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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 31, 2020
    bfitzgerald wrote:..............Yes the early batches of the 16-80mm were plastic mechanism, also an issue on the 16-105mm from what I hear, they updated them to metal I believe. So if you use them hang onto them. I do wonder if I should sell more stuff off, then I think what would I do with the […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 31, 2020
    The torches top one is with the DOF effect in portrait, the second is the one without (it is close ish so show some background blur though not as much) It seems to always say a normal shot too for portrait, I assume in case it messes things up or you want a non blur […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 31, 2020
    smulnik wrote:Thanks everyone. Even though this lens was designed to be a compact/lightweight telephoto, I often challenge myself to find ways to use its odd bokeh to create something artsy. SigThere were purple lights in the bushes behind this skeleton. The len's bokeh makes them look a bit like spooky eyeballs. A99, Sony 500mm Reflex, […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 31, 2020
    Sig,Very cool set. Love it.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:31 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 31, 2020
    Thanks everyone. Even though this lens was designed to be a compact/lightweight telephoto, I often challenge myself to find ways to use its odd bokeh to create something artsy. SigThere were purple lights in the bushes behind this skeleton. The len's bokeh makes them look a bit like spooky eyeballs. A99, Sony 500mm Reflex, F8, […]
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Win a Sigma 20mm f/1.8 and fly the Alpha flag

If you use Sigma lenses on your Alpha, you can join the Sigma User Club UK and enter their prize competitions (anyone can join, worldwide, but you must be in the UK to enter the competitions as the prizes are given by the UK distribution company).

The latest one is for shallow depth of field, and the prize on offer is a 20mm f1.8 EX DG lens -potentially a great optic for the forthcoming full-frame Sony! It’s something we would love to do here on Photoclubalpha, but without official Sony support, we can’t offer prize competitions yet.

The overall competition is for Sigma UK Photographer of the Year, and the theme prizes are given six times a year. It is the start of a new season of six competitions after this theme, and points accumulate towards £1,000 worth of Sigma equipment for the annual winner.

Here’s the link:

//www.sigmauser.eu/content/view/89/73/

Why are we promoting this contest here? Well, a look at their latest judging shows no sign of Alpha users, and there must be countless Sigma lens owners amongst our UK readers. So get in there (membership is free, it’s a website club only) and show off your Alpha+Sigma skills. Having a few Alpha users around might help Sigma speed up the process of reintroducing more lenses in Alpha mount. The 20mm f/1.8 prize, we are glad to say, is one of the designs they do offer for Alpha.

– DK


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