Sandy

Lives in United Kingdom East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Works as a Toxicologist (retired)
Joined on Oct 13, 1999
About me:

Current camera is Sony A77II. I have had SonyA77, A700, KM 5, Sony f505, Dimage 7i and Pana FZ20. My wife has the Sony DSC WX-100 but once used the Konica Revio KD510z (aka Minolta G500) and the Sony P1.

Lenses:Sigma 10-20mm, 105 macro, Sony 18-250, 70-200G and 70-400G. On permanent loan to my prospective son-in-law are my A700, Tamron 200-500 and kit 18-70.

Sandy's recent activity

  • Replied in A77ii question
    Rick You aren't getting much help and I confess I cannot answer your question. However, assuming your reference to back button focusing means you are having the camera on MF by default and you ...
  • Many years ago someone posted that often the trouble with failed external drives was their software, not the disks.  I had one fail a year or two back, so I destroyed the enclosure, salvaged the ...
  • I am assuming those who have changed from Vista to Win10 have bought Win10. I ask because I have an ancient Win XP machine. It would be nice to put Win10 on it - but I wouldn't be prepared to ...
  • I thought I would check this since my wife has an iPad. I had managed it before and found confirmation of my method by Texas Mac (courtesy of google) and as also suggested by WIMorrison: Plug the ...
  • With some Sony cameras (eg A77ii) you can enlarge an area of the screen to show focus more accurately. But with a long lens, hand held, it's very difficult (for me) to keep the relevant area on ...
  • It is highly unlikely a TC, even 1.4, will provide benefits with your lens.  The losses in IQ generally override the increased nos of pixels on an area.  Focusing will be a nightmare in anything ...
  • There have been a few posts querying Microsoft's reaction to changing parts of a PC, specifically the MB,  so here is my recent experience.  I have Win 7 on an HDD and Win 8.1 on an SSD.  I use ...
  • If you are used to the Photoshop interface than Qimage (any version) requires a different mindset.  I'm used to Qimage so I find PS type interfaces a real challenge! There are lots of changes in QU ...
  • Are you sure you are viewing the RAW and not the thumbnail within the RAW file?
  • As others have said, the GUI opinion depends on what you are used to.  I got PS Elements and am lost.  I have great trouble with Capture one in simply  loading pictures to edit and then putting ...
  • I suspect our knowledge of computers is broadly similar. I have done just the same as you with various drives ie re-labelled them to match previous labels eg my external backup has always been L. ...
  • I have had two backup drives fail. Each very close to the time my main drive failed so I was very nearly highly embarrassed. I now have an assortment of internal HDDs and do backups to the backups ...
  • It has ever been thus - “The petty thief is imprisoned but the big thief becomes a feudal lord.” ― Zhuangzi , The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu and equivalent sayings for centuries since. Think of ...
  • You might well get an answer via DPReview but you might wish to try   http://www.ddisoftware.com/tech/ which is the Qimage forum.  You will certainly get answers there.  You will have to register ...
  • This happens with a number of lenses and not just for Sony cameras - Google is helpful. It happened with my Sony 16-50. The advice was to extend and contract the lens repeatedly. I did this ...
  • Many thanks for the replies. I confess I haven't yet checked out the sources given but I shall do shortly. I thought I had read on a Windows site that the program was tied to the motherboard and ...
  • I currently run Win 8.1 Pro with Classic Shell  but one day I'll move to Win 10 but not till the inevitable teething problems settle down.  I have my earlier (purchased) Win 7 Pro on HDD just in ...
  • As Vernon said try the forum. A link is: http://www.ddisoftware.com/tech/
  • I had the Dimage7i and, at the time it, was class leading, perhaps even class creating. I'm curious as to your requirement for OVF.  Have you tried modern EVFs?  They have come a long way since the ...
  • Remember you get Capture One (for Sony) from Phase one very cheaply with Sony.  It's missing some of the party tricks of Elements but if it does what you want to do it's streets ahead of Elements ...
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