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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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Full Review of Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D

In late 2005, Konica Minolta announced they would be selling off their photo imaging department to Sony Corp.  This camera is no longer in production, but all lenses and accessories from Konica Minolta will work with the new Sony a 100 DSLR. The Maxxum 5D is Konica Minolta’s entry level D-SLR, featuring an anti-shake system that’s built into the camera…

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Full Review of Sony A100 DSLR

Sony introduces their first DSLR, the A100, a 10.2MP APS-C size sensor (1.5 crop factor) camera that’ll go head-to-head immediately with the other four or five players in the entry level DSLR field.  Along with the camera body, Sony offers 19 lenses, 2 teleconverters, 2 flashes, and a host of other accessories.  As you can see, Sony got a jump…

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Full Review of the Sony A 700

Check out the new Sony A 700.  This DSLR is an upgrade from the Sony A 100, and still an upgrade from the newer Sony A 200.  This is an advanced amateur model, but in my personal opinion, it’s more user friendly and produces higher quality results than the A 100.  It’s also much heavier and costs twice as much,…

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Full Review of the Sony A 900

This will be the normal running review of the Sony A900.  As I learn more about the camera, I’ll provide the information.  I should have a good jump on things by national boss day (gag), or by Wednesday or Thursday.

 

I used the A900 on the left, and the A700 on the right for the product comparison shots below.…

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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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