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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 30, 2016
    bakubo wrote:If you are interested here are some photos including some night photos:HenryThank you for the link. Great images there. Being on an organised tour we were at the mercy of the tour operators itinerary and they can only show you so much in the short time we were there. Your images really bring home […]
    Ossie
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Cape Columbine Lighthouse September 30, 2016
    Our camera club organised a long-weekend outing to Paternoster on the West Coast. There are lots of small fishing vessels there, and we spent some time doing light-painting of those. The weather was brilliant and a good portion of the time there were amazing cloud formations. So, other than for the light-painting episodes, my photography […]
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #61:"Summer Sun-I walk with Sun on .."- Evaluations Thread-Winner: Peter / Dewarp September 30, 2016
    Hi YildizThanks for your additional comments on my skeletal tree image. I nearly missed seeing this!Normally our dams hit their peak around this time of the year, and Theewaterskloof is currently only 53% full, which is the worst in many years.regards - PeterStatistics: Posted by dewarp — Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:50 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Let's post some panoramas September 29, 2016
    Ossie wrote:Wow! That is a great panorama and taking in virtually the entire city. Was it taken from near Saint Matthias Church?Close, I was at the Citadella.Ossie wrote:I thought Budapest was a beautiful City and the Parliament building was imho quite stunning both during the day and when illuminated at night.Yes, me too. I was […]
    bakubo
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Will there really be an A99ii September 29, 2016
    ^^^That is coming too. Think A850 to A900 from a few years back.Statistics: Posted by CHOLLY — Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:22 pm
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Sony FE Macro 50mm f/2.8 – only $500

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Sony has just announced yet another 50mm, and this time it’s different – a truly affordable 50mm 1:1 macro, only $500 US. We reckon this will become the most popular standard 50mm lens by far, even more so than the budget 50mm f/1.8. Now you can photograph your food properly at last!

It certainly . . . → Read More: Sony FE Macro 50mm f/2.8 – only $500

New firmware for A7RII, A7SII

Sony has released new firmware 3.20 for the A7RII and 2.10 for A7SII to enable XAVCS video recording on SDHC (rather than the larger XC) cards. The European updater is, as usual, not on line when the US/Americas Sony site has got it all ready to go. They are the same software so it’s safe . . . → Read More: New firmware for A7RII, A7SII

Sony updates RX1 and RX100, adds new flash

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In a move which will not delight many owners of the 2012-released RX1 and RX100 cameras, Sony has chosen to update both of them in fairly subtle ways which improve performance without changing the basic lens specifications at the heart of each camera. The makeover to produce the RX100 II is more thorough, and includes . . . → Read More: Sony updates RX1 and RX100, adds new flash

A divided path for Sony

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Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony

Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

ACCORDING to specifications revealed on a German site, the new Sony Alpha 500 will have a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of providing Live View to the rear 3 inch medium resolution screen – with Manual Focusing at 14X magnification. The in-prism based Quick AF Live View is retained, giving a choice between two entirely . . . → Read More: Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

Alpha 850 – 24 megapixel 3fps in 900 body

Sony’s new Alpha 850 will be identical to the Alpha 900 in size, handling and external design – including the omission of onboard flash. The camera, expected to be launched before September, uses the same 24.6 megapixel CMOS sensor as the Alpha 900 but has – it is rumoured – only a single BIONZ processor, . . . → Read More: Alpha 850 – 24 megapixel 3fps in 900 body

Alpha 500, 550 and 850

Sony’s September launch for 2009 looks set to include three new models – the Alpha 500, 550 and 850. The model numbers are confirmed by the usual backdoor leak, appearing in the registration database for SonyStyle USA in this case (Canada has been a past culprit, updating databases associated with their site before the product . . . → Read More: Alpha 500, 550 and 850

Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update

The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 models are radical ergonomic redesigns of the existing 200, 300 and 350 series. There is a 15% reduction in size (volumetric) and weight, an update to the styling, and a completely revised user interface with graphic representation of setting adjustments – with a built-in ‘handbook’ to accompany . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 230, 330 and 380 update