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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old camera appreciation! April 12, 2021
    I like this thread! Yildiz, nice photo! I want to visit Turkey again!Here are a few I took with my KM 7D + Sigma 18-125mm f3.5-5.6 while traveling in Europe for a few weeks in 2005 using a Eurail pass.Verona, ItalyMarktplatz, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, GermanyVienna, AustriaOffering me a 2 for 1 in Amsterdam? Statistics: […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Olympus is out... April 12, 2021
    Here is a new interview posted today. We shall see how things play out.Interview: Aki Murata of OMDS (Olympus) - 'we’re more flexible now'//www.dpreview.com/interviews/185 ... exible-nowEditor's note: Barnaby BrittonFor all of the doom and gloom in comments and even some editorial coverage (not, I hasten to add, on DPReview) it seems that the team at […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Looking Back April 12, 2021
    More color isn't a bad thing in this context.JTStatistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:18 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Tiny sensor revenge gallery thread! April 12, 2021
    Thank you!Yildiz.These Gift files can be made in the latest Photoshop element from any photo. To get the best effect later, it takes some time to load the entire Gift file. Better yet, click on the picture and open it in full screen mode. Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:02 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Old camera appreciation! April 12, 2021
    .Indeed very colourful, Sury.20 September 2007 - 10:56 am I was at Topkapi Palace on the historical peninsula and this view is of Karaköy District that accommodates historic Galata Tower and many other historic buildings.Sony DSC-V3Yildiz.Statistics: Posted by aster — Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:01 pm
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Nikon launch today – Sony sensors?

Nikon is holding a launch today (June 30th) in London, and presumably worldwide. Richard Kilpatrick is attending for Icon Publications Ltd. As at 1.30am Monday, no press release has been received from Nikon, so we can assume an embargo will be in place but news may be released around 10.30am Monday 30th (GMT).

The launch . . . → Read More: Nikon launch today – Sony sensors?

A flash ‘revolution’ – the Sony HVL-F58AM

Sony has announced the September introduction of the most powerful flash yet for the Alpha system, the Sony HVL-F58AM which incorporates a brand new body design allowing optimum bounce flash illumination regardless of how you hold the camera.

. . . → Read More: A flash ‘revolution’ – the Sony HVL-F58AM

Megapixels and perceived detail

Increases in pixel count are often dismissed because to ‘double’ the resolution of a 6 megapixel sensor you would need 24 megapixels. Indeed, to double it linearly you would – but the human eye judges density of detail on an area basis.

. . . → Read More: Megapixels and perceived detail

Sony’s 60fps imager in astro camera

Following announcements that Sony has developed a backlight technique to enable extremely low noise exposures, we receive this press release which may or may not be related – a Sony CCD astrophotography camera capable of one-hour exposures and programmed sequences. Resolution seems a bit basic though.

. . . → Read More: Sony’s 60fps imager in astro camera

Faking a polarizer using RAW

Here’s a question which came in to my email just now:

“Could I process a RAW file in Photoshop to achieve a similar effect as if I had used a Polaroid lens filter? Or would I be better just using the Polaroid filter?”

The answer is that you can never imitate the effect of polarizing . . . → Read More: Faking a polarizer using RAW

Sony Alpha 350 – a Creative Review

The introduction of a £399 (street price, RRP £449) DSLR with 14.2 megapixels – with or without a useful type of Live View – should have been applauded by reviewers. It’s the single most important point about the camera. No other DSLR approaches this image size and resolution at such a low price.

. . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 350 – a Creative Review

Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele-Macro LD Di

Our cover photo for the Spring 2008 issue of Photoworld was taken with a Tamron 70-300mm zoom costing less than £120 from most larger retailers or internet shops. The reputation of the lens meant we had to take a look at it, because the current choice in the Sony range is limited to one ‘kit’ . . . → Read More: Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele-Macro LD Di

Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files

CLICKING on key mapping points of a face, then adjusting some simple overlaid Bezier curves using movable anchors, it takes only a minute to load a typical headshot portrait into Portrait Professional.

. . . → Read More: Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files