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Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Oct 25, 2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
Posted By Ikki
Minolta used different sub-brand names for...

Minolta used different sub-brand names for different markets. Maxxum was used for gear sold into the American market, Alpha Sweet for the Japanese market and Dynax for the European (and the rest if...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jun 21, 2007, 6:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By Ikki
Hi Mark, Some great images there. The fly...

Hi Mark,

Some great images there. The fly in image 2 is a long legged fly, family dolichopodidae. They all look similar in this species but it may be dolichopus ungulatus.
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT May 10, 2007, 5:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,683
Posted By Ikki
In his reviews on photoclubalpha.com, David...

In his reviews on photoclubalpha.com, David Kilpatrick reckons that the Tamron 18-200mm lens is close to the Zeiss 16-80mm lens in everything except focus where it is much slower but more accurate. ...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Apr 8, 2007, 3:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Ikki
UKDigital is my local shop, they often have...

UKDigital is my local shop, they often have decent prices. I think that the guys in Mathers know a lot more about photography and the kit though.

p.s. you often see cameras advertised as 'macro...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Apr 8, 2007, 6:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Ikki
I have seen some marvelous close up work done...

I have seen some marvelous close up work done with compact and prosumer cameras. It takes a lot of experimentation and patience to get these results due to the limitations of the equipment. If you...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Apr 7, 2007, 5:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,885
Posted By Ikki
Ken is entertaining, but I don't take him too...

Ken is entertaining, but I don't take him too seriously.

Sure the D40 will take great photos but it is feature poor compared with many other cameras and won't take older lenses, not that Ken is...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Mar 16, 2007, 4:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 31,885
Posted By Ikki
I use a 6MP DSLR (a KM 5D) which has always...

I use a 6MP DSLR (a KM 5D) which has always seemed to have plenty of detail in it's images for me. I haven't compared it to a 10MP DSLR but I would not have thought that for normal use that the...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Mar 13, 2007, 4:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,264
Posted By Ikki
If it hasn't already, the beta version of...

If it hasn't already, the beta version of Lightroom will stop working very soon.

I know what you mean about paying a lot for SW, I would like a full version of SilkyPix but it is £65, too much...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Mar 13, 2007, 1:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,264
Posted By Ikki
While I don't personally like Lightroom, it's...

While I don't personally like Lightroom, it's worth remembering that if you work in an educational establishment or are a student/pupil in full time education (or your child is) you can buy Lightroom...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Mar 6, 2007, 4:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,264
Posted By Ikki
There are lots of raw processors that will...

There are lots of raw processors that will convert your raw file into a jpeg. Some cost money but others are free.

Suggested free raw processors:

Dimage Master Lite (it came with your camera)...
Forum: Memory Cards, Microdrives, Card Readers Jan 24, 2007, 6:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 43,215
Posted By Ikki
I have measured the write speed of the Panasonic...

I have measured the write speed of the Panasonic DMC-LX2 and it works out roughly at 5MB/s max. So any of the 50x speed and upwards SD cards should give the fastest possible write speed. SDHC cards...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jan 24, 2007, 6:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Ikki
If you think that the Panasonic DMC-LX2 produces...

If you think that the Panasonic DMC-LX2 produces blurry images, then look at these examples that I have taken recently. The lens is extreemely sharp as you can see from the crops.
...
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jan 24, 2007, 5:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By Ikki
I have recently bought a Panasonic LX2 and am...

I have recently bought a Panasonic LX2 and am enjoying using it. The camera comes in for criticism in most reviews because the noise levels at high iso (800-1600) are too high and the jpeg noise...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Sep 3, 2006, 1:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,501
Posted By Ikki
I have just bought one of the Uniphox remote...

I have just bought one of the Uniphox remote leads (through Hudson Photo on ebay) and it works fine, a real bargain. Even including shipping to the UK it was only £8.50. :cool:
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Aug 1, 2006, 7:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,982
Posted By Ikki
Yes, the official line from Sony appears to be...

Yes, the official line from Sony appears to be that where a camera under the original KM standard warranty is unrepairable (most ususually because of a lack of parts) the camera will be bought back...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 25, 2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,823
Posted By Ikki
Meanstreak, when you say 'giving up a little...

Meanstreak, when you say 'giving up a little range', I find that it is the wide end that I use the most, although it is useful to have the range at the long end otherwise why would I use an 18-200mm...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Jul 25, 2006, 5:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,823
Posted By Ikki
I would second the suggestion of the Sigma...

I would second the suggestion of the Sigma 18-200mm on a KM (or Sony) DSLR. It works very well. I couldn't tell you the precise distortion at wideangle, but it hasn't been an issue. If you check out...
Forum: Canon Jul 22, 2006, 7:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Ikki
That's usually what happens when you change...

That's usually what happens when you change something! :lol:
Forum: Canon Jul 22, 2006, 4:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Ikki
If I were to change the A610/620 I would do the...

If I were to change the A610/620 I would do the following:

1. An higher resolution LCD that can be seen in bright sunlight.
2. A megapixel EVF (not so important if point 1 is achieved).
3. 24mm...
Forum: Add-On Lenses Jul 20, 2006, 5:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ikki
An excellent reference, thanks.

An excellent reference, thanks.
Forum: Panasonic / Leica Jul 20, 2006, 4:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,657
Posted By Ikki
I tried an A620/DCR-250 combo and sent it back as...

I tried an A620/DCR-250 combo and sent it back as the hit rate was frustratingly low. A combination of tiny dof, the need to use f8 in the usually low light that I get here in the UK (think rain,...
Forum: Canon Jul 18, 2006, 7:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Ikki
There is a histogram in the A620, but like any...

There is a histogram in the A620, but like any DSLR it's not live.

Just display the image and push the display button twice.
Forum: Canon Jul 18, 2006, 7:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ikki
I did some comparson shots between my DSLR and my...

I did some comparson shots between my DSLR and my A620 a short while ago and within the limitations of the A620 (35-140mm, up to 100 iso) and I was surprised that there was little to choose between...
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Jun 16, 2006, 7:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By Ikki
I got mine at Mathers of Lancashire in Bolton. ...

I got mine at Mathers of Lancashire in Bolton.

One of the guys who runs the shop is a Minolta enthusiast.

Mathers of Lancashire (http://www.mathersoflancashire.co.uk/)
Forum: Sony Alpha dSLR / Konica Minolta dSLR, Sony SLT Jun 8, 2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Ikki
Sony have a hotshoe adapter with a pc sync socket...

Sony have a hotshoe adapter with a pc sync socket listed as part of their accessories for the Aplha 100 and as it is the KM hotshoe, you should be able to fit any KM or aftermarket adapter too.
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