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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 September 26, 2018
    Very nice equestrian captures Valery. Most of the ones I have watched were very exiting Great Sport. Thanks for sharingStatistics: Posted by david antony — Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 September 25, 2018
    Hi ValeryD;These are really good. All in focus and the action is captured intact. Equestrian activities are always interesting and horses beautiful.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:14 pm
    aster
  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Ordered an RX100 September 25, 2018
    Finaly! Nice shot! Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:31 am
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Ordered an RX100 September 25, 2018
    ValeryD wrote:Henry! I can not believe you did not take any pictures with the new camera. You have nerves of steel ... Just tell us about the camera. Where is the photo? Here is one from a few days ago. Taken as a jpeg, not raw. I think I have taken only about 50 photos […]
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  • Digital non-SLR • Re: Ordered an RX100 September 24, 2018
    Henry! I can not believe you did not take any pictures with the new camera. You have nerves of steel ... Just tell us about the camera. Where is the photo? Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:37 pm
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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’s precision aspherics

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 . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

A7R II – universal solution, lens challenge

I’m under pressure to take endless pictures with the A7R II which arrived from WEX (Warehouse Express) on Thursday superbly packed. I am also finishing off f2 Freelance Photographer magazine to go to print over the weekend and have many hours of work to do – and despite having the camera, I won’t be removing . . . → Read More: A7R II – universal solution, lens challenge

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.

. . . → Read More: 20/20 vision – Sony Alpha 58 review

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review

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

Sony’s Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon ZA SSM T* reviewed

The Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon ZA T* is probably the best, or equal to the best, in its class. It may perhaps be the best ever 84° angle fast lens ever made for the general SLR system market, and I would happy to pitch it against any of the current equivalent offerings for . . . → Read More: Sony’s Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon ZA SSM T* reviewed

Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

It must be two years ago, at least, that an Australian sports photographer confided he had seen a Sony prototype which would blow away everything – an Alpha which could shoot at incredible frame rates (he mentioned 15fps) and follow focus. It may have been something unlike the Alpha 77, which follows focus 12fps . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Once I had a quarterplate hand-and-stand camera, vintage 1920s. Attached to the front standard was a small reflex viewfinder, giving a miniature composition you could use at waist or chest level. On the same standard was a folding wire frame, with a companion eye-sighting window flipping up from the side of the body. This gave . . . → Read More: The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Practical’s NEX-5 verdict – 8/10

I was going to post this on our Forum for NEX originally. It’s not good form to launch into what may be seen as ‘rival’ publications or journalists, so it’s the kind of thing which is often kept to blog pages or forum discussion. But Practical Photography is one the best-selling, and most powerful, photo . . . → Read More: Practical’s NEX-5 verdict – 8/10

Sony Alpha 550 Review: highs and lows

My review of the Sony Alpha 550 was supposed to appear at the end of November, allowing one week abroad in good weather with plenty of subject-matter, in Tenerife. Sadly that trip had to be cancelled, and the Nikon D3S arrived for review on the day we were meant to have travelled. So, with far . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 550 Review: highs and lows