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by AJ Gressette
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: What operating system/s do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 6663

Re: What operating system/s do you use?

I am still amazed at how far we have come since the days of the Commodore 64 and TRS. As of today, I use the Apple w/ Eizo for photography and use Windows XP.,VISTA 64 for business/accounting reasons.

I hope to soon update my Vinyl Records to 8_Track. LOL :lol:
AJ
by AJ Gressette
Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: What operating system/s do you use?
Replies: 15
Views: 6663

Re: What operating system/s do you use?

Commodore 64 CPU: MOS 6510, 1MHz Sound: SID 6581, 3 channels of sound RAM: 64K Display: 25 X 40 text 320 X 200, 16 colors max Ports: TV, RGB & composite video 2 joysticks, cartridge port serial peripheral port Peripherals: cassette recorder printer, modem external 170K floppy drive OS: ROM BASIC...
by AJ Gressette
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: What lenses do you use?
Replies: 66
Views: 11753

Re: What lenses do you use?

My favored lenses I use with the A-Mount from Minolta_Konica_Sony Minolta 20 f/2.8* Minolta 28 f/2.0** Minolta 35 f/1.4 **** Minolta 50 /f1.4*** Minolta 85 f/1.4 LE ************ Sigma 90 f/2.8 Macro 2-1 *** Minolta 100 f/2.0 ******** Minolta 100 f/2.8 Soft*** Minolta 100 f/2.8 Macro 1-1 **** Minolta...
by AJ Gressette
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: how about high iso`s with the A700
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: how about high iso`s with the A700

Gustav, I am glad that you both got out alive! There was a program on the radio this week with a farmer saying that if you were in a field and cows ran towards you, if you had a dog on a lead, just let it go and they would chase the dog. So, it's always useful to have your children with you when vi...
by AJ Gressette
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Tripod!! (2pics added)
Replies: 30
Views: 6880

Re: Tripod??

Personally I think tripods and heads are way over priced today. I think just about any steady tripod/head will work, granted it is rated for the amount of weight you intend to attach to it. The only exception to this rule would be the use of tripods with large prime lenses 300mm and up and specializ...
by AJ Gressette
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Michael Jackson

I think Michael Jackson was a complicated and complex personality. Regardless of his short comings, we all have our own, his contributions to the music industry are simply phenomenal.
AJ
by AJ Gressette
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kodachrome 64....
Replies: 7
Views: 1059

Re: Kodachrome 64....

I really hate Mondays! This news just completely ruined a very bad day. I cant say how much I really appreciate this.!! [email protected]#$*&&^$#@Q$%ERQ$#%........... I guess Mamma has finally taken away my Kodacrome! Kodacrome 25, 64 and Fujicrome 50 (shot at iso 40) are my favorite films. If Fuji does th...
by AJ Gressette
Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 100mm macro & 50 mm macro
Replies: 13
Views: 2098

Re: 100mm macro & 50 mm macro

"Fortunately" I know very little about macro, but as of late I have been playing around with the 200 f/4 from Minolta and the Twin Flash. I think I like this lens over the 100 and 50. Seems to me the 200 has a much longer working distance and is every bit as sharp and bokeh is unique to ol...
by AJ Gressette
Mon May 25, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: saw this duck attack a swan on sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: saw this duck attack a swan on sunday

We have a lot of Canadian Geese in this area. The Southern States of the US. Tom made a very good point that Geese in mating season are very aggressive to the point where I have actually seem them cripple another goose. :twisted: Keep in mind that Geese, once partnered stay so for life! :mrgreen: Yo...
by AJ Gressette
Fri May 22, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: saw this duck attack a swan on sunday
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: saw this duck attack a swan on sunday

Geese are VERY territorial and quite aggressive. Looks like the Canadian Goose and it will defend its territory quite fiercely. :evil: It considers the area around him to be home and will run out any strangers.

Nice capture,
AJ
by AJ Gressette
Wed May 20, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Film SLR systems
Topic: Dynax 9: SSM upgrade available again
Replies: 2
Views: 3417

Re: Dynax 9: SSM upgrade available again

I want call them cheap but they will be less expensive and of lower quality. Obviously because of there price point. I have yet to find anything cheap about photography. The SAM (Smooth Auto focus Motor) recently announced my Sony. Today I got several calls regarding this and I figured I would ask t...
by AJ Gressette
Sun May 10, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: 15 days old cats
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: 15 days old cats

A noble gesture recognized,

Not everyone will welcome a stray into there house.

Simply put, "my hat is off to you",
Thanks for those who cannot than you,
AJ
by AJ Gressette
Fri May 01, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Minolta 100mm f/2
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Simply impressive photograph. Just goes to show what this lens is capable of producing.

Thanks for sharing,
AJ
:D
by AJ Gressette
Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Minolta 100mm f/2
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

You can buy the 100 f/2 for about 900US on average. Until you have used this lens extensively at the film plane and in digital, I don't think you can appreciate its full potential. Its still the sharpest Prime Lens Minolta made at "f/2". Then again sharpness does not always delegate price....
by AJ Gressette
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Minolta 100mm f/2
Replies: 64
Views: 10853

Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

There is no cure for lens lust. However there is a temporary and treatable solution to this illness. Just buy one lens every time symptoms reoccur. 8)

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