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by Pirate
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Will there really be an A99ii
Replies: 75
Views: 19871

Re: Will there really be an A99ii

Ahoy! Whilst I cannot answer the question from the OP, plus I don't use SLT, it's basically a fairly simple choice. If like myself, you're a FF shooter (this may also apply to APS-C 3 digit Alpha shooters who also prefer the OVF format), we can either migrate to SLT or simply go to another brand who...
by Pirate
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Photomatix Essentials 4 (FREE)
Replies: 1
Views: 2097

Photomatix Essentials 4 (FREE)

Ahoy! Anyone interested in having this HDR software can download it FREE courtesy of Practical Photography and HDR Soft. Go to their website here and insert code: pphdr2015 It's not the latest version as I think it's now v5, but if you're into HDR, then why not? It's available for both Windows and M...
by Pirate
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wide range lens for a900
Replies: 5
Views: 7741

Why not use in APS-C mode?

Hello all, I have had a look at a Tamron 18-270 lens which would fit my a700 and was just wondering if there is something similar for the a900 Full Frame. I t would used mainly for action shots of animals in action, near and far, hence the range. Thanks Ahoy! Well, the A850/A900 are dual format cam...
by Pirate
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Alpha Universe Site
Replies: 0
Views: 2520

Alpha Universe Site

Ahoy! I found a link on another forum about Alpha Universe and having taken a look, it seems like you can link to it through various methods such as Facebook, **Twitter and other account types. You can post images to their Facebook page (max 2 per day), so it seems to allow you to extend your online...
by Pirate
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Repairs & Servicing
Topic: Camera Repair Workshop - UK ex-Minolta team
Replies: 15
Views: 16508

Re: Camera Repair Workshop - UK ex-Minolta team

Hi Just wondered if we have an update? Noticed the site isn't the greatest and the blog hasn't been updated in a year. Still going? CRW are still going and you just need to call them as this is their preferred method. You can also access their Facebook site which is administered by his wife, but sh...
by Pirate
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Hints, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to get RAW quality JPEGs from A700/A850/A900: Read On
Replies: 0
Views: 3352

How to get RAW quality JPEGs from A700/A850/A900: Read On

I posted this on another forum. The good stuff starts on P2, so read each post (sub menu images have also been posted later in the thread) as it can be applied to all 3 bodies as they share the same sub-menu settings. If you don't already have these settings input as standard for your JPEG format, I...
by Pirate
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Repairs & Servicing
Topic: Camera Repair Workshop - UK ex-Minolta team
Replies: 15
Views: 16508

Re: Camera Repair Workshop - UK ex-Minolta team

CRW's website: http://www.camerarepairworkshop.co.uk/ Check offers for sensor cleaning. Dave is your man there (nice bloke and most helpful). They will repair if they can source parts (if required), but since Sony pulled the plug on Minolta 5D & 7D FFB issues (for example), they have no parts fo...
by Pirate
Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: Flash
Topic: Delta Macro ring
Replies: 24
Views: 10315

Delta DRF-14 S Macro Ring-Flash

I have a very nice boxed complete copy of the Delta DRF-14 S if anyone is after one. I've just listed it on the Bay and Brazilian jungle websites, but can pull it if necessary. Works a treat though as yet unlisted in the PCA classifieds, so this is just a bit of heads-up. FYI, there's a bit of a wri...
by Pirate
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Dimage Software
Replies: 2
Views: 3526

Re: Dimage Software

Does anyone know where one can download the software for Minolta 5D/7D from ? I know that this was raised some years ago, but I would appreciate the info again. Thanks Peter :?: Hi Peter, I have DiMAGE Master v1.0 and the v1.1.0 update available on my personal webspace which you can download for fr...
by Pirate
Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SmugMug 10x lifetime pro memberships (free draw)
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

SmugMug 10x lifetime pro memberships (free draw)

Ahoy!

PhotoWhoa are offering 10x free SmugMug lifetime pro memberships in their free draw. No catch! Here's the link. Good luck
by Pirate
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Hints, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How To Get A 1.5x Magnification Boost With Your A850/A900
Replies: 2
Views: 3989

How To Get A 1.5x Magnification Boost With Your A850/A900

Ahoy! THE PRE-AMBLE: Well, as I'm sure all of you A850/A900 owners know, there's an A700 inside your FF body AND contrary to reports I've read, I can use all DC Sigma lenses on my A850 as well as others such as Tamron 17-50 F/2.8. Now as you'll know, setting the format to APS-C means you can take im...
by Pirate
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Would you like a photographer.net email address?
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Would you like a photographer.net email address?

Ahoy! There's a browser based email client at www.mail.com and registration is free. It's like the Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo mail clients, though I haven't found any mail forwarding feature yet. There are numerous email addresses available (so check you don't just select the default @mail.com one whe...
by Pirate
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Minolta Ringflash vs Sony Twin Flash for Butterfly Macros
Replies: 6
Views: 3668

Re: Minolta Ringflash vs Sony Twin Flash for Butterfly Macro

Ken M wrote:Wow that is a very interesting price! I might just get one too!! :wink: :idea:

It would be criminal not to 8)
by Pirate
Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Flash
Topic: Minolta Ringflash vs Sony Twin Flash for Butterfly Macros
Replies: 6
Views: 3668

Re: Minolta Ringflash vs Sony Twin Flash for Butterfly Macro

If you want a dedicated ring flash then get a Delta DRF-14 S from Foto-Tip via evilBay ( Item: 110488893805 ). I have one for my A850/Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 1:1 Di Macro and it works perfectly. It's a re-branded Marumi. No need to spend silly money. They sometimes come up for around £25.00 (used bu...
by Pirate
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Say hello to 'Gizmo' - our new Chihuahua
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Say hello to 'Gizmo' - our new Chihuahua

Excellent details. I like the second one quite a bit. Sury Hi Sury, Thanks, but these are just a couple of a short series taken. Others are on my FB page in his own photo album. They're just a few snaps of him (looks like Yoda), so not 'formal' photo's, but it was the first time I've used the lens ...

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