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  • Lens Lore • To upgrade or not? That is the question June 24, 2017
    Has any member here upgraded from a Sony 70-300mm G MkI to the MkII? I am thinking of changing but am wondering whether there will be a noticeable improvement in performance to justify the change.The lens will be used with the A77MkI.I would appreciate any feedback.OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:14 […]
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  • Dealer Alerts • Re: Sony A9 camera giveaway June 22, 2017
    Did someone get it?Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:50 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 June 20, 2017
    So far I'm very happy with a99m2. Camera works great. Some shot:cute by Valery Dyck, on FlickrStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:20 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Just a Shot June 19, 2017
    Good going, JT!I have only been to Virginia once when we made a 4 week road trip out that way in 2012. Really liked VA and want to visit again.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:03 am
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Is The Digital Tele-Converter Feature Worthwhile? June 19, 2017
    bakubo wrote:With my Olympus cameras using the DTC and RAW+JPEG then the jpeg file has the DTC applied, but, of course, the raw does not. If you shoot RAW and use DTC then the EVF shows the zoomed in view, but the raw is as always. You can see more clearly in the EVF what […]
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Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

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