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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Over warm pictures October 27, 2016
    Whew! CC, when I first saw this title, I thought you cache of old photographs had caught on fire! ;->DustyStatistics: Posted by Dusty — Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:58 pm
  • Give it Your Best Shot • A Few Candids October 27, 2016
    The wife's niece recently got engaged and she wanted an outdoor shoot of her, her fiancee, and her son. Taken with the a99 and the 135mm ZA.and with the 85mm ZAStatistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:02 pm
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Over warm pictures October 27, 2016
    Although this is a few years old the Phoblographer review site when reviewing, I think it was Chris Gambat, the Sony A37 said he didn't like the over warm pictures, but after a couple of days playing with the menu, he found deep in side the menu an adjustment that he unlocked, He said the […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 27, 2016
    Sony is a big enough company to be able to weather this trend away from hardware cameras in favor of smartphones.There will always be serious photographers and they will always need serious gear. Sony plans to be there to capitalize on that market.Statistics: Posted by CHOLLY — Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:23 pm
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Future of A mount October 27, 2016
    Just a thought, but let all A Mount cameras revert back to Minolta logo and Sony stick with all the E mount stuff. Apparently Minolta or at least their old staff are still on Sony's books as a consultant designers. Yes, there has been a succession of models since the A100 some OK but quite […]

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Free! July-August f2 Cameracraft magazine


It’s still current (published in June, but it’s our July/August edition) and it’s free to read now! Includes Sony EL-Skyport Plus HS, Samyang 135mm f/2, Sigma MC-11 EF-E, Cullmann Titan 935 tripod, Nikon D500, Canon 1DX MkII, Fujifilm X70, brilliant steampunk book project story, NYC Dance Project portfolio, five top photographers on Industrial Photography and . . . → Read More: Free! July-August f2 Cameracraft magazine

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.

This collection forms a . . . → Read More: Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now


The latest edition of f2 Cameracraft contains our reviews of the Voigtländer 10mm and 15mm lenses, and also a review of the superb new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC and 90mm f/2.8 SP Macro VC lenses, plus Sigma’s 20mm f/1.4 and 24-35mm f/2 – all tested on the Sony A7R II which we use for . . . → Read More: f2 Cameracraft latest issue out now

Sony’s precision aspherics


In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements.

Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Special offer – £5 off UK subscription to f2


The publishers of Photoclubapha now also produce ƒ2 Freelance Photographer – again. This is the magazine we launched in 1999 and sold in 2006 after launching Photoclubalpha as a website. Now it’s back with us and better than ever (there are very few photo magazines like this around – the latest issue weighs 44og and . . . → Read More: Special offer – £5 off UK subscription to f2

Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Well, we knew it would take some time – Gary Friedman has been working on his Alpha 99 e-book since the camera was pre-released to the press, and six months later, he’s got a huge volume as a result.

“This is my largest and most comprehensive work to date – 625 pages!”, Gary says.

It . . . → Read More: Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Paperback edition of Photoworld 2008-11

We have decided to make a Lulu print-on-demand digitally produced paperback edition covering the last three years of Photoworld magazine, covering the period from the launch of Alpha 900 and photokina 2008, through to the final edition of our quarterly magazine in Summer 2011, when the Alpha 77 was about to hit the streets.

This . . . → Read More: Paperback edition of Photoworld 2008-11

Cameracraft – a new quality photo quarterly


STOP PRESS update: Cameracraft issue 1, Q4 2012, will mail out on Tuesday September 11th. Subscriptions placed by the end of Sunday 9th will be included in the mailout. Subscriptions placed after this date may be mailed before September 14th if possible, but the week after that is photokina – and we will be unable . . . → Read More: Cameracraft – a new quality photo quarterly

Summer Photoworld – our final quarterly

The Summer edition of Photoworld magazine is now available on-line in two forms – through our YUDU subscription, and through the Photoclubalpha website membership subscription. This will be our last quarterly, as over the last few years the website had taken over as a more practical vehicle for news and comment.

In place of the . . . → Read More: Summer Photoworld – our final quarterly

New Photoworld edition available

The latest Photoworld edition, No 1 2011, is now available to electronic edition subscribers (Normal or Premium) and is being printed to mail out before the end of January to all print edition subscribers.

The cover shot is by Shirley Kilpatrick, and is an uncropped capture very rapidly taken using the Alpha 550 with . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition available