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Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1.  How can I tell if I’ll be able to use a Tele-converter on my Sony lens?

 

Sony only makes a few lenses that work with Sony tele-converters, and you can tell instantly if they’ll fit by looking at the rear of the lens.

 

Sony tele-converter compatible
Will not accept Sony tele-converters
The left shot shows the…

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Flashes Etc

The “Flashes etc” page contains links to reviews for all items related to flash photography, such as flash units, reflectors, snoots, umbrellas, grids, stands, off-camera triggers and more.

 

This is a quick review of the Minolta Program 5400HS flash unit that first came out in 1993.  It was Minolta’s top-line flash at the time, until about 2000 when it…

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Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

Let’s begin our tour of the Grand Canyon South Rim.  Not every building or point of interest is included as you can imagine.  This is not meant as a colorful photo display as it was not spring yet, so no flowers and greenery.  I was here from April 15-17th 2008, and one of those days was spent hiking to the…

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Eric Scott, Jet Pack Pilot Extraordinaire

I went to this event on January 16th, 2009 in Tucson, AZ, and used the Sony A900 with Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 lens.  All images are direct from the camera, though some have been cropped.

 

GO FAST Sports is promoting their new sports drink, and secretly call it “GO FAST” sports drink!  The color theme is red and black, you’ll …

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Junk Yard Event

If you want to check out this junkyard in-person, you might not be able to see it from inside the fence.  It’s purported the owner is a surly fellow, who may not be willing to give you a tour, or allow you to “browse.”  You can walk around the fence and take pictures all you want.  The best time is…

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Cleaning Instructions and Owners Manual

Check the first page out if you were linked here from another site, it’s a general overview of the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, with specifications, product shots, original accessories, film issues, loading film, shooting tips and sample shots, with two full sized scans so you can check out the real capabilities of this camera.

 

The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye is capable …

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Lens Review Methods and Terminology

Below is an explanation of my review methods and terminology.  Hopefully this will help clear up any questions you may have concerning how I test a lens.  I set up this page the same as a regular lens review, so if you want testing information about something in a certain part of a lens review, go to the same section

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