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by MFS
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony's 100mm macro??
Replies: 29
Views: 3613

Re: Sony's 100mm macro??

Another beauty is the pocket rocket aka Minolta AF 135/f2.8. Minimum FD is 1 meter so pretty close to the subject and not so intimidating due it's tiny size. Just a great lens. If you ask me one of the best non G Minolta lenses. Another story will be the Minolta or Sony 70-200 SSM. A great lens, min...
by MFS
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: HOW VENTILATE A FLYING DOG
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: HOW VENTILATE A FLYING DOG

That's actually a good shot of something I dislike intensely, we have them here, there is a flying fox colony on the other side of the river in the mangroves, and at dusk they fly over in their thousands. They make a huge mess of the mango tree, the custard apple tree and the avocado trees in the y...
by MFS
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony's 100mm macro??
Replies: 29
Views: 3613

Re: Sony's 100mm macro??

What about the good old Beercan Minolta 70-210/4. ? F4 troughout the whole range and a wide range at 70 close at Portraiture distance. Seems like the Beeran does well on the A900. Perhaps a little soft wide open but as I understood that should not be a problem.
by MFS
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 2: Long Shadows - Open to Submissions
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

Re: Challenge 2: Long Shadows

Great shadow cast shot Doctor. One with a historical Value. Hard too beat, if not impossible. Like the original better than the adjusted. By taking away the space in the middle you removed "the distance" between a leader and his people. In the original this distance is emphasized by the co...
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello from Columbus,Ohio
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Hello from Columbus,Ohio

Welcome Jeff and happy shooting with your A300.
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Minolta Dimage 5400
Replies: 24
Views: 12212

Re: Minolta Dimage 5400

The 1.1.5 Win version can be downloaded from the 5400 series instead of the 5400II series.
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 2: Long Shadows - Open to Submissions
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

Re: Challenge 2: Long Shadows

Hahaha, thats a funny article. All the stereotype aspects of the Dutch are mentioned. not all of course but some, like tulips and cheese (that is what tourists like to hear or read about hahaha). But it's true Henry, it took 12 years since we had a serious frost periode. It was awesome and a lot wen...
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 2: Long Shadows - Open to Submissions
Replies: 53
Views: 8611

Re: Challenge 2: Long Shadows

My tribute in this long shadow challenge. Some Ice skaters in the afternoon. PP in LR, gave it the standard Lightroom preset Cold Tone. Tweaked some matters in the curves section like extra darks to enhance the shadows and silhouets from the girls against the bright sky on the right. Furtheron norma...
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Hoar-frost
Replies: 35
Views: 2371

Re: Hoar-frost

Get yourself one of these... :) http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2008/review-hp-lp2275w.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.photoclubalpha.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1661" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; -Sonolta Thanks will get into the testres...
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Minolta Dimage 5400
Replies: 24
Views: 12212

Re: Minolta Dimage 5400

I found this on an other forum. Perhaps it might be any help to you. A couple of weeks ago I had to upgrade my machine and install Vista (Business, 32). At first I feared my 5400 would turn into an expensive doorstop, however, I discovered that not only Vuescan, but Minolta DiMAGE Scan (the final ve...
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Scanners
Topic: Minolta Dimage 5400
Replies: 24
Views: 12212

Re: Minolta Dimage 5400

I found this on an other forum. Perhaps you can use it A couple of weeks ago I had to upgrade my machine and install Vista (Business, 32). At first I feared my 5400 would turn into an expensive doorstop, however, I discovered that not only Vuescan, but Minolta DiMAGE Scan (the final version, 1.1.5, ...
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Hoar-frost
Replies: 35
Views: 2371

Re: Hoar-frost

I have a Samsung Syncmaster 940 BF. For me good enough it helps me just fine throughout my entire workflow. Of course there is always better (Eizo e.g.) but mr Brown can't afford the prices from these expensive jewels.
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: In defense of the A100
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: In defense of the A100

Thanks again Vidgamer. I sure will have a look into RAW Therapee, RAW converters draw my attention. For MRW files I book the best results with C1P btw.
by MFS
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Hoar-frost
Replies: 35
Views: 2371

Re: Hoar-frost

I must admitt that the horizontals and vertical lines in the background's first are a little distracting. Halo's I can't discover but what I do see is artefacts around the branches caused by the workflow and resizing method (I assume). I do have a calibrated screen btw. In fact I recalibrated it jus...
by MFS
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: In defense of the A100
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: In defense of the A100

Looks very good to me. Low in noise and of course som noise noticable @ 100% crop. I'm intrested in the two RAW converters you used. Which were they if I may ask? Rawhide (which is still considered to be "alpha" status according to its author, I think), and Raw Therapee, are the two I've ...

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