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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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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

A7RII versus Pentax 645Z

At a workshop given by John Denton for The Flash Centre, with Elinchrom lighting and Pentax 645Z demonstration. model Laura posed for a comparison pair of shots using the Pentax with 90mm macro lens and the A7RII equipped I regret to say with a much inferior lens, the basic 28-70mm.

To compare the quality bear . . . → Read More: A7RII versus Pentax 645Z

David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Nikon D4 with 28-300mm VR, Sony NEX-7 with Tamron 18-200mm

Side by side on my light table (which collapses with a ‘pop’ when sixteen tons of Nikon is placed on it), and the NEX-7 is given the foreground role to avoid any accusations of using perspective to make it look tiddly.

I’m writing some reviews of the Nikon and other new professional DSLRs for . . . → Read More: David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Minolta 70-210mm f4 versus Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS

The Canon 5D MkIII arrived, but I will not be reporting on that here – it is with me for a British Journal review, and that will take a little time and will also be exclusive to the BJP in print and on iPad App. So no sneak preview anywhere else!

However, with the camera . . . → Read More: Minolta 70-210mm f4 versus Canon 70-200mm f4 L IS

Crop or cram? Pixel density versus the big view…

The Alpha 900 offers an unrivalled view through its 100% prism finder. The extra brightness, as well as the size and clarity, make most subjects far easier to photograph well. For some users, however, the full frame camera brings a disadvantage in terms of reach and resolution. You need lenses 50% longer (and thus twice . . . → Read More: Crop or cram? Pixel density versus the big view…

Sony 70-400mm vs Minolta 400mm f/4.5

Gustav Kiburg has done an extensive test between these two lenses, posted in a Dyxum.com forum thread:

//www.dyxum.com/dforum/comparision-test-sony-70-400-vsminolta-400mm-f4_topic46212.html

It’s well worth checking out.

– DK

Sony Alpha 900 and Nikon D3X raw file noise comparison

Like Mike Johnston writing in The On-Line Photographer, I’m aware that any attempt to line up one or more cameras and show comparison images or make judgements is on to a loser from the start. And any webmaster who puts an external link in the first half dozen words of a new post is losing . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 900 and Nikon D3X raw file noise comparison

Studio comparison A900, 5DMkII, D3X

This set of full size shots was taken with the still life left set up, because the Nikon and Canon cameras were not here at the same time. It compares the A900, 5DMkII and D3X using the converters supplied by the makers – Image Data Converter SR2, Digital Photo Professional, and Capture NX2. Each small . . . → Read More: Studio comparison A900, 5DMkII, D3X