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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some summer shots :) August 31, 2015
    .Great series of detailed and crispy photos, Valery. The subjects are all very special. The last beauty shot of the "white beauty with beautiful eyes" is stunning.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:46 am
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  • Alpha NEX system • Re: Post about the A7R II up now August 31, 2015
    Currently doesn't have SD card compatible for the maximum 4K rate, but with the reduced 60Mbps 4K video the quality is still decent.Two picture grab with Lightroom from the Video using handled old Nikon 300mm F2.8. I was using the focus peaking with the 4x zoom in the viewfinder when filming and the stabilization of […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Folklorama August 31, 2015
    Valery,You are welcome and thank you for giving me a chance to practice my skills.Much appreciated. With best regards,SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:53 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some summer shots :) August 31, 2015
    Sury, thank you!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:46 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Folklorama August 31, 2015
    sury wrote:Valery,Thank you. Also, since the shot was such a close up, I think there is not much about the pavilion I can help you with,but the colors are captured very nicely. Indian outfits especially for the ladies tend to be very bright and colorful anddid very well. Here is the first one with a […]
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Tilt-shift with full frame DSLRs

After just a short while working with full frame, high resolution DSLRs the need for tilt lenses has really come home to me. Most lenses deliver their best results at fairly wide apertures like f8, it’s easy for detail to begin to look soft and lacking impact if you are forced to stop down to […] . . . → Read More: Tilt-shift with full frame DSLRs

Alpha 900 and photokina: Part 1

OUR final production Alpha 900 body arrived on Saturday September 20th, and went along to photokina 2008 on Monday 22nd where it was used in a routine way – without flash – to take whatever pictures were needed for magazine reports. Sometimes it can be better just to use a camera on whatever difficult or […] . . . → Read More: Alpha 900 and photokina: Part 1

Alpha 900 HDR bracketing

The Alpha 900 – and indeed the Alpha 700 with new firmware v4 – offer a three-bracket sequence at a 2 stop interval to enable HDR blending, usually from static tripod-mounted views. At the Edinburgh Alpha 900 launch, I braced myself firmly against an open window, leaning out over the street, and tried an example […] . . . → Read More: Alpha 900 HDR bracketing

Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

This article was originally published in Photoworld magazine April 2008. It discusses the reasons for choosing between the 18-70mm, 16-105mm, 16-80mm, 18-200mm and 18-250mm kit lens choices for the Sony Alpha DSLR system and has been updated as necessary from the original text. . . . → Read More: Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw

Apple’s Aperture 2.0 is a tedious program to test, with all its creation of ‘projects’ and ‘libraries’, ‘albums’, ‘vaults’ and nonstandard GUI, and it isn’t fast in processing files or passing them to Photoshop (which it does in 16-bit form, just another step to reverse before saving as far as I’m concerned). However, it’s handling […] . . . → Read More: Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw