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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Back in the theater October 19, 2020
    Sig,I agree with Valery. They are interesting shots with the masks on the subjects.Once I get past the mask, I see beautifully captured poses. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:40 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Back in the theater October 19, 2020
    Yeah ... Masked dancers! This is certainly something extraordinary. How do they manage to breathe like that, and even dance? When will it all end with the virus ... The pictures are certainly interesting.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:41 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Back in the theater October 18, 2020
    Hi All!It was nice to be back in the theater yesterday, albeit with masks and a "virtual" audience. I was running one of the video cameras for the broadcast, but I managed to get a couple of photos during the rehearsal, and a few more during the actual performance. The dancers wore their masks for […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan October 17, 2020
    .Talk about childhood dreams realizing!Very nice shots, Bakubo. Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:05 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: The Foundry Club October 17, 2020
    sury wrote:aster wrote:.It's breathing fresh life...You must have reversed any aging process, JBTaylor. I like the ones of the stream most as well but are nicely captured. The building, the clock and the waterway make for a very vintage English property look...Thanks for sharing,YildizWelcome back Yildiz. It was not quite the same.....without your presence SuryOld […]
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Sony Alpha 99 full press release

Sony introduces full-frame α99 A-mount flagship 35mm full-frame camera debuts Dual AF System and pro-style video features Flagship camera with Translucent Mirror Technology and newly developed 24.3 effective megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor World’s first full-frame camera1 with Dual AF System with 19 sensors (including 11 cross sensors) + 102 AF point system (focal . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 99 full press release

What the buyer wants – NEX-F3, Alpha 37 and more

SONY is sometimes accused of not listening to the Alpha or NEX owner when it comes to what features they include in new cameras, and what modifications they offer through firmware to existing owners. There are two points of view on firmware; some criticise updates, saying the product should have been released with the right . . . → Read More: What the buyer wants – NEX-F3, Alpha 37 and more

Alpha 77 and 65 Firmware 1.05 released

A new firmware update further boosts operability of the α77 and α65 Translucent Mirror cameras from Sony.

Available for free download from 29 March 2012, firmware version 1.05 adds several enhancements to both cameras. Alongside heightened responsiveness, it improves operability of both cameras with a wider choice of A-mount optics by Carl Zeiss and Sony.

. . . → Read More: Alpha 77 and 65 Firmware 1.05 released

The EVF future

At photokina 2010, Paul Genge from Sony pretty much told me that Sony’s future lay in the EVF (translucent mirror or otherwise, Electronic View Finder) models. He was not able to say anything firm. Since then, I’ve spoken to him on several occasions and he has repeated that Sony left all options open but the . . . → Read More: The EVF future

Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

It must be two years ago, at least, that an Australian sports photographer confided he had seen a Sony prototype which would blow away everything – an Alpha which could shoot at incredible frame rates (he mentioned 15fps) and follow focus. It may have been something unlike the Alpha 77, which follows focus 12fps . . . → Read More: Sony Alpha 77 review – tomorrow today

Smoke and Mirrors – an idea for Sony

With the latest Alpha 77, Sony has introduced SLT version II, the new upgraded ‘Translucent’ mirror. This is in an attempt to reduce the ghosting effects created by having an angled mirror between the lens and sensor, the image forming rays passing through a semi-silvered (pellicle) surface, through a thickness of polymer film, and then . . . → Read More: Smoke and Mirrors – an idea for Sony

Sony UK’s live Q&A webcam sesssion

A recording – advance for half an hour or so to miss the lengthy setting-up process – is available of the web Q&A which Paul Genge of Sony handled tonight for a UK and worldwide audience of over 450 web-browsers.

Here are some resumé details and comments made during watching the webcast:

Paul failed . . . → Read More: Sony UK’s live Q&A webcam sesssion

Sony affirms NEX future – and SLT path for Alpha

Sony today announced upgrades and a road map which will keep NEX E-system adopters more than happy – especially those who have added NEX to their Alpha outfit. Diehard Alpha purists will be less delighted.

At the photokina press conference, a two-year rollout of additional NEX lenses was announced including a fast Carl Zeiss wide-angle, . . . → Read More: Sony affirms NEX future – and SLT path for Alpha

Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’

It’s a funny word to use, because the mirrors involved are transparent and not translucent (which implies passing light but not in an image-forming manner). Translucent means semi-opaque, letting light through in the way that an opal perspex sheet or Kodatrace foil does. Transparent means something you can see through.

But now, thanks to the . . . → Read More: Four new Alphas – and two ‘translucent’