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  • Off Topic • Re: Heavy heart June 29, 2016
    Very interesting update Mike. I'm glad you've got something workable. Hope you'll continue to share your pictures with us here. Statistics: Posted by Birma — Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:33 pm
    Birma
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Flowers 2016 June 29, 2016
    Beautiful Irises. Statistics: Posted by Birma — Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:27 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 29, 2016
    Aster, thanks for your comments. I'm not an HDR guru by any stretch of the imagination and your insights give me something to consider.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:06 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 29, 2016
    .Hi Jeff, Interesting processing. I personally enjoy HDR as well but I find that this HDR-processing evened out all shadows and all colours throughout; the greens in the front and in the back are alike as are the shadow intensities. I think this eliminates the perception of distance, hence depth of field, making a 3-dimensional […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 29, 2016
    Lovely images. Why did you need 3 shots? I will do my own research on photomatix but any information you can provide would be appreciated.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:34 pm
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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