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by dewarp
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:29 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions
Replies: 35
Views: 6093

Re: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions

Omega892 wrote:
I didn't know Minolta produced one of those.


Oops - sorry. Finger/eyesight/dementia problem :oops:

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions
Replies: 35
Views: 6093

Re: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions

I use a Minolta 5800 flash, and it works OK. However, not once but twice (can you believe ! ! !) I have been unable to set it to wireless, searching endlessly through the menus. Wireless can only be set through the Fn button! I shoot only RAW and so set up the in-camera JPG options (Fn - Creative St...
by dewarp
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions
Replies: 35
Views: 6093

Re: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions

Not sure what benefit, other than optical control of lenses I don't have, Ver 1.07 will bring. According to Gary Friedman Ver 1.07 improved flash auto exposure. Can't say I've noticed this myself, but I don't do much flash work and what I do is normally in manual mode to balance light sources. http...
by dewarp
Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions
Replies: 35
Views: 6093

Re: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions

I had taken a few test images but they are now all gone for whilst adjusting viewfinder dioptre setting I occidentally nudged the Movie button (gout in right index finger does not help) and noticed Recording pop up. Hi Lionel One of the firmware updates cured the problem of accidentally pressing th...
by dewarp
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions
Replies: 35
Views: 6093

Re: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions

Hi Lionel I went from the Dynax 7D to the A77 and found it an extremely frustrating experience (I posted some mainly negative comments on this forum). However, having changed my whole way of working to suit the A77 I think that I would find it frustrating to go back to the D7D. Today the biggest ann...
by dewarp
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Monterey, California
Replies: 11
Views: 960

Re: Monterey, California

Magic images Sury. Well done.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: A77, Lightroom and Win XP
Replies: 44
Views: 7566

Re: A77, Lightroom and Win XP

I may have found the solution to my Lightroom problem by finding a copy of LR3 at everyone's favourite Internet shopping site. Advertised as Lightroom 3.0 so if the upgrade link in the software plays ball I should be OK. It should do seeing as Lightroom 2 'Check for updates' still offers me one upd...
by dewarp
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:26 am
Forum: Books, DVDs, training & exhibitions
Topic: F11 Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 2149

F11 Magazine

For some time now I have been a subscriber to F11 Magazine (http://www.f11magazine.com/site/). This is a free e-publication and generally well worth the read. I haven't seen it mentioned on this forum previously - some of you may be interested.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 30872

Re: Landscape 2013

Nice long exposure Peter. It seems foggy on the water. Is this due to the long exposure? Mark It wasn't really fog - more like spray from the waves. The long exposure seems to have emphsized it. The sky was a bit greyish but had some blue in it. I decided not to pull down the blue (in B&W), pre...
by dewarp
Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 30872

Re: Landscape 2013

Another long exposure seascape. This time early morning in Cape of Good Hope area of Table Mountain National Park.

regards - Peter

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by dewarp
Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 30872

Re: Landscape 2013

Hi Birma As with most of my stuff, a lot of PP was involved. I took about 60 images over a period of about an hour as the sun went down. These were a combination of straight shots and long duration ND filter shots (obviously with the camera fixed on a tripod). I selected about half a dozen images th...
by dewarp
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 30872

Re: Landscape 2013

Hi Sury

You beat me to it! I decided that I had lightened the image too much and swopped it out for the un-lightened version. Meanwhile you viewed the old one! - but its not too different.

regards - Peter
by dewarp
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:57 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Landscape 2013
Replies: 277
Views: 30872

Re: Landscape 2013

I recently got a variable ND filter. I took this shot with it last Sunday. With hindsight I should have lowered the ISO to give a longer exposure, but its OK I guess.

regards - Peter

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by dewarp
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit your B&W shots
Replies: 603
Views: 80088

Re: Exhibit your B&W shots

The Windmill

Sony DSC S85 +DAP+The Gimp

regards - Peter

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by dewarp
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Black and White
Replies: 28
Views: 4178

Re: Black and White

Here's a recent one.

regards - Peter

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