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by Carlj
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Two Sigma Lens fails
Replies: 19
Views: 5658

Re: Two Sigma Lens fails

I approached Sigma regarding my stripped 70-300mm - they didn't want to know, and as a bit out of warranty, I'm unable to return to original seller.

Any advice?
by Carlj
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: All my NEX pictures accepted by Alamy
Replies: 14
Views: 5015

Re: All my NEX pictures accepted by Alamy

Ah,

Guess who's been diving into the mag apps :)

Not sure if Apple give out sales figures, but the more select the target audience, the harder to expand sales so unless Sony suddenly becomes number 1 or 2 in the market....
by Carlj
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Alpha E-Mount system
Topic: All my NEX pictures accepted by Alamy
Replies: 14
Views: 5015

Re: All my NEX pictures accepted by Alamy

Raises a point David - is the end product the important bit, or the journey? I use aperture priority for all but flash photography so changes are few and far between. How many buttons do I need? And Sony aren't the only people to bury changes in menus - some even have the joys of sub menus. And with...
by Carlj
Tue May 11, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: Nex reviews hit the streets
Replies: 12
Views: 4482

Re: Nex reviews hit the streets

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/NEX5/NEX5A.HTM

Looks interesting, though I'm still concerned about the shape - but man, it makes the pen look huge!

As for SAM, is it tying up for the video in the Alpha range?
by Carlj
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 30mm f/2.8
Replies: 58
Views: 14345

Re: Sony 30mm f/2.8

Cheers Walt,

I have got used to the switching on the 50mm f1.8, so guess the quirks are acceptable :) I'm toying with saving longer for a Tamron 17-50 mm f2.8, but any alternative that keeps my relationship with Amber alive, has to be considered :)

Carl
by Carlj
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 30mm f/2.8
Replies: 58
Views: 14345

Re: Sony 30mm f/2.8

David, quick question, following your BJP review. I know you're impressed with the little fellow and I personally, aren't bothered about the plastic mount. Have moved more into portraiture, and until I bite the bullet for a 17-50mm f2.8, wonder if the 30mm f2.8 sam, coupled with the 50mm f1.8 sam I ...
by Carlj
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Interfit Hotshoe adaptor and Centon ringflash
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: Interfit Hotshoe adaptor and Centon ringflash

Cheers Greg!

Been experimenting with the ringflash alongside the 105mm macro but want to a) give it more mp to play with and b) team it up with the 50mm for portraits!

Carl
by Carlj
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Interfit Hotshoe adaptor and Centon ringflash
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Interfit Hotshoe adaptor and Centon ringflash

I own a Centon RF20 ringflash, and recently purchased the above adaptor to connect to my bodies. I've tried it on the KM5D successfully, but as this is "dispensable" would like to move over to the A200/300. I'm concerned that the 5D may have a greater voltage tolerance and with no access t...
by Carlj
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Will UK A700 cashback be extended again?
Replies: 11
Views: 3369

Re: Will UK A700 cashback be extended again?

Was thinking of the A700, with cashback, before I settled on the A300 and one thing came to mind. SURE. Ok, so nothing outside of the US, but all the major outlets, web and high street, were all offering the same price. Are Sony starting to pressure stockists on pricing here?

Carl
by Carlj
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello from a new user.
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: Hello from a new user.

Kit lens isn't as bad as some make out. I don't utilise it a great deal, but have no complaints about it when it does get used.

Image
A200 and 18-70mm kit lens handheld
by Carlj
Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why does dPreview do 'Recommended' ratings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1796

Re: Why does dPreview do 'Recommended' ratings?

You kind of get the feeling that it's now more of a forum site, than a respected review site. Even the reviewers admit that the final conclusion is a result of their "feelings". And which will feel more natural to you, a camera you've acclimatised yourself to over many thousands of shots, ...
by Carlj
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Poor Man's 135 - Can't afford Zeiss?
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Re: Poor Man's 135 - Can't afford Zeiss?

Hey, I was going to make the cheap shot about the two focal points in shot 2! :P
by Carlj
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: EOS 1000D and Nikon D700 in hand
Replies: 16
Views: 5291

Re: EOS 1000D and Nikon D700 in hand

Talk of mount swapping does bring to mind the fact that within, what, 8 weeks, the A900 should be officially launched. So where will we be by the Autumn? Will Canon announce the half-shilling, sorry 6D by then? Which price bracket will the A900 be entering? UK prices are always exaggerated too. And ...
by Carlj
Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning on DPReview.
Replies: 16
Views: 6066

Re: Banning on DPReview.

Judging by the response David got at DP re: the ban, if half of the posts appeared here, we'd be deluged whenever we hit the unread posts button :? BTW, can I sub to the mag via paper formats? Yes, the magazine sub if paid for is paper- real magazine delivered, honest! Also, you can fax credit card...
by Carlj
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning on DPReview.
Replies: 16
Views: 6066

Re: Banning on DPReview.

Judging by the response David got at DP re: the ban, if half of the posts appeared here, we'd be deluged whenever we hit the unread posts button :?

BTW, can I sub to the mag via paper formats?