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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Looking Back May 9, 2021
    Interesting place Sury. I have long-desired to make a trip north of the arctic circle. Thanks for sharing these shots.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sun May 09, 2021 1:25 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Recent flower photos May 9, 2021
    JB nice shots. I really love the water on the petals especially in the last one.Statistics: Posted by the_hefay — Sun May 09, 2021 1:23 am
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount May 8, 2021
    Wow! You found so "great" prices for . Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat May 08, 2021 8:36 pm
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount May 8, 2021
    In some ways I regret selling the A57, it was quite good overall. Didn't like the hard viewfinder eyecup, nor the have to press the AF button to change AF points, and the EVF was a bit wishy washy though usable. Output was good low light decent enough and I found the AF to be […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: Future of A mount May 8, 2021
    Interesting you mention 16mp, both the A57 and A37 which I owned ( and regretted selling them ) had identical 16mp sensors, they were very good, the A57 in particular was a standout camera among all the others, never to be repeated. I have a A58, its no better in picture quality at 20mp than […]
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Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

This is expanded from the feature which appears in the July/August issue of f2 Cameracraft magazine. We’ve been using the Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony Multi-Function Accessory shoe since its arrival on May 28th as the first test unit released by Elinchrom. If you wonder why I don’t immediately do a clickbait blog . . . → Read More: Elinchrom EL-Skyport Plus HS for Sony MFA

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Twenty years ago I was operating one of the first full service digital photo studios in the world. I had already published, back in 1986, the world’s first desktop published commercial periodicals and won the UK Printing Industries Research Association inaugural DTP Awards, in 1987, for this. We’d bought the first Apple laser printer in . . . → Read More: Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Studio comparison A900, 5DMkII, D3X

This set of full size shots was taken with the still life left set up, because the Nikon and Canon cameras were not here at the same time. It compares the A900, 5DMkII and D3X using the converters supplied by the makers – Image Data Converter SR2, Digital Photo Professional, and Capture NX2. Each small . . . → Read More: Studio comparison A900, 5DMkII, D3X

Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

One of the problems with the Alpha 350/300 is that the Live View is linked to the settings when you use Manual exposure. It provides a form of metering, a relatively accurate preview of under or over exposure. This makes it impossible to use Manual with studio flash (AC mains strobe) setups. Currently, there is . . . → Read More: Alpha Live View in the studio – solved!

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.

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