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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Fargo Air Show July 30, 2015
    .Amazing shots, RareTA.You've done a wonderfully.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:45 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old is Gold - open thread July 30, 2015
    .Nicely taken and processed ,Sury.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:42 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Old is Gold - open thread July 30, 2015
    I have been discovering my old photos through new software and better skills thanwhen I had taken the photos. I would like to invite all of you to contribute to the thread.I am sure you can find gems in your archives.SuryFrom 2007 Salinas Airshow. I think I had a 70-300 Sigma DG lens at that […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Fargo Air Show July 29, 2015
    Great shots TAI have seen the Angles a few times, they are very impressive.You captured them splendidly.Thank you for sharing.Statistics: Posted by david antony — Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:43 pm
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: A77mk2 and 70-400Gmk2 July 29, 2015
    there are others with just that pairing who are very happy with it - either he has a faulty body or it's a switchology/user error.Statistics: Posted by Heidfirst — Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:38 pm
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Sony Alpha 7R – the Swiss Army Knife camera

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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. Of […] . . . → Read More: 20/20 vision – Sony Alpha 58 review

Cameradiner NEX VG-900E video review

Paul Genge, former Konica Minolta and Sony technical expert, presents a half hour from his new Cameradiner studio reviewing the full-frame HD video NEX E-mount camcorder, the VG-900E. . . . → Read More: Cameradiner NEX VG-900E video review

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

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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 one […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

Chris Townsend on the NEX-7

Here at PCA we do not often redirect our loyal readership to other sites, unless it’s to buy stuff which earns us enough commission to enjoy a couple of pints and a burger every month! But here is a review from one the UK’s most respected independent outdoor writers and photographers, Chris Townsend. http://www.christownsendoutdoors.com Leave only footprints, take […] . . . → Read More: Chris Townsend on the NEX-7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review

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The first thing that is likely to strike you about Sony’s one-inch sensor Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is size. It’s tiny, slightly smaller in body than the Nikon 1 series interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras using an identical size 2.7X factor, one-inch or 13.2 x 8.8mm sensor. This just a fraction over half the area of a standard APS-C […] . . . → Read More: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review

NEX-5n – sweet sixteen and expandable at a cost

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Much of my NEX-7 critique was written while also using a NEX-5n outfit. I was lucky enough to find an opened NEX-5n 18-55mm kit missing its mini flash at a very low price, as new. By the time I had finished completing my NEX-5n system with bells and whistles, the total would almost have paid […] . . . → Read More: NEX-5n – sweet sixteen and expandable at a cost

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 NEX-7 does […] . . . → 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 with […] . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today