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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 29, 2020
    I agree, Pixel 3 from Google is a very decent phone with a good camera and the software made by Google is very strong, based on many developments used in graphic editors. Basically, the color of the screens is determined by technology, if it is Amoled, then the color will be warmer and more contrasting […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 29, 2020
    I suppose it depends on what you want camera wise. I see new phones coming out with multiple lenses. UWA and a tele. Though the cost increases, and so far I've found many of the phones are a bit large for me. Hence the Pixel 3a is about as big as I'd want to go […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: When ignorance is bliss.... October 29, 2020
    JT,Thank you. And it did. I know I have some dust on the sensor. The local shop I usually take it to is not open yet.A little LR tweak took care of it. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:55 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: When ignorance is bliss.... October 29, 2020
    Nicely done. It's a fine piece of gear.Good thing you had a black background. That kind of f stop will show any dust on the sensor.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:32 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • When ignorance is bliss.... October 29, 2020
    I have a 60mmf2 Tamron macro lens and has been wanting one with longer focal length. I have been chasing a Sigma 180f2.8 for few years and could not find one cheap enough for me to buy. I have been using other means to get the magnification (CUL set, tubes, reverse mount etc) but never […]
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Gary Friedman publishes NEX-7 ‘beyond the guide’ book

As Gary says, his e-books do not replace the camera manual and also don’t replace Camera Controls 101 – he writes for the user who already knows which end of the lens fits a screw filter and which end goes on the camera body. His new NEX-7 book fast-tracks into many key features of the . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman publishes NEX-7 ‘beyond the guide’ book

Free download PDF guide to Adobe Camera Raw

You can open or download an excellent (slightly dated, unrevised since ACR 6.1 but finally translated into English from the original Italian by Francesco Marzoli) guide to all the deeper functions and tricks of efficient workflow using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw, Lightroom and Photoshop from X-Rite:

//www.xritephoto.com/Documents/Literature/EN/GuidaCameraRaw_en.pdf

This PDF instruction book obviously mentions the . . . → Read More: Free download PDF guide to Adobe Camera Raw

NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

The final release of Adobe Camera Raw 6.2, DNG Converter 6.2 and Lightroom 3.2 includes raw conversion support for the Alpha 33 and 55 models as well as the NEX-5 and NEX-3, Alpha 290 and 390 which were included in the Release Candidate versions. These August 30th releases are final version, RC versions are a . . . → Read More: NEX, A33, A55 support – new ACR 6.2/LR3.2 final

Eyepiece magnifiers for the Alpha DSLRs

The launch of the Alpha 350, with its small 0.74X viewfinder, makes a proper eyepiece magnifier attachment an essential addition to the Sony accessory range. Olympus, Nikon and Pentax all have such magnifiers, which permit a full view of the screen for most wearers and make all the difference to the manual focusing and general . . . → Read More: Eyepiece magnifiers for the Alpha DSLRs