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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity/2017 February 20, 2017
    the_hefay wrote:Thanks David.And Sury, I think you're absolutely correct about my mind. I thought I lost my mind. I went outside and thought it was 80F, and this being February, I knew that couldn't be true.It was only 78F/26C. Of course, not it's getting colder. It's already down to 75F/24C. DustyStatistics: Posted by Dusty — […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia February 20, 2017
    Yildiz,Thank you and the link is appreciated. It is a pity that such actions are taken. I have seen itquite often in India too. Unfortunately, it is often too late we realize the severity of theseactions. On a positive note, Siem Reap province seems to be very proactive in preserving andeven restoring these temples. They […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia February 20, 2017
    .Hi Sury;A great series on Cambodia's cultural heritage and daily life. I was reading the other day that Cambodia was losing some of its most significant limestone cliffs that house some of World's most wonderful natural caves and carved temples with the natural fauna they secured because they were being pulvarized to make concrete. All […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: From my recent trip to Cambodia February 19, 2017
    Thank you DA. It was a wonderful trip. We walked quite a bit every day and inEvening go to Pub Street have a pint or two,Get a foot massage to relax. The routine wasVery enjoyable.Statistics: Posted by sury — Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:05 pm
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  • Digital Workflow and PP • Re: Adobe Bridge CC DAM is free to everyone February 19, 2017
    I read something today that I didn't realize. Adobe Camera Raw is included with Bridge and it can be used directly from Bridge without Photoshop. Anyone done this? Sounds interesting. Lightroom is basically a DAM + ACR integrated together for a pretty nice workflow. I have been using Lightroom for more than 5 years. I […]
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Amazon UK price drop on 16-35m f/4 FE

Of interest to UK full frame owners – Amazon EU (and also at least one other vendor) has the 16-35mm f/4 FE on sale with a 37% discount at £799.99, on top of which Sony has a £100 cashback on this lens – and I can confirm that these cashbacks work 100% reliably. This makes . . . → Read More: Amazon UK price drop on 16-35m f/4 FE

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 . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

Sometimes you find a chunk of glass which just works. One of the problems with lenses is that you can never have too many. They overlap, they duplicate each other, and yet they can be so different that you need every single one. The new Samyang 12mm f/2 for mirrorless APS-C systems is one . . . → Read More: Samyang 12mm f/2 NCS CS lens

Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

I’m using my RX10 to report. This camera is my big Sony dilemma. It’s actually all I really need for 95% of my daily work.

Well, here we are reporting from photokina 2014, the major trade fair in Cologne. I’m only here for the day and a brief stop in tomorrow morning en route . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

I guess that Zeiss must be working right now on full frame Touit lenses, because this is unprecedented value for those able to buy in dollars without steep shipping charges, duties or taxes – however, the links they emailed out today led to a wrong page on their USED section, and after a lot of . . . → Read More: B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

This is a pretty awful case of vignetting and distortion – as you would expect. It’s from an APS-C format wide angle zoom, the 10-18mm f/4 SEL OSS lens for NEX, used on the Alpha 7R full frame mirrorless body. Early in the launch period of this camera, various far more attractive images appeared . . . → Read More: Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

Free software and a cut-price lens

You have until November 3rd to grab a free download of a truly excellent utility for Mac OSX, created by DxO Optics Pro software team – DxO Perspective. It normally costs $19.95 (or local equivalent) as an Apple App store download, but they have made it free for a few days. It’s a fully working, . . . → Read More: Free software and a cut-price lens

RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

Reporting from Perpignan, one of our good friends in the biz was enjoying the usual wine and sunshine with photojournalists from a French agency (or two). Turns out that right now there’s an RX1 with interchangeable lenses, just what we asked for when the camera was first seen at photokina, roaming the night-time streets of . . . → Read More: RX1 ‘NEX’ coming in October – 2 interchangeable lenses

Sigma’s system revolution

Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems.

The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm

At photokina 2012, the Taiwanese company Hoocap (www.hoocap.com) showed a neat device for many different lenses and cameras, still in development for a wider range. It’s a combined lens-hood and lens-cap, which can be pushed or pulled to seal off or use your lens. They have models for lenses such as the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 . . . → Read More: Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm