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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 31, 2022
    I can understand you keeping a couple 5D's and a few Minolta lenses, its almost like burning your bridges of nostalgia if you outed them, The A580 wasn't bad and probably made better use of the sensor than SLT. I now have zero Sony items. The thing with your D850s is it will give you […]
    classiccameras
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 31, 2022
    I think the post and the previous one is along the lines of "flamebait"There is no discussion, just posting links. Gets a bit boring really. This isn't news, come back when there is real news...This gave me the best chuckle of the day. Thank you! You are the poster boy for making lengthy wild speculations, […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 31, 2022
    I think the post and the previous one is along the lines of "flamebait"There is no discussion, just posting links. Gets a bit boring really. This isn't news, come back when there is real news...This gave me the best chuckle of the day. Thank you! You are the poster boy for making lengthy wild speculations, […]
    bakubo
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 30, 2022
    Trouble with retro is many younger photographers have not lived through those days and cameras like the DF don't mean much to them, all being brought up on the currant DSLR shape. I heard one young photographer say he did not like of look of the Fuji cameras preferring his Canon DSLR. I guess the […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 30, 2022
    Former Nikon GM says the DSLR era has ‘already ended’Tetsuro Goto feels Nikon would be wise to focus solely on mirrorless moving forward. But he does regret not making the D900.//www.popphoto.com/news/nikon-gm- ... -era-over/Former Nikon general manager and product designer, Tetsuro Goto is weighing in on the brand’s future. In response to last week’s report that […]
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Get maximum discount on PortraitPro

PortraitPro and LandscapePro software advertise in Cameracraft, which is published by Icon, owners of the Photoclubalpha site. They regularly provide discount codes for readers and at the moment, the discount level is maxed out – but this may only apply for a limited time. Valid for September/October is the code CCS22 and it can . . . → Read More: Get maximum discount on PortraitPro

Sony E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS

Review at Cameracraft.online – read it now

All of the Photoclubalpha archives have now been duplicated to join the f2 and Cameracraft posts at Cameracraft.online, which is where future news and reviews will be published. We’ll always post a notice like this with the link to read at Cameracraft.

Sony E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G . . . → Read More: Sony E 70-350mm f/4.5-6.3 G OSS

Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lens review

In the last few weeks I’ve found myself replying to Facebook Sony user group posts where new owners building their systems have asked about the Sony 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro FE lens. Over the months before this, I’d seen so many comments saying this was the best ever Sony and perhaps the second . . . → Read More: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lens review

The best 50mm for A7RII

After testing the Sony Carl Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 FE in 2014, I was less than impressed. I may have had a decentred example (it happened to dPreview and at least one photographer I trust to know his lens performance expectations). It was, certainly, pin-sharp on a test chart or a brick wall but the moment . . . → Read More: The best 50mm for A7RII

Sony’s precision aspherics

In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements.

Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

NEX-7 close cousin reaches astronomical value

A crowd at a charity auction in Florida couldn’t believe their eyes as two brand new Hasselblad Lunar cameras with a joint retail value of around $14,000 suddenly rocketed in value to $54,500 (from Hasselblad press release this afternoon).

Two photo enthusiasts at the world-famous three day-long annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance exotic car festival . . . → Read More: NEX-7 close cousin reaches astronomical value

Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

The Sony E-mount (not FE) 10-18mm f/5 OSS lens can be used effectively on full frame for creative work and within limits for technically more demanding shots. Below, an uncropped A7R shot of the concourse at Abu Dhabi Airport, taken at 13mm setting, f/6.3 with my lens profile as provided below. Check the straight lines . . . → Read More: Using the 10-18mm OSS zoom on full frame

ACR 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 RC – RX100 compatible

The good news is that you can now download, free, the Release Candidate versions (expire October 31st) of Adobe’s Lightroom 4.2 and Camera Raw 7.2, as well as DNG Converter 7.2, which will give you raw conversions for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX-100.

The bad news is that no camera lens profile is included, and . . . → Read More: ACR 7.2 and Lightroom 4.2 RC – RX100 compatible

Image Data Converter v4 – download now

Sony’s Image Data Converter latest version – 4.0 – will handle all Alpha raw files from A100 to A77, and all NEX raw files. It offers improvements in performance and stability, but it also eliminates the need for the Lightbox application (found in v3) as a separate item. You simply browse for a folder of . . . → Read More: Image Data Converter v4 – download now

Summer Photoworld – our final quarterly

The Summer edition of Photoworld magazine is now available on-line in two forms – through our YUDU subscription, and through the Photoclubalpha website membership subscription. This will be our last quarterly, as over the last few years the website had taken over as a more practical vehicle for news and comment.

In place of the . . . → Read More: Summer Photoworld – our final quarterly