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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Dusting off the lens - part 5 August 9, 2020
    This one is with Minolta MD 100f4 Bellows atop a X-Z macro slider with bellows providing Y-axis movement (into/out of the screen).Statistics: Posted by sury — Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:17 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Hawk in the backyard August 8, 2020
    On the other day, I was in the backyard with my A99M2 and Tamron 60mmf2 taking some pictures. This hawk flies in and perches on a flower bush. Since I did not want to miss the moment, I started taking pictures with my 60mm at about 20 feet distance. It made no moveto fly off. […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Pompino Beach, California August 8, 2020
    JT, Yildiz,Welcome back and thank you for your kind words. I am flattered beyond words and humbled too.Thank you, thank you and thank you.JT, yes, all of them were taken with Sigma 17-35. Out of curiosity, would like to know how you would havedone the first shot differently? SuryThat is my wife Jaya in the […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Pompino Beach, California August 8, 2020
    jbtaylor wrote:Yildiz,You get to start from scratch. Every day we get a chance to redefine ourselves. Can't wait to see.That's so true, JBTaylor!To redefining oneself and a fresh take off into all things possible ... Thanks,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:00 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Pompino Beach, California August 8, 2020
    Yildiz,You get to start from scratch. Every day we get a chance to redefine ourselves. Can't wait to see.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:49 pm
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Sony VAT-back offer – UK only

Many Sony Alpha products are included in the Sony UK VAT-back scheme which will operate until December 24th. Items purchased from authorised retailers from October 28th onwards may be eligible for a claim, and Sony will return the equivalent of the 17.5% VAT paid to the customer directly.

This is not actually VAT back, as . . . → Read More: Sony VAT-back offer – UK only

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

DxO plug-in offers Alpha-NEX HDR/multishot simulation

DxO Labs today announced that a DxO HDR plug-in for DxO Optics Pro 6.5 will be released in November. The new DxO HDR plug-in will enable photographers to merge several RAW shots effortlessly to either capture a greater dynamic range in the scene or to reduce noise beyond the camera’s sensor capability.

DxO was already . . . → Read More: DxO plug-in offers Alpha-NEX HDR/multishot simulation

NEX firmware upgrades released

Sony has released the firmware upgrades which were promised at photokina for the NEX models NEX-5 and NEX-3, and the Alpha mount lens adaptor LA-EA1.

Photoclubalpha readers in Europe can download the firmware upgrade from: //support.sony-europe.com/hub/hub.html

Autofocus is now supported when using the NEX-5/NEX-3 with 14 lenses from the full range of A-mount optics . . . → Read More: NEX firmware upgrades released