A300 - very good camera.

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Re: A300 - very good camera.

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Valery,
As we discussed here are some macros/flowers with Dimage A2. I have not uploaded from A100 yet. But both the cameras started as if I have been using them regularly though both have not been used for more than a decade.

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Sury!
2, 3 shots definitely looks good!
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I recommend the SAM 30mm F2.8 macro if you find one cheap, it has impressed me though you are very close at min focus distances.
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Valery, thank you.
Barry, I will look for one for my A100/A77M2. These were taken with Dimage A2 in macro mode, at least the first one.

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Dimage A2 well it did a nice enough job. That has anti shake I think one of the first?
The older cameras can still do quite well I got annoyed with the limited dynamic range on early ones, still there are workarounds for that.
The A Mount DSLR's are cheap as chips mostly (except the A900/850)
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Barry,
True. The limited DR is evident even in these images if you zoom enough. Having said that I printed a 36"x24" print from a Dimage A1 (the 5MP predecessor).

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Still, the color rendition of these older cameras is amazing. For all the flaws, the color is just super
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As I wroth:
This weekend we went to the resort and again some luck, a young moose visited us
and the other guest is also a skunk, but the skunk left slowly with dignity, no problem for us ... :)

A300 + Tamron 70-300 USD.

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Good shots, Valery.

You encounter some interesting wild life....

Thanks for sharing,
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This thread inspired me to pull out the KM5D, this is the Australian one I got years ago (so I have to take 2 shots sometimes due to the FBF issue!)
with the 30mm Macro SAM, cheap and nasty build, but I quite like the optics on this lightweight lens.
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So beautiful, Barry. :D Such a lovable frame of flowers...
The lens has a soft gradual defocusing quality that is very pleasant to observe.

Well done to you and to the combo of equipment. :)

And, thanks for sharing,
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Love the image and composition Barry. Amazing bokeh for such a low cost option.

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Photos such as these always prove that brilliant photography is not necessarily in the advancement of equipment but in the eyes and hands of the photographer.
bfitzgerald wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:35 pm This thread inspired me to pull out the KM5D, this is the Australian one I got years ago (so I have to take 2 shots sometimes due to the FBF issue!)
with the 30mm Macro SAM, cheap and nasty build, but I quite like the optics on this lightweight lens.
Thanks for sharing, :)
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Nice shot, Barry! 👍
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A300 + SAL1680z
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