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  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: I am trying out the A6300 January 27, 2021
    I'll update things when I have had more time to use it, and what I think of it. Just in case anyone is contemplating trying one outI would say, if Canon come out with something a bit more on the ball aka RP price level, with IBIS and a better sensor - that would probably […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha A-mount System • Back to the Fold January 26, 2021
    I could not resist a small return to A mount, after being disillusioned with Sony I went down the Micro 4/3 route Panasonic in fact and still love the system for various reasons I saw a A58 with under 1000 actuations in mint condition at my local photo shop, only £155, then I decided to […]
    classiccameras
  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: I am trying out the A6300 January 24, 2021
    Good luck with whatever you decide.Statistics: Posted by bakubo — Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:01 pm
    bakubo
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex January 24, 2021
    Look at those eyes.Damn.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:09 pm
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  • Alpha E-Mount system • I am trying out the A6300 January 24, 2021
    I found a deal in Austria for the A6300 body. The idea being I might use it for a main video camera, and possibly to look at some lenses for reviews.The reason for not going to the newer bodies - mostly the uncertainty about adapters, in particular the lack of support for A6100/6400 with the […]
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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

Alpha A9 promises professional performance

You can order the A9 here – any of these links to order will help photoclubalpha pay our way.

B&H have it listed

WEX in the UK (also Calumet)

Amazon (co.uk)

The front view below of the Sony Alpha A9 body, introduced today, gives a subtle clue about changes under the hood. For . . . → Read More: Alpha A9 promises professional performance

Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony today announced the expansion of its Imaging PRO Support programme to include the UK. The programme is scheduled to start in the UK in September 2016 and continues to gain momentum as an increasing amount of professional photographers are switching to Sony cameras.

Imaging PRO Support offers advice and help to members including a . . . → Read More: Sony launch UK PRO support

Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete

(Updated June 15th after press conference)

The new Sony A7R II is the camera I’ve been waiting for, which everyone has predicted, and which seems to tick every box without having a huge price label on its own. I find the $3,200 (UK coinfirmed £2,600) matches its stated specifications well. Others may disagree, but . . . → Read More: Sony A7R II, RX10 II, RX100 IV – making everything else obsolete

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

David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Nikon D4 with 28-300mm VR, Sony NEX-7 with Tamron 18-200mm

Side by side on my light table (which collapses with a ‘pop’ when sixteen tons of Nikon is placed on it), and the NEX-7 is given the foreground role to avoid any accusations of using perspective to make it look tiddly.

I’m writing some reviews of the Nikon and other new professional DSLRs for . . . → Read More: David and Goliath? Nikon D4 dwarfs NEX-7!

Sony workshops with A900 & dye-sub – UK

AWARD winning event photographer Keith Trainor – winner of the first ever UK Event Photographer of the Year title in the annual British Professional Photography Awards – hits the road with Sony shortly in the UK to bring a profitable, high energy new line of business to established photo studios and new business entrants.

. . . → Read More: Sony workshops with A900 & dye-sub – UK

Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files

CLICKING on key mapping points of a face, then adjusting some simple overlaid Bezier curves using movable anchors, it takes only a minute to load a typical headshot portrait into Portrait Professional.

. . . → Read More: Portrait Professional handles Sony A700 raw files