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by Old Hydro
Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Free TV with A99
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

Re: Free TV with A99

Barry, I think their FF bodies for next year would be in the Cybershot range (RX2, RX3, or similar). But don't take my word for it. If they are aiming for number 2, then one of their "weapons" might be a diversified approach to attract amateurs/professionals with their different camera sy...
by Old Hydro
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Risk of SLT mirror degradation over medium term?
Replies: 16
Views: 4299

Re: Risk of SLT mirror degradation over medium term?

My concern is more to do with atmospheric exposure. The brochure for the a99 highlights the "newly developed coating on the surface of the optical low-pass filter [on the sensor]" and the "anti-dust mechanism that vibrates the filter at high speed ..." but makes no comment at al...
by Old Hydro
Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Free TV with A99
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

Re: Free TV with A99

How about buy a 32" TV and get a "free" A99? Sounds good to me To each his own. I'm sure its a fine camera or people like David K. would not be buying it. Whether it is worth $2800 is another question. The TV Sony is giving away with it, retails for $400. If Sony credit is used for t...
by Old Hydro
Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Free TV with A99
Replies: 26
Views: 5284

Free TV with A99

I looked at the Sony US site wondering if they had any deals on Black Friday. They are giving away 32 inch TV if you buy an A99 between now and Monday.

They don't say which TV, but I'm going to find out and maybe I'll bite.
by Old Hydro
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lens review
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

Re: Lens review

Any one used the Konica Minolta AF 17-35 F/2.8 wide zoom and how did it perform. I already have the Minolta 24-85 and its a cracker, I thought the 17-35 would be a good partner. I have seen one going for under £200. kurt Munger review gave it a positive review. Thanks Peter I have the KM lens. Its ...
by Old Hydro
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Film non-SLR
Topic: Bausch & Lomb 1902 Camera
Replies: 1
Views: 3564

Bausch & Lomb 1902 Camera

Does anyone have an idea what a "intact 1902 Bausch & Lomb tripod camera" might be and the value? -- There is an auction coming in a small town over the mountain from me this weekend and its on the list of things being auctioned. I might go and bid if its something special that ought t...
by Old Hydro
Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77 Screen Protector
Replies: 8
Views: 2515

Re: Sony A77 Screen Protector

You cannot use thick screen savers on the a77, otherwise the screen couldn't flip towards the camera. I bought a couple from e-Bay: EXIM screen protector, ultra protect They were cheap, are very bright, and comes with 2 pieces. I still have one. Sony makes one for the A77 that they describe as a ha...
by Old Hydro
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Good RAW processing program for Sony files
Replies: 9
Views: 3626

Re: Good RAW processing program for Sony files

Thanks everyone for the valued input. I'm still not sure which way to go but at least I feel better informed. I'm surprised no one mentioned DXO's software?? Ron Probably because most are using Adobe stuff. -- I use DXO and wouldn't go to Adobe. DXO periodically gives web training by some of the Pr...
by Old Hydro
Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77 Screen Protector
Replies: 8
Views: 2515

Re: Sony A77 Screen Protector

I'd buy the Sony protector. -- I think they are bit thicker. I dropped my A850 once. It landed on the back, broke the screen protector but saved the LCD. It was worth the extra $5.
by Old Hydro
Fri May 18, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 200mm lens
Replies: 11
Views: 3022

Re: 200mm lens

The 55-200 is a DT lens and therefore not wholly suitable for an A850.[/quote]


No one has mentioned it yet, but unless you can get a Minolta 70-210 for a $200 -- I'd be considering the Sony 70-300. It great on the A850.
by Old Hydro
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: 5DMark3 - IR Comparometer vs. A900
Replies: 17
Views: 4104

Re: 5DMark3 - IR Comparometer vs. A900

[quote="deathvalleydave"]Okay, would like to open this post to all members now. Basically, if no one responds, I'll have to assume my points have been conceeded. I wouldn't assume any such thing. I have an A850 and to be honest with you, it does what I need -- so I'm not looking for the la...
by Old Hydro
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: TTL metering
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

TTL metering

Help. I have to take some pictures at a retirement dinner. I have not seen the location, so I don't know how high the ceilings are. I will be using an A850 with a HVLF43 flash and probably a Minolta 24-85 lens. I don't do much flash work, and I'm trying to figure out if I can bounce the flash off th...
by Old Hydro
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: DXO Optics 7.1 now available - A77 and A65 supported
Replies: 4
Views: 2196

Re: DXO Optics 7.1 now available - A77 and A65 supported

You absolutely cannot use true geometry-based CA corrections 'manually' in any version of DxO. The 'basic' CA control there for the unsupported lens/body configurations is mere desaturation and colour blurring around the edges - looks abominable. You absolutely cannot get colour calibration with Dx...
by Old Hydro
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 16mm Fisheye and DXO
Replies: 10
Views: 2180

Sony 16mm Fisheye and DXO

Does anyone have experience correcting the curvature from the 16mm fisheye with DXO. The software claims it can do it. I like the idea of 180 degree view that can be corrected, but before I spend a $1000, I'd like to know if its all advertising or a correction that really works. I'd like a lens wide...
by Old Hydro
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: My favourite vacation-lazy lens
Replies: 14
Views: 3991

Re: My favourite vacation-lazy lens

these are great pictures - so impressed I've just ordered the 14mm for my a900. Hope it arrives okay, should have asked this forum where to order in the uk. found a site called digitaltoyshop, after a long google search - looks like the lens will dispatch from Spain. fingers crossed :oops: How is t...

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