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by mikeriach
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Cheers, I'll have a look.
by mikeriach
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Yes the A77 gave extra reach but I found the IS wanting at 400mm. In Nikon land the VR in the 200-500 is outstanding allowing me to hand hold at 500mm on a crop body at 1/60 but the short end is too long if you know what I mean. Every system has compromises, we just pick what suits best. It's clear ...
by mikeriach
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Barry, if I didn't major on aviation and wildlife. the Sony kit would have done me for a good few years yet and as you say there are some great old lenses for A mount. I loved the KM 17-35, 70-200G f2.8 and 70-400G all of which were great on the A99. I struggled a bit to find a good wide-tele zoom h...
by mikeriach
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

I've used Ffordes in the past when starting with Nikon. Bought some secondhand stuff, think 18-55 and 70-300. Some stuff is expensive but I just shop around. WEX, MPB, LCE and a few others. They're a good distance from me maybe 130 miles. There are no decent camera shops anywhere close by so I have ...
by mikeriach
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Pete, I listened to several £500 CD players and they sounded so much better than my old one. But the guy said just listen to this and decide if it's worth an extra £600. A Naim CD, not even a powered tray but like going from an AM radio to FM. Incredible sound quality but just too much more than I w...
by mikeriach
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A99 ramblings and thoughts...
Replies: 17
Views: 2116

Re: A99 ramblings and thoughts...

Hi Barry, glad to hear you've warmed to the A99. With good glass it really produces superb images and though I'd love to see what 36mp, 42mp etc would look like, I really do not feel I need more than 24. My laptop couldn't cope and I'd need bigger cards and backup storage. I dabbled with 14bit uncom...
by mikeriach
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: ALL SOLD The dregs or maybe a gem for someone... ALL SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: ALL SOLD The dregs or maybe a gem for someone... ALL SOLD

Sold to points afar. Somerset, Gravesend, Liverpool and Middlesex.
Mike
by mikeriach
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Rapa Nui (Easter Island/ Isle de Pascua)
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: Rapa Nui (Easter Island/ Isle de Pascua)

It's an impressive geological feature, something I would enjoy seeing but sadly I doubt I'll ever get there.
by mikeriach
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Rapa Nui (Easter Island/ Isle de Pascua)
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: Rapa Nui (Easter Island/ Isle de Pascua)

That's an impressive crater. Glad you didn't fall in.
by mikeriach
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: ALL SOLD The dregs or maybe a gem for someone... ALL SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: The dregs or maybe a gem for someone...

I have other photos of the kit if needed. Send me an email address and I'll send through.
by mikeriach
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: ALL SOLD The dregs or maybe a gem for someone... ALL SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 365

ALL SOLD The dregs or maybe a gem for someone... ALL SOLD

A few items remaining from my collection. Not spectacular but maybe the item you fancied but "not at that price". As usual I am open to offers. AICO extension tube set for Minolta/Sony A mount. 13mm, 21mm & 31mm. Used once or twice before I picked up a great Sony 100 macro. No box or p...
by mikeriach
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: A mount s/h lens prices have "bombed"
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: A mount s/h lens prices have "bombed"

I heard a few negative comments (more bitching perhaps) re the 70-400G Mk1 but mine was superb. I pre-ordered it just after it was launched and got one of the first in the UK. Never regretted it for a second. My copy was excellent. It was a fair improvement in IQ over the 70-300G. It was heavy, buil...
by mikeriach
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77iii rumor
Replies: 12
Views: 3072

Re: Sony a77iii rumor

Sad to hear that if that turns out to be reality. When I transitioned from Minolta to Sony I had high hopes and their 70-400G was a stonking lens on both the A77 and A99, better than the equivalent Nikon or Canon product. Even against the competitions Mk2 lenses the Sony Mk1 just about held its grou...
by mikeriach
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77iii rumor
Replies: 12
Views: 3072

Re: Sony a77iii rumor

I was sad to leave Sony but they just dumped the A mount and left me no option but to defect. Like you I don't like the E mount bodies nor the eye watering glass prices.
I still have a A77mk2 which the wife uses occasionally with a Tamron 16-300 which is a good travel combo.
by mikeriach
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: A mount s/h lens prices have "bombed"
Replies: 7
Views: 1379

Re: A mount s/h lens prices have "bombed"

I used the 70-300G and it was decent but not great. It was better to handle than the 70-400 but the IQ wasn't as good.
The 80-200 always got good reports.

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