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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 27, 2020
    .I don't own one but enjoyed these shots very much...Thanks for sharing,YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:09 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Back in the theater October 27, 2020
    .Sig, I had the pleasure of watching the video twice hours after it was first streamed due to the time difference. I'm glad you were able to get closer with your photoshoot and we could see more detailed closeups beforehand. Thank you for sharing the elegance of ballet with us.YildizStatistics: Posted by aster — Tue […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 26, 2020
    Sig,Very nice shots. I guess it helps to have a bright day to get some sharp images.SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:23 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 26, 2020
    smulnik wrote:Thanks Valery! I think that sports fans would go nuts for this lens too. Usually you have to have a "press pass" in order to get into a stadium with a big lens, but no one at the gates gives this small lens a second look. I get the usual "come on in and […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Minolta (Sony) 500F8 Reflex October 26, 2020
    Thanks Valery! I think that sports fans would go nuts for this lens too. Usually you have to have a "press pass" in order to get into a stadium with a big lens, but no one at the gates gives this small lens a second look. I get the usual "come on in and have […]
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Nikon D5000 – HDvid, articulated screen

Nikon has announced a May 1st launch for a competitor to the Canon EOS 500D, in their D5000. This camera has the first articulated screen (only 230,000 pixels) to be designed by Nikon. See:
//www.dphotoexpert.com/2009/04/14/nikon-d5000-live-view-hdv-articulated-screen/

The screen hinge is unusual, to say the least, and results in the screen being placed below the camera when facing forward as for self-portrait, self-timer group or self-video operation. This prevents the camera from being placed on a table or other suitable surface, and when mounted on a tripod, the screen is behind the tripod head. Go figure. The Sony Cybershot R-1 got it right, Olympus generally get it right, the Sony Alpha 350/300 is so limited in positions it’s not even really ‘articulated’ just tiltable for waist level or similar composition… but this one has all the twists and turns, it’s just that you can’t use them to put the screen in a sensible position!


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