Stv

Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Works as a n/a
Has a website at stv.smugmug.com
Joined on Jan 10, 2004
About me:

*SONY A99SLT, VCG99, A900DSLR, VCG9, SAL/70-200:2.8/SSMG, CZ/16-35:2.8, CZ/24-70:2.8, SAL/50:1.4, AF-28-135:4/4.5, SALx1.4TC, HVL-F58AM, HVLF-56AM, HVL-F20AM
**Dead&LongGone: CZ135:1.8, 24-105, 100-300APO, 50:1.7, 35-70:4, KM11-18DT, 75-300, 80-200:2.8HSG, 100:2.8macro, 100-400APO, 28-75:2.8, 50:2.8, 28:2.8, 70-210, CZ16-80, AF17-35:2.8, Minolta A700, 7D, A-1, 7film, 9000, 7000 .

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ProfHankD: It's an A7RII in SLT A-mount clothing; awesome, yes, but actually exactly what I'd expect -- zero surprises, which is itself surprising from Sony. ;-)

The wacky thing here is the numbering. Why is it a "7" in E mount and a "9" in A? Strange as it might sound, it feels like Sony has inverted it's view of the A and E mounts so that E is now the higher-end mount. Of course, the A-mount bodies use the same numbering scheme for APS-C and FF, which E-mounts don't. In any case, the message sent by this model is at least clearly "we will continue to support A mount."

PS: By my count (e.g., counting KEH offerings), largely thanks to Minolta being the first with AF and lots of 3rd-party lens brands, there are still more old A-mount AF lenses than there are native AF lenses for any other mount. They're mostly screw drive, but they are fantastic price/performance.

It all started back with Minolta. The 7000, 7, 700, 77 were considered consumer film cameras or APSC Digital, whereas the 9000, 9, 900, 99 were more pro-consumer and FF Digital.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:39 UTC
On photo A red breast singing in the Fear of Flying challenge (4 comments in total)

....sweetsweeetsweeeetsweeeeeet...........!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Female Northern Cardinal welcomes Spring in the Spring is Sprung! challenge (1 comment in total)

Luv the hues, Ed.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 16:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Splashdown - Canada Goose in the Random Items - Challenge 6 challenge (1 comment in total)

Cool landings!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Male Dark-eyed Junco in Redbud tree in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Nice ............ !

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 16:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bluejays ready for love in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Congrats Ed, .... beauty catch........ well done bub!

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 16:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article Compositional Rules (120 comments in total)

The First rule of photography is; there are no rules. The Second rule of photography is; the rule of Thirds. The Third rule of photography is; if the the Second rule does not apply, deffer to the First rule.

Stv };>)P

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 17:53 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Sagrada Familia in the World City Tour: Barcelona challenge (30 comments in total)

WoWy !

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 00:33 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
On photo Surprise Bat in the Opps - I'm sure that wasn't there when I took the photo challenge (7 comments in total)

Lukasdp wrote:
> calm down Stv.
> id say its more then fair as luck is about the only element keeping this image popular and the only reason the photographer posted it. No element of this photo is of any photographic interest save for the bat whole flew in at the right moment. An image like this deserves a quick "wow cool shot!" exclamation and that is what its got.

*Please read the photo "objectives" of this particular challenge. It IS about objects of surprise appearing into the image frame and NOT fine art photography. My point is that this is a winning shot within the Challenge objectives and a couple of small-minded-pin-heads were clearly attempting to sabotage the likelihood of this entry being the winning shot.

Stv
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Link | Posted on May 29, 2011 at 19:44 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Surprise Bat in the Opps - I'm sure that wasn't there when I took the photo challenge (7 comments in total)

Can anyone tell me why this excellent winning image deserves a 1/2 star and a 1 star vote(s)? Is this some moron trying to manipulate the vote standings for their own entry? The moderator needs to check into this BS maybe, and ban this idiot(s).
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Link | Posted on May 27, 2011 at 14:43 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Surprise Bat in the Opps - I'm sure that wasn't there when I took the photo challenge (7 comments in total)

This is a well deserved winning shot! Well done, bub! :)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2011 at 14:38 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Cheap Beer in the Typically AMERICAN, as seen by overseas visitors challenge (5 comments in total)

> It's also bit of a steal from Manual Alvarez Bravo.

Hahaha....! I had NO idea who " Manuel Alvarez Bravo " (you spelled it wrong dude!) until I Googled the name, nor had I ever heard of him until you posted my so called "thievery". I just suppose my models had been waiting there for 80 some years waiting for me to arrive and plagiarize the shot. LOL
What is even more bizarre than that is, exactly ONE week AFTER I posted the "Cheap Beer" shot from my Key West visit, a DPreviewer posted the exact same vendor/view/angle as my shot plus SEVERAL more! Now I'm double offended. Some one before and now after me stole my shot!!!!!!!

Too fricken phunny!

I hate this f'n place.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2011 at 23:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cheap Beer in the Typically AMERICAN, as seen by overseas visitors challenge (5 comments in total)

inframan wrote:
> Cheap Shot!
> Definitely the low digital photography is sinking to.

....................... ?

.............excuse me?

If you have a problem, please hit the compaint button, thank you.

Have NICE day.

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Link | Posted on May 8, 2011 at 03:23 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Great Grey in the The Business of Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

> That's incredible! I wish I could focus like that w/o a tripod. You could add target shooting to your talents. Impressive focus and detail of an impressive bird.

Thank you kindly! The photo sharp assistance came from the SONY(Minolta) "G" lens a 70-200:2.8/SSMG and the in-camera anti-shake (SSS).
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Link | Posted on May 4, 2011 at 15:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Light & Color in the A corner to corner sharp picture challenge (9 comments in total)

.............. and full of hot air as usual ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2010 at 15:46 UTC as 1st comment
On photo No Pooping in the Funny signs challenge (2 comments in total)

I dunno Eddy, I still think it's a crappy shot compared to mine ! };>)P

Congrats .......!

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2010 at 00:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Now I Just Have To Sit And Wait... in the The Far Side challenge (4 comments in total)

That's NOT phunny at all, duh!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2010 at 01:27 UTC as 4th comment
On photo There a lot more around!! in the Beautiful challenge (4 comments in total)

An excellent image.
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Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2010 at 18:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo MMII in the Composition: Human Landscape challenge (6 comments in total)

......... and done with a P&S too.
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Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2010 at 18:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Canada Goose on Links Pond blue in the Beautiful challenge (1 comment in total)

Ed, I am really surprised by the seven, .05 low score votes on your entry! This is a fine image IMHO and does not deserve this many lowest scores. Clearly this is some kind of strategic voting to lower the placement standings on images that others feel are threatening to there own entries.

It never fails to amaze me how low some scum people can and do stoop to on the net.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2010 at 15:10 UTC as 1st comment
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