Ray Maines

Ray Maines

Lives in United States Tacoma, WA, United States
Works as a Retired City Bus Driver
Joined on Feb 11, 2007
About me:

I started with a Sony a200, replaced that with a used a300, and enjoyed them both. Currently have an a77 and am just loving it. Recently added a NEX-6 to the family and love it too.

Tamron 90mm Macro
Minolta 50mm F/1.7
Sony DT 35mm F/1.8

Tamron 18-270mm PZD
Sigma 10-20mm UWA
Sony 70-300 G &
CZ 16-80mm

(Two) Sony HVL-42 Flash

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Ray Maines' recent activity

  • DKMartin wrote: I'm going to the States with my girlfriend this summer and looking for a new camera. I have set my eyes on nex 6 and/or a6000. ... But I do not want to waste money if the nex 6 can...
  • Northoceanbeach wrote: ...what I need a little help with now is the lenses. My first two lenses would be the 16-50 PZ kit lens, and the 55-210 Telephoto zoom. Both are excellent for the...
  • Jr wrote: Both are F4, and one being the Zeiss, and other being the G glass... Should they be pretty similar image quality? I know about the pillow thing w/ the Sony, but I see LR5 has a profile...
  • I love it.
  • Thank you Ron.The sky isn't as appropriate as I had hoped it would be, but I've got the concept. Buy books, not gear.Tacoma, Washington, USA
  • Created questions How To Replace Sky? PSE 11
    I have a perfectly nice photo with a perfectly pale, lifeless, featureless sky, and another photo of the sky that I would like to drop into the first photo using PS Elements 11. The concept would...
  • Im in Prague, CZ right now and this isn't my first trip to Europe. I'm carrying the 10-18, and 55-210 to complement the CZ 16-70 that is pretty much glued to the camera and here's what I...
  • Replied in Make a Choice
    kdrk888 wrote: Hello all. I will order an A6000 for travel/general purpose. Will the Sony 18-105mm f/4 OSS be a good match for it? It will be wild enough and long enough. Any other lenses should I...
  • GeoffM007 wrote: Just took delivery of a A6000 this morning with 16-50 kit lens and 55-210 zoom from VideoPro in Brisbane Australia. Stock had just arrived. Battery on charge........ Interested to...
  • zilver wrote: One of the lens I'm going to use on an upcoming trip is a 21mm (14mm APSC Fuji), so does that mean the lens can be used to take people shots without making them distorted or 'fatter'...
  • Replied in Buy A Flash
    4BeachBums wrote: 1. Inside photography of family events I love the great advise you've gotten so far, but let me add this: For Birthday parties, Thanksgiving dinners and that sort of thing a Sony...
  • Replied in Yes, maybe
    Larry251 wrote: This is an uncropped OOC JPG export from RAW image taken with the 16-50pz. It is not a good picture, but I left it as it is for the purpose of discussion. It captured a moment and...
  • zilver wrote: let's say that... 17mm olympus lens on m43 = 34mm FOV 18mm fuji lens APS-C = 27mm FOV 24mm Sony full frame obviously = 24mm FOV Bad logic. What you're describing as "FOV" is really...
  • hellocrowley wrote: 35/55/85 f/1.8, this will make me & many switch from Fuji/Canon to Sony. Are they going to release these lenses? Sony already makes the 35 and 55 mm (or the much less expensive...
  • deryn wrote: Hi, I hear what you are saying about the 16-50. There is a 9mm extra width difference with the 20mm and the filter thread is 41, the 20mm has a 49 thread which is compatible with my...
  • joel artino wrote: I've never really seen any good examples of flower closeups with good bokeh taken with the kit lens. Do you have any good examples of what the 16-50 can do in the situation...
  • Replied in Making Bricks
    Olam wrote: Well I guess I will do that when I need it as I see lots of folks having a brick in their hands after updating and I don't want to push my luck with that. Oh, go ahead and upgrade....
  • Canadian Club wrote: Hi: Do I need an adapter or will they work at all. First: Welcome to the dark side. I love my NEX-6 and don't miss the a77 at all. Looking forward to seeing your great shots...
  • Vaughn T.Winfree wrote: ..... I sure hope there is a Sony APS/C camera with a metal body released sometime in the next year or so. I don't care about TriNav exactly, but I want every button and...
  • Bluto wrote: Here's two photos, one taken with iphone and one taken with Nex 6. I realize the exposures are not identical, but I can't figure out the large difference in the color of the...
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