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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Looking Back May 9, 2021
    Interesting place Sury. I have long-desired to make a trip north of the arctic circle. Thanks for sharing these shots.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sun May 09, 2021 1:25 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Recent flower photos May 9, 2021
    JB nice shots. I really love the water on the petals especially in the last one.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sun May 09, 2021 1:23 am
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount May 8, 2021
    Wow! You found so "great" prices for . Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat May 08, 2021 8:36 pm
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount May 8, 2021
    In some ways I regret selling the A57, it was quite good overall. Didn't like the hard viewfinder eyecup, nor the have to press the AF button to change AF points, and the EVF was a bit wishy washy though usable. Output was good low light decent enough and I found the AF to be […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount May 8, 2021
    Interesting you mention 16mp, both the A57 and A37 which I owned ( and regretted selling them ) had identical 16mp sensors, they were very good, the A57 in particular was a standout camera among all the others, never to be repeated. I have a A58, its no better in picture quality at 20mp than […]
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New Photoworld edition available

The latest Photoworld edition, No 1 2011, is now available to electronic edition subscribers (Normal or Premium) and is being printed to mail out before the end of January to all print edition subscribers.

The cover shot is by Shirley Kilpatrick, and is an uncropped capture very rapidly taken using the Alpha 550 with . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition available

ACR 6.2 2010 Process – huge improvement

Before the launch of the NEX models, the last camera we reviewed here was the Alpha 550. The final review pages dealt with the high ISO performance.

Following the release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.1 and 6.2, the new ’2010 Process’ has replaced the ’2003 Process’ in conversions (you can select either option). The 2010 . . . → Read More: ACR 6.2 2010 Process – huge improvement

Alpha 550: sky noise, exposure and Auto ISO

My review of the Alpha 550 has caused controversy because of the blue sky noise. I might as well say that over the last week, I’ve used the 550 in a wide range of conditions – some very bad conditions included – and its failure to match ISO 100 finesse would not worry me at . . . → Read More: Alpha 550: sky noise, exposure and Auto ISO

Sony Alpha 550 Review: highs and lows

My review of the Sony Alpha 550 was supposed to appear at the end of November, allowing one week abroad in good weather with plenty of subject-matter, in Tenerife. Sadly that trip had to be cancelled, and the Nikon D3S arrived for review on the day we were meant to have travelled. So, with far . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 550 Review: highs and lows