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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Exhibit your B&W shots August 26, 2016
    Street kids in Japan. Walking to school together in the morning, Japan, 2003Little boy wearing his mother's shoes, Japan, 1988Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:49 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 26, 2016
    sury wrote:my search to Sigma 12-24 and Minolta 17-35 (I think Barry suggested the same) and if I find the Tamron 19-35 I might pick one. With best regards,SurySury: PM sent....Statistics: Posted by pakodominguez — Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:03 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: There be dragons August 26, 2016
    BirmaCongratulations on capturing these shots. I find it hard enough to get a decent shot of birds in flight let alone Dragonflies. OssieStatistics: Posted by Ossie — Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:28 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 25, 2016
    Tony,Thank you for the examples. I thought I would see more distortion at these focal lengths. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:24 am
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  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? August 25, 2016
    Sury, one of my favourite lens when I used a film SLR was an old Sigma 18mm lens. Equivalent to a 12mm a-mount. I found it entirely useable as I'm sure you'd find a 12-24 lens now. I only used 2 lenses (not strictly true) with film, the 18mm and an ancient Soligor zoom, somewhere […]
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Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a . . . → Read More: Sony launch UK PRO support

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

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(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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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 . . . → 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