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by dkloi
Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Auctions and eBay
Topic: A700 Body with Grid Screen (Sony Central Service Fitted)
Replies: 1
Views: 1973

A700 Body with Grid Screen (Sony Central Service Fitted)

I've put my A700 up on Ebay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-alpha-A700-12-2MP-Digital-SLR-Camera-Body-only-grid-screen-/121202222632 This camera has been a faithful workhorse. It is a joy to use, the grip and controls are comfortable, the body solid and professional. Currently it is acting as the ba...
by dkloi
Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Cold weather AF problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Re: Cold weather AF problems?

Just an update on this issue. I sent in my lens to SCS for repair. Got a nice surprise when they sent me a replacement lens as they didn't have the parts to fix the old one. So a thumb's up to Sony for rectifying the situation even though the lens was out of warranty. It was a pity the lens had AF p...
by dkloi
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Cold weather AF problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Re: Cold weather AF problems?

No error reports on either body. Just a failure for the lens to AF. The focus ring clutch is still engaged so I can move the focus until the AF point goes green and occasionally this is enough for the AF to revive temporarily (keeping the shutter button pressed). These (peizoelectric) ultrasonic rin...
by dkloi
Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Cold weather AF problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Re: Cold weather AF problems?

It's an SSM lens so it's not a problem with the body screwdriver AF system. Battery was fully charged. It wouldn't work on the A700 (which was at room temperature and with a different battery). One hypothesis is that the clutch disengaging the focus ring could be having problems. If it doesn't disen...
by dkloi
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Cold weather AF problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Re: Cold weather AF problems?

DT 16-50mm SSM on A77 and A700. Took it out on the A77 today (about 8 deg C) but it worked OK. Managed to do some street photography with it, http://www.dkloi.co.uk/?p=999 http://www.dkloi.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSC08907.jpg http://www.dkloi.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSC08855.jpg I ...
by dkloi
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Cold weather AF problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Re: Cold weather AF problems?

Yup. Works when at room temperature (or above). Went out today (about 5 deg C) and after about 10 mins the lens starts refusing to AF. After a few more mins, the AF becomes even more sluggish and intermittent. Sometimes it can be "kickstarted" by manually focussing to the approximate focus...
by dkloi
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Cold weather AF problems?
Replies: 13
Views: 6836

Cold weather AF problems?

Anyone seen problems with AF on a lens not working in the cold (not even below freezing) but recovering when back at room temperature? Could this be due to lubricant becoming too viscous or maybe the tolerances just on the wrong side of the distribution curves leading to binding under thermal contra...
by dkloi
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Auctions and eBay
Topic: eBay: KM 17-35mm/2.8-4
Replies: 0
Views: 2343

eBay: KM 17-35mm/2.8-4

eBay: KM 17-35mm/2.8-4
Link to auction (ends 27 Oct, 2012 18:51:31 BST):
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Konica-Minolt ... 1c2c552ed8

Cheers,
Daniel.
by dkloi
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Private FS posts
Topic: FS: Sigma 10mm/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens for Alpha mount
Replies: 0
Views: 1058

FS: Sigma 10mm/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens for Alpha mount

Since acquiring the Samyang 8mm/2.8 fisheye in E-mount, I no longer require the Sigma lens. The Sigma 10mm/2.8 fisheye is an ideal lens for unusual images, extreme perspectives, and for taking spherical panoramas (my main use). This copy is in excellent condition. The glass is unmarked and with no s...
by dkloi
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: David, please tell us more about Cameracraft
Replies: 20
Views: 8593

Re: David, please tell us more about Cameracraft

Just got my copy today (it was a pleasant surprise) and I am not disappointed. Looking forward to further issues once I get my subscription sorted.

Cheers,
Daniel.
by dkloi
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Auctions and eBay
Topic: Minolta AF 50mm/1.4 and AF 24-50mm/4 lenses
Replies: 0
Views: 2174

Minolta AF 50mm/1.4 and AF 24-50mm/4 lenses

Minolta AF 50mm/1.4 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120992781085?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Minolta AF 24-50mm/4 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120992772033?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 UK buyers only I'm afraid. Selling as I'm building up a NEX system. I...
by dkloi
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony UK Service: A580 Back from AF Adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Re: Sony UK Service: A580 Back from AF Adjustment

Yes, I'm favouring focus shift as the source of my woes. The Minolta 85mm/1.4 G still suffers from backfocus on the A580 under certain lighting conditions, as does the 50mm/1.7. It looks as if I'll just have to bide my time until a real successor to the A700 comes along with a large aperture AF syst...
by dkloi
Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony UK Service: A580 Back from AF Adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Re: Sony UK Service: A580 Back from AF Adjustment

Update: A580 back from the second repair. They replaced the AF module. They also calibrated the body to the two lenses I sent (at their request), 100mm/2 and Tamron 17-50mm/2.8. The letter they sent me said that my 100mm/2 has extreme backfocus tendencies. Funny, I never noticed it on my A700 or KM7...
by dkloi
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony UK Service: A580 Back from AF Adjustment
Replies: 6
Views: 2456

Re: Sony UK Service: A580 Back from AF Adjustment

[Edit 3] I done a bit more testing of the AF. Looks like the AF is spot on in daylilght. However, testing under compact fluorescents shows backfocus. This is unlike the A700 which AFs accurately under both conditions. Examples below with the 100mm/2. DSC02996.JPG DSC02995.JPG Note that adding the fl...
by dkloi
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Strange behaviour of genuine Sony NP-FM500H battery
Replies: 24
Views: 5982

Re: Strange behaviour of genuine Sony NP-FM500H battery

Just checked it, it does show the percentage on the rear screen. My impression is that the difference is greater than the 10% labelled difference in capacities. Actually, the ones I have are marked "7.2V 11.8Wh" which works out to roughly 1640mAh. The bottom line is that the ones I got wor...

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