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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A bit of wildlife June 30, 2016
    Lovely shots Mike. In the last one it looks like the parent is trying to rest while the kid screams. I can relate to that. Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:05 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: ND HDR June 30, 2016
    Thanks Andy.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:04 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The metal birds June 30, 2016
    sury wrote:Like the second one most, Mike. Very enjoyable set.Inspired me to dust off my 70-400 this weekend. SuryGo for it Sury, you know how good it is. I was impressed from day 1 but then I got the A99 and was amazed just how well they complimented each other.MikeStatistics: Posted by mikeriach — Thu […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Camera sales still dropping.. June 30, 2016
    classiccameras wrote:I'm beginning to lose brand 'loyalty'I already did. My brother called me 2 days ago to ask which DSLR he should buy - tired of the phone/point & snap pics and finds it too troubling to look for film and developing these days. I told him to go with Nikon. Sony no longer has […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The metal birds June 30, 2016
    Like the second one most, Mike. Very enjoyable set.Inspired me to dust off my 70-400 this weekend. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:17 pm
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Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Sony’s A7R II has a unique position in the mirrorless ILC world, creating the largest image files at over 42 megapixels from an in-body five axis stabilised sensor with exceptional performance given by backside illuminated CMOS.

My reviews in print of the Sony A7R II have now appeared, in the British Journal of Photography, . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera

SONY DSC

I guess it’s time to publish another field test review of the Alpha 7R despite rarely having used the camera in anger, or in any state other than anger. It arrived in late November and caught me at a time when I was not going anywhere or doing anything, nothing was happening and the weather . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera

20/20 vision – Sony Alpha 58 review

In the last year two cameras have been through my hands and impressed more than any others with the quality of their sensors. Those cameras were as different as they could be – the full frame Canon EOS 6D, and the pocketable Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100. They have one thing in common, 20 megapixel sensors.

. . . → Read More: 20/20 vision – Sony Alpha 58 review

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

Sony NEX-7: the high-end hybrid

The Sony NEX-7 is not a NEX at heart. It’s part of the rest of the Alpha system in every respect except its lens mount, and even that can be converted with a choice of two adaptors. A NEX-7 with an LA-EA2 phase detection autofocus adaptor is little different from an Alpha 65.

The . . . → Read More: Sony NEX-7: the high-end hybrid

Sony’s Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon ZA SSM T* reviewed

The Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon ZA T* is probably the best, or equal to the best, in its class. It may perhaps be the best ever 84° angle fast lens ever made for the general SLR system market, and I would happy to pitch it against any of the current equivalent offerings for . . . → Read More: Sony’s Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon ZA SSM T* reviewed

Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

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It must be two years ago, at least, that an Australian sports photographer confided he had seen a Sony prototype which would blow away everything – an Alpha which could shoot at incredible frame rates (he mentioned 15fps) and follow focus. It may have been something unlike the Alpha 77, which follows focus 12fps . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

Tamron 18-270mm – a hero, but no VC…

After using Sigma’s 18-250mm optically stabilised zoom on Alpha bodies for a year and more, the first thing which strikes about the Tamron 18-270mm for Sony mount is the lack of the VC (Vibration Control) stabiliser found on the same lens made for Canon or Nikon.

Tamron’s lenses come without a case, but with . . . → Read More: Tamron 18-270mm – a hero, but no VC…

The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Once I had a quarterplate hand-and-stand camera, vintage 1920s. Attached to the front standard was a small reflex viewfinder, giving a miniature composition you could use at waist or chest level. On the same standard was a folding wire frame, with a companion eye-sighting window flipping up from the side of the body. This gave . . . → Read More: The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Alpha 55 – in depth pros and cons

Sony Alpha 55 camera

It’s taken me a long time to get round to writing a review of the Alpha 55. You don’t get to use a new type of camera very often, and this camera blends elements which have all been used before in a completely new way. This review is pretty from the point of view . . . → Read More: Alpha 55 – in depth pros and cons