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by mikeriach
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A bit of wildlife
Replies: 6
Views: 1539

A bit of wildlife

I took a few shots up at the Bullers of Buchan which is on the Aberdeenshire coast just North of Aberdeen. A very noisy place at the moment but fairly decent for photography. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Mike7D/DSC_1283-2_zpsn0jpp9ip.jpg http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Mike7D/DSC_13...
by mikeriach
Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heavy heart
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Re: Heavy heart

Cheers guys. I haven't posted images for a while so I'll have to sort some out. Problem is I rarely use my Photobucket as all my "interest" groups are now on Facebook so I can post direct.
Watch out though.....
Mike
by mikeriach
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heavy heart
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Heavy heart

Although I still think the A99 with G lenses is a serious force to be reckoned with in terms of IQ, I just simply can't get the kit I want in A-mount. I've expanded my interests to more wildlife as well as aviation so I'm wanting longer reach than my 70-400G. I can't get Sigma long lenses in A-mount...
by mikeriach
Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 24mp sensors and lens performance
Replies: 25
Views: 6130

Re: 24mp sensors and lens performance

I would tend to agree Barry. Perhaps then Sigma might want to make some more lenses in Sony fit. I'm enjoying my experiment with Nikon though I really miss being able to review in the EVF. I'd probably never tried Nikon if the E system was more accommodating to my lenses. But they still need to fix ...
by mikeriach
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77M2 - Help/Pointers requested
Replies: 88
Views: 14714

Re: Sony A77M2 - Help/Pointers requested

Hi Sury, the easy way to vary focus point is by the Fn button and joystick. Press the Fn button then move the selected function to focus area. Press the joystick in to select. Move up down to the mode wide, zone, centre, flexible spot etc. Wide and centre are obvious but I usually use zone which giv...
by mikeriach
Sat May 21, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 24mp sensors and lens performance
Replies: 25
Views: 6130

Re: 24mp sensors and lens performance

Lets hope the non-OEM adaptors don't run into Sigma type incompatibility issues when Sony change some firmware.
by mikeriach
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Will there really be an A99ii
Replies: 75
Views: 15438

Re: Will there really be an A99ii

Yeah I thought the Canon 7DII was expensive till th D500 arrived at £1729 for a crop sensor.
You could buy a full frame D750 for less and even a grey import D810 for less.
It must be able to take the photos by thought control.

Mike
by mikeriach
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9493

Re: lens Choice

Sury, Happy New Year to you. I'd probably say the same. The majority need the exposure altering in LR but now I often just dial in +2/3, it really depends on how much sky is in the shot and how much deep shadow is present. I found because I use a lot of the smaller focus groups, the exposure accurac...
by mikeriach
Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony A77M2 - Help/Pointers requested
Replies: 88
Views: 14714

Re: Sony A77M2 - Help/Pointers requested

Haha, practice makes perfect Sury. I warned you about the wide focus mode, for smaller objects try the local groups or even the centre spot if you can keep it on the subject. When it works it is very good but be prepared for many failures till you learn the best method for the different situations. ...
by mikeriach
Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9493

Re: lens Choice

The 16-80 is much better than the 18-200 over the same focal lengths.
Haven't used a 18-55.
by mikeriach
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9493

Re: lens Choice

When I shoot aircraft I often use a centre group which usually lines up nicely with the fuselage but if you get a formation, sometimes the group ends up in blue sky and you get hunting so for formations I use wide. On FF I use either the KM 28-75 f2.8 or an old Minolta 28-105 I picked up. The f2.8 h...
by mikeriach
Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9493

Re: lens Choice

Just be aware which focus mode you are in. I found on occasions that the wide setting could select a point in the bottom foreground which was much closer than the intended subject as the frame coverage is so big. I tend to use one of the local groups and use the toggle to move the area around to sui...
by mikeriach
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9493

Re: lens Choice

I do like the centre sharpness of the CZ but find the edges/corners are a little bit soft. It's my preferred APSC walk about lens even if I'd like a little more reach but it's fairly compact for travelling too.
Not used either the Tamron or Sony.

Mike
by mikeriach
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 9493

Re: lens Choice

Some excellent advice here. Even though much of my subjects need telezooms I have a little pocket in my bag for my trusty old Minolta 35-70 f4. Considering the vintage it is a superb complimentary lens to my 70-something zooms. Very small and light to even pop in a trouser pocket. Not wide enough fo...

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