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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Battery power June 29, 2015
    A lot depends on how you use a camera if you are taking action sequences with rapid shots in quick successions you'll get more than the CIPA tests but if you are doing reviewing on the screen more single shots the situation is different. I tend to get about 600 out of the A77 and […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Grand Canyon Redux June 29, 2015
    Thank you Yildiz and I see what you mean by the railing as a distraction. As sun was setting this stone in front of me was partially lit due to some boulders behind me.It was almost "magical" that sunlight was coming through the gaps in the boulder in such nicegeometric shape and having that "glow".It […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Do you think it is my profile? June 28, 2015
    Here is the cropped version, Yildiz. BTW, my entire family was rolling with laughter when my brother made that comment. I post it in jest but forgot put the smileys toindicate it is posted in jest and lighter vein. Please feel free to letyour sense of humor come through. I can take it. Statistics: Posted […]
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Battery power June 28, 2015
    I know I've slated the poor battery life of the Sony SLT and A7series but yesterday I spent a day at the local airport and blasted away with my treasured A99. I believe the officially stated battery life is 550 frames. I know that's about as accurate a measure as manufacturers specified car fuel consumption […]
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Panoramas June 28, 2015
    sury wrote:Yildiz, Thank you. Just for you.........SuryThank you, Sury.Very kind of you. And, with this shot, we, once more are reminded of the many engineering feats that humankind accomplished over the thousands of years to overcome drought and floods, hopefully without damaging the nature, whose restoring may come at the highest price imaginable to men.Thanks […]

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Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete


(Updated June 15th after press conference) The new Sony A7R II is the camera I’ve been waiting for, which everyone has predicted, and which seems to tick every box without having a huge price label on its own. I find the $3,200 (UK coinfirmed £2,600) matches its stated specifications well. Others may disagree, but they’re probably influenced by […] . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

A99 with 28-75mm lens

The launch of and initial reaction to Sony’s Alpha 99 has been spoiled, for many, by the overpricing of the camera generally and to a greater degree in some key markets. The promise of the SLT design, and Sony’s move away from flapping mirrors and optical prisms with their associated collimation and alignment, was one […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Nikon D4 with 28-300mm VR, Sony NEX-7 with Tamron 18-200mm

Side by side on my light table (which collapses with a ‘pop’ when sixteen tons of Nikon is placed on it), and the NEX-7 is given the foreground role to avoid any accusations of using perspective to make it look tiddly. I’m writing some reviews of the Nikon and other new professional DSLRs for the British […] . . . → Read More: David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Sony workshops with A900 & dye-sub – UK

AWARD winning event photographer Keith Trainor – winner of the first ever UK Event Photographer of the Year title in the annual British Professional Photography Awards – hits the road with Sony shortly in the UK to bring a profitable, high energy new line of business to established photo studios and new business entrants. . . . → Read More: Sony workshops with A900 & dye-sub – UK

Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files

CLICKING on key mapping points of a face, then adjusting some simple overlaid Bezier curves using movable anchors, it takes only a minute to load a typical headshot portrait into Portrait Professional. . . . → Read More: Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files