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by harveyzone
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Vertical Grip for Sony alpha 100?
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Re: Vertical Grip for Sony alpha 100?

I believe the Dicain one works. The one I was given came from a third party original maker whose name I forget, since the item is also unbranded! I believe this is made by Jenis ( http://www.hkjenis.com/ ). There are basically three 3rd party grips available for the A100... The Dicain one, the ownu...
by harveyzone
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Help! Why are some shots soft, some sharp?
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: Help! Why are some shots soft, some sharp?

I feel like I'm getting some soft images, but it may just be obvious issues. I have five Minolta lenses that I got soon after my a700 about three months ago, so I'm just getting going with this gear. Here are four test shots I have posted, using both the 135mm f/2.8 and 200mm f/2.8 APO. What these ...
by harveyzone
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Welcome and well met!
Topic: Hello from Worcester, England ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Hello from Worcester, England ...

Birma wrote:... but wishes to be in the Hebrides!


Hey, Worcestershire ain't so bad!
...anyway, hello and welcome, from another Worcestershire A100 owner. :D
by harveyzone
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: buying into flash
Replies: 8
Views: 2117

Re: buying into flash

Dear All, I have an Minolta 5D which I find great to use. But I'm considering a upgrade to eitehr the A200, A300 or A350. What I woul dike to do is add a flashgun or two to my current system but that would also work with the new camera when funds allow its purchase. I would also like to use a flash...
by harveyzone
Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sony WPA
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: Sony WPA

I have read that the Terms and Conditions for Amateurs to enter the World Photography Awards mean that entrants lose their copyright of their entered photos. Is this right ? Not at all... Copyright remains with the photographer. You are, however, giving them permission to use the photo for promotio...
by harveyzone
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: RAW + JPEG on Alpha 100
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: RAW + JPEG on Alpha 100

RAW images work well on my system as do JPEGs . But recently I took a series of RAW+JPEG images. When I download there are no RAW images. This is in CS and Image Data Converter. Any ideas how to get at the RAW images. I would like to print one. How are you downloading, and how are you viewing? My g...
by harveyzone
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Scam? - Adobe CS and Lightroom
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Re: Scam? - Adobe CS and Lightroom

I have been targeted by what I take to be a scam operation offering ( links disabled ): ADOBE PHOTOSHOP® CS3 AND ADOBE PHOTOSHOP® LIGHTROOM Save up to £85* on the professional photography solution: http://mail.adobe-direct.com/r?xJllHcnEPPWqEJWnPPTJT The unsubscribe here looks genuine but is it: Th...
by harveyzone
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Peleng 8mm fisheye?
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Mine was OK but after a few weeks of use, stopped focusing on infinity. I attempted to correct it, but the best it would do no matter what adaptors I use was 20cm focus. It was approx 0.3mm wrong in focus position. In the end I chucked the dismantled parts in the office bin rather than waste any mo...
by harveyzone
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Peleng 8mm fisheye?
Replies: 5
Views: 2197

Peleng 8mm fisheye?

Hi there, Has anyone here attempted to use a Peleng 8mm fisheye on either a Sony A100 or a Minolta Film cameras (I have a dynax 5 and a 7000i and would like to be able to use it on one or both)? I would be interested in your experiences. I have seen one advertised as being for Minolta AF mount. I th...
by harveyzone
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It's all Greek to me!
Replies: 21
Views: 6374

Re: How about compact Minolta

osquar wrote:I believe Minolta had a compact camera model Dimage Xi. Does it qualify?


:D

Lateral thinking - I like it. My vote is that it goes in.
by harveyzone
Thu May 24, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: CF card reliability vs camera damage
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

I think the USB connector is also fairly fragile. Do you think so? It seems tougher to me, but this is completley unsubstantiated - just a gut feeling on it. My other reasoning (which has somewhat more logical grounding) is that a damaged USB port would generally not make the camera unusable. I cou...
by harveyzone
Thu May 24, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: CF card reliability vs camera damage
Replies: 5
Views: 2530

Re: CF card reliability vs camera damage

People say that you should use multiple smaller capacity cards rather than a single huge capacity card in case you have a card failure. However, I cannot remember reading any posts reporting card failure but have read many posts of people damaging (bending) the contact pins on their cameras during ...

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