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by roysmith
Sun May 22, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Mountain Shots
Replies: 256
Views: 27064

Re: Mountain Shots

Here are a couple from my last trip to Patagonia (El Chalten, Santa Cruz, Argentina). Have been camping and hiking for about 10 days on the mountains so I had to go as light as possible, that's why couldn't take my Alpha's. This pics were taken with my Sigma DP2. Very slow AF but overall nice little...
by roysmith
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM user report
Replies: 20
Views: 3695

Re: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM user report

Sorry forgot to report about that: This lens doesn't have full time manual focus (i.e. like the Sigma 70-200 HSM). So the only way to focus manually is to disable the AF using the switch on the lens. Don't know why they made it that way... I suppose to keep the price down, but it's a shame really. I...
by roysmith
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM user report
Replies: 20
Views: 3695

Re: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM user report

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by roysmith
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM user report
Replies: 20
Views: 3695

Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 OS HSM user report

I recently got this lens, and I'm using it on my A700 and A100. Overall it's much better than my old SAL18250, better contrast, sharper, much faster and quieter AF and brighter. I also have a Sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM II and two bodies so I don't really miss the SAL18250 range :) The optical improvement ...
by roysmith
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A100 shutter button and viewfinder
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: A100 shutter button and viewfinder

Thank you all. I've already adjusted the diopter, it's the first thing I do :) But now that you mention it... maybe that can be part of the problem, it seems the diopter has less range of adjustment than the A700's, and I always used the A700 at -3. I've just checked the A100 specs and it only goes ...
by roysmith
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A100 shutter button and viewfinder
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

A100 shutter button and viewfinder

Hi, I've bought an used A100 and the shutter button sometimes feels a bit slow/sticky. I've read that many Canon users clean the D30/D40 by just pouring some isopropyl alcohol around the button, pressing it a few times and letting it dry a couple of hours. Do you think this is safe to do with the A1...
by roysmith
Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943

Amazing pictures. Really interesting to see how people lived at that time.
If anyone knows of more old photos please post the link ;)
by roysmith
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: What's your fastest lens ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

Re: What's your fastest lens ?

dynax800si wrote:thanks, i'm not sure how should be < f/1.4 or > f/1.4 ?


I believe you have the signs inverted. It should be "< f/1.4" and "> f/4" AFAIK.
by roysmith
Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment
Replies: 19
Views: 3464

Re: Sigma 8-16mm -- some images and comment

Dusty wrote:For some reason this thread is sticking as unread, even though I've read every post. Perhaps posting this here will cause it to re-set properly.

Dusty


Thanks Dusty, I hate having unread threads :lol:
by roysmith
Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A560? or A7xx?
Replies: 7
Views: 1240

Re: A560? or A7xx?

I thought that photo was from the A7xx too. I like the new position of the on/off switch, in fact that and the top LCD were the two thing I missed from my D50 when I switched to the A700. I also believe that micro focus adjustements are a requirement for a camera in that range (I still hope to get a...
by roysmith
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony alpha A55
Replies: 259
Views: 24541

Re: Sony alpha A55

bakubo wrote:
EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95%


I thought an EVF pretty much always displays 100%. I wonder if this 95% spec is accurate? Anyone know why an EVF wouldn't be 100%?


Not sure but maybe it uses an alternate sensor, like liveview does?
by roysmith
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: POLL: Why do you buy camera gear?
Replies: 16
Views: 5070

Re: POLL: Why do you buy camera gear?

Ok :D But I think nobody will choose #2... maybe if you put something like 30%/70%,50%/50%,%70/30% or something like that... :) I don't know why someone wouldn't choose #2 if it the primary reason. I tried to make it clear that probably none of us are all #1 or #2, we are all a mix. Which is the pr...
by roysmith
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: POLL: Why do you buy camera gear?
Replies: 16
Views: 5070

Re: POLL: Why do you buy camera gear?

Ok :D
But I think nobody will choose #2... maybe if you put something like 30%/70%,50%/50%,%70/30% or something like that... :)
by roysmith
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: POLL: Why do you buy camera gear?
Replies: 16
Views: 5070

Re: POLL: Why do you buy camera gear?

I also do both. I love photography, and also love the cameras because they allow me to take photos. I also love photography because it allows me to use these amazing devices which are the cameras :) I like technology. I work with technology and while I'm just a hobbist photographer I enjoy both thin...
by roysmith
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Is there a lens or are there lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 873

Re: Is there a lens or are there lenses

The Sony CZ 135mm f/1.8 is an amazing lens. It can be used for many things like portraits, recitals, and many others.

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