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  1. #11
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    There should be plenty to go around for all of us ....

    Is there any decent place to rent sony lenses? Maybe it's just me being unfamiliar with the practice, but alpha lens rental is really expensive and at those prices (in addition to shipping), you might as well save your money, go to the store and look at it and then buy something to use.
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  2. #12
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    I think with Frank being able to go right into New York city he shouldn't have to much trouble renting lenses. Here in Ohio there is NO place with in 100 miles that rents alpha mount lenses.

  3. #13
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    I am going to try to set this up for next Saturday because the wife has work and my son will be down for the weekend. I might do so test shots this weekend because everybody will be together this week too. I just don't want the wife to know so I might have to sneak away and take a few test shots. There is a local camera shop but I don't think they rent lenses.
    Thanks Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  4. #14
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    Nah ... the 90mm is for solo portraits... it would be a problem for a group. You need width. 35mm is a reasonable setting. It's the sweet zoom area of the 17-50. I suppose the Minolta 35-70mm f/4 might be okay, but don't look for a sharp image. I would try it out on furniture ... like a couch ... then look for thread count. LOL
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  5. #15
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    I will take the shots and you do the counting. I will post the samples and you can start counting.LOL I might just use the 70-300 and stand a block away.LOL I will get it one way or another. I have two 4 gig cards to fill up. My kids will be running from me every time they see me and my camera. LOL You have to do what ever it takes to get the shot. Besides it is for there mother not me. LOL
    Frank

    PS I can always borrow my friends Canon.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  6. #16
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    Lightbulb Ideas galore

    Well, I still think (yes, it could happen) you need an AF 50mm f/1.7, Frank, at the very least. You have to have a decent short lens. At $100, if you can find one these days ... it'll make all the difference.

    A lot of people sell their old 35mm-film cameras on ebay ... with ... you guessed it, the AF 50mm f/1.7 lens. Sometimes, it can be a really cheap way to score one. Just search on a "Maxxum 7000" or "Maxxum 9000".
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-20-2008 at 10:09 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #17
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    I have been searching Ebay and will also check for a complete kit. I am going to call the local camera shop to day maybe they have a few sitting around.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  8. #18
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    Frank ... check this one out ... 1-day left.

    Maxxum 7000 w/ lenses and flash
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-21-2008 at 02:46 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #19
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    Thanks Don I will check it out.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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