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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 31, 2020
    bfitzgerald wrote:..............Yes the early batches of the 16-80mm were plastic mechanism, also an issue on the 16-105mm from what I hear, they updated them to metal I believe. So if you use them hang onto them. I do wonder if I should sell more stuff off, then I think what would I do with the […]
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  • Alpha A-mount System • Re: So I got a Pixel phone, yes the camera makers are in trouble October 31, 2020
    The torches top one is with the DOF effect in portrait, the second is the one without (it is close ish so show some background blur though not as much) It seems to always say a normal shot too for portrait, I assume in case it messes things up or you want a non blur […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 31, 2020
    smulnik wrote:Thanks everyone. Even though this lens was designed to be a compact/lightweight telephoto, I often challenge myself to find ways to use its odd bokeh to create something artsy. SigThere were purple lights in the bushes behind this skeleton. The len's bokeh makes them look a bit like spooky eyeballs. A99, Sony 500mm Reflex, […]
    ValeryD
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 31, 2020
    Sig,Very cool set. Love it.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:31 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 31, 2020
    Thanks everyone. Even though this lens was designed to be a compact/lightweight telephoto, I often challenge myself to find ways to use its odd bokeh to create something artsy. SigThere were purple lights in the bushes behind this skeleton. The len's bokeh makes them look a bit like spooky eyeballs. A99, Sony 500mm Reflex, F8, […]
    smulnik

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Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

Whether you like it or not – and some aspects are going to be useful – Sony is rolling out a whole new generation of gear including advances in digital imaging. This is a long statement made at a press conference. It would take a long time to edit it, so here’s their text in . . . → Read More: Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

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

A700 and A100 rear LCD screen resolution

Sony say that the Alpha 100 has a 230,000 pixel rear screen and the Alpha 700 has 920,000 pixels. What they don’t make entirely clear is how many individual R, G or B pixels are used to create each ‘pixel’ of the image (complete RGB). In fact the 920,000 pixel screen is VGA – 640 . . . → Read More: A700 and A100 rear LCD screen resolution