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  • Alpha NEX system • Re: Post about the A7R II up now July 4, 2015
    For Sony to take on Canikon and may be even move one of them from pole position is not going to happen over night if at all. Canikon are experiencing marked fall off of DSLR sales world wide and I suspect Sony are as well, but for the time it might take Sony to catch […]
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 4, 2015
    sury wrote:Couldn't resist few more...And now I will shut up. We always enjoy your chatter and thoughts, Sury! Don't let or make anything or anyone stop you. : ) Thanks for the neat contributions.YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:09 am
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 4, 2015
    Couldn't resist few more...And now I will shut up. I liked this one for the details it captured of the building in the middle right. 70-400G rocks on A900.At 400mm FL.It all green....From the same spot as in the previous one but zoomed in at 105mm FLA small village in the valley...Statistics: Posted by sury […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Not everyone's cup of tea July 4, 2015
    .Hi Ossie; This is a difficult subject actually. Similar scenes are prepared in architectural renders, so I'm quite used seeing such additions to a certain scenery to create a different atmosphere or to tell the story better.Naturally, you're free to do anything you please with your own photos.I few things catch the eye here: the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Bokeh is the focus - Open thread July 4, 2015
    .The things the photography enthusiasts go through to acquire new gear nowadays... Except for a little busy background, I like the focus on the anthers.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:41 am
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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 to the […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

Sigma’s system revolution

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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 the EX […] . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Hood-cap for NEX with 16mm

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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

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

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Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras. 55-300mm SAM DT. We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The camera is just a […] . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

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

Sony Photokina Press conference video – in full

We filmed the entire Sony press conference at photokina. It is split into three sections about 7 minutes each. During filming using the NEX-5, the camera at one point started to show an overheat warning. At this point I should have moved the articulated screen away from the camera body, but did not want to […] . . . → Read More: Sony Photokina Press conference video – in full

NEX firmware update details in full

Please see this page for details of NEX full-frame compatibility: http://www.photoclubalpha.com/2012/08/19/should-nex-go-full-frame/. Further information updated August 19th 2012: Paul Genge left Sony UK on Friday August 18th 2012, after many years with Minolta, Konica Minolta and Sony in turn. He is setting up his own website company. ——————————————————————————————— At photokina 2010, Paul Genge of Sony UK was able to […] . . . → Read More: NEX firmware update details in full

Alpha 900 and photokina: Part 1

OUR final production Alpha 900 body arrived on Saturday September 20th, and went along to photokina 2008 on Monday 22nd where it was used in a routine way – without flash – to take whatever pictures were needed for magazine reports. Sometimes it can be better just to use a camera on whatever difficult or […] . . . → Read More: Alpha 900 and photokina: Part 1

Sony at photokina – business solutions

We have received the first press release today (Sept 8th) for Sony’s presence at photokina 2008. It doesn’t mention the still DSLR range except in referring to digital photography in general. Here is the text. . . . → Read More: Sony at photokina – business solutions

Photokina – a look back, and forward

At the end of September 2006, I set off for a quick visit to photokina in Cologne, having parted company with Icon’s am-pro magazine ƒ2 and not really needing to report on the whole show in detail. Here’s the report I wrote then, with photos, and some thoughts for the 2008 show. . . . → Read More: Photokina – a look back, and forward