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by Yagil Henkin
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: "Programmed 5400 Flash".
Replies: 1
Views: 545

"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
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: MS Pro slot nonsense
Replies: 68
Views: 8086

There is one reason why I don't like the MS: Price.

When I get a 2gb Ultra II MS card for ,ore than the price of a 4GB Extreme III card, and that's basically the same with every card maker, It's definitely no surprise that I'll prefer the CF everyday. Although, now that prices came down a bit, I'll probably buy anyway an MS Ultra II 2GB as backup car...
by Yagil Henkin
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: HVL-F58AM flash gun
Replies: 22
Views: 4334

Thanks, Pako!

well, maybe the A900,000 will offer backward compatibility... I'm still waiting for OTF metering.
by Yagil Henkin
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Shameless Wish-List Fun
Replies: 21
Views: 2920

Never used the Mirror, but

I did focus on the minoltas with a f6.3 lens, and it worked without a hitch. I understand that people do focus with the 18-250. When I bought the Minolta Film 7, AF systems were supposed to work down to 5.6, but the 7 had no problem at all focusing a 6.3 lens, although that lens was slllllowwwww.
by Yagil Henkin
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: White Balance Lens Caps?
Replies: 3
Views: 747

I have a Cheapo one.

Actually, serves most of the time when I'm not taking pics as a toy for my little daughter...
Seriously, it helps in specific conditions - mixed light (to a point) or when the direct light source is too small to accurately measure w/o the cap. Not critical, but helps.
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Minolta Dimage 5400
Replies: 24
Views: 10823

Do silverfast/Vuescan produce better results

Than minolta's own scanning software?
I have the 5400II and I'm considering a different software, but I'm not sure.
by Yagil Henkin
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Shameless Wish-List Fun
Replies: 21
Views: 2920

Re: Shameless Wish-List Fun

Vivec wrote:Ah, I would like to see a new a700 with:

- Autofocus capability at F8 (like the 1DsIII)"

AFAIK, Minolta had this ability for years. Since sony still has the 500/8 Mirror AF lens in production, I have no reason to think it's any different with sony.
by Yagil Henkin
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Shameless Wish-List Fun
Replies: 21
Views: 2920

My wishlist, or things i would've liked to see in my A700:

1. Lens calibration. 2. mirror lockup option with everything. 3. shutter blind (Hey, my father's Konica T3 Autoreflex from the 70's has it!). although the current situation is acceptable and just minor inconvinence. 4. Writing RAW to CF and Jpegs to MS or vice versa. Also support for MS photopro for...
by Yagil Henkin
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: HVL-F58AM flash gun
Replies: 22
Views: 4334

I'll be very interested,

when someone will provide a comparison of the Sony 58 and the Metz 58, Including W/L capability, of course. The Metz has the additional promise of firmware updates, and the no-pre-flash mode which is a great plus for me (although, in effect, It's the same technology that my father has used with his ...
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: (From DPR) Best high ISO settings for A700
Replies: 37
Views: 7985

From a non-scientific trial it looks good.

Saved it (NR off, Saturation 0, ISO 3200) as my MR1 setting.
by Yagil Henkin
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A700 (v.4) and Alamy
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Update: I applied the advice here, and a batch of 46

Went through today without any problems. Thank you all very much!
by Yagil Henkin
Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Do you like heavily modified images?
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Thanks, David!

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by Yagil Henkin
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Do you like heavily modified images?
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

An image I took several months ago,

And returned to it today. simple B/W conversion + contrast boost. Won't make me the next Ansel, but I like the result. The distortion of the Sigma 10-20 can be very strange sometimes.
Image
by Yagil Henkin
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A700 - purple frame issue
Replies: 25
Views: 4077

I Don't have the problem, and hope I won't.

neither does another friend of mine who has an A700. It seems that this thing/problem is quite rare.
by Yagil Henkin
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A700 (v.4) and Alamy
Replies: 16
Views: 2493

Another thing,

I've noticed that they have been more selective lately - more of my slides (5400 scanner) get rejected, even those who in the past were accepted when uploaded ALONE.

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