m.holmes

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Joined on Aug 18, 2004

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  • Not surprising. A scratch in practice has very little effect (if any). But I won't quote this as an argument against using filters (as a side note, you know better than me it's quite hard to make ...
  • Yes, I do. ;-) Yes, I do. Even if all this is a bit off-topic (I was asking about vignetting at wide angle, and I would still love to hear opinions about this...), my opinion is actually a bit ...
  • Well, this is going a bit off-topic, but there are things that we old people learned from extensive experience, which we try to forward to the newer generations by saying "you should really do ...
  • It happened a few times, actually. The pattern is that your glass meets a sharp metal object, because another person suddenly moves and bumps into your lens. In my case, it was always the filter ...
  • thanks for the advice, however my direct experience is substantially different. The hood may seem a decent protection, but large objects will smash it and small objects will pass through the ...
  • I'm using a Sony Zeiss 16-80. I have two copies of the lens, in two different locations. In one bag I have a couple of these Sony filters (protector and polarizer), and I never see any vignetting. ...
  • Created discussion thread Slim filter for 16mm (APS-C)
    Does anybody know of a real slim UV/protector filter, which works at very wide angle (16mm on APS-C) without vignetting? I have good experience with Sony Zeiss , but they are quite costly; also, ...
  • Yes, and it didn't solve. I think I tried all basic and non-basic fixes... Another way to reproduce is this: create a book with, say, 20 pages and go to the multi-page view. Click on the thumbnail ...
  • I suspect the website is not really updated, we might try to contact the site owner... Anyway, I can confirm all my newer batteries have a serial starting with Y
  • Created discussion thread Mouse issues in Lightroom
    Hi everyone, I'm an old-timer still using Lightroom 6.14 but I recently moved my catalog from a Mac to a Windows 7 PC. I frequently see a strange behaviour of my mouse in LR, especially in the Book ...
  • Similar thing here. I put coloured dots on batteries to identify them, and I recently noticed that one particular battery (which is relatively new, and almost granted Sony original) tends to die ...
  • do you remember precisely how you did it? an email to the generic customer service or is there a dedicated address? MH
  • I tried with a battery starting with X and it sort-of didn't work: it marked all the serial number green (which, I guess, means that the serial number scheme is correct, so the battery is not a ...
  • Created discussion thread Original Sony Batteries
    Hello, Has anyone used this website to check the battery serial number? https://np-fw50.furud.net/ I vaguely remember Sony used to check if your battery was counterfeit, but I think it was done ...
  • Replied in Color filters
    Thanks to everyone for the responses.
  • Created discussion thread Color filters
    Hello again, has anyone experience with cheap color filters, like these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro-Colour-Piece-Filter-Case/dp/B00R6D8DDK I assume they are plastic, but I'm not sure how they ...
  • Just one more question: are they engraved on both sides? (the reason I'm asking is that probably it will be impractical for me to have them shipped internationally, so I'll have to find something ...
  • Thanks for sharing, that's brilliant. Are the tags plastic or metal?
  • Hello everyone, A question for experienced photographers: I generally keep all my equipment stored in a couple of Lowepro roller bags. Each lens is in a small neoprene pouch (like these ), which ...
  • Not sure if this is what you meant: lock-ups with non electronic lenses, when shooting in "low" speed mode. https://us.community.sony.com/s/feed/0D50B00004ILERqSAP?language=en_US https://www.dprevi ...
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