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Budget Macro

Hi, I've been interested in trying out macro photography (and possibly videography) but I am having a hard time deciding on the best macro lens to start with. I have the #Alpha 6500 (a6500) and I have looked at both new and used options. If you have ...

My Starter Camera

I've recently decided to pursue my passion in photography. Of course anyone who calls themselves a photographer/videographer knows how much of a struggle it can be choosing gear when you first start out. For me, I wanted to get straight into full fra...

What is your next lens?

I always have an eye on some new piece of glass, I keep thinking about the 100 STF GM lens. What do you have an eye on?

tonygale by Prime Creator
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Sony A1 Firmware update 1.31

HiI recently upgraded the firmware on the Sony A1 and the notes promise improved eye autofocus and improved stability - unfortunately in field use is proving to be frustrating on both.First the positive - with eye autofocus set to bird, the camera st...

Resolved! Selling Gear and safe marketplace

I've have the 14mm 1.8 GM for sometime. Unfortunately, I never found any use for it in my arsenal, even though I have envisioned the images I could get with it. I shot less than 20 images with it. This is the first time that I personally find myself ...

RX10V hopes

Agree with Brant about hopes for a new version of the RX10.  However while a wider focal range would be good I for one would really like to see an extension in the lower end.  25 is not wide enough for this camera.  I am spoinled by the 16-300 of the...

shirlock1 by Mover & Shaker
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Sony A7RV bulb timer on LCD

Just wanted to let you know about a small but neat feature on the A7RV. When you bulb with a remote you dont have to use your stop watch anymore. I found out about this when testing the camera, no mention about it in the manual. Also there is no supp...


Moving to Sony

I have shot with Canon, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, and Canon again since the early 80s.  I am an advanced hobbyist, and every move I made was productive, but I always went back to Canon.  I have been considering moving to Sony for years now ... literally ...

Using the Sony a7RV for Landscapes handheld.

I am out in Colorado Springs for the next few days and I am staying just a five minute drive from the Garden of the Gods.  I woke up early this morning, long before first light, and set up in a canyon inside the park and waited for the sun to rise.  ...

pm-r by Member
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Compact Camera Backpack with Space for Laptop

Any recommendations for a good backpack that is compact and has space for a laptop? I'd love to be able to have quick access to my camera and keep 2 or 3 lenses and a laptop in it. Any recommendation would be helpful


Hello, I have a Alpha 6100 (a6100) and a E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G (SEL70350G) attached about 95% of the time. Is the 1.4X Teleconverter (SEL14TC) a good fit for my camera? Should I wait for the 2.0X Teleconverter (SEL20TC) to become available? I’m curio...

WJF by Member
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100-400/4.5-5.6 GM

I frequently see people asking to see images from specific lenses as they consider the next purchase. The 100-400 GM is an absolutely fantastic lens and well worth considering. Here are a few images I have made with it, I would love to see some of yo...

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tonygale by Prime Creator
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Equipment Storage/Organization Solution

I always used to be on my hands and knees moving gear from Pelican to Pelican when I was getting ready for a shoot.  A couple of years ago I bought this professional mechanic toolbox.  Now, when I get back from a trip I put all of my gear in the tool...

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Sony A1 "flagship" Firmware Update

Sony As an A1 owner your "Flagship" model is lacking many of the newer software features as some of your newer models. Please consider what message you are sending to your customer base by not adding newer features to your loyal customers that made i...