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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! February 8, 2016
    Henry,I wonder what prompted him to have a Pigeon as a pet. Perhaps HDR setting might have saved the image too. We could seethe eyes under the hat which otherwise would have been under shadows. It was a good accident that happened. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:50 pm
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  • Aster's Photo Challenge • Re: Challenge #59:"Brotherhood /Sisterhood"- Evaluations / Winner Announcement February 8, 2016
    Yildiz,No apologies needed. With that narrative, it is worth the wait. Honestly, when I submitted the photo,with my (mis)interpretation of the challenge, my thinking was "it is a cute photo that fits the bill". Your interpretation is so on the target, all I could do was read with a chuckle and think "that is so […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: olympus om 1 February 8, 2016
    My sincere condolences for your loss and an appropriate instrument for preserving memories.Thank you for the explanation about the camera. I was intrigued by your comment "they don'tmake cameras like that anymore" statement and hence my questions.With best regards,SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:30 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: olympus om 1 February 8, 2016
    it was one of the first slur's to be as compact as it could be, my friend died of dementia, sad but just one of may with that affliction.mike hawthorneStatistics: Posted by mikehawthorne — Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:10 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: olympus om 1 February 8, 2016
    Wonderful sentimental gift, Mike. What a way to preserve memories. Out of curiosity, what is unique/special about the camera? SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:23 pm
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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

Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

This is a pretty awful case of vignetting and distortion – as you would expect. It’s from an APS-C format wide angle zoom, the 10-18mm f/4 SEL OSS lens for NEX, used on the Alpha 7R full frame mirrorless body. Early in the launch period of this camera, various far more attractive images appeared on-line […] . . . → Read More: Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

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

David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Nikon D4 with 28-300mm VR, Sony NEX-7 with Tamron 18-200mm

Side by side on my light table (which collapses with a ‘pop’ when sixteen tons of Nikon is placed on it), and the NEX-7 is given the foreground role to avoid any accusations of using perspective to make it look tiddly. I’m writing some reviews of the Nikon and other new professional DSLRs for the British […] . . . → Read More: David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

I’m about to offend myself. I own this lens, and I know how upset owners of brand new lenses get when someone says it’s not perfect. Well, the 16-50mm SSM is far from perfect and if you know how to check out lenses, you’ll agree should you be lucky enough to own one. It’s a […] . . . → Read More: Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

Tamron 18-270mm – a hero, but no VC…

After using Sigma’s 18-250mm optically stabilised zoom on Alpha bodies for a year and more, the first thing which strikes about the Tamron 18-270mm for Sony mount is the lack of the VC (Vibration Control) stabiliser found on the same lens made for Canon or Nikon. Tamron’s lenses come without a case, but with a custom […] . . . → Read More: Tamron 18-270mm – a hero, but no VC…

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 SD (IF) DX

TOKINA lenses – the brand name for optical giant Hoya’s interchangeable range – have always been renowned for their tank-like build quality and resistance to plastic trends. They compare so well with Nikon’s own lenses it is hard to tell the difference by feel, and the current design also matches Nikon more than it does […] . . . → Read More: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 SD (IF) DX

CZ 16-80mm Adobe Profile

Continuing to make profiles when time permits, here is a reasonably detailed profile for the Sony DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss zoom (2007) created using the Sony Alpha 550 14.2 megapixel camera using Manual Focus Check Live View at 14X to set the lens focus and ensure the chart is positioned to use 100% […] . . . → Read More: CZ 16-80mm Adobe Profile

NEX camcorder launched

Sony, which has a UK event taking place on Thursday July 15th showcasing new products for the Christmas market, has surprised us by launching its NEX mount HD camcorder with 14.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and 18-200mm OSS interchangeable lens much sooner than anyone expected. . . . → Read More: NEX camcorder launched

HX1 Cyber-shot with EXMOR CMOS and G Lens

Press release from Sony, March 3rd 2009 – important bits highlighted in bold, uncalled-for comments in italics: The Cyber-shot HX1 by Sony, teams stunning picture quality, lightning-fast shooting and powerful creative features in a stylish, supremely easy to use camera. The new flagship of the Cyber-shot range showcases a range of sophisticated image sensing, optical and […] . . . → Read More: HX1 Cyber-shot with EXMOR CMOS and G Lens