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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California November 27, 2021
    Oh, the younger generation!Sig, when I was a kid, we would often travel to Illinois over the old Chain of Rocks Bridge (25 cent fare). If it was late on Friday night, we would see the old lighthouses lit up. They are still there today, as their main purpose was, and still is, water intakes […]
    smulnik
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Dance Photographer's Archive November 27, 2021
    Arabian.A900, 70-200mm G, F2.8, 1/250, ISO 2000Snow - The overhead rig which is supposed to slowly release the snow malfunctioned and dropped all of the snow in one big dump. It looked like a blizzard on stage. I managed to lift the camera and get a shot of the tail-end of the storm while the […]
    smulnik
  • Give it Your Best Shot • A Dance Photographer's Archive November 27, 2021
    Hi All,Work has been overwhelming for the past few months and I haven't had much time for photography. So for now, I thought I'd share some shots from my dance archives. Some of them might be a decade old or older. Since it's Nutcracker season I'll start with those. Plus, it's every dance company's biggest […]
    smulnik
  • Lens Lore • Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm November 24, 2021
    I have had the Olympus E-M1 II and Olympus 12-200mm f3.5-6.3 for 3 weeks or so and I like them a lot. I started a thread about them along with some sample, full-size photos. I added lots more info in further posts in that thread://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65611240E-M1 II + 12-200mm and E-M10 II + ECG-3 grip + […]
    bakubo
  • Alpha A-mount System • The LAEA4 Might be "discontinued" November 17, 2021
    I had a look on Amazon sites, it's mostly showing available as "used" only.This includes many of the European ones and other camera retailers.If this is true, it might be another heavy blow for some users.Reason, for screw drive lenses - the LAEA4 works on most of the cameras out there including the A7/II/III, and […]
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Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

We are able to offer, now, the complete 28-issue digital archive in page-turn format for the final eleven years of Minolta Image and Photoworld (as it became) from 2002 to 2011. For only £10, a one-off payment, you unlock the complete collection of digital versions of the printed quarterly magazine.

This collection forms a . . . → Read More: Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

Back issues to 2002

We have now expanded the archive of downloadable PDF files of our magazine issues, available to subscribers to Photoclubalpha, back to December 2002 with five issues of Minolta Image. The issues make a fascinating record of the transition from film to digital, and then from Minolta to Konica Minolta, and later to Sony.

The link . . . → Read More: Back issues to 2002

Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

OVER the past few days I’ve been looking at the NEX-5 and a range of lenses and optical systems. I’ve got adaptors for C-mount (16mm/TV/CCTV) lenses, Leica 39mm screw, Minolta MD and the LA-EA1 for Alpha A-mount. The NEX-5 has proved able to provide a surprisingly bright focusing image through a classic German microscope:

. . . → Read More: Fitting a Vectis 80-240mm to the NEX

Alpha’s Silver Jubilee

The Alpha System celebrates its Silver Jubilee or 25th Anniversary this month.

We have a full length revision of the article which appears in the latest Photoworld now online as a page here.

Read our 25th birthday review of the Alpha system’s history now!

. . . → Read More: Alpha’s Silver Jubilee

A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

The colours of County Cork

IN 2006 before the Sony Alpha 100 was launched, my Dynax 7D went on its last serious travel shoot, spending a short week in the south-west of Ireland.

. . . → Read More: The colours of County Cork