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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 a NEX-6 and love them both.

Tamron 90mm Macro
Minolta 50mm F/1.7
Sony DT 35mm F/1.8
Sony 70-300 G &
CZ 16-80mm
(Two) Sony HVL_42 Flash Strobes

Sony 18-105 G E-Mount
Sony 10-18mm UWA
Sony 55-210mm
HVL-20 Flash

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  • Replied in Less Is Better.
    Nex-6, 18-105 lens (16-70 would work, and may even be better), 10-18 lens, extra batteries and charger. That's pretty much it. I use Clear Image Zoom if I really need a longer focal length, ...
  • Most, if not all, macro work is done with a tripod and good light - either natural, reflected or strobe - so you'll be at very low ISO.
  • Created discussions Best Selfie Ever
    My son took this selfie somewhere between Reno and Las Vegas and I think it's pretty cool. Post one of your best selfies and lets see where we can go with this.
  • Well, of course FE lenses are an option for the APS/C shooter. Just not a very good on in my opinion. A quick read that may be of interest: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/5678273556/opinion-the-m ...
  • Besides they are bigger, heavier, stupid expensive, and sometimes have an inappropriate focal length, they look funny on a small body camera. And realistically, you probably won't buy a FF camera ...
  • I feel like a dope, but I really don't know the answer. "Intel HD Graphics [DVI-I, HDMI]" Here is the link to the HP build sheet. http://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?storeId=10151&catalogId=100 ...
  • Thank you all for your input. I hadn't considered a SSD primary drive but after reading your replies I did a little reading and became convinced I needed one. They're still pricey and I had to cut ...
  • Hi guys, It's time for me to buy a new computer and I have two questions about which option boxes to check. My last few computers have been HP and I'm happy to buy one more, but I'm open to ...
  • The 10-18 isn't a pancake for sure, but I'd hardly call it massive. Honest question: What metal screw-in lens hood are we speaking of? And except as protection against bumps and scrapes, I don't ...
  • That's because the sensor of your camera is sized in a 3:2 ratio, and everything different than 3:2 is a crop. Unless you have a very good reason to do things differently, 3:2 is the better way to ...
  • Assuming you don't have any lenses, the 16-50 mm PZ kit zoom lens is a good place to start. Decent IQ, versatile, small, light and costs $150. The Sony e-mount 55-210 would be a good second lens. T ...
  • Created discussions Things Are Getting Serious...
    Be careful out there. DROP THE DRONES WITH DRONE MUNITION
  • The menu item you're looking for is "Zoom Setting" and is the second item down on page three of the Custom Settings (gear wheel) menu. There are three choices, Optical Zoom Only, Clear Image Zoom, ...
  • Actually it's not all about the "crop" so much as it's about the size of the sensor. A smaller sensor "crops" everything. Field of view, depth of field, amount of noise. Everything. Worthy of note ...
  • NO! Not "to easy to get stolen." Unless you're totally drunk and stupid. Then hey... Oktoberfest is a (super) big drunken party. You can either take pictures of drunks being drunk or super wide ...
  • Pay lensrental and have a chat with the insurance company. Ultimately Lensrental doesn't really care why you can't return the lens, just that you pay the fine. The insurance stuff is up to you. I ...
  • There aren't a million lenses out there you can pick from. All of this stuff is interesting, but at the end of the day you will have to either buy the lens or not. All of this is good information ...
  • Is that somehow worse than Canon and Nikon that don't seem to be trying at all? Ironic that a contributor named kodakrome would start this thread. I say, God bless Sony for throwing this stuff up ...
  • If the last nano degree of corner sharpness really matters to you, of if you frequently take hand held pictures indoors, and if a fixed semi wide angle lens works for you then buy the prime. If ...
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