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by David Kilpatrick
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A Giselle Weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: A Giselle Weekend

Still surprised by how good the RX100 MkIV back illuminated CMOS is. To keep up to date with other systems, I've switched from APS-C Sony to Olympus (and may not ever go back to APS-C Sony, only full frame - that's another story). Good though the Olympus 20 megapixel sensor is, when I do high ISO an...
by David Kilpatrick
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Thank You Steady Shot
Replies: 22
Views: 619

Re: Thank You Steady Shot

Good subject and pictures! Finally got my login to work without being blocked by the extreme measures I took to prevent spam.

David
by David Kilpatrick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony a77iii rumor
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Sony a77iii rumor

I'd only return to A77 series if GPS was restored...
by David Kilpatrick
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: DxO: Sony A900 vs Olympus E-M10II
Replies: 40
Views: 2937

Re: DxO: Sony A900 vs Olympus E-M10II

We've actually just bought an E-M5 II with 12-40mm and then acquired a well-priced used 75-300mm II Olympus for it. Shirley has now had one cataract operation and is in the queue for what may be both a further cataract operation and corneal graft - which could restore vision to both eyes, 3D again -...
by David Kilpatrick
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Minolta RS 24-85mm at low price
Replies: 0
Views: 982

Minolta RS 24-85mm at low price

LCE again - one of my favourite lenses on the A900/A99 - https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Minolta ... 46938.html
by David Kilpatrick
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 5551

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Here's a super-cheap A-mount AF wide zoom - UK - https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Tamron- ... 31674.html
by David Kilpatrick
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Dealer Alerts
Topic: Tammy 28-75mm A-mount - very low cost UK s/h
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Tammy 28-75mm A-mount - very low cost UK s/h

Check this - £139.99 for a Tamron A-mount 28-75mm f/2.8 - https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Tamron- ... 54346.html
by David Kilpatrick
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Godox TT685S Flash
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: Godox TT685S Flash

A warning, I have this flash which is great but also have the Li-ion model, had it for a year in Nikon fit. The Li-ion cell blew up (expanded) during charging and shows up as dead so I had to buy a new one. It had not been used much just lent to one press photographer who covered an event. The Li-io...
by David Kilpatrick
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods

Yes, I have the 28mm f/2 and it's a great lens. I spent some time with the Batis trio too (but can not write about it yet as the review was commissioned by the BJP, and they can take three months to print - I used those lenses in June!). Without their added muscle I would never, ever have got all th...
by David Kilpatrick
Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods

Still got the 50mm macro - the Tamron is not mine, and will go back, it's not as good as the Sony 70-300mm FE (mostly, CA/purple fringe which is completely absent in the Sony). The odd thing is that the 55mm is better than the macro for copying artwork because it has very high microcontrast, but the...
by David Kilpatrick
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods
Replies: 15
Views: 2199

Re: "Brexit" hits prices hard on tech goods

This week sees a further round of price increases, for example the entire Intro2020 stable (including Samyang and Tamron, but no longer including Phottix which has moved to MAC Group Europe) increased prices by around 10% on August 22. However many stores still have older priced stock, it's just new...
by David Kilpatrick
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 5551

Re: How wide is wide enough?

I tried it on the A900 but not on the A99. It had quite strong moustache type distortion. However, with the A99 and also with the latest Adobe software that is lens profile corrected now so it would be a much more useful lens - there were no lens profiles when the A900 was launched and I created a f...
by David Kilpatrick
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 5551

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Earlier this year I traded my 12mm Voigtlander full frame for a 10mm (new model) which is the widest you can buy anywhere with straight lines. It is used very rarely, but when needed, it's more than useful. But it's an extreme luxury and in the course of a normal day's shooting I would not use it. I...
by David Kilpatrick
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony cameras out of stock
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Sony cameras out of stock

Most service repairs are also on hold. Earthquake issues... no sensor stock left...
by David Kilpatrick
Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 24mp sensors and lens performance
Replies: 25
Views: 3068

Re: 24mp sensors and lens performance

Testing the MC-11 right now. Do not hold your breath... I've identified problems within minutes of getting it, and my findings have gone straight back to Sigma.

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