m.holmes

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Joined on Aug 18, 2004

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  • Created discussion thread Gimbal Head weight and features
    Curiously, I see that gimbal heads are a popular topic, these days, and I was considering a gimbal head myself. I'm planning to use it only occasionally, and with some heavy lens, possibly a 70-200 ...
  • What precisely you didn't like? I didn't find it that bad, on the opposite (given the price) I was pretty much happy...
  • As a reference, I also found this, which looks interesting: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073RS751Q/ which is advertised as "partially compatible with the A99ii". I guess that means that it ...
  • I bought this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N63S2YF/ Pretty good for the price, but I have to admit I never used it on the A99ii (I ended up using an A850 at the time).
  • The camera was actually able to choose well. As a rule, if you know how a system works in "auto mode", you can generally predict if the situation is suitable for auto mode, or if it requires some ...
  • I noticed, but it also says: AF Status 11 F3 : Back Focus (+173) +173 is definitely not the smallest value in the set, so I'm not exactly sure about how to interpret it. Moreover, it also reports: ...
  • Yes, I'm familiar with the rule you quote, but I was shooting at 70mm. Anyway, I think you missed my point: I guess there's some difference between targeting a flying hawk and an animal that was ...
  • As I may have mentioned, I usually take landscape pictures so my experience with moving targets is limited, but yesterday I did take several (good) shots with the 70-400 handheld at 1/100. My ...
  • Correct: I don't see it as a problem... because it is not :) I was not trying to take pictures of a Lamborghini running at max speed, but of a slowly moving object... In fact, several of the ...
  • at me. it wasn't really running , it was just moving. However, if you look at individual frames, you can see that nothing was really in focus. I looked at the worst sequence, and I see: 1/80, f/4, 70mm
  • 1) the limiter was not set 2) It was the first time, so microadj was not set, but all shots of static subjects with the same settings were absolutely good (as usual)
  • Yes, AF was active, and priority was set on "balanced emphasis"; technically, the camera can take shots with focus not properly achieved, and in fact that's what happened...
  • It won't tell you much, except that the camera didn't achieve focus... here's one: ExifTool Version Number : 10.56 File Name : _DSC1693.ARW File Size : 41 MB Compression : Sony ARW Compressed Brigh ...
  • Created discussion thread A99ii and Sony 70-400 G
    Hi all, I tried today to take some pictures of moving animals (dogs and birds) using the old (but still supported) 70-400G. The camera was in P mode, RAW, AF-C, lock-on AF wide, MID burst rate. ...
  • Just trying to be the devil's advocate: having no record does not necessarily mean "fake". Database errors happen. In fact I do. I use plastic color labels :) So to clarify: did your "fake" ...
  • Sorry for the slight digression from the main theme, but I'm curious. I think I also bought some batteries from the same "large river", and they came in a sealed plastic box which is identical to ...
  • Thanks for the info. So, this seems to support the idea that it was just a mistake?
  • Created discussion thread Old Sony Battery
    I was trying to keep a list of all the usele... ehm... the fantastic camera gadgets I bought, and I found an old order I placed in 2009 :-O Product: 001045123 Sony Lithium-ion battery NP-FM500H, 11 ...
  • A UK retailer advised to buy this (specifically for A99ii) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073RS751Q/ After some more research, I noticed that their website says something like "A99ii only ...
  • Replied in IR Filter
    Thanks to everyone. As a future reference, let me mention I found a good explanation of hotspots here: https://www.lifepixel.com/infrared-photography-primer/chapter-4-lenses-slr-lenses-hot-spots I' ...
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