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  • Alpha A-mount System • Shortage of A99ii on used market? January 3, 2022
    Doesn't appear to be the case on MPB UK site:I saw 9 on there the other day. Yet I see complaints about how hard they are to get on forums, perhaps in other regions they are not so numerous on the used market.What can we conclude? It would seem the camera sold better than some […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha E-Mount system • Sony cut production, no crop E Mount in production! December 23, 2021
    //www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-an ... 0-cameras/Interesting!Looks like that chip shortage is really hitting hard, and components are being rationed.I doubt many will miss the A7ii, it was around for too long and was looking a bit dated in most ways.The A6100 was one I considered, but I felt the price was far too near the A6400 for it […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Alpha E-Mount system • Re: I am trying out the A6300 December 17, 2021
    My final update is that I have now sold the A6300It was worth trying I think, as I have said before you can't go wrong if you want an adaptable APS-C video camera.For me, my primary use it stills, and I can't get along with the odd and uncomfortable body design. It's as if, it […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Pigeon Point Light House, Pescadero, California December 5, 2021
    Sig,That's a bummer, alright. Hope the passengers were all safe.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:15 pm
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A Dance Photographer's Archive December 5, 2021
    Sig,Wonderful capture. Feel as if I was sitting in the front row (albeit angles are all incorrect).SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Dec 05, 2021 10:13 pm
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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

Sony A6500 – IBIS, touch screen, 200k shutter, €1700 body

Sony’s official press release – we’re working here on magazines with deadlines tonight so this is unedited hot news. Enjoy!

Sony today introduced its new flagship APS-C sensor camera, the α6500 (model ILCE-6500). As the latest addition to Sony’s line-up of award winning mirrorless cameras, the new α6500 shares the same unrivaled 4D FOCUS™ . . . → Read More: Sony A6500 – IBIS, touch screen, 200k shutter, €1700 body

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

Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor – the reality

Here’s this morning’s news:

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 7 September 2015 – Canon Europe, a leader in imaging solutions, today announces that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing an APS-H-size (approx. 29.2 x 20.2 mm) CMOS sensor incorporating approximately 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600 pixels), the world’s highest number of . . . → Read More: Canon’s 250 megapixel sensor – the reality

Colour and power benefits of Sony 20 megapixel sensor

Sony has now released full details of the Alpha 58. Although I don’t think the camera is a game-changer or a vital upgrade for owners of Alpha 55 and 57 (the 55 will leave me only when it expires, with its useful GPS, 6fps/10fps and fully articulated reversible rear screen) there are hidden bonuses . . . → Read More: Colour and power benefits of Sony 20 megapixel sensor

The truth about 24 megapixels

There is a rumour, which the ides of August may stab in the back or elevate to divine truth, that the coming Alpha 77 will have 24 megapixels.

Because of this rumour, there is a lot of very negative discussion going round to the effect that 24MP on APS-C is far too much and the . . . → Read More: The truth about 24 megapixels

Stunned by the beautiful game

Peter Crouch cuts a striking figure on the football pitch at the best of times and when recently asked to train the UK Sony ‘Twilight Football’ team ahead of their big game on the 22nd September, the outcome was some simply stunning imagery. (Editor’s note – continue reading to see the ‘stunning imagery’… but have . . . → Read More: Stunned by the beautiful game

Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

ACCORDING to specifications revealed on a German site, the new Sony Alpha 500 will have a 12.3 megapixel CMOS sensor capable of providing Live View to the rear 3 inch medium resolution screen – with Manual Focusing at 14X magnification. The in-prism based Quick AF Live View is retained, giving a choice between two entirely . . . → Read More: Sensor-feed Live View in new Alpha 500

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

Exmor R hits the High Street – new Cyber-shots

SONY puts two 10.2 megapixel consumer digicams on the market in September 2009 using the back-illuminated Exmor R sensor. This CMOS sensor architecture takes the ‘sandwich’ which forms the light-sensitive pixel wells, and reverses it so that the side previously used for connections now faces the image-forming light. This change allows more light to be . . . → Read More: Exmor R hits the High Street – new Cyber-shots