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by Yagil Henkin
Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: BRAND NEW A700 - ISSUES! EXAMPLES NOW UP!
Replies: 23
Views: 3807

Thanks!

Seems everything OK with the focus. Hurray!
by Yagil Henkin
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: BRAND NEW A700 - ISSUES! EXAMPLES NOW UP!
Replies: 23
Views: 3807

Thanks! Another Question.

How do I know if I moved the Pitch and Yaw screws too much? (I tried to move them all the same amount. so I guess it is a theoretical question. I'll ask any way, just to be sure). I mean, if I move the 'main' screw too much, the pic would be out of focus, plain and simple. but how could I know if I'...
by Yagil Henkin
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Teleplus MC7 DG works with beercan and A900
Replies: 14
Views: 1924

Thanks!

Also, the focus is quite fast, at least on my Minolta 7 & 5 (Film) and sony A700.
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Teleplus MC7 DG works with beercan and A900
Replies: 14
Views: 1924

Nice to hear. So the Sony IS Capable of shooting f/8 with AF

Not only with the 500 mirror. Just one question - David, How would you rate the 28-105 for the A900? I have one (not A900, the 28-105...) And wonder how good it'd be optically, and especially how better is the 28-135.
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Tamron 10-24mm pre-production samples
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Wow. If that lens is better than the 11-18,

It would give a fair fight to the rest of the class- and is very light lens, lighter than the Sigma 10-20 I own. Seems Backpackers just got their Ideal W/A landscape zoom.
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: AF in artificial lighting conditions.
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Interesting thing I found testing the 85/1.4 Today:

When I focused and shot immidiately (all shots @1.4 under warm fluorecent light, Color temperature around 2500K/M4) the camera misfocused a bit more than when I waited half a second after the red focus confirmation light appeared. Same result with another lens. Am I mad or does the focus get better ...
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: BRAND NEW A700 - ISSUES! EXAMPLES NOW UP!
Replies: 23
Views: 3807

David - If you read this, a question please.

I just calibrated the focus on my A700, testing it with a Minolta 85/1.4 and 50/1.4 (My brother just bought the former in mint condition. What a lens!). Anyway, It seems that I suffer from ever-so-slightly misalignment of the sensor, towards the right. While it has almost no effect in focal lengths ...
by Yagil Henkin
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 18-250 filters
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Interesting finding from the 16-80:

I bought the Hoya HMC, and it vignetted at 16mm. I searched the local camera stores, and found out that the Sigma EX is MUCH thinner than the Hoya. So I bought it, and voila - no vignetting. And it isn't all that much expensive too. Seems to be very good optically.
by Yagil Henkin
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: has anyone seen a review of the Tamron 18-250 vs. 18-270?
Replies: 4
Views: 885

has anyone seen a review of the Tamron 18-250 vs. 18-270?

I'd be very interested. I'm into buying one of those two in several months to serve as an all-in-one backpacking lens. If the IQ would be better, I'd go with the 18-270. If it would be similar (or worse, of course) I'll go with the lighter 18-250. I understand that the 18-270 is shipping, but didn't...
by Yagil Henkin
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A700 AF Performance v. 8 competitors
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Not very surprised.

My 7 (Film) has fast AF, and the Sony A700 seems to be no worse - actually, on the slow Tamron 28-200XR, it seems that the Sony is a bit faster.
by Yagil Henkin
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: BRAND NEW A700 - ISSUES! EXAMPLES NOW UP!
Replies: 23
Views: 3807

David, How did you do it?

I made a manual adjustment using the set screws on my A700. It was a very fine adjustment that was needed - barely 1/12th to 1/6th of a turn - but it made a big difference to full aperture wide angle shots. I read some article about doing it, but the bottom plate seems strongly in place, so i was a...
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A900 vs... Hasselblad H3 and Mamyia AFDIII
Replies: 14
Views: 1784

OK, Let's take this logic a step forward:

The A900 Is not all that much worse (if any) than medium-format. The G-10 is not worse in many conditions than Medium format. the Fuji F-31 is better in many conditions than the G-10. then Surely the F-31 is not worse than a Hassie H3! Anyone wants to trade? :D Seriously, though, the A900 holds, fro...
by Yagil Henkin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Something every photographer should know
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

Several years ago, Popular Photography magazine

Had "How to shoot X" section each month. One month the subject was "How to shoot kids". The protests were so loud, the magazine apologized next month for the wording.
by Yagil Henkin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: "Programmed 5400 Flash".
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

"Programmed 5400 Flash".

I found out this link - http://www.voitzsch.net/flashconv_en.shtml A Cheap Flash modification for 5400 Flashes that makes them compatible with Minolta Digital Cameras, with almost full capability - apart from W/L HSS. I have two 5400's: one XI and one HS. Naturally, I find much interest in convertin...
by Yagil Henkin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: "Programmed 5400 Flash".
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Ooops, Wrong forum.

I'm copying the qwestion to the Flash forum. Sorry!

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