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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #57:"So Green Is My Valley"-submissions until July 5th July 5, 2015
    Really nice photos, Sury. The last one is my favorite.Statistics: Posted by Marcell Nikolausz — Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:23 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: 6 year old camera and 60 year old lens July 5, 2015
    Looks like it is working pretty well on your A900.Yes, I remember the Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5. My recollection is that it was from the late 1970s or maybe early 1980s. My first recollection of a Vivitar Series 1 lens was, I think, the first lens they came out with. It was the 70-210mm […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • 6 year old camera and 60 year old lens July 5, 2015
    Well, I am not sure about the age of the lens but it is quite old, I am told.A900 with Vivitar 90mm/f2.5 VMC (I believe this is Tokina made), I pickedup on eBay for $60.00. MD mount, used MD/MA adapter with glass. The lightwas bright enough that the loss of quality did not impact adversely, […]
    sury
  • Alpha NEX system • Re: Post about the A7R II up now July 4, 2015
    You could say that Sony wins whatever happens. Neither Nikon or Canon have the fabrication facilities or IP that Sony has accumulated, let alone the broad range of sensor packages whether for phones, video or still photography.The camera production is not of absolute critical importance but does give them extra insight into market end use, […]
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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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Sigma’s system revolution

17-70mm-f2.8-4

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

Alpha’s Silver Jubilee

The Alpha System celebrates its Silver Jubilee or 25th Anniversary this month. We have a full length revision of the article which appears in the latest Photoworld now online as a page here. Read our 25th birthday review of the Alpha system’s history now! . . . → Read More: Alpha’s Silver Jubilee

Sony unveils ‘ACE’ dealers in UK

What we thought would be the ‘Alpha Pro’ project – display centres for the entire system sited at key retail outlets through Britain – turned out to be the ‘ACE’ project. That is, Sony Alpha Centres of Excellence. London Camera Exchange Colchester, one of the selected dealers, supplied these shots of the new showcase. . . . → Read More: Sony unveils ‘ACE’ dealers in UK