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by markkubis
Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: KM Scanner 5400 II & Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: KM Scanner 5400 II & Vista

According to Silverfast, their Ai scanner driver is not listed as working on Vista either...
by markkubis
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: KM Scanner 5400 II & Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

KM Scanner 5400 II & Vista

Anyone tried using this legendary scanner on Vista with the KM software?

If it won't work normally, does it work using XP compatibility mode?
by markkubis
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A900 lottery, will you take a chance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

A900 lottery, will you take a chance?

Having been reading various Minolta/KM/Alpha forums over the years two things have become apparent: 1) KMS Digital SLRs are surprisingly unreliable. Many reports of Front focus, back focus, sensor mis-alignments/slanting horizons, anti-shake problems, first frame black etc. 2) If your DSLR develops ...
by markkubis
Sun May 27, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony please don't introduce any more SSM lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 4315

Thanks for your input David. To further clarify my experience: 1) If both lenses are at the infinity focus position and I try to focus on something 2 metres away using both lenses and neither lens fails to lock focus during its first attempt at locking focus then the 3.5-4.5 lens focuses significant...
by markkubis
Sun May 27, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony please don't introduce any more SSM lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 4315

Perhaps 'hunting' is an incorrect technical term for what I experience with my SSM. With the SSM if I focus on something using the central focus sensor, the lens sometimes fails to lock focus (more frequently than the 3.5-4.5 lens) and travels to the end of the distance scale and returns again for a...
by markkubis
Sun May 27, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony please don't introduce any more SSM lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 4315

Sony please don't introduce any more SSM lenses

My experience with my 70-200 f2.8 SSM on my film 7 is that it focuses significantly more slowly and hunts more than my 70-210 f3.5-4.5. It is a useless lens if you need to focus in a hurry. It's not just Minolta lenses. I have tried Canon USMs on their bodies and they focus noticeably more slowly th...
by markkubis
Thu May 24, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: CF card reliability vs camera damage
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

Of course the USB pin connector on the camera is fragile too. I'm very careful when connecting the lead to the camera making sure the connector is the right way round and that it goes in squarely rather than at an angle. But I have never read of anybody having damaged the camera USB port.
by markkubis
Thu May 24, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: CF card reliability vs camera damage
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

CF card reliability vs camera damage

People say that you should use multiple smaller capacity cards rather than a single huge capacity card in case you have a card failure. However, I cannot remember reading any posts reporting card failure but have read many posts of people damaging (bending) the contact pins on their cameras during t...
by markkubis
Thu May 24, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 16-80mm - how much slop, twitch, clunk?
Replies: 51
Views: 9260

Re: more from Zeiss

Adapters to a larger filter size are recommended when using a polarizing filter.


Yeah right. Great design. Will the hood fit then?
by markkubis
Tue May 22, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: I miss depth of field indicator on 7D
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

The film 7 DOF display does not indicate what the camera has decided the focus distance should be. It just tells you what the distance in front of and behind the focus distance that will be reasonably sharp given your selected focal length and aperture. Of course it would be better if it also told y...
by markkubis
Mon May 21, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: I miss depth of field indicator on 7D
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

I miss depth of field indicator on 7D

Does anybody know why KM neglected in the 7D (also 5D and A100?) to keep the wonderful graphic DOF indicator as on the back panel of the film 7? It's not easy to check the DOF on a picture on the LCD panel nor is it always easy to see what you are doing through the lens whilst it is stopped down. It...
by markkubis
Sun May 20, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: What about a lens section?
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

What about a lens section?

At last a one-stop organised forum for Minolta/KM/Sony users for both film and digital. Well done. But no lens section? There are many lenses suitable for both digital and film so not sure whether they would go into the digital or film SLR section. Perhaps it would be more easy to include an extra s...

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