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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: I Have Lived July 6, 2015
    Niiice. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:34 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: I Have Lived July 6, 2015
    No worries. It is a specialty lens for sure. Their 12 mm required a film filter that attached to the lens hood. Regardless, sometimes I think I will sell this lens but then I get shots like this:Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:25 am
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • 64Gb CF card and A900 Issue July 6, 2015
    My A900 is having difficult time keeping up with a 64Gb CF card. Granted it was an used card and worked flawlessly for about 3-4 months, the combo has become unreliable. All of a sudden, Camera freezes saying it cannot read the card. Only options I found to work at that point: 1) Replace the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: I Have Lived July 6, 2015
    Aah. I missed the detail on that 14mm. Since the widest I have is 24mm, I have no idea about the travails of a UWA lens.Mea culpa.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:09 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: I Have Lived July 6, 2015
    The outer element on the Tamron 14mm 2.8 is rounded. It is quite the animal. Never seen a filter that could be used for it.JTStatistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:48 pm
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No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

We’ve had news of the new Sigma Art HSM high speed wide angle full frame zoom – 24-35mm f/2. It will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts only (release date not yet confirmed) according to Sigma in the UK. Note that this will be a bit of monster with its 82mm filter thread, 117mm long […] . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

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

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

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

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The launch of and initial reaction to Sony’s Alpha 99 has been spoiled, for many, by the overpricing of the camera generally and to a greater degree in some key markets. The promise of the SLT design, and Sony’s move away from flapping mirrors and optical prisms with their associated collimation and alignment, was one […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

Sony Alpha 99 full press release

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Sony introduces full-frame α99 A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor World’s first full-frame camera1 with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal plane) and a new […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 99 full press release

NEX-VG900E full frame HD video – full info

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Sony introduces first 35mm full-frame Handycam® NEX-VG900E interchangeable lens Full HD camcorder 24.3 effective megapixel Exmor full-frame CMOS sensor Compatible with full-frame A-mount lenses via supplied adaptor (also compatible with growing range of E-mount lenses) Full HD 50p/25p/24p progressive movie recording Extensive manual controls and ‘seesaw’ zoom lever Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone for high-quality stereo and 5.1ch sound High contrast XGA […] . . . → Read More: NEX-VG900E full frame HD video – full info

Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full information

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Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 from Sony is world’s first1 compact camera with 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor Full-frame imaging from a compact camera that’s drastically smaller and lighter than any full-frame DSLR Exmor™ CMOS sensor with approximately 24.3 effective megapixels for flawless, detail-packed photos and Full HD video Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F2 prime lens; with Macro mode […] . . . → Read More: Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 full information

Sony aims for the sky – RX1?

According to Sonyalpharumours, on Wednesday Sony will not only announce the Alpha 99 full frame SLT, but will reveal a compact bodied full frame fixed lens model with the same 24 megapixel sensor, called the RX1 and taking the concept of the RX100 zoom ‘one inch’ format model to a new height (photo – from […] . . . → Read More: Sony aims for the sky – RX1?

Should NEX go full frame?

E-mount with full frame shown at sensor plane and flange plane

Sonyalpharumours has posted a firm rumour that there will be a full-frame NEX. Anyone who understands the design of camera bodies, and the geometry of optical projection, has known from the start that this was possible given the design of the E-mount. Those who have made uninformed comments (all over web forums!) to the effect that […] . . . → Read More: Should NEX go full frame?

Crop or cram? Pixel density versus the big view…

The Alpha 900 offers an unrivalled view through its 100% prism finder. The extra brightness, as well as the size and clarity, make most subjects far easier to photograph well. For some users, however, the full frame camera brings a disadvantage in terms of reach and resolution. You need lenses 50% longer (and thus twice […] . . . → Read More: Crop or cram? Pixel density versus the big view…