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by peterottaway
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

Sony USA has special at the moment on the LA-EA3 for USD 98 which is about as cheap as it gets. Not sure what import fees and tax would make that for you.
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

I have a copy of the A mount 18-135 zoom as well. It may not be the all signing, all conquering super zoom but I do find it very convenient for a lot of general duty photography, so if you can pick up a Sony EA adapter at a good price you should probably consider keeping this lens.
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 6641

Re: Not Sure About New Fuji

Fuji just don't have the volume of lens sales to match either Canon or Nikon so that their production costs are spread over a much smaller number of lenses. Also the Fuji X mount is only 3 years old so they are paying very much modern coasts when Canikon have lenses that have been around for much lo...
by peterottaway
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

You are not likely to pick up better primes than the Sigma's at anything like the same price. Convenient size as well. I have noticed that the Sigma's have been disappearing from some stockists shelves and this could mean simply a distributor shortage or that Sigma has ceased production. If you have...
by peterottaway
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: trade in the 57 for an A6000
Replies: 26
Views: 5441

Re: trade in the 57 for an A6000

I think we need some more information before being able to make suggestions to you. What sort of photography interests you, are your interests general or more targeted to specific interests ? What lenses do you currently own and are you planning on replacing or renewing any over the next couple of y...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 6641

Re: Not Sure About New Fuji

I'm not sure that pricing is rational full stop when it comes to new releases. Fuji and Nikon are both introducing their new cameras at a similar price but I would suspect that there is a larger market demand for the Nikon D500 even if you can buy two D7200 for the same money. Or for about AUD 1700 ...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2880

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

Along with the 28 - 75 mm zoom it was the most obvious Tamron and the 100 - 300 APO was strongly suggested to be from Tokina. I bought them all even though over the years they have been relegated to my second bag of A mount lenses I did use the 100-300 zoom with my Nex 7 but you had to careful about...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2880

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

If you can find the 20mm I would be interested in what you think of its performance. That is one lens I never got to try in the old days. My interest short of died with the 24mm.I do have the 250mm and 500mm Cat lenses and I can't really believe what second hand copies of the 250 are selling for.
by peterottaway
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2880

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

You must realize that any MD lens will be 30 plus years old. It would pay to physically check on any lens or only buy from trusted sources. I'm not trying to put you off but like Canon FD lenses etc you need to be careful.
by peterottaway
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens
Replies: 12
Views: 2880

Re: Are Sigma lens as warm as Minolta and Sony lens

Minolta made claims for colour matching with its older MC/MD lenses. Not so with the A mount and Sony have sourced their lenses from several different sources as well as having different lines. The Sony Zeiss lenses are supposedly developed around Zeiss lens coatings and the Sony may be using a comm...
by peterottaway
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Not Sure About New Fuji
Replies: 12
Views: 6641

Not Sure About New Fuji

Apart from the price which just went up on an Australian website, of AUD 2549 when the same dealer is offering the Nikon D750 for AUD 2275 and a pre order on the D 500 for AUD 2649 what is the point of an X-Pro 2 rather than an X-T 2 ? I would regard the T 2 as a mass market camera rather than a lim...
by peterottaway
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Condolences for Victims of Terrorist Attacks and the Aftermath (2015-Autumn)
Replies: 4
Views: 2331

Re: Condolences for Victims of Terrorist Attacks and the Aftermath (2015-Autumn)

Luckily more terrorists died than their intended victims, I guess that can be considered a small blessing.
by peterottaway
Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: 3.2 million ISO?
Replies: 8
Views: 2546

Re: 3.2 million ISO?

If those little grey cells of mine that are not time expired remember correctly, when the D4 came out all the advertising execs who set editorial policy at many magazines were going ape s**t over a range of Nikons specially prepared high ISO images. To be fair any picture editor ( remember those) at...
by peterottaway
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Will there really be an A99ii
Replies: 75
Views: 14198

Re: Will there really be an A99ii

Interesting but I must admit to being more interested in if there is an A77 replacement. I've already got the A7r II ! It's like all those drooling over the D5 frankly if I was going to send that sort of money for a piece of bling I would be buying a Pentax 645z instead. Or perhaps that should be th...
by peterottaway
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: lens Choice
Replies: 56
Views: 8665

Re: lens Choice

Of course it doesn't mean that Lightroom is not carrying over correctly from the camera the JPEG lens correction coding but it does make me wonder somewhat. It would seem that the Lightroom programmers and testing staff ( if any ) are not making much of an attempt to get the best performance out of ...

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