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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount July 19, 2021
    I'd wager it's the same plan as most of the other makers, perhaps even more extreme in this example. Jack up prices (a lot), to try to make up low sales in terms of value/profit. The problem with that is is drives many potential buyers away, frankly who would be crazy enough to pony up […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: I am trying out the A6300 July 19, 2021
    One of the reasons I picked this up was to do reviews, this one just came in from TTArtisan, the 7.5mm fisheye F2.0 lens. Also has a screw in filter ND1000 at the back of the lens. Initial impressions surprisingly good even at F2 (subject to DOF being enough)As for the A6300, my thoughts are […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount July 18, 2021
    What on earth are Pentax playing at, the sales of these lenses are going to be very small, Its a brand that is struggling any way, I do not see the logic in direction Pentax are taking.Statistics: Posted by classiccameras — Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:56 pm
    classiccameras
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Chihuly Museum and Garden July 15, 2021
    Chihuly Glass Garden.Statistics: Posted by sury — Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:54 pm
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount July 15, 2021
    Looks like lens prices are going into the outer atmosphere, just like Richard Branson!One wonders how sustainable the photo industry is, I know many makers said they were concentrating on higher margin products. This goes far beyond anything I would imagine, high prices = ever decreasing market...it's as if they have no new ideas just […]
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Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Well, we knew it would take some time – Gary Friedman has been working on his Alpha 99 e-book since the camera was pre-released to the press, and six months later, he’s got a huge volume as a result.

“This is my largest and most comprehensive work to date – 625 pages!”, Gary says.

It . . . → Read More: Friedman’s Alpha 99 e-book released

Cameracraft – a new quality photo quarterly

STOP PRESS update: Cameracraft issue 1, Q4 2012, will mail out on Tuesday September 11th. Subscriptions placed by the end of Sunday 9th will be included in the mailout. Subscriptions placed after this date may be mailed before September 14th if possible, but the week after that is photokina – and we will be unable . . . → Read More: Cameracraft – a new quality photo quarterly

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

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Back issues to 2002

We have now expanded the archive of downloadable PDF files of our magazine issues, available to subscribers to Photoclubalpha, back to December 2002 with five issues of Minolta Image. The issues make a fascinating record of the transition from film to digital, and then from Minolta to Konica Minolta, and later to Sony.

The link . . . → Read More: Back issues to 2002

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

New Photoworld edition on-line

The Autumn 2009 (No 4 2009) issue of Photoworld mails out to subscribers on Monday November 2nd.

You can also read the edition on-line at YUDU – we have now changed the price for each individual edition to £2.50 (from £3.00) so that if you buy single edition access, a year costs exactly the same . . . → Read More: New Photoworld edition on-line

New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?

As the generation of Alpha 200, 300 and 350 reaches early retirement age it may be the time to grab bargains. The new Alpha 230, 330 and 380 have plenty of bonus points to win over new users despite the critical lack of video capture. But the older generation has some very tangible benefits.

The . . . → Read More: New skins versus old wine – A350 or A380?

New Photoworld – Alpha 900 A2 foldout poster

For any large circulation magazine to create a page section which folds out to view a A2 size is too expensive to consider – but Photoworld, subscribed to by enthusiasts and printed in a short run of only 1,600 copies, goes out on November 5th with a foldout sample image.

. . . → Read More: New Photoworld – Alpha 900 A2 foldout poster

Join the Forum – it’s buzzing!

The Photoclub Forum has really picked up in the last few weeks. We now have (as I write):

Total posts 2869 • Total topics 607 • Total members 894

That’s a long way from the early days – this site only went live just over a year ago though we have ‘date stamped’ some pages . . . → Read More: Join the Forum – it’s buzzing!