m.holmes

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Joined on Aug 18, 2004

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  • Created discussion thread Bizarre lens problem with A850
    Hi all, this morning I took my old Sony A850 and (a recent addition to my arsenal) my Tamron 28-300, which -I admit- I rarely had time to use. Well, after a while I noticed a weird problem. When I ...
  • Thanks everyone for the responses. I understand from the responses that there is no known issue with the A77ii. So I'm definitely going to repeat the test allowing a bit more time, but I'm pretty ...
  • Hi everyone, I recently bought a Sony ADP-MAA adaptor (i.e. to mount an old Minolta-style flash on newer Sony cameras), I had to test it in like 10 seconds, so I grabbed an A77mkII, my old Sony ...
  • thanks for the response. Is there any reasonably simple test to measure the quality of the light? e.g. taking a picture of a white sheet of paper? I guess the higher the number of LEDs, the more ...
  • Additional question: is there any feature I should pay attention to? is the number of leds important? I see some models (from Samtian and Neewer) with 18 leds, 48 or 160. I naively guess that the ...
  • Created discussion thread Macro ring light
    Hello everyone, I'm a Sony/Minolta shooter; I was looking for a decent LED ring light for macro. The Sony ring flash is a bit too expensive (I don't plan to use it that much), and I think I don't ...
  • thanks for the response. I indeed checked on ebay and indeed there are some generic L-brackets that are really cheap; it seems that there are plenty specific for E-mount cameras, but just a couple ...
  • Thanks for the reply. Do you also know what's the difference between these DPL01, 02, etc.? They seem pretty much identical, except for some minor differences in the shape, but it's precisely ...
  • Created discussion thread L-Bracket for A99ii
    Hi everyone, I was considering an L-bracket for the A99ii: I want to pay a reasonable price and I don't care too much if the bracket blocks some ports on the side. The owner of an A99 (mark I) ...
  • Thanks. That's interesting. I see that it can read SD but not CF, but I guess you can connect the camera as usb device, can't you?
  • Created discussion thread Portable backup
    hi everyone, I was looking for a device which should do the following: (1) have a USB port, where I can plug some storage (e.g. usb hard drive)
  • Is the behavior of the remote identical? for example: I guess that the "old" remote port doesn't support movie mode. Is the movie button of the remote doing anything at all with this cable?
  • Created question thread Sony remote commander
    hi, I just bought a Sony RM VPR1 but I am a bit confused. The support website says that depending on the camera model, SLT cameras can use either the remote cable or the USB cable (which they call ...
  • Thanks for the confirmation.
  • Ok, I made some more tests. The camera works fine: I attached a Sony Zeiss 24mm f2 and FCLV works perfectly well (I don't have any other SSM/SAM lens here). However, with both Tamron 60mm f2 and ...
  • Thanks. specifically my question is: what should I see if the cleaning liquids left some residue on the sensor? Halos? Loss of sharpness? in the latter case, photographing a uniform surface would ...
  • Created question thread Sensor cleaning camera tests
    hi everyone, recently I had to clean some of my cameras; for some I used Eclipse, for some I used a different liquid (but I'm not sure I could tell the difference). I checked the results with an ...
  • If I understand correctly your words, you can select contrast detection with the tamron 60mm, right? (unfortunately I am now traveling and I don't have the camera here... I will check in a few days ...
  • Created question thread Sony A580 focus check live view
    Hi all, It's a lot of time I don't use my glorious A580, so maybe my memory is failing me, but I just noticed a couple of things which look a bit odd to me... and I'd like someone to confirm this ...
  • I'm based in London, for most of my time, and my experience is totally different. First, prices of all new A-Mount equipment (and I mean "real" A-mount, not E-mount) went suddenly straight up in ...
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