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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF August 21, 2017
    Or how about this old, unique, very interesting 1975 Minolta lens? Minolta MC Rokkor-X 40-80mm f/2.8//outfor30.com/2017/08/13/a-forgotten-solution/I remember this lens from articles and advertisements back in the 1970s. I saw one at a used camera shop in Tokyo back in the 1990s.By the way, I looked at and held the lens you are thinking about while […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 August 21, 2017
    Clearwater lake... (a99-2 + 24-70CZ)Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:58 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: GAS is back - Sony FE 100 STF August 21, 2017
    I remember looking at the 135mm STF and thinking wow nice smooth rendering. But then I looked at my 90mm Tamron and thought hmm that's pretty damn good for smooth backgrounds too and it's rep for a portrait lens is justified real world use, failing that the 70-210mm F4 also thrills me in this regard. […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread August 19, 2017
    Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:47 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity/2017 August 18, 2017
    Thank you Sury!I should add, the lake has changed the color three time in one hour! In second shot I captured two colors.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:49 am
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Sony ‘HowTo’ videos – a different level

Paul Genge of Sony UK noted my criticism of the Sony corporate videos. Well, what Sony were not publicizing so well was that Paul has been making some rather homespun but far more valuable and interesting videos – in fact, going beyond the usual remit of Sony staff to do stuff almost off the cuff.

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Sony at Focus on Imaging (report)

SONY’s stand was a real brightener for Focus. Gone were the black and orange colours I criticised at photokina, which for two successive years created a black hole compared to Canon’s oasis of light. Instead, huge white silks extended to the roof with bright spots and floods creating an inviting zone of pure light. White . . . → Read More: Sony at Focus on Imaging (report)

Sony Alpha at Focus on Imaging 2009

SONY has a stand at Focus on Imaging in the UK after an absence of three years for the Alpha brand from this major annual photo fair, said to the be largest national show in Europe with the exception of photokina. On Stand L28 – right next to the Canon exhibit – the UK’s technical . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha at Focus on Imaging 2009