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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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Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

I’m using my RX10 to report. This camera is my big Sony dilemma. It’s actually all I really need for 95% of my daily work. Well, here we are reporting from photokina 2014, the major trade fair in Cologne. I’m only here for the day and a brief stop in tomorrow morning en route to the […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

A divided path for Sony

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Most Japanese camera companies have divisions, groups, and teams right down to the very last individual product. Even a single lens design may have its own small team, from R&D and design down to final assembly. What we are seeing happen in Sony right now is the result of complex competition and collaboration between several […] . . . → Read More: A divided path for Sony