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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Sun Dog at High Noon October 20, 2021
    Wow. Last time I saw one was when Valery posted a while ago.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:50 am
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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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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

ACR 6.2 and LR 3.2 RC released – for NEX

Adobe has announced the Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 Release Candidates, available for immediate download on Adobe Labs. The updates extend raw file support to 12 new popular camera models including the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5, Alpha 290 and 390; improve on several of the lens correction profiles introduced as part of the Lightroom . . . → Read More: ACR 6.2 and LR 3.2 RC released – for NEX

ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

Adobe’s Camera Raw Release Candidate 5.5, which introduces global corrections for all Bayer sensor cameras requiring a differential value treatment between the two Green channels, has a visible effect on the colour of Sony Alpha file conversions.

. . . → Read More: ACR 5.5 RC shifts Sony colours – a little

Support for A230, A330, A380 in latest Adobe release

Adobe has added the latest Alpha model support to Lightroom and ACR before the cameras have become fully available worldwide – as they did with the original Alpha 100. Lightroom 2.4 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.4 final releases include raw conversion for the Alpha 230, 300 and 380.

To download the latest utilities (including DNG . . . → Read More: Support for A230, A330, A380 in latest Adobe release

Faking a polarizer using RAW

Here’s a question which came in to my email just now:

“Could I process a RAW file in Photoshop to achieve a similar effect as if I had used a Polaroid lens filter? Or would I be better just using the Polaroid filter?”

The answer is that you can never imitate the effect of polarizing . . . → Read More: Faking a polarizer using RAW

Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw

Apple’s Aperture 2.0 is a tedious program to test, with all its creation of ‘projects’ and ‘libraries’, ‘albums’, ‘vaults’ and nonstandard GUI, and it isn’t fast in processing files or passing them to Photoshop (which it does in 16-bit form, just another step to reverse before saving as far as I’m concerned). However, it’s handling . . . → Read More: Apple Aperture 2.0 processes A700 raw