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  • Digital Workflow and PP • Re: Why it's time to move away from Lightroom April 24, 2018
    bakubo wrote:How to Get Started with Darktable//photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-get-started-with-darktable-lightroom-alternative--cms-27702Linux, Windows, Mac versions of darktable.Version 2.4.3 was just released (darktable is free)://www.darktable.org/2018/04/darktable-243-released/I have been off and on playing with it for awhile. The masking is very powerful and flexible.Also, Lightroom Classic CC 7.3.1 was just released.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:38 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Couple of Namibian Landscapes April 20, 2018
    Thanks for the positive comments Yildiz.Yesterday was a printing disaster. Lots of black head-strikes. Black ink all over the place. Wasted much paper and ink. The only good outcome was I've now got an A2 print of the coloured version.regards - PeterStatistics: Posted by dewarp — Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:06 am
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #67: Winner Announcement: Smulnik/Sig April 19, 2018
    smulnik wrote:Thanks Yildiz!Thanks Peter!SigI believe, it's well-deserved. YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:17 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Couple of Namibian Landscapes April 19, 2018
    .Thanks for sharing such lovely and interesting landscape photos of Namibian desert-like land expansions. I enjoyed them as soon as I saw them. I love how the B&W photo has been processed so that it is more of an art-work. Those many subtle lines of millions of monochromic shades add to the interest.I like the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Ice (open thread) April 19, 2018
    .What a lovely cat and what beautifully-coloured eyes!Definitely well-concealed from any predator as well as preys in the newly-found camouflage. Thanks for sharing, Barry. Henry, I remember seeing these shots earlier in other thread, right after you made that trip. I like everything about the photos for revealing what's happening in the least accessible parts […]
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Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

There’s a lot of noise about the Nikon D850 right now but few direct comparisons. One problem I have with some early reports is that new D850 owners are most likely to be existing D810 or perhaps D750 or D5 owners. Any comparisons are therefore being made with earlier Nikon sensors.

Recently a Nikon ambassador . . . → Read More: Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

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

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

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

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