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  1. #1
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    sony m screen finally arrived

    after 3 month back order...

    make life nicer on the manual focusing

  2. #2
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    Now, like Don, you can have an STF.

  3. #3
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    Oh, c'mon Peter ... you know you want one. I've been curious about this lens for years. Cripes, it's what we aspire to.

    Good job, Steve. I know it has helped my acuity with the manual stuff, for sure. That's why i went ahead and bought the Rokinon MF 85mm f/1.4 with some confidence that it would be successful.
    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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    Sure, I'd love one, just can't justify the purchase of a very specialist lens, I need a FF first.
    Maybe you'll give me first dibs on yours when you get fed up with it being f4.5

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    Thumbs up A wide selection of glass to choose from ...

    Peter ... I do have back up ...

    Going Full Frame has a few advantages, but for the average camera/typical zoom DSLR-slinger, they are not noticeable.

    • better Manual focusing with the replaceable focusing screen
    • restoration of wide angle primes to their original capability
    • edge to edge view of the real image circle
    • SONY offers "Intelligent Preview" on the Full Frame cameras
    • AF Micro Adjust ... to get those off-focus lenses back within a usable focus


    If this kind of thing is important to you (and you will certainly KNOW when it is) ... swallow hard, plunk down the bucks and get shooting. It is not like there is an alternative. SONY certainly made its move from the α900 to get to a "reasonable" price point with their α850 camera. I guess it is, now, YOUR turn.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-16-2009 at 09:33 AM.
    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

  6. #6
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    I don't need any convincing, Don. I want FF simply because it's what I'm used to and of course my 21mm wide angle will be just that.

    Unfortunately our TV just went toes up so $1600 of my camera fund just went phut.

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    Red face Jockeying importance

    Yes ... that could make a dent in the budget. I've have to put off many lens purchases due to "domestic interruption." For instance, a couple Minolta favorites ... i.e., 600mm f/4. lens ... the 400mm f/4.5 APO HS ... the 300mm f/4 APO HS and the SONY 300mm f/2.8 G SSM

    I mean there was something about paying for the rest of my life that got in the way. Who knew? The S.O. does not buy into the argument, "sacrifices must be made." She said if I keep it up, there just might be a "human sacrifice!" Hmmm, cause for concern?


    Stay thirsty, my friend ...
    Last edited by DonSchap; 12-17-2009 at 08:32 AM.
    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

  8. #8
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    Plus I now have to build a new media PC for the new Telly!

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