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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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Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

This video was made on December 23rd using the Alpha 55 (AVCHD recording) hand held, with SS enabled, and the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm zoom. This video has been uploaded in full 1080p HD and can be viewed at high resolution if you have a fast enough connection. The soundtrack is a classical guitar piece I . . . → Read More: Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Once I had a quarterplate hand-and-stand camera, vintage 1920s. Attached to the front standard was a small reflex viewfinder, giving a miniature composition you could use at waist or chest level. On the same standard was a folding wire frame, with a companion eye-sighting window flipping up from the side of the body. This gave . . . → Read More: The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Alpha 55 – in depth pros and cons

It’s taken me a long time to get round to writing a review of the Alpha 55. You don’t get to use a new type of camera very often, and this camera blends elements which have all been used before in a completely new way. This review is pretty from the point of view . . . → Read More: Alpha 55 – in depth pros and cons

Adobe releases 6.3 and 3.3 raw with 560-580 support

Raw conversion for the Sony Alpha 560 and 580 models is now available from Adobe. Adobe has released the final ‘cut’ of Lightroom 3.3 and Camera Raw 6.3, along with other improvements on December 7th and a Bridge update which was released a week ago:

Photoshop CS5 12.0.2 update

December 7, 2010 Windows | Macintosh

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Alpha 900/850 Firmware Upgrade

A firmware upgrade that refines shooting responses and creative options for the α900 and α850 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras has been released by Sony. All new and existing customers are advised to install the upgrade, available to download from the ‘Support’ area of the Sony web site.

Autofocus is quicker and more responsive than ever, . . . → Read More: Alpha 900/850 Firmware Upgrade