm
    ValeryD
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity/2017 August 18, 2017
    Thank you Sury!I should add, the lake has changed the color three time in one hour! In second shot I captured two colors.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:49 am
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Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

We are able to offer, now, the complete 28-issue digital archive in page-turn format for the final eleven years of Minolta Image and Photoworld (as it became) from 2002 to 2011. For only £10, a one-off payment, you unlock the complete collection of digital versions of the printed quarterly magazine.

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Sony ‘HowTo’ videos – a different level

Paul Genge of Sony UK noted my criticism of the Sony corporate videos. Well, what Sony were not publicizing so well was that Paul has been making some rather homespun but far more valuable and interesting videos – in fact, going beyond the usual remit of Sony staff to do stuff almost off the cuff.

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NEX-5 with ECM-SST1 mic

Some parts of this were very close to large PA system speakers; others were close to dangerous loud instruments of war, notable Border fiddle and Scottish bagpipes from the Coldstream town pipe band (not the same as the Guards, this is the locals not their namesakes!).

Hand-held, mic set to 90 degree coverage not . . . → Read More: NEX-5 with ECM-SST1 mic

Nikon D5000 first day – quick HD vid

True to promise, the Nikon D5000 did become available on May 1st in the UK, and my review camera turned up mid-day in time to be photographed and have its battery charged. Taking it out on my walk to the post (regrettably, to send in large sums of VAT and tax…) the sun came out . . . → Read More: Nikon D5000 first day – quick HD vid