Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
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Reflex 24 x 36 | L’heure du choix

Choisir l’appareil le mieux adapté à l’usage auquel on le destine
Ce rappel n’a pas pour but de décourager ceux qui rêvent d’un reflex haut de gamme, mais d’éviter les déceptions. Voici de beaux outils, pointus et rapides, qu’il faut apprivoiser si l’on veut passer au stade supérieur de la photographie, celui à partir duquel on construit ses images au lieu de les découvrir.

CI24x36a CI24x36bReflex 24 x 36 | L’heure du choix
dossier complet dans:
Chasseur d’Images #384 – Juin 2016

Les défis de la mise au point et les différents modes AF des marques

Les défis de la mise au point
Depuis son apparition sur le Konica C35 AF en 1977, la mise au point automatique (ou AF pour Auto Focus) est devenue une fonctionnalité particulièrement affûtée.
Pourtant, malgré ses sophistications technologiques, elle se fait régulièrement pièger par des conditions de prise de vue non prévues par ses algorithmes.

RP290voir dossier complet dans Réponses Photo Nº290 – Mai 2016

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Les différents modes AF des marques

RP290a RP290b RP290c RP290d RP290e RP290f RP290g

National Award 2016 Winners | 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

About the National Awards
Now in its 4th year, the hugely successful National Award programme works across 61 countries, from Australia to Argentina, Russia to Vietnam, and is unique in its scope and reach.
For this year’s competition, an expert panel was tasked to uncover and honour the best single image taken by a photographer from each National Award country, entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

WPAsonyNA03aVietnam National Award
Minh Thanh Ngô, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03bVenezuela National Award
Enzo Caraballo, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03cTaiwan National Award
Wang Tai Ran, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03dSlovakia National Award
Peter Svoboda, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03ePhilippines National Award
Manex Sungahid, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03fNorway National Award
Arnfinn Johansen, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03gEstonia National Award
Andrei Reinol, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03hCroatia National Award
Petar Sabol, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03iChina National Award
Longxiang Xie, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03jEcuador National Award
Víctor Vargas, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03kAustria National Award
Stefan Thaler, Winner
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WPAsonyNA03lFinland National Award
Matti Virtanen, Winner
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2016 Sony World Photography Awards

We are proud to reveal the shortlist for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition.

This year’s competition has broken records once again, with a staggering 230,103 entries in total across all competitions, up 28% on last year.

From zip-lining acrobats, moonlit dung beetles, scrummaging rugby players and floating ballerinas, to heartening stories of love and loss, the standard of quality from both professionals and photography enthusiasts alike, has taken the competition to new heights.

The Professional Photographer of the Year plus overall Open, Youth and Professional category winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony in central London on 21st April. They will share the $30k cash prize and receive the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

WPO2016sl01Maoyuan Cui – Ancient Chinese Villages

WPO2016sl02Dora Maar by Cristina Vatielli

WPO2016sl03Prakash Singh – Landscape

WPO2016sl04Liu Chengliang – Bulguksa

WPO2016sl05uk leacks by laurian

WPO2016sl06Frozen Nights by Vincent Frascello

WPO2016sl07Nature & Wildlife by berna236

WPO2016sl08Church on the fields of Sorško polje by Tarfila

WPO2016sl09Environment by EkaterinaKZ

WPO2016sl10Lesbos-07 by Alessandro Penso

WPO2016sl11Running Away with the Circus by Stephanie Sinclair

WPO2016sl12Nomadic Life Threatened on the Tibetan Plateau by Kevin Frayer

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2016 Sony World Photography Awards

much more at: worldphoto

Super Telephoto Zooms

Matthew Richards tests eight long telephoto zoom lenses that really go the distance

SuperTZ01The Contenders:
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Nikon AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 ED DC AW
Sigma APO 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Sigma150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S
Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM II
Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD

SuperTZ02 SuperTZ03 SuperTZ04 SuperTZ05The Sporty Sigma Takes Top Spot
Sigma’s new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM S wins out
Sigma’s 150-600mm S-class lens is the new champion of reasonably priced super-telephoto zooms. It’s packed with high-end features, has excellent handling characteristics and delivers superb image quality. Indeed, image quality is better than from other lenses on test at focal lengths of around 300-400mm, and also beats that of the Sigma C-class and Tamron 150-600mm lenses in the extended 400-600mm range. The only catch is that it’s about 50 per cent heavier than some lenses in the group– and nearly twice the weight of others.The Canon 100-400mm and Nikon 80-400mm lenses are very good performers but lack the extra reach of the 150-600mm lenses, and they’re more expensive to buy. The Pentax is another classy lens with some exotic features but it’s a bit lacking in sharpness, and there aren’t yet any full-frame Pentax D-SLR bodies to make the most of its full-sized image circle. The Sony 70-400mm isn’t quite as sophisticated as the Pentax, but proved a little sharper at both ends of the zoom range. It’s directly supported by the A99 full-frame body and other A-mount APS-C format cameras,and can be used with Sony E-mount bodies via an adaptor. In the budget stakes, it’s a close call between the Sigma C-class and Tamron SP 150-600mm lenses. They’re both very similar in size, weight and image quality, but the feature set of the Sigma is a little more advanced, making it better value at the price.

SuperTZ06Digital Camera World – September 2015

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