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by R B Janes
Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???
Replies: 90
Views: 12768

Re: All future Alphas will be SLT!!!???

I don't get the impression that the SLT early adopters are saying that all future cameras must be EVF, but they are pointing out that the current EVF in the a55 is superior (in their opinion) to the small optical viewfinders in many entry level models... There is supposition that with a bit of devel...
by R B Janes
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Autofocus
Replies: 15
Views: 4208

Re: Autofocus

...And there seems to be a consensus that the A700 didn't match or exceed the AF of the film 7? I tried a test today doing 20 1-to-15 metre focus-and-lock operations with my film 7 and a700 using the Sony 100/f2.8 Macro with the delimiter on (the 100 is a challenge for any focus motor) against a st...
by R B Janes
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Autofocus
Replies: 15
Views: 4208

Re: Autofocus

I'd always understood that the early digital models (7D, 5D and a100) has a lower-powered AF motor. Given that the 7D was about 5 times the price of a 7 on release, it is difficult to see why they cut corners on the AF motor. The only reason I can reasonably come up with is that they were keen on ma...
by R B Janes
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: minolta 7d-purchase or avoid?
Replies: 14
Views: 4360

Re: minolta 7d-purchase or avoid?

I think I'd be strongly tempted at a price of around £200 in good condition - maybe check to see if it has had the FBF fix? The only real 'anti' reasons for me would be the rear display (the a700 one both inspires and spoils me :-) and the speed of the focus motor... Now if you had SSM/HSM lenses th...
by R B Janes
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Sony 30mm f/2.8
Replies: 58
Views: 10344

Re: Sony 30mm f/2.8

@David: In your review in the magazine, I got the impression that the lens zooms wider as you focus closer, but if I switch to manual focus and stop the lens right down with DoF preview the lens seems to zoom in (ie focal length gets longer) as I focus closer.. What am I doing wrong? Bob ps. I was a...
by R B Janes
Tue May 25, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1333

Re: battery

I've used a clone battery from 7 Day Shop along with my two Sony ones without any problems - I can't tell which battery is in by rate of discharge.
by R B Janes
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Film SLR systems
Topic: The 25th anniversary of the Alpha system
Replies: 12
Views: 6287

Re: The 25th anniversary of the Alpha system

Nice logo! Do you have the exact date of the alpha system release David?

(worth noting that the original 7000 had neither mirror lock-up or depth of field preview..)

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