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    Poll: Don, It was a typo. It is the SP AF 28-75mm...

    Don,

    It was a typo. It is the SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Macro. I needed a replacement lens for that range. The Tamron fit in my budget whereas the Sigma did not. Going with the Tamron also...
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    Poll: Very sad news about the forum. As for your...

    Very sad news about the forum.

    As for your poll and question Don, I will continue to use my a900 in 2013. My Sigma 28-90 lens died at the end of 2012 during my Media and the Photographic...
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    Jeff, As a fellow UCSD grad, congratulations...

    Jeff,

    As a fellow UCSD grad, congratulations on your move and best of luck. This site will be missed by many. :(

    I for one started participating in the forums after reading your camera...
  4. Thread: SONY a99

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    Interesting to see that the A99 is going with a...

    Interesting to see that the A99 is going with a standard hot shoe, rather than the old Minolta/Sony proprietary shoe.
  5. Jacko and Don, This post couldn't be more...

    Jacko and Don,

    This post couldn't be more timely. Went to my studio class prepared to shoot using the school's Pocket Wizards to control the studio strobes and learned that my nagging concern...
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    Back to Digital Education

    I've been absent from the forum for a while due to ... well, life. The past two semesters were spent taking a Large Format and Advance Large Format camera class. Yes, that means film and darkroom,...
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    It will be interesting to see which of the...

    It will be interesting to see which of the rumored specifications will turn out to be true. Here's another leak with different, more impressive, specs. like: •The Alpha Sony A99 has a translucent...
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    A900 successor information "leaked"

    The A99 to be officially announced at Photokina in September 2012. Leaked specs include 24.3 MP FF Sensor, 102 focus points and ability to record video in up to 24 different video formats. Possible...
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    Appreciating Digital's Simplicity

    I've been a bit absent from the forum lately, consumed with my advanced large format class and printing in the darkroom. That's right the traditional darkroom. But going even more old school, I...
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    Don, I almost hate to say it, but your...

    Don,

    I almost hate to say it, but your comments impliedly confirm what Rooz has been saying for quite some time ... Sony is interested in the mass consumer market, not the pro consumer market. ...
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    I agree with a number of the thoughts and...

    I agree with a number of the thoughts and suggestions given by Rooz. Seems that the concept could have benefitted from the models performing a scripted action with shots as they moved through the...
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    Poll: Now with 9 responses, we're at 130%.

    Now with 9 responses, we're at 130%.
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    This is a real bummer. Sony's actions sometimes...

    This is a real bummer. Sony's actions sometimes leaves me with the feeling of the confused RCA dog. :confused: Discontinuation without a successor full frame model in place or at least announced???...
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    It can often be an easy remedy. Ask where the...

    It can often be an easy remedy. Ask where the management office is and go speak with them for permission to use a tripod. Most places have a general no-tripod policy to avoid tripping hazards and...
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    Vote Ron Paul???

    While working on my large format portfolio project, State Route 94, I came across this little gem:

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    A900 w/Sigma 28-90 @ 75mm, f/22, 1/50th, ISO 400, cropped and converted to B&W

    Note the...
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    Frank, Also an excellent showing of how...

    Frank,

    Also an excellent showing of how aperature affects DOF.
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    Don, my last large format photography class was...

    Don, my last large format photography class was this past Monday and I share some of your observations, although it is difficult for students to "spray and pray" with a large format camera. As part...
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    Sensor/Processor Freakout

    In a recent series of shots taken with my A900, I came across this one:

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    Curious to know if anyone else ever had a similar experience. The shot before:

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    was just fine as was...
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    Don, there is no doubt the all chrome/stainless...

    Don, there is no doubt the all chrome/stainless steel Zephyr is a tough subject to photograph under those tight indoor conditions. But, that's what separates the professionals from the amatures ......
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    Now that's effort Don! But, with such a...

    Now that's effort Don! But, with such a reflective surface, I'm surprised you chose to aim your lights at what appears to be close to a 90 degree angle. My thinking is that your lights at a shallow...
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    Are they going to get lucky today?

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    Really thinking composition

    Don's post above brings up a really important aspect of photography. An aspect that often separates the master photographer from the every day Joe with a camera. As master photographer Edward...
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    School work is chugging down the tracks!

    Don,

    You and I must be on similar wave lenghts. This past Sunday I continued photographing for my final "Large Format" portfolio assignment. I hauled my photo backpack with the A900 (w/ 28-90,...
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    Cacti in Campo California 58403

    Cacti in Campo California
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    Dogpatch, USA

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    Converted to B&W in PS
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