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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan September 20, 2020
    Thank you. Hard to believe that it took me exactly 50 years to get there. It is rather inconvenient because it is out of the way, far away from Tokyo and other big cities, and I wanted to go in winter when there is snow. In the winter when it is cold is when the […]
    bakubo
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: It's Been a Long Time September 20, 2020
    A few more.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:20 am
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: It's Been a Long Time September 20, 2020
    No excuses. Had not shot with the RX1 in a while. Bracketing never occurred to me and am not sure that it would work if handheld. One thing for sure, the free version of Capture 1 for Sony is lacking in essential tools that are and were provided in Lightroom. Time to make an upgrade. […]
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: It's Been a Long Time September 20, 2020
    sury wrote:I found bracketing to come to rescue on a bad light day, more than once. But Nature is what it is.You have to work with it. I liked the second one. I think first one would have benefited from a bracketed shotor even built-in HDR feature of the camera.Yes, the second one is my […]
    bakubo
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan September 19, 2020
    Wow. Superb, as always Henry. Just superb.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:41 pm
    sury

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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

B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Hasselblad HV from B&H

I feel slightly sick… I’ve spent so much on buying and replacing successive Sony A7 series cameras and their lenses that I can’t just buy this outright, which I would love to do. I sold my A99 to get the A7R (subsequently replaced by A7II, and now by A7R II) . . . → Read More: B&H has Hasselblad HV offer again

Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

The launch of and initial reaction to Sony’s Alpha 99 has been spoiled, for many, by the overpricing of the camera generally and to a greater degree in some key markets. The promise of the SLT design, and Sony’s move away from flapping mirrors and optical prisms with their associated collimation and alignment, was . . . → Read More: Sony’s Alpha 99 – mastery wrapped in dilemma

The EVF future

At photokina 2010, Paul Genge from Sony pretty much told me that Sony’s future lay in the EVF (translucent mirror or otherwise, Electronic View Finder) models. He was not able to say anything firm. Since then, I’ve spoken to him on several occasions and he has repeated that Sony left all options open but the . . . → Read More: The EVF future

Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

It’s a funny word to use, because the mirrors involved are transparent and not translucent (which implies passing light but not in an image-forming manner). Translucent means semi-opaque, letting light through in the way that an opal perspex sheet or Kodatrace foil does. Transparent means something you can see through.

But now, thanks to the . . . → Read More: Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’