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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Sun Dog at High Noon October 17, 2021
    This sun dog is the first one that I have ever seen around noon.A77ii, Sony 16-80, 8x ND filter.A77ii, Tokina 11-16, 8x ND filter.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:23 pm
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  • Lens Lore • Re: Fungus! October 15, 2021
    Glad to hear you got it resolved.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:58 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Shooting in the dark October 15, 2021
    Thanks Barry. I really like the lens, especially at night. My only problem is that recently the AF quick working all together with the lens. Not sure why. It just goes to a spot where nothing is in focus and says it's good to go. It's the only lens I have that does that.Statistics: Posted […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • A700: Man in the dark, Guanajuato, Mexico October 15, 2021
    A man at night in Guanajuato, Mexico in 2008. Actually, it was much darker than it appears in this photo because I brightened it up. I was sitting on a bench nearby for several minutes and the whole time I didn't even know he was there in the dark doorway. He moved though and it […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Shooting in the dark October 14, 2021
    Interesting shots, I always liked the Tokina lens (still have it)I should do more night shots, not done anything for agesStatistics: Posted by bfitzgerald — Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:20 pm
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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

Tamron’s super value 70-300mm USD on the A7RII

If you want to get a 70-300mm which works on the Sony A7RII, the A7 series body with the best on-sensor phase detection/contrast detection mix, your first choice should be the new Sony FE 70-300mm f/4-5.6 G OSS. But that demands a wallet opened with £1,150 (UK SRP) in it. In return you get . . . → Read More: Tamron’s super value 70-300mm USD on the A7RII

Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a . . . → Read More: Sony launch UK PRO support

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

Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Machined from brass and chrome-plated, in the tradition of lens mounts from 50 years ago and not necessarily the best solution for precision or lifetime wear, Fotodiox’s TOUGH E-mount is a replacement body mount bayonet which you can fit to your existing A7R, A7, NEX-7, A6000 or any other metal-mount E-mount body in a few . . . → Read More: The Fotodiox Tough E-Mount

Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics

Although some of my information back in September was off-mark (writes David Kilpatrick), the post which I put up here was definitely right about the new A7 or rumoured ‘full frame NEX’ being based on the RX body design. I gather it was not the Alpha division, or the NEX division, which handed the prototype . . . → Read More: Sony A7 merges NEX and RX lines, RX10 revives classics