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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some B&W images February 27, 2021
    Glad to be of service. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:03 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some B&W images February 27, 2021
    .Sury, in my humble opinion, what JBTaylor referred about the sunburst /glare due to the used lens is not just competing unnecessarily, it's taking over the naturalistic look of the whole shot. The sunburst also is a mechanical effect whereas the rest of the beauty of the scene comes from the natural and living environment. […]
    aster
  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Adjustment of over warm Jpegs February 26, 2021
    Most of the Sony's of that era were a bit over warm I found the same on the A57, easy to adjust as you say select the WB.Why he didn't say that in the text of the article, who knows there is no mythical menu item hidden in there same as the A57 if anything […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Adjustment of over warm Jpegs February 26, 2021
    Thanks Barry, After some experimenting I found switching from AWB to day light reduced the over warm pictures on Jpgs.Yep, Rockwell will often say a underperforming lens, performs very well, thankfully I have never bought a lens based on his reviewsStatistics: Posted by classiccameras — Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:59 pm
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Some B&W images February 26, 2021
    JT,Thank you. The opportunity (seeking the shot rather than serendipitous) gave me a different perspective.I was thinking in terms of what our friend would like (since this is an "assignment"). A constraint (or structure)I had not considered before. Still I made some mistakes and realized them soon enough. The first mistake wasthat my position in […]
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Alpha 500, 550 and 850

Sony’s September launch for 2009 looks set to include three new models – the Alpha 500, 550 and 850. The model numbers are confirmed by the usual backdoor leak, appearing in the registration database for SonyStyle USA in this case (Canada has been a past culprit, updating databases associated with their site before the product . . . → Read More: Alpha 500, 550 and 850

‘Twilight Football’ concept to boost Sony low-light reputation

Sony has come up with a zany idea to overcome problems in their reputation for high ISO and low light capability – showcase cameras, including the Alpha range with its legendary high ISO noise reduction, by shooting an essentially unphotogenic subject in almost non-existent light. But they are picking exceptional locations to do so. Sony . . . → Read More: ‘Twilight Football’ concept to boost Sony low-light reputation

Sony CMOS sensor background revealed

There is a white paper by Sony Semiconductor on the imaging processing which I think is in the HX1, //www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/cx_news/vol55/pdf/featuring55.pdf. I assume it is the IMX-032 CMOS sensor (//www.sony.net/Products/SC-HP/cx_news/vol55/np_imx032cqr.html) mated to a CXD4109AGG image processing chip. There seem to be some interesting techniques employed, multi-plane synthesis to combine several frames for low light and HDR . . . → Read More: Sony CMOS sensor background revealed

Exmor ‘R’ debuts in Handycams

Sony’s new back-illuminated CMOS sensor design makes its first appearance – along with technology borrowed from the Alpha system – in a new HD Handycam video model, the HDR-XR520VE/500VE. Hopefully presaging future DSLR developments, the range also includes models with built-in GPS tracking to record the location of shots as you film.

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Sony Alpha 900 and Nikon D3X raw file noise comparison

Like Mike Johnston writing in The On-Line Photographer, I’m aware that any attempt to line up one or more cameras and show comparison images or make judgements is on to a loser from the start. And any webmaster who puts an external link in the first half dozen words of a new post is losing . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 900 and Nikon D3X raw file noise comparison

Alpha 900 – finder and frames

It’s not going to be long before we see the Alpha 900, and some cameras are known to be out there on trial in the hands of Sony staff and pre-release testers. I am not one, so rest assured, this is not a leak! What can you expect from the Alpha 900’s full-frame prism finder? . . . → Read More: Alpha 900 – finder and frames

Sony’s 60fps imager in astro camera

Following announcements that Sony has developed a backlight technique to enable extremely low noise exposures, we receive this press release which may or may not be related – a Sony CCD astrophotography camera capable of one-hour exposures and programmed sequences. Resolution seems a bit basic though.

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Nikon D3X 24.4 megapixel sensor leak

USERS of the Nikon D3 downloading the latest firmware update have found information strings referring to the D3X and listing the file sizes the forthcoming camera will produce. The sizes match the pixel count of the Sony full-frame CMOS sensor due to be used in the ‘Alpha 900’ Sony full-frame body.

. . . → Read More: Nikon D3X 24.4 megapixel sensor leak

Sony 24.8 megapixel full frame CMOS announced

Sony Corporation today announced the development of a 35mm full size (diagonal:43.3mm) 24.81 effective megapixel, ultra-high speed high image quality CMOS image sensor designed to meet the increasing requirement for rapid image capture and advanced picture quality within digital SLR cameras.

. . . → Read More: Sony 24.8 megapixel full frame CMOS announced