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by bfitzgerald
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Shooting in the dark
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Shooting in the dark

Interesting shots, I always liked the Tokina lens (still have it)
I should do more night shots, not done anything for ages
by bfitzgerald
Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Fungus!
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Fungus!

In case anyone is wondering what it looks like; of course it can vary. At the time I wondered if it was something else, ie lens separation This was on the 80-200mm APO G, so I contacted the seller, it was cleaned and returned to me I have never had Fungus, on any lens ever (so far). I believe this w...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Pentax K3III has landed with "ouch" price tag!
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Pentax K3III has landed with "ouch" price tag!

I suspect Ricoh, are trying to turn Pentax into the Voigtländer of the SLR world. Clearly they're not at Leica levels to charge that much, so they settle for a pretend upmarket thing, sort of poor man's Leica. Pentax have not had a good owner for a long time. Hoya nipped in there, only to keep the p...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Pentax K3III has landed with "ouch" price tag!
Replies: 6
Views: 1677

Re: Pentax K3III has landed with "ouch" price tag!

IR have a gallery up this one is ISO 204,800 https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/pentax-k3-iii/Y-JG-PENTAX-K3-III-1179-ISO-204800.HTM And here is one ISO 1,600,000 https://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/pentax-k3-iii/Y-JG-PENTAX-K3-III-1182-ISO-1600000.HTM Neither are pretty, the last one is bord...
by bfitzgerald
Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm
Replies: 17
Views: 3934

Re: Jay Maisel loves his Nikon 28-300mm

Evidently Nikon have now discontinued this lens! Looks like F mount is starting it's wind down
https://nikonrumors.com/2021/05/12/niko ... nses.aspx/
by bfitzgerald
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 31
Views: 4418

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

Thanks I try my best, the last shot was A6300 as the A99 was kicking off again with the turn off error. I have another body fortunately What I like the most is often the non action shots, after the race or before it DSC00734.jpg DSC00767.jpg This one is a film look I went for, think it's fairly clos...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: A99 Marathon work-out
Replies: 31
Views: 4418

Re: A99 Marathon work-out

Couple more shots 80-200mm this time
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by bfitzgerald
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Say Hello to my little friend
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: Say Hello to my little friend

Very nice shots I have the 100mm D Macro, stellar lens indeed.
Reminds me to watch that film again, been a while
by bfitzgerald
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Future of A mount
Replies: 282
Views: 70995

Re: Future of A mount

If you are willing to dig around there are some bargains there on used gear Pretty expensive lens for it's day, I'd be a bit disappointed in the re-sale price on this lens. Big hit over what it cost new Buyers market in 2021 and going forward. Still it does give buyers access to possibly some unaffo...
by bfitzgerald
Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Early Fujifilm/Finepix DSLR cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Early Fujifilm/Finepix DSLR cameras

Different people want various things. To me the "small size" doesn't make that much difference. The a99 just unlocks the FF lenses I have to be what they were designed for. Not that I minded APS-C at the time FF lenses telephoto doesn't bother me, it's the wide end you lose - hence you end...
by bfitzgerald
Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Cellphones' shots
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Cellphones' shots

Interesting shots, I did hear you can download the Google camera for that phone and benefit from some swanky processing aka like the pixel phones
by bfitzgerald
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Early Fujifilm/Finepix DSLR cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Early Fujifilm/Finepix DSLR cameras

That's the conundrum! The NR changed on Sony, can't say I was particularly happy with it on the A57/77 and earlier cameras. Didn't get enough control, and even at the lowest settings hardly any difference. The A99 changed, a lot with the jpegs - for the first time the NR makes a huge difference. All...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Early Fujifilm/Finepix DSLR cameras
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Early Fujifilm/Finepix DSLR cameras

I still keep my eyes open with Fuij, they are different and sometimes interesting. They use bayer in their MF GFX, I think the whole moire thing is overblown the Xtrans can also give false colours in some situations too. Let's put it like this, I don't find Xtrans adds to the appeal for me personall...
by bfitzgerald
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old camera appreciation!
Replies: 64
Views: 7934

Re: Old camera appreciation!

The reason so many people recommend taking the lithium battery out of unused cameras is because sometimes they will start to leak and/or swell. I have seen many reports of damaged or destroyed cameras because of this. Back in 1988 I bought my first Minolta AF SLR, the 7000i. Soon I bought the 3200i...
by bfitzgerald
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Old camera appreciation!
Replies: 64
Views: 7934

Re: Old camera appreciation!

Both internal batteries on the 5d are still working, "tip" leave a battery in the camera which is what I have done. Then the internal cell doesn't discharge/charge aka wearing it out. These are old cameras now. Do the same for all the cameras I have - just once in a while charge up the ba...