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Dec 21, 2013 10:00:53   #
I own both a Tamron 60mm F2 macro and a Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro. Since I got the 90mm I almost never use the 60mm. For very small subjects the extra reach of the 90mm makes all the difference.
Dec 19, 2013 00:17:01   #
Photogdog wrote:

Not to pick nits...

The Sony RX-100 is a really a Point & Shoot. Granted a VERY, VERY good P&S but a P&S just the same.

Also, as far as mirrorless is concerned, the Sony NEX line is excellent. I have a NEX-7 along with a number of lenses & it takes EXCELLENT photographs (especially with the Zeiss 24mm f1.8).


The Sony RX-100 is not a point & shoot. It can be used like a point & shoot, but unlike a point & shoot it has a 1in 20 megapixal sensor and can shoot raw and gives the photographer full control over focus and exposure just like a DSLR.
Dec 17, 2013 18:31:40   #
I had one in the Sony A mount. I was never happy with the photos I took with that lens. They were soft and lacked contrast. I sold it. I have other Tamron lenses that I am happy with. But the 200-400 is very cheap on ebay for a reason.
Dec 17, 2013 16:10:51   #
magic823 wrote:
Or get the best of all worlds with a Sony A7. Full Frame and with the proper adapters use Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leitz, zeiss glass. ;)


That's what I did.
Dec 10, 2013 15:00:08   #
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Looks familiar.
Where is the rewind crank?

The photo is a top view. The rewind crank is almost always on the bottom.
Dec 10, 2013 14:55:17   #
Nikon and Canon both make great gear. But, I love my Sony A7 and would not trade it for any Nikon or Canon.
Nov 14, 2013 11:35:51   #
As someone who has several thousand dollars invested in e-mount lenses and has a Sony A7 on order, I am interested in how my e-mount lenses will perform on the new camera.
For that reason I was pleased to see an article that explores this subject with sample pictures.
Oct 30, 2013 15:45:06   #
gemlenz wrote:
I installed LR 5. Is it safe to uninstall LR 4, or will it mess up my catalogs?

When you installed LR5 it created new LR5 catalogs. Your LR4 catalogs are still there but will not be used by LR5.
You can uninstall LR4 if you want and the new LR5 catalogs will be unaffected.
There is no rush to do this so make sure LR5 is working to your satisfaction first.
Oct 29, 2013 17:17:06   #
Not all weddings are the same. Some people spend $20,000 or more on a wedding and a good professional photographer is essential. I have also been to a wedding that took place in a local park and had a budget of about $200. For that wedding there was no professional photographer and the couple was happy with some photos that were taken by myself and a few other friends.
When my daughter got married I purchased some disposable cameras that were distributed to the guests. After the wedding the cameras were gathered up and sent for processing. The results were not "professional" but the couple was very happy with the hundreds of memories that were captured.
My point is that the important thing is what are the expectations of the couple and can you meet those expectations. The people that are telling you to refuse your cousins request may or may not be right depending on your cousins expectations.
If you choose to accept this assignment then then have fun and do the best you can.
Also, try to get some backup. Enlist a friend or two to help out and also take some photos.
Oct 23, 2013 18:44:43   #
Davethehiker wrote:

The battery is being charged. Strange how the battery is charged within the camera. My next purchase will be an external battery charger.

After it's charged I'll take some test photos.

More latter.

I bought one of these.

Works fine.
Oct 23, 2013 17:40:22   #
Oct 23, 2013 17:34:06   #
Roger Hicks wrote:
When they get the finders right, quite possibly. But even the best electronic finders at the moment are blurry and jerky compared with optical finders. They're getting better but they ain't quite there yet.



I disagree. I have several Sony cameras with oled electronic viewfinders. I prefer these viewfinders to optical viewfinders. I do not find them blurry or jerky. The electronic viewfinder gives me much more information then any optical viewfinder could.
I especially like that a good electronic viewfinder will show me where in the photo I am loosing detail due to under or overexposure. No optical viewfinder can do that.
Oct 23, 2013 17:27:15   #
I sometimes buy outdated print cartridges on ebay at a considerable discount. In my experience if they are sealed they are fine. Even fresh cartridges can go bad long before the use by date if they are opened and not used regularly.
Oct 22, 2013 11:15:02   #
Peekayoh wrote:
Dave, It's an anachronism referring back to video camera tube measurements and quite inappropriate for digital Sensors.
If you multiply the diagonal by a factor of 1.5 you will arrive at 1" as near as dammit.

Peekayoh is correct. After I bought my RX100MII I was going over the specs and was confused when I saw the actual dimensions of the sensor. I said to myself "That is not 1". But when I did further research I found the same thing that they have this confusing system that is based on round crt measurements.
The good news is that all the manufactures use this system not just Sony. So when comparing cameras you are comparing apples to apples.
The 1" sensor in the RX100MII is considerably bigger that the sensor in almost all compact cameras, but is smaller than the APS-C sensor in most DSLR's. It is close in size to the sensor in the Nikon 1 mirror-less camera.
For a full explanation on sensor size see:
Oct 21, 2013 22:42:28   #
Davethehiker wrote:
My unnamed friend assumed the same thing, about remote triggering but discovered it did not work. He attempted all kinds of tricks but could not get the off camera flash(s) to work. No luck! The only way he could get off camera flashes to work with that camera was to mount radio remote controller in that hot shoe and cover the built in flash up with an opaque cloth so he could take control of the radio controlled flashes manually. He covers this in his book.

This is not the sort of thing one does with a camera made to fit in your pocket! If I'm going to start using multiple remote flashes, it's time for big cameras.
My unnamed friend assumed the same thing, about re... (show quote)

Well, I confirmed it. I put my HVL-F20AM flash on my NEX-6 and set the flash mode on the camera to "WL" wireless flash mode and the HVL-20AM triggers the remote HVL-42AM flash. Then I attempted to repeat that setup on RX100-MII. But the menu on the RX100 does not have a "WL" option. In flash mode auto the HVL-20AM works fine but does not trigger the HVL-42AM.
Maybe there will be a firmware update down the road that adds this option.
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