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  • Alpha NEX system • Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000 February 14, 2016
    Peter, mostly general and landscapes, including vintage vehicles shows and such like where I do need a sharp lens, No sports or fast moving subjects or video. I am concerned that the 24mp A6000 needs a high quality optic to get the best out of the sensor but that may be prohibitive price wise, I […]
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Dentist still uses KM A200 February 14, 2016
    alphaomega wrote:Have NEX-6 and A58 as back-up.Do you ever used your NEX 6 with old, adapted MF lenses? These days adapted lenses are popular and there are tons of old 35mm lenses out there. I see them all the time at shops in Japan and often the price is very low. I have 3 old […]
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #59:"Brotherhood /Sisterhood"- Evaluations / Winner Announcement February 14, 2016
    .Thank you, Henry and Jeff ! Very humbling, these comments that you made. And Henry, maybe....to answer your other tiny inquiry. The photos you submitted are vivid inspirations that tell the story of humans in the act of surviving the only ways they know how, and not much has changed since the beginning of our […]
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Dentist still uses KM A200 February 14, 2016
    Yes, we get carried away by all the new stuff being released at increasing speed. For my main use - Alamy - My old A700 would still do the job as would my A350/550 and 580 as well as NEX-5 (all sold). Determined now to cease buying more cameras as my RX100M3 and A6000 satisfies […]
    alphaomega
  • Alpha NEX system • Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000 February 14, 2016
    I bought an A6000 in the autumn utilizing the Sony £50 cash back offer. I have the 16-50 pancake used on my NEX-6. I was wondering how this lens would perform on a 24Mp sensor, but I have been pleased with the results. I have also been surprised at how well my 10-18 and 55-210 […]
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Sony’s precision aspherics

onion-ours

In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements. Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used a […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now […] . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

We’ve had news of the new Sigma Art HSM high speed wide angle full frame zoom – 24-35mm f/2. It will be available in Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts only (release date not yet confirmed) according to Sigma in the UK. Note that this will be a bit of monster with its 82mm filter thread, 117mm long […] . . . → Read More: No FE or A mount for new Sigma 24-35mm f/2

Sigma launch mount switching service

17-70mm-f2.8-4

SIGMA is going to start a new “Mount Conversion Service” which will enable Sigma to convert the mount of customers’ Sigma Art, Sports and Contemporary lenses from one camera fitting to another. The ranges convertible include the new Sports models such as the 120-300mm f/2.8 “We believe that a lens is not only such a key device […] . . . → Read More: Sigma launch mount switching service

Sigma’s system revolution

17-70mm-f2.8-4

Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems. The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched the EX […] . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

SONY DSC

For almost a decade the Sigma 12-24mm full frame ultra wide angle zoom has been unrivalled by any other makers – not Nikon, not Canon, not Tamron, not Tokina, not Sony. No maker has ventured where Sigma went, to the extremes of over 120° coverage combined with well corrected straight line geometry. Today, the original 12-24mm […] . . . → Read More: Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron – NEX E-mount future

Sony Corporation announced today it will disclose the basic specifications of its “E-mount” for interchangeable single lens cameras, without fee, to manufacturers of lenses and mount adaptors, starting April 1st, 2011. This was previously confirmed at the photokina press conference – now they have revealed that Carl Zeiss AG, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron will all […] . . . → Read More: Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron – NEX E-mount future

New Photoworld edition available

The latest Photoworld edition, No 1 2011, is now available to electronic edition subscribers (Normal or Premium) and is being printed to mail out before the end of January to all print edition subscribers. The cover shot is by Shirley Kilpatrick, and is an uncropped capture very rapidly taken using the Alpha 550 with Sigma 18-250mm […] . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition available

Sigma lens incompatibility with A33 and A55

Edited from Sigma Japan’s announcement: Sigma’s lenses for Sony mount may have a potential aperture operation problem when used with the Sony α33 and α55 Interchangeable Lens digital cameras. To overcome this issue, we will be offering, free of charge, a modification service to our customers who have purchased a Sony α33 and […] . . . → Read More: Sigma lens incompatibility with A33 and A55

Sigma classic 400mm tele quick rechip

There is no need to dismantle the mount of the original series Sigma AF TELE 400mm f/5.6 lens, to bring non-functional versions (old chip) up to speed with later film and current digital SLRs. The whole process takes under five minutes, and requires two tools – a small Philips screwdriver, and a precision end cutter. . . . → Read More: Sigma classic 400mm tele quick rechip