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  • post Sigma to launch full frame Foveon L mount camera - 26 September
  • Sigma Imaging plans to introduce a full frame L mount mirrorless camera with a Foveon sensor, but will phase out the SA mount and end DSLR productionSigma Imaging CEO Kazuto Yamaki yesterday announced some of the company’s plans as part of the new L mount alliance. …Continue reading »
  • post Sigma reveals the 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | Sports and SIGMA 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sport - 26 September
  • Sigma Imaging has announced two new lenses in its Sports line: a new 70-200mm f/2.8 and a 10x zoom aimed at professionals.The 70-200mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM incorporates 10 exclusive low dispersion glass elements ? nine FLD and one ?Special Low …Continue reading »
  • post Sigma launches two new Art prime lenses for DLSR and full frame mirrorless users - 25 September
  • Sigma Imaging has announced two new premium prime lenses: the 28mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art and 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art.The new 28mm lens incorporates two FLD (?F? Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements, …Continue reading »
  • post Sigma announces 56mm f/1.4 DC DN for Micro Four Third and E mount mirrorless cameras - 25 September
  • Sigma has launched a third addition to its f/1.4 aperture Contemporary series for Sony E and Micro Four-Thirds. The 56mm f/1.4 DC DN joins the 16mm f/1.4 DC DN and 30mm f/1.4 DC DN and is claimed to be the smallest mid-tele lens in its class.Despite its compact size, Sigma claims that the image quality will rival that of the company?s Art lenses. T...
  • post Fujifilm to add GFX 100 and GFX 50R to medium-format portfolio - 25 September
  • Fujifilm has showcased the new GFX 100 and GFX 50R at Photokina 2018 - two medium format mirrorless cameras set to expand the company's GFX portfolioFujifilm is about to expand its medium-format mirrorless lineup of GFX models with two new cameras – the Fujiiflm GFX …Continue reading »
  • post Panasonic soon to enter full-frame mirrorless market - 25 September
  • Panasonic has announced that they're going to release an all-new full frame mirrorless system in early 2019 with two models - the Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R. Michael Topham takes a closer lookAP takes looks at the Panasonic Lumix S1 and Lumix S1R - two full-frame mirrorless cameras due to arrive next year
  • post Leica joins forces with Panasonic and Sigma to form L-Mount Alliance - 25 September
  • Firms will build full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses based on the Leica L mountUPDATED: Firms will build full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses based on the Leica L mount
  • post Opinion: Once the iPhone was the cameraphone to beat ? now it?s playing catch-up? - 21 September
  • Once upon a time, the iPhone was the obvious choice for anybody looking for a photographically capable smartphone. These days, the California company is making much less of an impact thanks to its biggest rivals - Samsung, Huawei and Google.I?ve been working as a writer in the photography industry for the entire lifespan of the iPhone, and it has, ...

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  • post Sony to release 12 more E-mount lenses soon, focus on speed and AI - 25 September
  • At Sony's press conference at Photokina the company announced that 12 more E-mount lenses will be arriving soon, bringing the total to 60.In addition, the company emphasized its focus on both speed and integrating artificial intelligence into its approaches. One application of the latter Sony talked about was using machine learning to train its Eye...
  • post Sigma to take Foveon full frame and adopt L mount - 25 September
  • Sigma has said it will create a full-frame Foveon camera and will adopt the Leica L mount for its system. Sigma will allow existing users to adapt or convert SA mount lenses to the L mount.The full-frame L-mount Foveon will arrive in 2019, according to Sigma CEO Kazuto Yamaki. The company will produce its first native L-mount lenses in 2019, too.He...
  • post Hasselblad announces three XCD lenses, including its fastest lens ever - 25 September
  • $(document).ready(function() { SampleGalleryV2({"containerId":"embeddedSampleGallery_7667143633","galleryId":"7667143633","isEmbeddedWidget":true,"selectedImageIndex":0,"isMobile":false}) });Hasselblad has announced three new lenses and one teleconverter for its XCD lens system. The lenses are the XCD 80mm F1.9, the XCD 65mm F2.8 and XCD 135mm F2.8...
  • post Sigma unveils five new Global Vision lenses, including 70-200mm F2.8 'Sport' - 25 September
  • Sigma claims that its new 70-200mm F2.8 'Sports' will be competitive against options from other major brands.Sigma has announced give new lenses at Photokina, the 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art, 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary, 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports.The long-awaited 70-200mm F2.8 (pictured a...
  • post Sigma announces 28mm F1.4 Art, 40mm F1.4 Art, 70-200mm F2.8 Sport and 60-600mm F4.5-6.3 Sport - 25 September
  • Sigma has announced four lenses for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts. The 28mm F1.4 DG and 40mm F1.4 DG are both part of the company's premium 'Art' range that prioritize image quality over price and weight. These two lenses will also be available for the Sony E mount. The new lenses help round-out the series, which now includes a range of pri...

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xxMost people

August 13, 2018, 07:41:51 PM by Gez
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Just said hello and buggered off

xxA little late

January 07, 2018, 12:39:54 PM by Gez
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But best wishes to everybody (anybody?) for the new year

xxJust summat to say!

November 24, 2016, 08:54:55 PM by Pipeman
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It's my 75th Birthday today.

clipHappy Christmas

December 22, 2015, 08:06:07 PM by Pipeman
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Only a few days to go, so,

Happy Christmas to you all and your families. :cheer :hic

xxWhere is everyone? or is that where are...

December 12, 2015, 12:25:19 AM by MartinAS | Views: 3142 | Comments: 6

i Know... I too have been delinquent.

I did visit the UK recently. My wife and I and friends from Newfoundland were over for a canal trip (again). We hired a narrowboat from Wyvern Shipping on the Grand Union at Leighton Buzzard and spent 4 weeks traveling at the breakneck speed of 4mph. Fantastic. I, of course , was the photographer. Went to Market Harbourough, Leicester (checked in on Richard 111), Nottingham and along to Birmingham ( had our boat cut free and a rope stolen at Wolverhampton and then to Warick to visit castle etc (again). Here we had our Canadian flag cut off overnight. A short off route to Rugby for a day and then back to Leighton Buzzard. Great trip , overall.
This all came about in 24 hours when the friends visited us in May. We talked about old trips and before we knew it we had booked flights and the boat. Really is neat and Wyvern are a great group to rent from.
 Lots of photos and all I have to do is sort through them now. Winter project. The last few winters we have gone south to kayak with the alligators in Georgia in the US but this year, with the $US so high it is a question. Not to mention Donald Trump.... but we won't.

Anyway... best wishes to my old friends.

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