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    XKAES got a reaction from michelb in Manual focus lenses   
    For some of use, it is just an issue of control.  Some of us even prefer manual exposure -- at least some of the time.  And the auto-focusing cameras don't always focus where you want.  On top of that, one of the great features of many manual-focusing lenses is a much longer focusing "throw" which gives you finer focusing when you want to focus manually.
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    XKAES got a reaction from rhooman in Recovering video files from semi-formatted FCExpress card   
    There are lots of other software packages -- SPINRITE, MINITOOL POWER DATA RECOVERY, NORTON UTILITIES, etc., but I think it will be a waste of time.  A lot depends on how the formatting is done.  A QUICK FORMAT simply deletes the FAT (File Allocation Table) and does not touch the actual data files on the drive.  In the case of a QUICK format the files are easy to retrieve.  But I don't know if Sony's FORMAT is QUICK or FULL.  But in your case, stopping the format in the middle certainly complicates things -- whether it was QUICK or FULL.  If the files are REALLY important, I'd send it to a company that specializes in recovery -- and cross your fingers.
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    XKAES got a reaction from scrane in Filter vs No Filter   
    It's only "controversial" to people who want it to be controversial.  To people like yourself, and myself -- who have test results -- it's not.  That's like saying the COVID vaccine is controversial.  It only is to the people who choose to put their lives at risk!
    I have UV filters on all of my lenses -- not just to reduce UV light (which is a bigger deal for film than digital sensors) but to protect my lens glass.
    Thanks for your test results, anyway!
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    XKAES got a reaction from Pieter in Filter vs No Filter   
    It's only "controversial" to people who want it to be controversial.  To people like yourself, and myself -- who have test results -- it's not.  That's like saying the COVID vaccine is controversial.  It only is to the people who choose to put their lives at risk!
    I have UV filters on all of my lenses -- not just to reduce UV light (which is a bigger deal for film than digital sensors) but to protect my lens glass.
    Thanks for your test results, anyway!
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    XKAES got a reaction from ben7 in Daytime and Nighttime Moon   
    Since the moon is always fully lit by the sun, all you need is the f-16 rule to correctly expose for it.
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    XKAES got a reaction from Gripeshots in Has anyone use a "K&F concept" filter?   
    For PL filters, it depends on your camera which you can/should use.  You need to do a little research there.
    For ND filters, all I know about variable ND filters is that they are much more expensive.  I have three ND filters -- 1-stop, 2-stops, and 10-stops -- all are 77mm Hoya multi-coated.  Each of them cost $10-20.  You need to do a little research here, as well.
    The time you spend checking things out will make sure you get the right filters for you!
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    XKAES got a reaction from Don Taft in a7iii to FE 200-600mm lens rotational looseness   
    If the 200-600 shows no movement on the video cameras, that would suggest the A7iii camera has the "problem".
    If the 28-70 shows no movement on the A7iii camera, that would suggest the 200-600 lens has the "problem".
    I'd suggest that the "problem" is normal, minor, variance between that particular lens and that particular camera.
    I have lots of cameras and lots of lenses -- and some combinations are slightly tighter than others, and some are slightly looser.
    If your results are good, just keep an eye on it -- and find something else to worry about.
     
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    XKAES got a reaction from Pieter in Sony 200-600 mm Lens for Astrophotography?   
    Look at his specs.  This is nothing anyone can do with a Sony 200-600mm zoom.  Try it yours self.
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    XKAES got a reaction from LiveShots in First shot with Minolta MC Macro Rokkor 50mm f3.5   
    I just got this lens.  Here's my first shot -- geranium flower -- taken at 1:1 (1X, life-size).  1/15s at f11.  Sony a850 -- un-retouched using mirror lock- up and remote release.

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    XKAES got a reaction from davetuck in a-mount 600mm lens help please.   
    Really LONG A-mount (or E-mount) lenses can be hard to find and will be expensive, large and heavy -- whether zoom or fixed.
    For really long work, you might want to look at non-A-mount lenses.  They are, of course, non-auto-focusing, but are easy to find and much less expensive.  They can be found in refractive or reflexive models up to 2000mm -- and you will need an adapter.
    I have a Honeywell 1250mm f10 that I got for $100.
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