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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 September 24, 2018
    Continue work with A99-2 + Minolta 80-200mm. Super fast lens for sport!2018 Manitoba Equestrian ChampionshipStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Pain transfer. September 24, 2018
    A couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival the doctor said that the hospital was testing an amazing new high-tech machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father.He asked if they were interested. Both said they were very much in favor of […]
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Biker September 24, 2018
    One day a biker dies and finds himself in hell. As he is wallowing in despair, he has his first meeting with the devil…Satan: “Why so glum?”Biker: “What do you think? I’m in hell!”Satan: “Hell’s not so bad. We actually have a lot of fun down here. Are you a drinking man?”Biker: “Sure, I love […]
    david antony
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 24, 2018
    SuryIt was the largest when placed there around 1991. there are larger ones now I think.?These were used in mining coal.From tourist infoSparwood promotes itself extensively as the home of the Terex Titan, at one time the largest truck in the world. The green Titan, in service at Sparwood between 1978 and 1991, stands a […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 23, 2018
    The size of that truck is mind boggling, David.Doesn't Terex make (one of) the largest trucks ever? They are used for haulingore from mines, to the best of my knowledge.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:10 pm
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Capturing Autumn colour better

Upper: unprofiled (Standard) raw conversion. Lower: using a tunsgten-light generated custom camera profile, combined with a polarising filter, gives a more vivid impression.

Most Alpha system users know that some – not all – cameras have a special JPEG mode for Autumn Colours. They’ll also know that if you shoot raw, with no JPEG . . . → Read More: Capturing Autumn colour better

Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

The Sony E-mount (not FE) 10-18mm f/5 OSS lens can be used effectively on full frame for creative work and within limits for technically more demanding shots. Below, an uncropped A7R shot of the concourse at Abu Dhabi Airport, taken at 13mm setting, f/6.3 with my lens profile as provided below. Check the straight lines . . . → Read More: Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

Using Adobe Bridge/ACR for ‘film looks’ controlled by your Alpha

It’s now easy enough to find camera profiles – image looks created by independent photographers, as Adobe and Sony do not provide any – which make a big difference to raw processing using Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom. There are also many fine adjustments you can make within these programs, able to customise the image . . . → Read More: Using Adobe Bridge/ACR for ‘film looks’ controlled by your Alpha

NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

The final release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.2, DNG Converter 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 includes raw conversion support for the Alpha 33 and 55 models as well as the NEX-5 and NEX-3, Alpha 290 and 390 which were included in the Release Candidate versions. These August 30th releases are final version, RC versions are a . . . → Read More: NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

ACR/LR Profile for A900+MinRS 24-85mm

Although it’s far from a perfect lens, this small 1999 Minolta RS optic is my favourite for general travel and everyday use on the Alpha 900. It is a convenient size and weight, performs well when stopped down a little, and has exactly the range and minimum focus I need.

Mouseover image to see . . . → Read More: ACR/LR Profile for A900+MinRS 24-85mm

Adobe Lens Profile for 16mm f/2.8 NEX

I have made a simple (f/2.8 and f/8 chart set) Adobe Lens Profile for the 16mm f/2.8 NEX E-series pancake lens. It seems to work well for closer distances, because that’s how it had to be made; CA is reasonably well corrected, vignetting is eliminated, and distortion of closer lines – maybe if you are . . . → Read More: Adobe Lens Profile for 16mm f/2.8 NEX

Lightroom 2 tackles all Alpha RAWs

The latest release of Adobe Lightroom, v2, handles all Sony Alpha and earlier KM digital camera raw formats including the Alpha 700, 200, 300 and 350. It is also updated, along with the final release of Adobe Camera Raw 4.5, to handle Nikon D700. Because Canon appears to have left their filetype identical to the . . . → Read More: Lightroom 2 tackles all Alpha RAWs