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by peterottaway
Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: which software
Replies: 22
Views: 2419

Re: which software

I am assuming that you have a Windows PC and not an Apple Mac. And that the PC is a general purpose machine and not one of the souped up gaming machines. For all your likely needs for years to come then Adobe Photoshop Elements is a good choice as it regularly upgraded, has good performance without ...
by peterottaway
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canon G10 vs. a $40,000 (H2 + P45) Hassy rig...
Replies: 26
Views: 2557

Re: Canon G10 vs. a $40,000 (H2 + P45) Hassy rig...

Sonolta, Thank you as there is one on offer that I was reluctant to consider for lack of knowledge about the sensor on these cameras.

Will now look at the camera with some confidence.
by peterottaway
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sigma Big Lenses
Replies: 43
Views: 4270

Re: Sigma Big Lenses

Fella's I think this conversation may be heading off track.

Back to big and well stacked lenses and their application to wildlife please. :mrgreen:
by peterottaway
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canon G10 vs. a $40,000 (H2 + P45) Hassy rig...
Replies: 26
Views: 2557

Re: Canon G10 vs. a $40,000 (H2 + P45) Hassy rig...

I would also like a high end bridge camera along the lines of the old 7 / A200 although for different reasons to Sonata. I'm 55 at the end of September 2009 and intend to retire to do some serious traveling. And as David pointed out in his review of the Sony 70 - 300 G when you start assembling the ...
by peterottaway
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 100-300 APO
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: 100-300 APO

It is a good shot of the MiG 17 giving a very nice feel to the aircraft. But I must admit that every time I look at the shot my fingers itch airbrush out the F/A 18 in the background. Without turning this into a Boys Own commentary on the MiG design bureau, the easiest way to tell that it's a 17 not...
by peterottaway
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Why does WB matter when raw shooting ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: Why does WB matter when raw shooting ?

I think I prefer " live long and prosper " to the collective. :mrgreen:
by peterottaway
Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: sony vs tamron 18-250
Replies: 49
Views: 6050

Re: sony vs tamron 18-250

Sonolta wrote about whether to choose Sony or Tamron. All I will say is Yes I do prefer the same look Yes I do prefer the same feel Yes I do prefer the same direction in manual focus, especially as I use mf most of the time except for street shooting and sport. Saving a couple of dollars just doesn'...
by peterottaway
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Female Contributors ?
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Female Contributors ?

I know that I can't tell by your log - ins and even the one's with photographs cannot be taken at face value, but how many female photographers are there contributing ? Lens Lore with it's " male geek attempting attitude " at times may not appeal to genteel lady photographers, but most of ...
by peterottaway
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello From Baltimore
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Hello From Baltimore

To David on his comment on South Africa and to anyone with an interest in Media Studies, I will say that how the world press examine and expose South Africa at the 2010 World Soccer Finals will be very interesting.
by peterottaway
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Rumours
Replies: 40
Views: 5851

Re: Rumours

Minolta / Sony users are so much like the Apple Mac faithful when two or more are gathered together. I am a member of both camps of many years standing. When it comes to discussing the near mythical A800 and the A700i if you are following the old Minolta protocols, I think that you need to think abo...
by peterottaway
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Another Australian
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Re: Another Australian

I have " wear and tear " arthritis in my hands, although in general this does not make for much of a problem with mounting lenses on cameras or on a tripod. But makes it funny to watch me attempting to unseal a pressure sealed glass jar. It also does make me more aware of the weight and ba...
by peterottaway
Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Another Australian
Replies: 4
Views: 941

Another Australian

I'm Peter Ottaway and am from Northam in Western Australia which was named after Northam in Devon and is some 100 km west of the state capital and only major city of Perth. Which was named by the founding governor James Stirling after Sir George Murray, the Secretary of State for Colonies at the tim...
by peterottaway
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Lens price
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: Lens price

Call them Sony G or C Z, my main concern is that Sony puts adequate cattle in the market at similar prices that Nikon and Canon charge. They don't have to match them lens for lens and mm for mm, after all just look at how many Canon 70 - 200 are on offer. But to be taken seriously Sony does need to ...

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