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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 September 24, 2018
    Continue work with A99-2 + Minolta 80-200mm. Super fast lens for sport!2018 Manitoba Equestrian ChampionshipStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:57 pm
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Pain transfer. September 24, 2018
    A couple went to the hospital to have their baby delivered. Upon their arrival the doctor said that the hospital was testing an amazing new high-tech machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labor pain to the baby's father.He asked if they were interested. Both said they were very much in favor of […]
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  • Jokes and Photo Phunnies • Biker September 24, 2018
    One day a biker dies and finds himself in hell. As he is wallowing in despair, he has his first meeting with the devil…Satan: “Why so glum?”Biker: “What do you think? I’m in hell!”Satan: “Hell’s not so bad. We actually have a lot of fun down here. Are you a drinking man?”Biker: “Sure, I love […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 24, 2018
    SuryIt was the largest when placed there around 1991. there are larger ones now I think.?These were used in mining coal.From tourist infoSparwood promotes itself extensively as the home of the Terex Titan, at one time the largest truck in the world. The green Titan, in service at Sparwood between 1978 and 1991, stands a […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Car Parts September 23, 2018
    The size of that truck is mind boggling, David.Doesn't Terex make (one of) the largest trucks ever? They are used for haulingore from mines, to the best of my knowledge.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:10 pm
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Lenses For Hire (UK) adds Sony FE range

Sony reaches a Hire level

Sony full-frame mirrorless system owners keen to find out how good the fast Sony GM lenses are can now hire from Lenses For Hire for as little as £69. The hire service has been evaluating the demand and quality of the Sony offering, and recently decided to add the . . . → Read More: Lenses For Hire (UK) adds Sony FE range

Sony A7RIII pixel shift with a vintage lens

We’ve got one from the first Sony ILCE-A7R3 delivery in the UK, and with a first review of two pages appearing in Cameracraft January/February 2018 from tests in early December, I will be following up with a fuller printed review and more on-line articles here as the camera’s potential unfolds.

The Alpha 7 mirrorless . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII pixel shift with a vintage lens

Sony is ready to launch a GPS module

Sony can make GPS work. They pioneered it in the A55, refined it in the A77, A65 and A99 – and abandoned it without a word in all later A-mount cameras and the entire E-mount series. But they prepped the Multi Function Accessory Shoe to be used with a GPS module – and I believe . . . → Read More: Sony is ready to launch a GPS module

Sony A7RIII – more than a skin deep upgrade

With a body-only price of £3,199/$3,198, the third generation of the A7R came as a surprise to Sony’s own photo studio, who labelled most of the product pictures release on Wednesday as ‘A7RM2’ instead of ‘A7RIII’. We’ve changed the filenames on our system, but countless mediafolk of the future will be confused. They do after . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII – more than a skin deep upgrade

Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

There’s a lot of noise about the Nikon D850 right now but few direct comparisons. One problem I have with some early reports is that new D850 owners are most likely to be existing D810 or perhaps D750 or D5 owners. Any comparisons are therefore being made with earlier Nikon sensors.

Recently a Nikon ambassador . . . → Read More: Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

Sony pro service centre opens in London

The first UK walk-in service centre for Sony professional camera users is now officially open at the London, SE11-based Fixation HQ.

Photo: Fixation service experts Jayesh Patel and Pabita Adhikan

Plans for the pioneering Sony PRO Support Service centre were announced in June at a special joint presentation (below) by Yosuke Aoki, Sony Europe Digital . . . → Read More: Sony pro service centre opens in London

WEX add 10% off all Sony E-mount lenses

With large UK cashback offers running at the moment – example, if you buy separate A6500 and 16-70mm lenses you get £150 off the body, £80 off the lens – UK retailer WEX, one of our affiliate partners for Photoclubalpha, has added 10% off all E-mount lenses up to August 10th.

We know the UK . . . → Read More: WEX add 10% off all Sony E-mount lenses

Alpha A9 promises professional performance

You can order the A9 here – any of these links to order will help photoclubalpha pay our way.

B&H have it listed

WEX in the UK (also Calumet)

Amazon (co.uk)

The front view below of the Sony Alpha A9 body, introduced today, gives a subtle clue about changes under the hood. For . . . → Read More: Alpha A9 promises professional performance

Never say ‘zoom with your feet’…

There’s a dismissive and rather superior position some camera club buffs take – ‘why not zoom with your feet?’. It is well worth ignoring. The focal length of your lens, whether your use a zoom or a range of fixed focal length lenses, decides the exact relationship of elements in the picture including one component . . . → Read More: Never say ‘zoom with your feet’…

New 85mm f/1.8 FE and 100mm f/2.8 STF for E-mount

Sony has announced two new lenses for E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The FE 100mm F2.8[i] STF GM OSS is the first Smooth Transition Focus prime since the acclaimed A-mount 135mm and is designed for the best possible bokeh without any trace of aperture-related artefacts. The compact, lightweight FE 85mm F1.8 portrait prime lens may . . . → Read More: New 85mm f/1.8 FE and 100mm f/2.8 STF for E-mount