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by springm
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Snow
Replies: 69
Views: 15528

Re: Snow

Something from Bavaria:

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Nokton SC 1.4/35mm on A7II, vignetting and Orton-Effekt in AfterShot Pro v3
by springm
Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Tanfield Railway
Replies: 10
Views: 1910

Re: Tanfield Railway

#2 is my favourite for the nicely balanced colors and the wonderful "metalic" look of the steam boiler. I am all in for decent effects, for me the art lies in balancing them to enhance the visual impression but remaining mainly invisible - like spices in the food.
by springm
Thu May 26, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

Add to that that in the German Sony user forum I read the first report about a wheel issue on the A33 (http://www.sonyuserforum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=103886)! The same forum had sent an open letter to Sony regarding the wheel problems, but (I would have bet on that anyway) not one word of reacti...
by springm
Mon May 23, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

[It stayed "fixed" for a little while, but then the problem returned. Uh. Not what could be read as a glowing recommendation for Sony products. In that context I don't understand why Sony didn't bother to get those things out of the world. Nothing is worse for a sustainable success than b...
by springm
Mon May 23, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

Dr. Harout, thanks for the link. I went through several of those threads, not all of them reported long-term success. I have to admit that I don't feel at ease with pumping pressurized cleaner into an optical device. There was even a high level repair reported, following a seemingly difficult disass...
by springm
Sun May 22, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

Dr. Harout wrote: I think it will fit your needs, Markus, as it will fit mine. :wink:


Oh, how I do envy your visionary powers! :P
by springm
Sun May 22, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

Coen, the price I mentioned came from an independent camera workshop that was recommended in the German Sony user forum. The biggest part of that amount is due for the spare part and working time to repair the back wheel, which does not operate properly and leads to missed frames when you are in a h...
by springm
Fri May 20, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

... that Sony didn't design the A700 to be used in Hawaii. Well, since it also doesn't work in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, British Columbia, Japan, Egypt, Jordan, Isra...
by springm
Fri May 20, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

Unfortunately, with electronic devices it is usually true that it doesn't make sense to repair them because the repair price is such a high percentage of the value of the device. It usually just makes more sense to buy a new device -- especially since the new device often has been improved and some...
by springm
Thu May 19, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Re: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

Thanks to all for the advice. It looks like I will take back my camera without repairs, live with the quirks - probably use my LX3 meanwhile, it is amazingly good especially for its size - and have a close look at the A77 when it appears. The point really is that the price for the repair equals the ...
by springm
Thu May 19, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?
Replies: 23
Views: 4993

Q: A700 - worth 385€ for repair/adjustment/grid screen?

My A700 now has 50.000 frames, a jumping rear wheel (sometimes switches no step, sometimes 10 or continuous, rarely only one), an almost blocked power switch due to a lemonade incident and an AF in need of adjustment. On the wish list is a grid screen. The estimate of costs from our German service y...
by springm
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 32:"Windswept !.It's Fall'ing."-Winner Announced
Replies: 25
Views: 5434

Re: Challenge 32:"Windswept !.It's Fall'ing."-Winner Announc

Hi Photoclub Alpha guys,

I'd like to thank you for voting for my "Another Kind Of Autumn Wind" photo. I surely am proud of having won this challenge, as the competing images were truly strong.

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011.

Markus
by springm
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Signs
Replies: 23
Views: 3455

Re: Signs

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Found this in Colombo 2 weeks ago. Maybe someone fluent in colonial idioms could explain how "barefoot staff" and "authorized vehicles" goes together.

Markus
by springm
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: 7 minutes ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: 7 minutes ago

Oh yes, and sitting in cold and snow at the moment it really makes me long for some nice warm coast and days where t-shirt and shorts are sufficient...

Markus
by springm
Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: San Diego, USA
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: San Diego, USA

Same subject in the first two images??? :lol:

I like the cool blue of the light here - stands really out from the "sunset in orange" crowd. And the strong diagonals in the first two photographs are good elements to grasp and keep the view.

Markus

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