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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A300 - very good camera. January 22, 2021
    Quite the combo. Very sharp. Was that more of a Minolta camera than Sony?Regardless, the person holding the camera should get the credit.Statistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:14 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A300 - very good camera. January 21, 2021
    Well, at the expense of nostalgia, we'll see. Yes, the cameras are almost equivalent to the a100 and a300. The a300 has a few modifications, but the 10MP CCD is the same for the cameras.Well, I began to use the A300 more often in winter, the camera copes well with subzero temperatures.Statistics: Posted by ValeryD […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A300 - very good camera. January 21, 2021
    .Beautiful colours with detail clarity, ValeryD. I appreciate your photo compositions and the location selections.I never owned an A300 but I still have my A100 from earlier days which many users may have discarded by now in favour of more advanced cameras. I still love to shoot with my A100 because it delivers as good […]
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A300 - very good camera. January 21, 2021
    Wow. I think it is the photographer.....SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:45 am
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  • Give it Your Best Shot • A300 - very good camera. January 20, 2021
    I decided to start a new topic, since from the crop cameras I only have Sony a300. Old lady A300 with SAL1680Z continues to amaze with its quality of images.a300 +16-80ZStatistics: Posted by ValeryD — Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:41 pm
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Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lens review

In the last few weeks I’ve found myself replying to Facebook Sony user group posts where new owners building their systems have asked about the Sony 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro FE lens. Over the months before this, I’d seen so many comments saying this was the best ever Sony and perhaps the second . . . → Read More: Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lens review

My new Sony 85mm…

With extremely expensive Sony-fit 85mm lenses in abundance and beyond my (economically sensible) reach, I’ve done good commercial work last year on the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM and later the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM on A7RII. Some of my work relies on showing close-up details with strong differential focus, and hardly any lenses are free . . . → Read More: My new Sony 85mm…

Low-cost macro for the A7 series

It’s been a while since my last review of Sony products here, and not because I have been inactive. The truth is that I’ve spent so much on Sony kit 24/7 working has been necessary, including a good few reviews and tests of the A7RII and lenses appearing elsewhere. It’s a real issue, I now . . . → Read More: Low-cost macro for the A7 series

Sharp vintage glass – and subject

Twenty years ago I was operating one of the first full service digital photo studios in the world. I had already published, back in 1986, the world’s first desktop published commercial periodicals and won the UK Printing Industries Research Association inaugural DTP Awards, in 1987, for this. We’d bought the first Apple laser printer in . . . → Read More: Sharp vintage glass – and subject

A vintage Minolta 16mm kit

A mention of 16mm Minoltas reminded me that a few years ago I found a perfect kit – without outer box or instructions, sadly – at an antique fair. A daylight developing tank for the film turned up in the closing-down stock from Konica Minolta’s warehouse. I decided they should really find a new home . . . → Read More: A vintage Minolta 16mm kit