Amamba

Amamba

Lives in United States MI, United States
Joined on Apr 6, 2013

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  • No offense but I never heard of Warranty Direct that claims to own all the data used to provide reliability ratings in your link. Is it well known and trusted in Europe ? According to JD Power (an ...
  • Right there I would politely but firmly ask her to produce some ID. Anyone who asks for my name in a public event better have a reason. Either she's connected to the organizers - in which case the ...
  • Lexus = luxury design, extra care,  higher end components, built to last. Although even they had issues with "sticky gas pedals". Audi and Volkswagen are by the same company, often sharing the same ...
  • Yes, coming to think of it, none of my Sigmas or Tamrons were from their entry level lineup. Still, way cheaper than similar Canon or Sony.
  • Well, my experience was quite different, I used Tamron 17-50/2.8 for 4 years, Sigma 17-50/2.8 for 3 years, Tamron 70-300 VC that I bought used back in 2011 (it was IIRC purchased in 2010)  and ...
  • I wouldn't generalize. My Sigma 17-50/2.8 OS was excellent on Canon, lasted over 20k shots while being my primary walk around lens for 2 years, and was sold in a perfect condition. This and 30/1.4 ...
  • This, and it will need a bigger lens cap. If hood is needed, you can get a screw in type.
  • They do however have control of the source and can set the specs. I am basing my opinion after nearly 8 years of using only reputable 3rd party batteries in all of my cameras. Most batteries saw ...
  • It all depends on the brand. OEM batteries have huge markups, a well made 3rd party can still turn a profit without sacrificing much in performance. My first set of Sterlingtek batteries was bought ...
  • I stay away from unknown 3-rd party batteries, but I've been buying Sterlingtek since 2007 and they performed admirably both in my several Canon DSLRs and later in Sony Nex. I must've had 6-8 of ...
  • precisely, the good MF lenses now are actually more expensive than the comparable first gen AF lenses. E.g. My favorite Minolta zoom, MD 35-70/3.5 Macro, is pushing $100 on auctions, while a very ...
  • Anyone's personal property can be photographed if visible from a public spot. Do you think the Empire State Building is a public property ? How is it different then ? If she doesn't want her ...
  • Replied in 2 things
    1) Not true, as long as you aren't being combative and willingly escalating things. If the other person calls the police, they most likely will be told to go elsewhere if they don't like people ...
  • so every time her dog runs within 15 ft of someone, she as the owner (by the proxy of her "property" as you put it) is infringing on that person's "bubble" ? Funny how this works both ways, ...
  • this is the silliest statement so far into the thread... He's in public place. Anyone can photograph anybody's property from public street. People taking city skyline photos are doing just that. If ...
  • Minolta 3600 HSD. Must have "D" in description - means lens will provide distance feedback to camera to adjust output. I paid $50 for it delivered from a member on some other forum. It's about the ...
  • F3, IMHO, has excellent IQ. May be FF could produce better results, but I can't think of any APS-C camera that has better IQ when shooting raw. (Sony JPEG engine is not entirely to my liking ). I ...
  • Would you consider this a high contrast shot ? Minolta Beercan on Nex 6 And this shows the beautiful Minolta bokeh and colors Would a modern lens that costs 10x as much - literally - be better in ...
  • If you want a future proof flash for pro work, consider the (overpriced) Sony offerings. Personally I find the tiltable built in flash so useful I don't need to use an external one as often as when ...
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