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  • Digital non-SLR • Brain dead camera feature design (Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, etc.) April 19, 2024
    I own Canon, Panasonic, and Olympus cameras and they all have the same brain dead, annoying behavior in one respect. I bet you have noticed this too and you just shake your head in wonder that these camera companies all have the same ridiculous design feature. I am hoping there is some camera company that […]
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: Sony HEIF: Why no Adobe RGB? March 24, 2024
    I don't own high-end screens. My two Samsung 24" screens don't show any difference between JPG and Heif files.Statistics: Posted by Fotogeorge — Sun Mar 24, 2024 7:14 pm
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: Sony HEIF: Why no Adobe RGB? March 23, 2024
    I have been finding several things about the A6700 that not a single written or video review bothered to mention. No surprise. Every time I buy a camera it is the same. I have searched and still not found an answer to my question so today I asked ChatGPT. It gave this answer which is […]
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: Sony HEIF: Why no Adobe RGB? March 20, 2024
    I'm here. Check it every day. Most of my older photo software doesn't use Heif. My iPad uses Heif so I changed it to Jpg. All my older photo software products don't recognize Heif files. Canon originally used Heif files. I'll stick with Jpeg. I have a A6500. The A6500 doesn't work with Nissin MF18 […]
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • Sony HEIF: Why no Adobe RGB? March 19, 2024
    Is anyone still on this forum?Last month I bought a Sony A6700. I still have mostly m4/3 gear and still mostly prefer it, but I was sort of bored and felt like trying something else.Anyway, I have been playing around with HEIF photos. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, etc. these days produce 3 types of […]
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Sony 20-70mm f/4 G – a new type of lens

The 20-70mm f4 Sony G looks interesting though the UK price of £1400 is a bit over the top (under $1100 in the USA) – maybe allowing for further losses pounds vs dollar. It’s over twice the price of the Panasonic 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 – maybe not comparable but the Lumix lens is regularly discounted . . . → Read More: Sony 20-70mm f/4 G – a new type of lens

Lenses For Hire (UK) adds Sony FE range

Sony reaches a Hire level

Sony full-frame mirrorless system owners keen to find out how good the fast Sony GM lenses are can now hire from Lenses For Hire for as little as £69. The hire service has been evaluating the demand and quality of the Sony offering, and recently decided to add the . . . → Read More: Lenses For Hire (UK) adds Sony FE range

Sony A7RIII review in Cameracraft

Read David Kilpatrick’s review of the Sony A7RIII

Cameracraft January/February started the A7RIII test report, and March/April 2018 continued it. Both are free to read now on ISSUU. In the second issue you’ll also find the review of the 24-105mm f/4 FE G OSS lens. In the first issue, Gary Friedman looks at the RX10 . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII review in Cameracraft

Sony A7RIII – more than a skin deep upgrade

With a body-only price of £3,199/$3,198, the third generation of the A7R came as a surprise to Sony’s own photo studio, who labelled most of the product pictures release on Wednesday as ‘A7RM2’ instead of ‘A7RIII’. We’ve changed the filenames on our system, but countless mediafolk of the future will be confused. They do after . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII – more than a skin deep upgrade

Sony pro service centre opens in London

The first UK walk-in service centre for Sony professional camera users is now officially open at the London, SE11-based Fixation HQ.

Photo: Fixation service experts Jayesh Patel and Pabita Adhikan

Plans for the pioneering Sony PRO Support Service centre were announced in June at a special joint presentation (below) by Yosuke Aoki, Sony Europe Digital . . . → Read More: Sony pro service centre opens in London

WEX add 10% off all Sony E-mount lenses

With large UK cashback offers running at the moment – example, if you buy separate A6500 and 16-70mm lenses you get £150 off the body, £80 off the lens – UK retailer WEX, one of our affiliate partners for Photoclubalpha, has added 10% off all E-mount lenses up to August 10th.

We know the UK . . . → Read More: WEX add 10% off all Sony E-mount lenses

Alpha A9 promises professional performance

You can order the A9 here – any of these links to order will help photoclubalpha pay our way.

B&H have it listed

WEX in the UK (also Calumet)

Amazon (co.uk)

The front view below of the Sony Alpha A9 body, introduced today, gives a subtle clue about changes under the hood. For . . . → Read More: Alpha A9 promises professional performance

Never say ‘zoom with your feet’…

There’s a dismissive and rather superior position some camera club buffs take – ‘why not zoom with your feet?’. It is well worth ignoring. The focal length of your lens, whether your use a zoom or a range of fixed focal length lenses, decides the exact relationship of elements in the picture including one component . . . → Read More: Never say ‘zoom with your feet’…

New 85mm f/1.8 FE and 100mm f/2.8 STF for E-mount

Sony has announced two new lenses for E-mount mirrorless cameras.

The FE 100mm F2.8[i] STF GM OSS is the first Smooth Transition Focus prime since the acclaimed A-mount 135mm and is designed for the best possible bokeh without any trace of aperture-related artefacts. The compact, lightweight FE 85mm F1.8 portrait prime lens may . . . → Read More: New 85mm f/1.8 FE and 100mm f/2.8 STF for E-mount

Sony launches A99II at photokina

Sony has today released the details of the updated A99II, using a 42MP sensor and 5-axis stabilisation to match the A7RII. It does not appear to have retained GPS and the paragraph highlighted in red later on indicates a weasel-worded possible get out for this – it may not embed GPS in the image . . . → Read More: Sony launches A99II at photokina