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by braeside
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: DXO
Replies: 19
Views: 2766

Re: DXO

Mac users be aware that DxO does not work properly in the latest version of Mac OS X (10.6 "Snow Leopard") You cannot navigate to any files within the DxO window, the only way to load a file is to drag it from the finder into the lower strip of the DxO window. Hopefully an update sometime ...
by braeside
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Do I really need an a900?
Replies: 29
Views: 4753

Re: Do I really need an a900?

I am short sighted and wear my distance glasses normally when using the A900. I do not have a problem seeing all of the VF and the display below. At one time I had a pair of glasses that had a short height to the frames and I did not find those very suitable for looking through the VF, my other pair...
by braeside
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: First official specs and pics of A500 + A850
Replies: 67
Views: 9216

Re: First official specs and pics of A500 + A850

Was DK at the event?
by braeside
Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: The 1.4X Kenko Teleconverter scam
Replies: 22
Views: 5218

Re: The 1.4X Kenko Teleconverter scam

I'm looking for a converter which works with HSM/SSM. The Sigma does not - it is due for replacement right now with a new model which does. Even the old Kenko works with SSM. Maybe the problem is that a chip to convert the lens data will also cause problems with SSM, but that seems unlikely as my K...
by braeside
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Advice for Holiday lens
Replies: 23
Views: 3352

Re: Advice for Holiday lens

I have been looking at possibly getting a 1.4X TC for my Sony 70-400G SSM lens. Over on Dyxum there was quite a discussion about suitable and unsuitable TCs, however I am still very unclear about what may work. The 'dumb' converters that have no chip in them and basically pass all 8 electrical conne...
by braeside
Sat Aug 15, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3

I found quite an interesting article about the different species of mice. It doesn't mention their love of car HT ignition leads! http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/britishwildlife/mice.html#wood
by braeside
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3

Could be Field Mice David - I didn't realise they were different from Harvest Mice, I confess I didn't give them a close examination in the traps, and it seemed such a shame to kill them, so I have stopped. No doubt the cat helps in your case. Next door's cat, despite only having 3 legs is a hunter ...
by braeside
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5653

Re: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?

I imagine if you have the 5400HS modified for 'new' wireless operation it would work with the 20AM because the 20AM can control the Sony & Minolta wireless flashes. It works fine with my 3600HS D flashes.
by braeside
Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3

Like others I love that front cover photo, it makes me rather guilty thinking of all the harvest mice I trapped in previous years in my garage, because they were eating the rubber covered wiring and foam insulation in my car. You will be pleased to know I no longer try to trap them, it was pointles...
by braeside
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5653

Re: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?

I have modified to 5400HS to support the new digital protocol, and I hope this will work with the 20AM. Frank Could you give more detail on what is involved? I'm not exactly clear what you want to do? - Control the 5400HS wirelessly with the 20AM on the A900? You can't use the 20AM off the camera b...
by braeside
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3
Replies: 21
Views: 2308

Re: Photoclubalpha Mag 2009 Issue #3

Like others I love that front cover photo, it makes me rather guilty thinking of all the harvest mice I trapped in previous years in my garage, because they were eating the rubber covered wiring and foam insulation in my car. You will be pleased to know I no longer try to trap them, it was pointless...
by braeside
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5653

Re: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?

Javelin wrote:ahh. when I saw the demo model they said it would provide HSS then I forgot to actually try it.


To be clear, you can trigger another flash wirelessly from the A900 (only) and that other flash can be in HSS. The 20AM cannot itself be used for HSS, (just like any Sony popup flash).
by braeside
Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Cir-Polarizing Filter
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Cir-Polarizing Filter

David, I had read about fitting polarising filters over studio lights so that reflections of the light can be more completely eliminated from objects such as paintings by using an on lens polarising filter, is that a technique that is much used?
by braeside
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Do I really need an a900?
Replies: 29
Views: 4753

Re: Do I really need an a900?

At first I thought I would miss the A700 and 16-80 ZA, as this was a perfect range for me on walk about. The 24-70 ZA seemed rather short at the long end at first, until I realised that with 24Mp I could still crop a lot and get a very useable shot on the A900 at 70mm. I have a 28-105mm for lightwei...
by braeside
Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?
Replies: 44
Views: 5653

Re: Who has pre-order a Sony's HVLF20AM Flash like me ?

Sounds like a nice flash Don. I received my Sony HVL-F20AM flash from Hong Kong yesterday, as I expected excellent speedy delivery. Can I ask who you used? Was it chrisman2882? Did you get stung for the import tax or did they mis-value the package to avoid it?! Yes Paul, that was the place and no i...

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