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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Schoodik Peninsula July 23, 2016
    Thanks.I see why you would think of that shot. Different styles for different people. You are more of a people person than I.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:28 pm
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Our Recent Motorcycle Tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti July 23, 2016
    In the second half of the month of June I along with my husband Arun went on a two week motorcycle tour of Kinnaur-Lahaul-Spiti. I am posting three images taken at Dhankar. The first two have been taken by me using Sony A77II. The third one is by Arun using his Nikon.I took this shot […]
    Shelika Gaur
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Schoodik Peninsula July 23, 2016
    jbtaylor wrote:A lesser traveled portion of Acadia National Park is captured with the a99 and the ZA 24mm f 2.0.Nice photos! Thanks for posting. I hope to someday visit Acadia.That last one reminds me a bit of a photo I took in 1986 at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in California on a foggy morning. […]
    bakubo
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? July 22, 2016
    Thank you classiccameras. Since I have not done any wide angle photography (at least knowingly), the intent is toexplore the genre, for want of a better term. Essentially learn what to do and what not to do. I always used panostitching as my answer to UWA lenses or lack thereof, and that is not always […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: How wide is wide enough? July 22, 2016
    In my 35-mm SLR days 24-mm was considered ultra wide and any thing wider was almost in Fish Eye territory. A 28-mm and 35-mm wide was my usual lens for landscape and vintage motor cars etc, but we were always concerned about wide angle distortion, so careful camera position was important and of course we […]
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Voigtländer FE 10mm f/5.6 and 15mm f/4.5 III

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I got to try out the first new Voigtländer Sony FE mount lenses with electronic aperture setting and manual focus control with a quick overnight test during the UK Photography Show at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, on March 19th 2016. The pre-production 10mm f/5.6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar and 15mm f/4.5 Super-Wide-Heliar are two of a . . . → Read More: Voigtländer FE 10mm f/5.6 and 15mm f/4.5 III

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

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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.

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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.

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 . . . → 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

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