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by the_hefay
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity 2013
Replies: 344
Views: 33021

Re: Weather Today-In Your Vicinity 2013

Nice shot Birm. What a beautiful way to end the year.
by the_hefay
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Best of 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Best of 2013

I think the personal connection to the subject of the photo plays a major role. That's why I selected two of my kid's picture, however they're not perfect technically. Well said. And that's exactly why I chose the photo I posted. It has a personal connection and a lot of memories associated with it.
by the_hefay
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Hints, Tips & Tricks
Topic: shooting the sun
Replies: 0
Views: 2213

shooting the sun

Can narrow angle shots like this damage the sensor or other parts of the camera? I love sunsets and sunrises and somtimes the best view is not WA. I'm glad I took the shot and have not seen any issues with the lens or camera since that time. It's been several months. However, it got me thinking abou...
by the_hefay
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Auto ISO + focal length logic
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Re: Auto ISO + focal length logic

Maybe I'm wrong but it seems to me that auto ISO ought to take 3rd place to auto shutter and auto aperture. For example, in A mode it should auto shutter to an acceptable speed and then auto iso to compensate. Or if in S mode it should auto aperture then auto iso. It sounds like what's going is that...
by the_hefay
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Best of 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Best of 2013

That's a brilliant shot. I really love how the color of the flowers gives way to the mist in the distance.
by the_hefay
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II

I haven't used the lens yet due to my concerns over how it was acting. Thanks for the info on how other Tokina lenses act on Sony cameras. What bugs me is that B&H claims that the body switch doesn't need to be used and they also claim it has an internal silent motor. Tokinas press release makes...
by the_hefay
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Re: Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II

Well, I just received an RMA from B&H. Funny thing was that I was really hoping to enter into dialogue with them to see if I understood correctly what was going on with the lens vs. what I understood the product listing to say. Instead they send me an RMA. Not sure what to do. I understand this ...
by the_hefay
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit your B&W shots
Replies: 603
Views: 81842

Re: Exhibit your B&W shots

Thanks.

The avatar pic came while I was messing around with my reverse mount adapter. Shot a couple of pics of the body cap while checking out the dof and I really like that one.
by the_hefay
Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Best of 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 997

Re: Best of 2013

Nice shots Marcell. I really like the girl and violin, probably because it reminds me of my daughter at that age. My Aunt with Down's syndrome in a moment of contented repose. To get a good posed shot of her is near impossible and has been for her entire life. Either the communication breaks down or...
by the_hefay
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Sony planning first "non-Bayer" Sensor
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

Re: Sony planning first "non-Bayer" Sensor

My Sony cameras work. It's only the guy using my cameras that doesn't have a clue. I love the quotes. Just like when Sony A77 used the 24mp. comments on dpreview where mostly about the "overkill" and noone would need that many MP. I hope whatever Sony comes up with as sensor is put to use ...
by the_hefay
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit your B&W shots
Replies: 603
Views: 81842

Re: Exhibit your B&W shots

B&W is definitely not my forte, but here's my attempts.

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by the_hefay
Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Treasure in the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Treasure in the snow

I came across that one, also. Good stuff for sure.
by the_hefay
Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Treasure in the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Treasure in the snow

Glad you liked it. I was using a Sony a580 with the Sony 16-80 zeiss lens reverse mounted to the camera. Because it was reverse mounted, some of the exif data is meaningless or missing so I'm not sure what the f-stop was, nor do I know for sure teh focal length. I believe that these shots wee all ta...
by the_hefay
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Treasure in the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Treasure in the snow

This was my first attempt at snowflake macro shots.

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by the_hefay
Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II
Replies: 6
Views: 1956

Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II

I recently purchased the Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II lens Sony alpha mount. It uses a clutch system to switch between AF and MF on the lens. One simply pulls back on the focus ring and the lens is now in MF. There is no need to switch the camera switch from AF to MF according to Tokina's website...

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