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by Philip
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 7642

Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?

Really sorry to hear this. I never had any issues with mine in the 8 or so years I owned it, and it was second hand when I bought it. I seem to remember that there was some discussion about the HS version being too highly geared for the later film bodies and the digital bodies as it was designed at ...
by Philip
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?
Replies: 24
Views: 7642

Re: Fast AF Telephoto lens suggestions?

While I was still invested in Minolta/Sony A mount I had an 80-200 f2.8 and it was a corker, one of the few lenses I really miss. I bought the Sony 70-200 SSM, thinking it would be an improvement focus wis, thoroughly testing it at all the most used focal lengths and apertures and it was no where ne...
by Philip
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit your B&W shots
Replies: 603
Views: 133996

Re: Exhibit your B&W shots

Thanks for your concern guys - Looe has suffered much less then many other coastal towns here in the southwest - and most businesses are well aware that spring tides can result in flooding, so they take what precautions they can, but many have been inundated with water yet again. We haven't suffered...
by Philip
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:52 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Exhibit your B&W shots
Replies: 603
Views: 133996

Re: Exhibit your B&W shots

Looe, Cornwall, underwater yet again. Sony RX100-II, processed with DXO filmpack Ilford HPS 800 to resemble the old newspaper shoots I remember....
by Philip
Thu May 02, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions
Replies: 35
Views: 10485

Re: Sony Alpha77 - first impressions

Sounds like the card reader may not be compatable with higher capacity cards - a problem I had with an inbuilt reader several years ago and which and which was only cured by installing new drives. Might be worth checking the manufacturer's website.

Philip
by Philip
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: SLT light show
Replies: 25
Views: 10179

Re: SLT light show

My experience of the 70-400 on the A900 was always the same as yours David - get the focus right and it's sharp from corner to corner even at f5.6 and 400mm. I cannot remember ever having noticed a 'halo' effect on in focus subjects in a variety of lighting scenes. This is the lens/camera combinatio...
by Philip
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Flash
Topic: Sigma
Replies: 8
Views: 5067

Re: Sigma

I'll 2nd that vote for Metz!

Philip
by Philip
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Christmas sales
Replies: 14
Views: 4411

Re: Christmas sales

Barry said[/quote]And I would say the chances of finding an A99 is a real shop is not that good either.[/quote] Strangly enough our local Jessops DOES have an A99 in the cabinet for people to try out - no lenses to speak of to put on it though! This is the most expensive body they have in store, by ...
by Philip
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G
Replies: 28
Views: 7925

Re: New Sony lenses and 70-400mm G

The lens I most miss having now switched to Nikon is the 70-400mm. It was a super piece of kit, great on FF and spectacular on APSC, and the Nikon 80-400 isn't a patch on it. Would assume that any upgrade to it is not for optical reasons.......

Philip
by Philip
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Sony Alpha A99 Field Test Report
Replies: 230
Views: 70385

Re: Sony Alpha A99 Field Test Report

Which when you factor in the VAT still only comes to £2100.00 ......... :(

Philip
by Philip
Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Nightmare is over!
Replies: 63
Views: 12390

Re: The Nightmare is over!

Barry, 6 months after getting my D800, following decades of Minolta/Sony use, I am still trying to fathom out the best AF mode to use in any particular situation - there are just too many options in comparison with off/on single/on continuious of Minolta/Sony..... As Pako says, give it a week or two...
by Philip
Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: RX100 autofocus
Replies: 4
Views: 2918

Re: RX100 autofocus

Yes, mostly wideangle work, some at very close range. Macro for invertebrates is important too :D

Philip
by Philip
Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: RX100 autofocus
Replies: 4
Views: 2918

Re: RX100 autofocus

Thank's Pako. Shutter lag is a huge problem, particularly with fish turning round between framing and shutter actuation, resulting in some wonderful pictures of rear ends! I don't do much really close up work and AF speed and focus lock isn't particularly good with my current setup. Thanks for the i...
by Philip
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Digital non-SLR
Topic: RX100 autofocus
Replies: 4
Views: 2918

RX100 autofocus

A question for all you nice new shiny RX100 owners out there: how fast/accurate is the autofocus on the RX100? I am considering getting one with an underwater housing for use when diving but am concerned that the autofocus might not be up the job. Any experiences of tracking moving subjects and focu...
by Philip
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New camera woes continued!
Replies: 20
Views: 5189

Re: New camera woes continued!

Agree completely, Barry, its a great flash. I bought one 2nd hand recently (ex demo actually) and now have no desire to get Nikon's SB910 unit. Would recommend the Metz to anyone.

Philip