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by DonSchap
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: A CHIP of the old lens
Replies: 2
Views: 999

A CHIP of the old lens

I am looking to "chip" my three Samyang lenses (800mm f/8, 85mm f/1.4 and the 8m f/3.5) and wondered what would be the best way to go about this. They are not M42s ... but true SONY/Minolta A-mount lenses.

Any assist to be found?

Thanks
by DonSchap
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: So ... David ... some new blood being spilled?
Replies: 18
Views: 5261

So ... David ... some new blood being spilled?

So, like David ... they, uh ... letting your shoot the new a750 ... this week?

C'mon, you can tell us, right? :lol:
by DonSchap
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The A450 is there ... :-)
Replies: 26
Views: 6166

Re: The A450 is there ... :-)

Personally, I think we are LOSING THE MIND OF MINOLTA ... and being brainwashed by the SONY P&S crowd

Who's with me on this? Good grief! :evil:
by DonSchap
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: How about the 3D DSLR?
Replies: 4
Views: 1354

How about the 3D DSLR?

With the Billion-dollar Avatar-3D returns ... for 3D Immersion, how far away is an Alpha 3D single-lens DSLR?

Consider this SONY Development for example ...

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by DonSchap
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: The a700 .. the end
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

The a700 .. the end

Today marks the end of the a700 as a "new" camera. It has been "officially" discontinued.

A remarkable camera.

It will be remembered ... :(
by DonSchap
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: a850 and DT lenses
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

Re: a850 and DT lenses

I don't have a Sony FF camera yet, but what happens to the raw files when using a DT lens? Would this provide a workaround? At least with my Sony 18-250 it’s cropped in RAW as well as JPEG. Going along with that, while I was fiddling around and alternately musing, “What is going on here?’ or “What ...
by DonSchap
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Just got my a850
Replies: 13
Views: 3352

Re: Just got my a850

After owning the a850 for a month, I have to say, if you are used to using the a700 ... going straight to the a900 is probably "the best move", just to get the 5fps . The a850 is just not going to provide that or even anything close. Is it worth the extra $500? Probably, but again, it just...
by DonSchap
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sent my A850 to Sony
Replies: 10
Views: 2852

Re: Sent my A850 to Sony

I do not know if cost is important to you, but I have found that Calumet Photographiuc 's ProSpec 16GB UDMA 305x speed card is a terrific fit for the a850 . My Transcend 32GB 133x and 16GB 133x wound up being a complete bust in the a850 , but they work like a charm in the a700 . Please do not ask me...
by DonSchap
Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony and The Future
Replies: 68
Views: 15142

Re: Sony and The Future

are you going on about them not telling you what their plans are? I don't understand most of what you wrote.. You are getting the message. :) Reversing course on camera design is bizarre. Just for the sake of argument, when was the last time you saw Canon take a higher numbered series camera ... an...
by DonSchap
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony and The Future
Replies: 68
Views: 15142

Re: Sony and The Future

Based on what has been released by SONY, in this year alone , there is absolutely no reason not to be completely forthcoming with what is planned. At PMA 09, they were almost heavy-handed about the " +30 s". They really needed to be the " -30 s". I mean the "dumbing-down&quo...
by DonSchap
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Replacement A700 ... this year or forget it?
Replies: 35
Views: 7953

Replacement A700 ... this year or forget it?

After the A500, A550, & A850 introductions ... I simply cannot believe they left the A700 alone! It has been "discontinued" in the SONY markets in many countries, except notably ... the USA. Which, I'm afraid, is slightly confusing? Is it here to stay ... or can the outlying countries ...
by DonSchap
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Let me re-phrase that: Do I really need an a850?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Let me re-phrase that: Do I really need an a850?

I have been using the A700 since the day it was released in the 'States.' It has been a fantastic experience and one I want to build on. Hmmm, I have a lot of wide-angle glass ... how can I get some more out of it? Oh yeah (rubbing chin) 8) "Full Frame." Suddenly that 14mm f/2.8 Rectilinea...
by DonSchap
Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Resetting the a900 and the a700 Series Bodies
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Sony Resetting the a900 and the a700 Series Bodies

But, you are right, that cannot be the whole of it. Sony is both the marketing giant and the technologically innovative giant. The way they leaked this one makes me think thay'll have some fireworks with the next pair, the 500 and 550. And then, early next year, a killer APS-C, and then a killer tr...
by DonSchap
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Dyxum Owner Not Pleased With Sony Alpha Line Progress & Inno
Replies: 18
Views: 3476

Re: Dyxum Owner Not Pleased With Sony Alpha Line Progress & Inno

Are we descending into the void of disappointment? I often wonder why the manufacturer does not queue in on the boards like these. Why not ask the masses, "Hey, what do you guys want?"
by DonSchap
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Support Complaints -> How about point of sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 4010

Re: Support Complaints -> How about point of sale?

I realize through some members testimony, through several message boards, that there are a couple SONY Style stores, on "the coasts" that seem to do more than "KIOSK-type" support. That's great and terrific for San Diego and New York ... unfortunately, for a city the size of Chic...