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    my suggestion/comment... did you use a tripod and...

    my suggestion/comment... did you use a tripod and a remote shutter control? the building is a bit wobbly, manually pressing and releasing the shutter button can shake the camera, while a wireless...
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    heh, it's a degree... a Bachelor degree at...

    heh, it's a degree... a Bachelor degree at that... so get a $29.99 online TEFL/TESOL certificate and start looking for jobs in China!

    I'm teaching english here at a moderately prestigious...
  3. Poll: looks like so far I am the only one with an A300...

    looks like so far I am the only one with an A300 series camera... I thought about ticking the "film" box, but my old camera has been retired long since... besides, I'm in China, it's in New...
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    Going back to your train pictures you took, the...

    Going back to your train pictures you took, the lighting was your big focus and where your major efforts went, but as to art direction and variety to the pictures, I have been wondering just what...
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    nighttime

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    Camera: Sony A300
    Lens: Minolta AF 35-80
    Focal Length: 70mm (35mm Equivalent: 105mm)
    Exposure: 2.5 sec at f6.3
    ISO 200
    9th December 2011
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    Sticky: Which should I get as a decent cheap 50mm prime?...

    Which should I get as a decent cheap 50mm prime? Minolta 50mm F1.7 or Sony SAL50F18?

    Both are in the same price range, but the Minolta 1.4 is a jump up.
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    hmm, I prefer the framing/cropping of the sepia...

    hmm, I prefer the framing/cropping of the sepia shot, but the bluer shot seems the more eerie colouration, look pretty tho. I'm struggling to get my university connection to hang together enough to...
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    58623 Sony A300 Minolta AF 75-300 1:4.5-5.6...

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    Sony A300
    Minolta AF 75-300 1:4.5-5.6 NEW
    ISO 100
    Focal length 90mm (35mm equiv 135mm)
    Exposure 1/400 at F5.6
    16 November 2011
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    D'Oh! Homer Simpson Moments...

    I felt a bit of a Doofus today, perfect weather, the blue sky showing (very rare in Chongqing, P .R. China, they don't call this place the Foggy City for nothing) and wonderful light. I took the A300...
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    Yikes!

    Love that photo Sonynut!

    My CF card arrived in todays mail to slot into the A300 that arrived friday, so here it is, my first post to the the Sony PotD thread!

    I'm not to happy with it, focus...
  11. @atkapmi check out...

    @atkapmi

    check out http://www.friedmanarchives.com/ebooks/ and for $20 those ebooks are pretty good, but even the $3 tip sheets would give you a good start on using the settings to best advantage.
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    non-TTL, but it would work with a remote trigger...

    non-TTL, but it would work with a remote trigger as slaved to the on-camera one as a filler flash from a different angle to the camera.
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    Yup, I think I got a good deal alright, to put it...

    Yup, I think I got a good deal alright, to put it in perspective, I got the A300 plus a vertical grip for less than it would cost to buy a Minolta 50mm F1.4 and not much more than for a Minolta 50mm...
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    An update. I ended up looking hard at my...

    An update.

    I ended up looking hard at my Wants, vs my Needs.

    the end result, as I will be living for a year in China and then possibly a year in Ukraine, is I have decided to get a cheaper...
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    @Rooz, I don't think the problem is the...

    @Rooz,

    I don't think the problem is the original image Switchblade took, instead I read it as he uploaded a bunch of nice pictures to the website, and moving them around on his browser to make up...
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    DPI is Dots Per Inch. That is simply a way of...

    DPI is Dots Per Inch.

    That is simply a way of saying that there are a certain number of spots of ink deposited on the page. At 300dpi you will have in a 1" square, 300x300 dots.

    Each pixel of...
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    300dpi is what I would print minimum for a...

    300dpi is what I would print minimum for a calendar, book, photoprint et al.

    so 4592/300 = 15" by 3056/300 = 10" (rounded)

    3056/8" = 382dpi

    I would suspect what you are seeing is the...
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    Thanks guys, I'll keep squeezing the budget to...

    Thanks guys, I'll keep squeezing the budget to see if the A850 can still make it through the budget bite, but those pesky inoculations and vaccinations for bugs and nasties like Hep A and etc that...
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    A500 vs A380, Which to get?

    Hi there guys, I'm a prospective D-SLR owner shopping for my first Alpha camera, I have a Dynax 404si with 35-80mm lens, However I'm wanting to move to a Digital platform.

    I've been happy for the...
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