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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: When ignorance is bliss.... October 29, 2020
    JT,Thank you. And it did. I know I have some dust on the sensor. The local shop I usually take it to is not open yet.A little LR tweak took care of it. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:55 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: When ignorance is bliss.... October 29, 2020
    Nicely done. It's a fine piece of gear.Good thing you had a black background. That kind of f stop will show any dust on the sensor.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:32 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • When ignorance is bliss.... October 29, 2020
    I have a 60mmf2 Tamron macro lens and has been wanting one with longer focal length. I have been chasing a Sigma 180f2.8 for few years and could not find one cheap enough for me to buy. I have been using other means to get the magnification (CUL set, tubes, reverse mount etc) but never […]
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • It's Fall October 28, 2020
    which is just an excuse to shoot narrow with the 135mm.Join in if you like.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:09 am
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 28, 2020
    Well, here's a comparison of the phone with a good camera appeared. I hope now it becomes clearer why I started thinking about purchasing a phone with a very good camera. Even if we consider that Pixel 3 has far from the best camera, (I have on Xiaomi two cameras - 20 megapixels), the photos […]
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Supermoon on A55

One-minute sequence of the Moon and clouds at its closest point and largest size, shot using the A55 with 500mm Minolta AF reflex lens and 2X Teleplus converter.

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

Sony affirms NEX future – and SLT path for Alpha

Sony today announced upgrades and a road map which will keep NEX E-system adopters more than happy – especially those who have added NEX to their Alpha outfit. Diehard Alpha purists will be less delighted.

At the photokina press conference, a two-year rollout of additional NEX lenses was announced including a fast Carl Zeiss wide-angle, . . . → Read More: Sony affirms NEX future – and SLT path for Alpha

Sigma lens incompatibility with A33 and A55

Edited from Sigma Japan’s announcement:

Sigma’s lenses for Sony mount may have a potential aperture operation problem when used with the Sony α33 and α55 Interchangeable Lens digital cameras.

To overcome this issue, we will be offering, free of charge, a modification service to our customers who have purchased a Sony α33 and α55 and . . . → Read More: Sigma lens incompatibility with A33 and A55

NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

The final release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.2, DNG Converter 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 includes raw conversion support for the Alpha 33 and 55 models as well as the NEX-5 and NEX-3, Alpha 290 and 390 which were included in the Release Candidate versions. These August 30th releases are final version, RC versions are a . . . → Read More: NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

It’s a funny word to use, because the mirrors involved are transparent and not translucent (which implies passing light but not in an image-forming manner). Translucent means semi-opaque, letting light through in the way that an opal perspex sheet or Kodatrace foil does. Transparent means something you can see through.

But now, thanks to the . . . → Read More: Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’