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by Javelin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why does dPreview do 'Recommended' ratings?
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Why does dPreview do 'Recommended' ratings?

you used to see that logo a lotmore than you do now. I remember sony Print ads with the logo in the corner but only on P&S cameras.
by Javelin
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Just bought used Minolta 35-70/4...
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Just bought used Minolta 35-70/4...

I have that lens. I like it quite a lot. and have a lot of nice pictures from it. I didn't take so many shots in macro setting though. Those are great shots. and show the quality of the lens very well I just picked up a 17-35 F2.8 too which is a newer KM lens that I think i'm going to like a lot too...
by Javelin
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Focus screens
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Focus screens

No Focus screens in Canada :/ Just heard from the shop. they have the instructions and there are part numbers on their system but no stock. They also don't have a mechanizm to let me know when something like that would become available so I would have to call periodically to find out if they have th...
by Javelin
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: focus screen installation
Replies: 1
Views: 594

focus screen installation

Found by accident 2 instruction manuals written in chinglish buttey have pictures and instructions on how to change the focus screens in the A200 and A700

A200
http://www.focusingscreen.com/work/a200en.htm

A700
http://www.focusingscreen.com/work/a700en.htm
by Javelin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: CF card vs Memory Stick
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

Re: CF card vs Memory Stick

I see them go on sale quite a bit actually. when I get may A700 back I may try a sony store and see if they will let me try one out.
by Javelin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Focus screens
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Focus screens

Ok well thats what I will try for then. it's gotta be better than the standard screen. the slowest lens I have is my big beercan and thas only used in bright situations. I have no 5.6 other than that. I was considering the 500mm mirror but I have trouble holding the 300mm so I think it would be a wa...
by Javelin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Focus screens
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Focus screens

Thanks David. I haven't heard back from them yet so I donlt even know what they have on hand. My Z700 had a split screen but it also had little prisms in a circle in the middle. what are the grid lines all about ? and how do you know about where it's sharp? is it like matching the 1/2's of the image...
by Javelin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Focus screens
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Focus screens

Well my A700 is actually on the bench at Sony now being repaired. I asked the tech about installing a focus screen in it while he has it apart and he's gone to see what they have on hand. Now my dilemma, I expected him to say no but I think I piqued his curiosity because he hasn't done one yet. Anyh...
by Javelin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How much do you use your ultra wide angle?
Replies: 38
Views: 5660

Re: How much do you use your ultra wide angle?

well I know my 35-70 is pretty sharp across the frame and now it looks like this 17-35 is just as sharp if not maybe a little sharper. they are better than the kit lens anyway which is why I wanted these.
by Javelin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How much do you use your ultra wide angle?
Replies: 38
Views: 5660

Re: How much do you use your ultra wide angle?

I just received my wide today. I had to go to the postoffice and pick it up and that made me later to work, ( I work more hours than the post does aparently) I'm glad it came in because there are a few big farms on my usuall drive that are growing canola and it makes a nice scene. Hope this is an ac...
by Javelin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: waiting for the thunderstorm
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Re: waiting for the thunderstorm

what a nice picture, not sure why your link didn't embed

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by Javelin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: "Leave that and run away with me"
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: "Leave that and run away with me"

Sorry Greg..

How about

"NO! I said Clean my Boots not clean my boats!

Or

"What do you mean you patched the hole!?... Thats where the anchor chain goes!"
by Javelin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello from Ayan
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Hello from Ayan

Hi Ayan.

One of my favourite photographers is from India. I hope you'll post some pictures for us to see from your A100/700 .
by Javelin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: First pics posted here
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: First pics posted here

Sorry I hadn't realized anyone responded to my posts. Yes both these were taken with my beercan. it's funny how everything flies crawls or slithers away when my 100mm is attached. but I have a lot of fun doing these with the beercan while just walking around or trying to get another subject. that be...
by Javelin
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself
Replies: 34
Views: 15143

Re: Signed up awhile ago, but didn't introduce myself

Wow you really have a great eye. I'm really enjoying seeing the world through your pictures. very nice

bakubo wrote:
I travel a lot and always do a lot of photography on my travels. I have some of my photography here on my website:

http://www.bakubo.com

I invite everyone to take a look.

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