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by UrsaMajor
Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Industar-61L/Z-MC
Replies: 15
Views: 3175

Re: Industar-61L/Z-MC

I am very impressed. Somehow I have been skipping Industar as some cheap lenses to avoid. Looks like I was much mistaken. I have several Industar lenses in Leica Thread Mount that came on Soviet rangefinder cameras, purchased very inexpensively on e-Bay about 6-7 years ago. My experience was that s...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:24 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: What would be the next logical innovation for Sony DSLRs?
Replies: 32
Views: 5027

Re: What would be the next logical innovation for Sony DSLRs?

Is there anyone here worrying about the financial status about Sony? Repeatedly heard from my friends using Nikon/Canon discouraging me for further investment.... :( :( Sony has very deep pockets compared with Nikon. You would have to inspect Sony's annual corporate reports very closely to even fin...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: need a low cost wide lens for a350
Replies: 13
Views: 2606

Re: need a low cost wide lens for a350

One of my local camera stores have a Konica Minolta AF 17-35 F2.8-4 D (old stock) for AUD$449.00,(around US$300) I've seen some US online store selling it for US$489.00 , online review seem OK, does anyone here have this lens? I purchased one of these about 6-7 weeks ago (New Old Stock) at a very a...
by UrsaMajor
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: Nikon D3X - errr..mm
Replies: 88
Views: 14484

Re: Nikon D3X - errr..mm

David, In an earlier message you mentioned that you had heard that the Nikon 24-120mm was not a good lens. On the chance that you were referring to another source, I'll mention the comments about that lens made by Mike Johnson on his web site, The Online Photographer , on 28 November. Take a look at...
by UrsaMajor
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:47 am
Forum: Digital Workflow and PP
Topic: Maybe DNG isn't so bad afterall
Replies: 13
Views: 2600

Re: Maybe DNG isn't so bad afterall

RawShooter died eventually precisely because of the DNG issue. Although it supported DNG files, when the Sony ARW format replaced the Minolta format, then, although you could convert the Sony files to DNG, RawShooter could not read them. I know, I tried myself. It is not really of consequence to th...

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