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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    .ValeryD wrote:aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!A jaguar ! I love jaguars but hard to tell from such a close up. Thanks for the correction. Has a penetrating and determined look in […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Animal Kingdom - Open Thread September 23, 2017
    aster! The first picture with green eyes is a jaguar. But it seems like an overgrowth or even I do not know of any particular breed.Thanks for the comment!Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:59 pm
    ValeryD
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Recent Film Images September 23, 2017
    .Almazar80 wrote:Thank you for the comments. I enjoy shooting with film - though it certainly forces me to think about what I am doing a lot more than when shooting digital. I am trying to get the old 1/3 decent pictures ratio, which means that I will probably be shooting a lot of street type […]
    aster
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Recent Film Images September 23, 2017
    Thank you for the comments. I enjoy shooting with film - though it certainly forces me to think about what I am doing a lot more than when shooting digital. I am trying to get the old 1/3 decent pictures ratio, which means that I will probably be shooting a lot of street type photography […]
    Almazar80
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Long Exposures September 23, 2017
    .The Milky Way is strikingly beautiful, Jeff.Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:30 am
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Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

I’m about to offend myself. I own this lens, and I know how upset owners of brand new lenses get when someone says it’s not perfect. Well, the 16-50mm SSM is far from perfect and if you know how to check out lenses, you’ll agree should you be lucky enough to own one. It’s a . . . → Read More: Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM

Sigma classic 400mm tele quick rechip

There is no need to dismantle the mount of the original series Sigma AF TELE 400mm f/5.6 lens, to bring non-functional versions (old chip) up to speed with later film and current digital SLRs. The whole process takes under five minutes, and requires two tools – a small Philips screwdriver, and a precision end cutter.

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Which Sony Alpha kit lens?

This article was originally published in Photoworld magazine April 2008. It discusses the reasons for choosing between the 18-70mm, 16-105mm, 16-80mm, 18-200mm and 18-250mm kit lens choices for the Sony Alpha DSLR system and has been updated as necessary from the original text.

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A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit