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by harveyzone
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Do you always want a low distortion UWA?
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Do you always want a low distortion UWA?

My point is that I wonder if they consider this when designing a lens and intentionally allow it to distort? They have to - it is these distortions that keep straight lines straight when parallel with the sensor. The choice is to have curved lines (like a fish eye) or to 'correct' these by stretchi...
by harveyzone
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Do you always want a low distortion UWA?
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Do you always want a low distortion UWA?

A rectilinear wide angle lens distorts the corners of an image. That is what it is designed to do - to make things that would converge as they move away from you stay parallel. What you are seeing is what stops it being a fish-eye type wide angle lens. PTLens does not correct these types of distorti...
by harveyzone
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: How to change cRAW timestamp?
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Re: How to change cRAW timestamp?

Winston wrote:Sorry about that.

Lightroom says it can but I have not tried it.


Again, I don't think it can for Sony RAWs. The versions I have tried only wrote to XMP, but that may have changed.
by harveyzone
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: How to change cRAW timestamp?
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Re: How to change cRAW timestamp?

Winston wrote:I think your best bet is Phil Harvey's EXIF Tool


Exiftool cannot change Sony RAW files either, or at least couldn't last time I tried it. The only thing that I have found that will do it is Photome, but I do not know if that works with A900/A850 cRAW files.
by harveyzone
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge 20: "Fall Colors" - Submissions
Replies: 64
Views: 11867

Re: Challenge 20: "Fall Colors" - Submissions

Here are a couple of mine...

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by harveyzone
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Harveyzone ! : )
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Happy Birthday Harveyzone ! : )

Thanks all.

I had a very enjoyable day spent with the family, doing family things and, well, nothing in particular, and then a few beers in the evening.

A perfect day really.
by harveyzone
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Imaging Helpline
Topic: Saving as JPEG (.JPG) Unexpected difficulty.
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Saving as JPEG (.JPG) Unexpected difficulty.

Omega892 wrote:I was away from home and using Elements 3 on a laptop, the Elements JPEG Save as selection was limited to JPEG 2000 (.JPF,.JPX etc). Other TIFFs had no such restrictions.

This kind of thing is usually due to the file being opened as 16 bit, and needing to be converted to an 8 bit file first.
by harveyzone
Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: Minolta X700
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: Minolta X700

I have an Alpha 200 and I have a chance to purchase a very cheap Minolta x700 with loads of lens'. I'm wondering if the lens will work with the Alpha? Not directly - no. They will need an adapter of some sort. Unless they are very good lenses, or very cheap it is probably not worth the effort. It i...
by harveyzone
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: 18-70 mm lens
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: 18-70 mm lens

I know some one who has a Konica Minolta 18-70mm lens with little use for sale for £30.00, my question is, is the Sony lens which I had basically re-badged or Konica Minolta? I was going to buy the lens anyway as it's cheap as chips, if I'm not happy with it it will be stop gap till I save my penni...
by harveyzone
Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Numbering of Image Files
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Numbering of Image Files

I'm afraid I'm not following you. I often change writing media and never have I encountered such a phenomenon. :shock: Were the cards empty when swapping? My guess is that (using Johns example) it sees file number 120 on the card so goes back to 121 for the next image. If it was empty it would cont...
by harveyzone
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sony Flash Sync
Replies: 8
Views: 4056

Re: Sony Flash Sync

I see that you say I may be able to get an adapter from Sony but I can't find one unless I'm looking for the wrong thing in the wrong place? I've been to the Sony site but just seems I go round in circles trying to find it! :? There are two Sony models - depending upon your needs you can use either...
by harveyzone
Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Photoworld Gallery
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Photoworld Gallery

I am looking for a picture to complete a spread in Photoworld. The pictures already chosen each show an animal in its environment, and cover a range of scales from a fly, through a mouse, to a horse. The remaining space is square but a slightly more vertical shape could be used (not more than a 10 ...
by harveyzone
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sony Flash Sync
Replies: 8
Views: 4056

Re: Sony Flash Sync

Hi Tom, I have Interfit Studio Flash that I used with my Minolta 700si but now I'm apparently unable to use it? :( You should be able to. What have you tried, and what was the problem? With an A100 you basically have 3 options... Wired with low trigger voltage flash - Us an FS1100 clone with a PC s...
by harveyzone
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Sony Flash Sync
Replies: 8
Views: 4056

Re: Sony Flash Sync

Hi - does anyone know if or when Sony might make a cam that will sync with Studio Flash and if they will upgrade older cameras to use it please :?: They all do with the addition of either an expensive Sony adapter, or an inexpensive 3rd party one. The A700 and A900 have PC socket built in which cou...

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