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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 31, 2022
    I can understand you keeping a couple 5D's and a few Minolta lenses, its almost like burning your bridges of nostalgia if you outed them, The A580 wasn't bad and probably made better use of the sensor than SLT. I now have zero Sony items. The thing with your D850s is it will give you […]
    classiccameras
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 31, 2022
    I think the post and the previous one is along the lines of "flamebait"There is no discussion, just posting links. Gets a bit boring really. This isn't news, come back when there is real news...This gave me the best chuckle of the day. Thank you! You are the poster boy for making lengthy wild speculations, […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 31, 2022
    I think the post and the previous one is along the lines of "flamebait"There is no discussion, just posting links. Gets a bit boring really. This isn't news, come back when there is real news...This gave me the best chuckle of the day. Thank you! You are the poster boy for making lengthy wild speculations, […]
    bakubo
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 30, 2022
    Trouble with retro is many younger photographers have not lived through those days and cameras like the DF don't mean much to them, all being brought up on the currant DSLR shape. I heard one young photographer say he did not like of look of the Fuji cameras preferring his Canon DSLR. I guess the […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Back to SLR thoughts and ramblings July 30, 2022
    Former Nikon GM says the DSLR era has ‘already ended’Tetsuro Goto feels Nikon would be wise to focus solely on mirrorless moving forward. But he does regret not making the D900.//www.popphoto.com/news/nikon-gm- ... -era-over/Former Nikon general manager and product designer, Tetsuro Goto is weighing in on the brand’s future. In response to last week’s report that […]
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Lenses For Hire (UK) adds Sony FE range

Sony reaches a Hire level

Sony full-frame mirrorless system owners keen to find out how good the fast Sony GM lenses are can now hire from Lenses For Hire for as little as £69. The hire service has been evaluating the demand and quality of the Sony offering, and recently decided to add the . . . → Read More: Lenses For Hire (UK) adds Sony FE range

WEX add 10% off all Sony E-mount lenses

With large UK cashback offers running at the moment – example, if you buy separate A6500 and 16-70mm lenses you get £150 off the body, £80 off the lens – UK retailer WEX, one of our affiliate partners for Photoclubalpha, has added 10% off all E-mount lenses up to August 10th.

We know the UK . . . → Read More: WEX add 10% off all Sony E-mount lenses

Sony’s precision aspherics

In interviews about the new micron-accurate aspheric lens element moulding process used to increase the resolution of the latest Sony G Master lenses, a visual has appeared which shows the ‘onion ring’ effect that coarser mould machining causes in lens elements.

Working independently, I’ve been aware of this for years – and I have used . . . → Read More: Sony’s precision aspherics

Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

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

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

I guess that Zeiss must be working right now on full frame Touit lenses, because this is unprecedented value for those able to buy in dollars without steep shipping charges, duties or taxes – however, the links they emailed out today led to a wrong page on their USED section, and after a lot of . . . → Read More: B&H double Zeiss Touit lens deal for NEX

Sony firmware updates roll out

With new firmware for the Alpha 77 and 99 and most current models now up for download, the promised rush of new firmware is probably complete. The Alpha 77 firmware has errors in the web page for Europe, referring to the Alpha 57 and showing pictures of the 57. This is probably because the page . . . → Read More: Sony firmware updates roll out

Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

Made by Sony according to girl on photokina stand after asking bloke. But closer examination matte box/rig says Genius as the maker so pretty sure it’s third party. Similar shown on other cameras.

55-300mm SAM DT.

We were allowed to take test shots briefly with the Alpha 99 and 28-75mm SAM lens. The . . . → Read More: Photokina new matte box, 55-300mm

Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm

For almost a decade the Sigma 12-24mm full frame ultra wide angle zoom has been unrivalled by any other makers – not Nikon, not Canon, not Tamron, not Tokina, not Sony. No maker has ventured where Sigma went, to the extremes of over 120° coverage combined with well corrected straight line geometry.

Today, the original . . . → Read More: Sigma ultrawide zooms – old and new 12-24s versus 8-16mm