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Forum: General Discussion Apr 12, 2009, 8:22 AM
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Posted By JimC
Congrats on the new camera. It's well liked by...

Congrats on the new camera. It's well liked by Olympus owners, and it looks like you're off to a good start with it.
Forum: General Discussion Apr 8, 2009, 7:21 PM
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Posted By JimC
No. My bad. I was thinking about the focus ring,...

No. My bad. I was thinking about the focus ring, not the zoom ring (it's a focus by wire system, not a zoom by wire system). Most lenses use a mechanically linked focus ring instead.
Forum: General Discussion Apr 8, 2009, 9:18 AM
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Posted By JimC
mr.sneezy wrote: They're almost the same size...

mr.sneezy wrote:
They're almost the same size (the Sony A300's viewfinder is only a tiny bit larger than the one in the E-520). The A200 viewfinder is larger (no live view). With the Sony A300 and...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 6, 2009, 8:51 AM
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Posted By JimC
I'd try them out in a store to see what feels...

I'd try them out in a store to see what feels better to you. Ergonomics, control layout, size, weight and more all come into the picture (pun intended). ;-)

Personally, I'd go with one of the Sony...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 6, 2009, 5:35 AM
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Posted By JimC
dnas wrote: Yes, a number of lens adapters...

dnas wrote:
Yes, a number of lens adapters have optical elements to allow focus to infinity. as I mentioned in my first post. Most newer designs have elements that make using them equivalent to...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 6, 2009, 5:31 AM
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Posted By JimC
mr.sneezy wrote: Gadget Infinity (a reputable...

mr.sneezy wrote:
Gadget Infinity (a reputable Hong Kong based vendor that I mentioned in my previous post) offers two different K-Mount to Minolta Maxxum/Sony Alpha body adapters.

One has a...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 5, 2009, 8:17 PM
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Posted By JimC
You can get adapters to use a variety of Manual...

You can get adapters to use a variety of Manual Focus lenses. Many have 1.1x or 1.2x optical elements to allow focus to infinity, depending on the lens mount you're trying to use on a Maxxum/Alpha...
Forum: General Discussion Apr 5, 2009, 10:15 AM
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Posted By JimC
Yes, the Sony A300 and A350 models have very fast...

Yes, the Sony A300 and A350 models have very fast Autofocus in comparison to most dSLR models using Live view, via these cameras' dedicated 9 point Autofocus Sensors using phase detection AF, while...
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