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  • Lens Lore • Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm May 25, 2022
    I know that Nikon were switching to other chip brands to keep production going and to over come the flooding that nearly wiped them out, They are now using Sony sensorsStatistics: Posted by classiccameras — Wed May 25, 2022 10:45 pm
    classiccameras
  • Lens Lore • Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm May 25, 2022
    If camera makers want to get people interested, prices are going to have to come down. (once the chip thing is over!).I suspect cameras like computers, phones, etc. are going to be in shorter supply, harder to get, and maybe more expensive going forward for quite awhile. This short clip is good:Peter Zeihan: SUPPLY CHAIN, […]
    bakubo
  • Lens Lore • Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm May 25, 2022
    R10 seems like a hard sell to me, much smaller buffer/battery, single slot. For what's on offer there really I think the price is far too high.1 Grand odd isn't going to fly for most for an "entry level" camera. Lot of DSLR's hit the spot at half that price, that's the sweet spot. If […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Lens Lore • Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm May 25, 2022
    Yes, the Canon M series have been good sellers and in particular the M5/50, people including myself liked the mini DSLR styling of the M5/50, even at that size Canon got the ergonomics about right. It seems that the R10 is the new entry level but it would have to come down to entry level […]
    classiccameras
  • Lens Lore • Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm May 24, 2022
    That shop in Japan is the business! Would be fun to wander around there.I've not really taken it in yet, it seems as I would expect going for the 7D crowd with the R7. The R10 is sort of "expensive entry level" to me, I can see how it might appeal as a more budget […]
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Sony A7RIII review in Cameracraft

Read David Kilpatrick’s review of the Sony A7RIII

Cameracraft January/February started the A7RIII test report, and March/April 2018 continued it. Both are free to read now on ISSUU. In the second issue you’ll also find the review of the 24-105mm f/4 FE G OSS lens. In the first issue, Gary Friedman looks at the RX10 . . . → Read More: Sony A7RIII review in Cameracraft

Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

We are able to offer, now, the complete 28-issue digital archive in page-turn format for the final eleven years of Minolta Image and Photoworld (as it became) from 2002 to 2011. For only £10, a one-off payment, you unlock the complete collection of digital versions of the printed quarterly magazine.

This collection forms a . . . → Read More: Photoworld and Image – complete digital 28 issue archive!

Voigtländer FE 10mm f/5.6 and 15mm f/4.5 III

I got to try out the first new Voigtländer Sony FE mount lenses with electronic aperture setting and manual focus control with a quick overnight test during the UK Photography Show at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, on March 19th 2016. The pre-production 10mm f/5.6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar and 15mm f/4.5 Super-Wide-Heliar are two of a . . . → Read More: Voigtländer FE 10mm f/5.6 and 15mm f/4.5 III

Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Sony’s A7R II has a unique position in the mirrorless ILC world, creating the largest image files at over 42 megapixels from an in-body five axis stabilised sensor with exceptional performance given by backside illuminated CMOS.

My reviews in print of the Sony A7R II have now appeared, in the British Journal of Photography, . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II review by David Kilpatrick

Sony’s Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon ZA SSM T* reviewed

The Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2 SSM Distagon ZA T* is probably the best, or equal to the best, in its class. It may perhaps be the best ever 84° angle fast lens ever made for the general SLR system market, and I would happy to pitch it against any of the current equivalent offerings for . . . → Read More: Sony’s Zeiss 24mm f/2 Distagon ZA SSM T* reviewed

Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

It must be two years ago, at least, that an Australian sports photographer confided he had seen a Sony prototype which would blow away everything – an Alpha which could shoot at incredible frame rates (he mentioned 15fps) and follow focus. It may have been something unlike the Alpha 77, which follows focus 12fps . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

The Alpha 580 – a three-way view

Once I had a quarterplate hand-and-stand camera, vintage 1920s. Attached to the front standard was a small reflex viewfinder, giving a miniature composition you could use at waist or chest level. On the same standard was a folding wire frame, with a companion eye-sighting window flipping up from the side of the body. This gave . . . → Read More: The Alpha 580 – a three-way view