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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 26, 2020
    You can replace any element in your photo with one of your own. If you have a beautiful sky and need to replace the ho-humbeach, it can be done. It is not a preset of enhancement/adjustment. It is literally replacing the original sky with a new image.The AI portion detects where the horizon is, and […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 26, 2020
    Is there a stock beach that you could use as well? Is the stock sky a preset of enhancements to your original or is it a replacement?Thanks,JTStatistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:36 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 September 26, 2020
    A99-II + 500F8Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:11 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 26, 2020
    Good one!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:04 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Luminar 4 September 25, 2020
    I have had Luminar 4 since Dec 2019 but could not use it due to graphics card issues on my computer. Tried everything in the book to no avail. Eventually I replaced by graphics card (it failed after 6 years) and voila Luminar 4 is back. I bought it for its AI sky replacement feature […]
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Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

This video was made on December 23rd using the Alpha 55 (AVCHD recording) hand held, with SS enabled, and the Carl Zeiss 16-80mm zoom. This video has been uploaded in full 1080p HD and can be viewed at high resolution if you have a fast enough connection. The soundtrack is a classical guitar piece I . . . → Read More: Alpha 55 1080p HD video – snow in Scotland

CZ 16-80mm Adobe Profile

Continuing to make profiles when time permits, here is a reasonably detailed profile for the Sony DT 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 ZA Carl Zeiss zoom (2007) created using the Sony Alpha 550 14.2 megapixel camera using Manual Focus Check Live View at 14X to set the lens focus and ensure the chart is positioned to use 100% . . . → Read More: CZ 16-80mm Adobe Profile

CZ 24mm + 35mm and 85mm SAM lenses arrive

Sony is expanding its line-up of over 30 A-mount lenses with new models that will appeal to seasoned photographers and those new to DSLR cameras alike – a 35mm f/1.8 DT (APS-C) SAM, an 85mm f/2.8 full frame SAM, and the long-awaited 24mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 for full frame with . . . → Read More: CZ 24mm + 35mm and 85mm SAM lenses arrive

Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

This article was originally published in Photoworld magazine April 2008. It discusses the reasons for choosing between the 18-70mm, 16-105mm, 16-80mm, 18-200mm and 18-250mm kit lens choices for the Sony Alpha DSLR system and has been updated as necessary from the original text.

. . . → Read More: Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

Zeiss announce 18mm f3.5 – not for Alpha

The parallel development of Carl Zeiss lenses for Sony (AF lenses in the Alpha mount) and independent manual focus lenses for other makes continues. The latest CZ design is a revision of the classic 18mm Distagon last seen in the Contax system, optimised for colour balance and reflection supression with digital SLRs.

. . . → Read More: Zeiss announce 18mm f3.5 – not for Alpha

Sony Carl Zeiss SAL 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 T* ZA DT

A review by David Kilpatrick from Photoworld Spring 2007 with additional updates

MY SONY Carl Zeiss 16-80mm “superzoom” arrived from Warehouseexpress – the best price I could find and one of the very best dealers in terms of service – packed rather minimally for a £465 purchase.

. . . → Read More: Sony Carl Zeiss SAL 16-80mm f/3.5-4.5 T* ZA DT