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    The Flying Scotsman

    Thank you all for the kind words, it was a very special day as my father-in-law (90yrs old) had never seen the train in real life so he was very happy and I have had a large print made for his birthday.......just hope he likes it.
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    SAF Admin

    Sony A7R IV launched

    Sony has launched today the Sony A7R IV! Sony A7R IV at a glance 61 MP Sensor 26 MP in APS-C mode 15 EV dynamic range 10 fps serial shooting w/ full C-AF 68 images buffer 5 axis IBIS 567 phase AF points realtime Eye AF photo / video – and for animals realtime tracking 5.8 MP OLED EVF 4K Video w/ S-Log 2/3 Dual SD-Slot (UHS-II compatible) Sony A7R IV Product Images
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    If you want to overcome the limits of depth of view, you'll have to employ a technique called focus stacking. Basically taking a series of images from the same fixed position, with slight variations in the plane of best focus in between them. Then you will have to do some image processing, combining the areas of sharpness from each of the images, using specialized (and often proprietary) software. You may want to read this for more info.
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    Did you turn on the shutter delay to stop the camera moving when you pressed the button?
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    The Flying Scotsman

    We had the refurbished "Flying Scotsman" steam train through our county today and I took my Father-in-law who is 89yrs old to see it, he has only ever seen it in a museum not live on the railway. We were lucky as it remained dry even if a little dull after days of continuous rain. A fantastic sight and a real please to be able to grab some photos of it under steam!
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    Loving the 24-105

    Sharp and versatile. On my last trip overseas I only brought the 24-105 without regrets.
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    A7Rii pro work?

    If you accepts one penny, you are a pro. Nevertheless, those two are fine. Are you making under $5,000.00, you are an amateur. If you can get $500.00 for an 8 X10 print, then try to sell it for $2,000.00. It is more important to know your clients and know your equipment fully. The art is really not being a photographer. But being a good seller is an art that they will NEVER teach you in school.
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    New to Sony Alpha - potentially

    Now that the a7RIV is out you may want to consider getting that instead of the a7III. While it costs $1500 more you can drop some of the lenses and just crop in that 61Mp image.
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    Sony A7R IV launched

    I'm still drooling over the A7R III and A7 III. Now this!! So little time, so much new tech!
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    New to Sony Alpha - potentially

    How is everyone finding Sony as a system? By that I mean Warranty repairs should something befall a Body or a Lens. How good (or bad) was your experience? So far I’ve never needed to use the warranty so I don’t know the answer to that one. Is the A.F really as good as I think it is? No, it’s better then you think it is. Are the menu's as atrocious as I think they are or is it a case of set-up the way you want and, pretty much, never have to go back in there? There are a lot of functions, Many that you are unlikely to ever change, use the Function menu for often-changed values and the Favorites menu for the less frequently changed settings and you will be fine.  Do you trust your Sony in inclement weather or is a raincover in order? Yes, it’s been in rain and hard wind blowing sand all over it, no issues. I've done quite a bit of research regarding sd cards in Sony body's and have decided to use uhs-1 in both slots. Stupid idea? Yes, use the fastest card that will work in the UHS II slot. Now, I don't mean to be crass with this next but it'll help any respondents with answers: I have a budget of around £15000. I have a shopping list I've pretty much settled on but would welcome any changes. I would genuinely welcome and appreciate your thoughts. Obviously this might change dependent on Sony's New York event today.  Sony A7iii - VGC3 grip - Spare z100 battery - Tamron 17-28 (should it prove to be a good lens) - Tamron 28-75 - Sony 70-200 G Master - Sony 200-600 G (Ditto...) - Sony 85 1.8 - Zeiss 55 1.8 - Sony 35 1.8 (Ditto again...). I'm also considering a second body (as the wife has expressed some interest in photography). I recently bought the VGC3 grip, I like that I can just put a single battery in to keep the weight down, I use it for vertical shots as it is easier to hold the camera that way. The 70-200 is an amazing lens, and one I use very often. The Swiss 55mm 1.8 is one of the sharpest lens I have ever seen, very light and compact and well made. I have the 200-600 on order. There's also some other items on the list but the main one's are above: Benro Mach 3 (38) tripod. Benro G3 Ballhead, Peak Design Slide strap, Sky Watcher Star Adventurer pro pack and Lowepro Flipside 300 AWii. I use a Manfrotto tripod, I like to use a heavy one as I usually operate it remotely from a distance and this helps to prevent the wind from blowing it over. Filters. I originally looked at B+W but balked at the prices. Are they really that good? Would I be well-served with Hoya's Pro1 digital line? Don't know, I just use a UV or plain glass filter to protect front element (personal choice). Godox V1 - anyone used it? No Meike hand grip - terrible or....? I use the Sony grip  Screen protectors - I'm struggling to pay what Sony is asking for theirs. I have found some generic one's on Amazon that are massively less expensive (Komet brand). Never used one but it can’t hurt to buy one, I don’t use the monitor much. I wish Sony would use the same style as the a77 and allow to to flip around so the screen is against the camera body. Capture one for editing? Yes I think that's it. Apologies for the long read, I've tried to be as concise as possible. Thanks in advance for any advice/help offered.
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    Nice shot there Chrissie, and the A9 + 100-400 is a superb combo for wildlife/insects. I did consider the 2 x TC but ended up going with the 1.4 and I am very happy with that as I see no loss of AF performance or sharpness. The A9 is amazing for these types of images and I must congratulate you on some great images that make you smile and appreciate nature. Keep up the good work.
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    Loving the 24-105

    I have recently upgraded from the very good Sony Zeiss 24-170 f4 to the Sony 24-105 f4 ( got a very good trade in price on the 24-70) and I have to say I am delighted. The 24-105 gives me the extra reach I was looking for in a lens that is not too large or heavy and that delivers superb image quality. This will be my general "walkabout" lens and probably spend most of its time on the A7iii. I grabbed some B&W images yesterday as we set up for a re-enactment event this weekend.
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    I am hoping to try extension tubes next! At the moment, I can’t spend money. I was hoping to make one with a pringles can.. if i’m craftsy enough. ha
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    If the blur is caused by pressing the button then it may help. It just delays by 2 seconds https://helpguide.sony.net/gbmig/45349331/v1/en/contents/TP0000508226.html?search=Delay
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    Isn't a limitation of depth of field? Not that I'm experienced: I've done occasional experiments with the a6000, kit lens, and extension tubes, snapping flowers, and things out of the desk drawer like bolts. If you focus on a bolt there won't be many threads that are sharp, but among those that are, you can find tiny hairs and dust specs. Macro is one of those things I've always meant to do more of and is in the big getting-around-to-it queue, which can remain stationary for years sometimes --- but a set of extension tubes, even with e-mount contacts, so you don't loose camera control and function, is a nice intro point that doesn't cost much and is not hard to use.
  17. 1 point


    I had actually had set up my camera for birds of prey (in flight), that's why the speed setting was this high and that's also why the camera had to crank up the ISO this high. For a sitting butterfly, this is obviously way off the optimum.
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    Loving the 24-105

    On a ten-day hike through the Swiss Jura I also only took the 24-105. Although at times I would have liked more "width" or more reach, I'm perfectly happy with the results. Below is basically the same target, shot at both ends of the zoom range: It's also pretty good at "macro" applications: From my album "Jurassic Hike"
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    Chris 76

    The Flying Scotsman

    Stunning classic shot. Subject looks alive. Spent an unfair amount of time in on and under steam locos here in Aus - in maintenance and rebuild and when steamed up. I can almost smell it. Chris
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    © © https://www.cgunzy.com - info@cgunzy.com

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    Sony A9 deals

    Perhaps a faster sensor read, or one or two QXD card slots. They may increase to 36mp, if only to boost the reach of those 400 and 600 primes (via cropping). For me, there’s not much that I can fault with my a9, I’ve never hit the buffer limit, the battery life is amazing and if I want a more ergonomic feel then I can just bolt on the extra battery grip. What would interest me more is an upgrade to the 6400, I’d like to get an APS-C camera to serve as a second/backup camera. Something with a faster frame rate and two card slots, I could also use it for some extra reach for wildlife / moon shots with the 200-600.
  23. 1 point
    Chrissie beat me to it. Dimensionality is usually from being lit from an angle. When I've run workshops in the past, I've taken something and just photographed it from every angle with a single light. Straight on, 15, 25, 45, 60, 90° angles, totally backlit, etc. It really gives an idea of how light falls off something. If too much light is spilling from the source, you can often fashion anything into a barn door to block it where you don't want it to go. Your results look great so far. It's nice to see more shadowy compositions.
  24. 1 point
    Happy Drax


    Hi. I was at this show! We talked for a minute about cameras, and you were kind enough to show me your rig and some pics. I just got an A7III and can't wait to try it out at some shows. Cheers, Sean
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    From the album: Live Music

    Villins - Sunnyvale Brooklyn

    © John Christou

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    From the album: NYC

    Guira Cuckoo

    © John Christou

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    JCC07219 1.jpg

    From the album: NYC

    © John Christou

  28. 1 point

    La moderna Dinamarca

    Hola,salu2 de Felipe _DSC2509 by freme_3, en Flickr _DSC2510 by freme_3, en Flickr _DSC2511 by freme_3, en Flickr
  29. 1 point

    RAW photos named .jpg?

    Wow i didn't realize that it was the RAW photos i was missing, thanks 😄 Jokes aside, i just tried something. Up until now i've used the Imagine Edge Mobile app (formerly Sony Memories) to transfer onto my phone and from there into google drive. It seems like using that app it reformats the RAW files to JPEG for some reason. i just tested by shooting one RAW, one JPEG and one RAW+JPEG and transfering with a card reader straight to my laptop and there i have two RAW (or AWR) and two JPEG. So it seems you just can't transfer RAW with the mobile app. Would make sense, since you probably can't view RAW files on a phone. Well problem solved i guess :-)
  30. 1 point


    With my old SonyA580 and my even older Minolta 75-300mm.
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    what is on my sensor ?!

    Here's update of my case. I sent cam to authorized service (I have 3 years warranty).After 2 days It's been sent back. Service document says they replaced "Mecha Device". I called them and it's been physical damage to sensor caused by very stron light source. Guy said that it might have been laser or sun. The first replacement is free of charge if it happens again I will have to pay (around 1500$). He said that with mirrorless we got ot be really careful because even hanging camera on your neck in sunny day, can cause damage. The sun rays can enter lens and game over. He said always hang cam with lens down or use lens cap. It's a bit annoying as we have to be ultra careful about such things nowadays.
  32. 1 point
    Hi, this is my first attempt at low-key photography with sonyA6000 + kit lens. I found a very dark corner in my house where there was a black wall. The lights were off, so I used flash to illuminate the object. The wall was glossy, so I photoshopped the bouncing light out of the image and tweaked the exposure so that the backdrop was completely black. The leaves were also naturally green but I changed them to red just for fun. Please tell me your thoughts Also, has anyone achieved low-key photography with A6000 + kit lens without flash?
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    Interesting subject! From what I gather from this article, lighting the object from the side seems to be one key ingredient.
  34. 1 point
    This is my first movie ever made I know it could be better, I haven't used gimbal in many places cause the many unconvinience during trip (like hiking, waterfalls etc). Any remarks appreciated!
  35. 1 point

    24-70 or 16-35 mm ?

    The 24-70 2.8 is, in my opinion, the very best general purpose zoom available. My objection to the 24-105 is the power zoom which I find irritating and compared to the 2.8 aperture of the 24-70, it is slow and much less useful for low light, interior shots, etc. The optical performance of the 24-70 is amazing..it is like having a batch of primes in one unit. If too expensive, the Tamron equivalent is probably very close.
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    Thad E Ginathom

    Rubber grip coming off

    As you haven't got an answer yet, I'll pitch in with my first thought when I saw your post yesterday... You have two choices: warranty or glue.
  38. 1 point

    The Accordion Player

    Actress Headshot of Annika Sony A7rIII with 24-70mm GM instagram.com/jesuislerot
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    From the album: Animals - Tiere

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    SUNSET AT Victoria Habour

  41. 1 point
    Thad E Ginathom

    The Flying Scotsman

    Such a lovely, nostalgia-inducing pic!
  42. 1 point


    Shoot Raw. Manual Focus. Tripod. You'll want to go ultra-wide, i.e. below 21mm. Of course, you can use a larger lens but the difficulty of getting a good composition will increase. Here's a 28mm sample: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZwiIL0FiRg/ And here a different night, a few meters back and 15mm: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu63ighAYVY/ The lights vary from night to night. Usually when in a dark area, away from any city lights, you will see the more or less static "beam" across the sky which you can capture pretty much with any aperture. "beam" sample: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsTmD3-HugA/ However, if you'd like to capture the rapid "explosions" and "dancing" which you'll likely be experiencing if you're far enough north, you're going to need f2.8 or faster, or you'll just end up with a big bright spot. You're going to be using shutter speeds around 1s - 4s. Also, if you're using a newer Sony be mindful of having the ISO too high as you'll only blow out the highlights. I never go beyond 1600 when shooting auroras. Personally, my favorite aurora lenses are the Laowa 15mm f2 and Sony 24mm f1.4. The Samyang 14mm f2.8 will work but there is a lot of distortion and stars do not look as good. The auroras are unpredictable but more or less travels east to west(like the sun). You're going to need a bit of luck and to have the weather on your side. Do not stress and take a moment to live the experience. Lastly, here's a sample of 2s shutter and ISO 800 with the Laowa at f2.8: (no layers, image merging or any of that) It's almost sparkling.
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    The Flying Scotsman

    Very nice photo. Good on us these beasts don't operate on a regular basis, or the climate would be even more negatively affected. Luckily we only take digital pictures, no more developing with nasty chemicals. ;-)
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    The Flying Scotsman

    @Iansky: I like the black&white version best. More drama. The billowing steam/smoke gives you a vivid impression on how "the west" probably got conquered. Btw: if you add a little comment yourself to the images in the gallery, that gives your viewers a chance to comment right on the spot. If you are not the owner, there is no way to start a comment on a gallery pic.
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    The Flying Scotsman

    Hola,madre mia cuanto contaminacion 😊 Salu2 de Felipe 😊
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    From the album: Sony G Master 100-400mm

    © ©571Photography

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    From the album: Sony G Master 100-400mm

    © ©571Photography

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    S&Q on A7iii won't record 4k

    Could it be you can't do 4K slow motion, only 120fps in 1920x1080 on the 7iii? That's how it is on the 7Sii. Check camera specs.
  49. 1 point
    Up in the lakes for a bit. Waterhead, Ambleside Sony A7RIII FE 12 - 24 both handheld 1. Twilight at Waterhead 1 by singingsnapper, on Flickr 2. Twilight at Waterhead 2 by singingsnapper, on Flickr
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    From the album: Sony A7iii

    © ©571Photography

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