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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan September 20, 2020
    Thank you. Hard to believe that it took me exactly 50 years to get there. It is rather inconvenient because it is out of the way, far away from Tokyo and other big cities, and I wanted to go in winter when there is snow. In the winter when it is cold is when the […]
    bakubo
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: It's Been a Long Time September 20, 2020
    A few more.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:20 am
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: It's Been a Long Time September 20, 2020
    No excuses. Had not shot with the RX1 in a while. Bracketing never occurred to me and am not sure that it would work if handheld. One thing for sure, the free version of Capture 1 for Sony is lacking in essential tools that are and were provided in Lightroom. Time to make an upgrade. […]
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: It's Been a Long Time September 20, 2020
    sury wrote:I found bracketing to come to rescue on a bad light day, more than once. But Nature is what it is.You have to work with it. I liked the second one. I think first one would have benefited from a bracketed shotor even built-in HDR feature of the camera.Yes, the second one is my […]
    bakubo
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Snow Monkeys at Jigokudani, Japan September 19, 2020
    Wow. Superb, as always Henry. Just superb.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:41 pm
    sury

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Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

On Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, Sony UK held a press event to which I was invited. Well, I’m in a different country and about 400 miles from their Weybridge offices, so as usual my trusted English office editor at large (and son) Richard made the still substantial journey from Leicester. The result was a . . . → Read More: Sony’s Master plan – new 85, 24-70, 70-200 and more

Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

I’m about to offend myself. I own this lens, and I know how upset owners of brand new lenses get when someone says it’s not perfect. Well, the 16-50mm SSM is far from perfect and if you know how to check out lenses, you’ll agree should you be lucky enough to own one. It’s a . . . → Read More: Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

CZ 24mm + 35mm and 85mm SAM lenses arrive

Sony is expanding its line-up of over 30 A-mount lenses with new models that will appeal to seasoned photographers and those new to DSLR cameras alike – a 35mm f/1.8 DT (APS-C) SAM, an 85mm f/2.8 full frame SAM, and the long-awaited 24mm f/2 Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f/2 for full frame with . . . → Read More: CZ 24mm + 35mm and 85mm SAM lenses arrive

Sony 70-400mm vs Minolta 400mm f/4.5

Gustav Kiburg has done an extensive test between these two lenses, posted in a Dyxum.com forum thread:

//www.dyxum.com/dforum/comparision-test-sony-70-400-vsminolta-400mm-f4_topic46212.html

It’s well worth checking out.

– DK

The 70-300mm G SSM sized up

Today I took delivery of a Sony 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM lens. There is no doubt this is the best built Sony SAL lens I’ve handled (the CZ 135mm 1.8, 85mm f1.4 are a class above again). It weighs over 800g with its lens-hood, which is one of the most efficient deep tele hoods I’ve . . . → Read More: The 70-300mm G SSM sized up