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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 26, 2020
    Sig,Very nice shots. I guess it helps to have a bright day to get some sharp images.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 26, 2020
    smulnik wrote:Thanks Valery! I think that sports fans would go nuts for this lens too. Usually you have to have a "press pass" in order to get into a stadium with a big lens, but no one at the gates gives this small lens a second look. I get the usual "come on in and […]
    ValeryD
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 26, 2020
    Thanks Valery! I think that sports fans would go nuts for this lens too. Usually you have to have a "press pass" in order to get into a stadium with a big lens, but no one at the gates gives this small lens a second look. I get the usual "come on in and have […]
    smulnik
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 24, 2020
    Good shots! Thank you!smulnik wrote:Thanks for starting the thread, Valery. I like those landscapes. Is there a name for that type of rock art?......Sig...it's Inuksuk - landmark or directions. Probably this article has better explanation ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InuksukStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:53 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 24, 2020
    Thanks for starting the thread, Valery. I like those landscapes. Is there a name for that type of rock art?I think that it’s a shame that this lens was discontinued now that we finally have cameras with the technology (high ISO and high shutter speeds) that can enable it to be used effectively while being […]
    smulnik

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Larmor 5th Generation glass screen protector with Sunshade

We’ve fitted GGS or similar toughened laminated glass screen protectors to our Sony bodies ever since way back in 2011, we were the first Alpha web resource to publish information about NEX screen delamination and how to repair a deteriorated LCD using one of these great products.

Replacing NEX LCD Cover Glass

Of course it . . . → Read More: Larmor 5th Generation glass screen protector with Sunshade

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

Sony A7RIII pixel shift with a vintage lens

We’ve got one from the first Sony ILCE-A7R3 delivery in the UK, and with a first review of two pages appearing in Cameracraft January/February 2018 from tests in early December, I will be following up with a fuller printed review and more on-line articles here as the camera’s potential unfolds.

The Alpha 7 mirrorless . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII pixel shift with a vintage lens

Sony is ready to launch a GPS module

Sony can make GPS work. They pioneered it in the A55, refined it in the A77, A65 and A99 – and abandoned it without a word in all later A-mount cameras and the entire E-mount series. But they prepped the Multi Function Accessory Shoe to be used with a GPS module – and I believe . . . → Read More: Sony is ready to launch a GPS module

Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

There’s a lot of noise about the Nikon D850 right now but few direct comparisons. One problem I have with some early reports is that new D850 owners are most likely to be existing D810 or perhaps D750 or D5 owners. Any comparisons are therefore being made with earlier Nikon sensors.

Recently a Nikon ambassador . . . → Read More: Sony A7RII versus Nikon D850 – noise

Alpha A9 promises professional performance

You can order the A9 here – any of these links to order will help photoclubalpha pay our way.

B&H have it listed

WEX in the UK (also Calumet)

Amazon (co.uk)

The front view below of the Sony Alpha A9 body, introduced today, gives a subtle clue about changes under the hood. For . . . → Read More: Alpha A9 promises professional performance

Never say ‘zoom with your feet’…

There’s a dismissive and rather superior position some camera club buffs take – ‘why not zoom with your feet?’. It is well worth ignoring. The focal length of your lens, whether your use a zoom or a range of fixed focal length lenses, decides the exact relationship of elements in the picture including one component . . . → Read More: Never say ‘zoom with your feet’…

Sony launches A99II at photokina

Sony has today released the details of the updated A99II, using a 42MP sensor and 5-axis stabilisation to match the A7RII. It does not appear to have retained GPS and the paragraph highlighted in red later on indicates a weasel-worded possible get out for this – it may not embed GPS in the image . . . → Read More: Sony launches A99II at photokina

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 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF

With the 24-70mm f/2.8 new Sony GM FE lens selling for £1799 (UK) and the A-mount version two 24-70mm f/2.8 for a full £100 more, the cost of a basic mid-range zoom to use with a camera like the A7RII remains very high. There are good arguments to be happy with the 24-70mm f/4 . . . → Read More: Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM on mirrorless FF