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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 […]
    ValeryD
  • 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 […]
    bfitzgerald
  • 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, […]
    ValeryD
  • 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, […]
    smulnik

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Nikon D90 – 4.5fps, HD video, 12 megapixels CMOS

Nikon has introduced some of the technologies we might expect to see from Sony, apparently using the IMX021 sensor (the pixel count on the long edge is 4288, rather than 4272 as normally processed from a Sony Alpha 700 file, but this is within the usual limits of different raw conversions). The D90 is an . . . → Read More: Nikon D90 – 4.5fps, HD video, 12 megapixels CMOS

Canon EOS 50D faces up to Live View

Canon has today officially announced the 15.5 megapixel APS-C EOS 50D. This is a 1.6X factor sensor, packing a density well in excess of the Alpha 350 – if Sony was to make an Alpha with the same pixel density it would be 17.5 megapixels, and a full framer would be 38.5 megapixels.

. . . → Read More: Canon EOS 50D faces up to Live View

Alpha 900 – finder and frames

It’s not going to be long before we see the Alpha 900, and some cameras are known to be out there on trial in the hands of Sony staff and pre-release testers. I am not one, so rest assured, this is not a leak! What can you expect from the Alpha 900’s full-frame prism finder? . . . → Read More: Alpha 900 – finder and frames

Photokina – a look back, and forward

At the end of September 2006, I set off for a quick visit to photokina in Cologne, having parted company with Icon’s am-pro magazine ƒ2 and not really needing to report on the whole show in detail. Here’s the report I wrote then, with photos, and some thoughts for the 2008 show.

. . . → Read More: Photokina – a look back, and forward

Alpha 900 launch

There seems to be a lot of speculation about the Alpha 900 or Pro, and uncertainty about the timing of introduction. The August 14th date is not the 900, it’s two Cybershot models. The Alpha 900 will, as far as we are aware, be shown to the press on September 9th/10th worldwide.

. . . → Read More: Alpha 900 launch

Join the Forum – it’s buzzing!

The Photoclub Forum has really picked up in the last few weeks. We now have (as I write):

Total posts 2869 • Total topics 607 • Total members 894

That’s a long way from the early days – this site only went live just over a year ago though we have ‘date stamped’ some pages . . . → Read More: Join the Forum – it’s buzzing!

Slim Cyber-shot lifestyle models launched

Well, it looks as if the 14th August UK press conference for exciting digital camera news may not be about the Alpha 900 after all – Sony has just officially announced that some colourful little Cyber-shot models with ISO 3200 capability will be unveiled there, and no mention of the A900. Roll on September 9th!

. . . → Read More: Slim Cyber-shot lifestyle models launched

Calumet London Sony ACE centre

Calumet has announced that its Wardour Street, Soho, London store is now a Sony Alpha Centre of Excellence:

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. . . → Read More: Calumet London Sony ACE centre

New ‘micro 4/3rds’ system unveiled

Received this morning from Olympus PR:

Tokyo, 5 August 2008 – Olympus Imaging Corporation (Olympus Imaging) and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic) today announced joint development of technologies and devices for the “Micro Four Thirds System standard”.

. . . → Read More: New ‘micro 4/3rds’ system unveiled

Sony announcement August 14th

SONY UK has notified us of a press conference to announce an ‘exciting digital camera’ on August 14th.

They have also said that full details will be provided soon. It is possible this will be embargoed – we may attend a meeting on the 14th, but have to agree not to publish until a date . . . → Read More: Sony announcement August 14th