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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some B&W images February 27, 2021
    .Sury, in my humble opinion, what JBTaylor referred about the sunburst /glare due to the used lens is not just competing unnecessarily, it's taking over the naturalistic look of the whole shot. The sunburst also is a mechanical effect whereas the rest of the beauty of the scene comes from the natural and living environment. […]
    aster
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Adjustment of over warm Jpegs February 26, 2021
    Most of the Sony's of that era were a bit over warm I found the same on the A57, easy to adjust as you say select the WB.Why he didn't say that in the text of the article, who knows there is no mythical menu item hidden in there same as the A57 if anything […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Adjustment of over warm Jpegs February 26, 2021
    Thanks Barry, After some experimenting I found switching from AWB to day light reduced the over warm pictures on Jpgs.Yep, Rockwell will often say a underperforming lens, performs very well, thankfully I have never bought a lens based on his reviewsStatistics: Posted by classiccameras — Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:59 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some B&W images February 26, 2021
    JT,Thank you. The opportunity (seeking the shot rather than serendipitous) gave me a different perspective.I was thinking in terms of what our friend would like (since this is an "assignment"). A constraint (or structure)I had not considered before. Still I made some mistakes and realized them soon enough. The first mistake wasthat my position in […]
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some B&W images February 26, 2021
    I have seen the lone pine. Even took a picture. Wasn't the treat that I thought it would be as the tourist perspective is way too common for my taste. Still, glad I got there. 17 mile drive is something that everyone should experience.The first set is preferable with #2 being most desirable. You really […]
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Gary Friedman publishes NEX-7 ‘beyond the guide’ book

As Gary says, his e-books do not replace the camera manual and also don’t replace Camera Controls 101 – he writes for the user who already knows which end of the lens fits a screw filter and which end goes on the camera body. His new NEX-7 book fast-tracks into many key features of the . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman publishes NEX-7 ‘beyond the guide’ book

50,000 megapixel camera

DURHAM, N.C. — By synchronizing 98 tiny cameras in a single device, electrical engineers from Duke University and the University of Arizona have developed a prototype camera that can create images with unprecedented detail.

The camera’s resolution is five times better than 20/20 human vision over a 120 degree horizontal field.

The new camera has . . . → Read More: 50,000 megapixel camera

Mixed up market – specced up compacts, dumbed down DSLRs

Canon has pulled off another change in the direction of DSLR development with the EOS 650D, but in the process seem to have accepted a blurring of the boundaries between consumer cameras and enthusiast gear. Sony has finally bowed to pressure and put raw image processing back into a compact, using a larger than normal . . . → Read More: Mixed up market – specced up compacts, dumbed down DSLRs