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by bonneville
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: What lenses do you use?
Replies: 66
Views: 10019

Re: What lenses do you use?

Dr. Harout wrote:
bonneville wrote:...so that's a 500 Reflex f8 then, and so far I am amazed at how good it is :D

Congratulations Brian. Do post some shots with it.

Your wish is my command.......here
by bonneville
Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 500 Reflex - through double glazing
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Sony 500 Reflex - through double glazing

Got wind of a mint used Reflex at a good price in LCE Winchester on Dyxum last week. Quick call and it was mine. Arrived a couple of days ago but I haven't had an opportunity to take it out yet. Fitted it to my a700, looked out onto the garden and shot these hand held through a double glazed (not to...
by bonneville
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: What lenses do you use?
Replies: 66
Views: 10019

Re: What lenses do you use?

bonneville wrote:With my alphas 700 & 100 I currently use:
Sony
70-200 2.8 G SSM
70-300 4.5-5.6 G SSM
18-250 3.5-6.3
18-70 3.5-5.6
TCx2


Update so that's a 500 Reflex f8 then, and so far I am amazed at how good it is :D
by bonneville
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Tripods, bags and accessories
Topic: Bellows
Replies: 11
Views: 5512

Re: Bellows

Dr. Harout wrote: Sometimes you really need beyond 1:1 magnification.


Ha. Remember when you said, Brian, I think you have "lens fever" :mrgreen:

And now you want bellows H? :lol:
by bonneville
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Smalls but at the same time big blueberries with 14mm :-)
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Smalls but at the same time big blueberries with 14mm :-)

I like the first one best Frank.

Good use of DOF although I might try cropping it into portrait shape and loose some of the space left & right as in the second.

Brian
by bonneville
Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Voting Procedure for the Challenges
Replies: 26
Views: 4179

Re: Voting Procedure for the Challenges

Hi Yildiz and congratultions on becoming a moderator of the forum (very well deserved - although didn't the last person to be granted that status go totally beserke :lol: ) May I humbly suggest that Yildiz (as the idea proposer) should pick 5-7 pictures from the whole bunch and leave the rest for th...
by bonneville
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: a700 - you want to cry
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

a700 - you want to cry

a700 - you want to cry..... sorry this is misleading, but I couldn't remember how to set the shutter to "Bulb" on my a700, (to stay open whilst the button is pressed). I was in Aperture priority but should have been in Manual. However, to find out and when all else fails: read the User's G...
by bonneville
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

aster wrote:Oh! I didn't win anything?
Yildiz


Yildiz

Yes you did.........your Latin quote wins you this prize.

Enjoy

Brian

(Not Barry Dusty, Brian :D )
by bonneville
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Replacement A700 ... this year or forget it?
Replies: 35
Views: 5739

Re: Replacement A700 ... this year or forget it?

As you will see from a recent post, I had a dilemma about whether to go for the 700 or perhaps the 550 or even wait for the 700 replacement. After the most helpful remarks from others on this site I decided to make the plunge and am expecting delivery of the 700 today. It is still available in the ...
by bonneville
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

I imagine it has a rather large shoreline that's also very shallow. On a low tide the shore expands the county quite a bit, or at least enough to make it larger then the next smallest county. Well done Dusty, you are a very lateral thinker. Wrong, but well done anyway as the answer is so close to y...
by bonneville
Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)
Replies: 10
Views: 3476

Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

I'm surprised that no-one has picked up on my location as Rutland (UK) smallest county in England for 50% of the time. Maybe no-one cares. Maybe no-one noticed. But come on, surely you are curious :wink: Thoughts below please (or if you are one of the forum members who lists the latest post on top.....
by bonneville
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Welcome to My World
Topic: Morning
Replies: 19
Views: 5848

Re: Morning

What a great idea, and you do have a great morning view Winston. I live in one of the few rural parts of the UK and when I look out in the morning I see my trees. But it depends on the time of year that presents me with its mood. This is early morning winter: http://www.brianyoungphotography.co.uk/w...
by bonneville
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Which zoom lens for a new APS-C user?
Replies: 30
Views: 5126

Re: Which zoom lens for a new APS-C user?

The Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 had big back focus problems when released - many Alpha users found it impossible to get sharp focus. I think this has affected the popularity of the lens ever since. David I didn't know that David, but thanks for the heads up. Either my photography is so poor that I haven't n...
by bonneville
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where's Don/Sonolta?
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: Where's Don/Sonolta?

KevinBarrett wrote:That is as much attention as the matter deserves.


Not wishing to increase the attention, but I totally agree with Kevin.
by bonneville
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Which zoom lens for a new APS-C user?
Replies: 30
Views: 5126

Re: Which zoom lens for a new APS-C user?

I'm surprised that I am the only voter for the Sigma 18-50 f2.8.

It replaced my standard Sony kit lens (after coming out on top in a review in one of the UK photo mags) and it stays almost permanently on my "back-up" a100.

I'm pleased with it so it gets my vote.

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