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  1. Brownie

    Animals Dogs (part II)

    Aww, I love Scotties! Jeez, hopefully you're feeling better, or at least have some help. Following Luna around and playing with my new-to-me 85/1.4. We were told she's half Catahoula Leopard Dog and half Australian Cattle Dog. We can confirm the Catahoula part. As for the other, I think...
  2. Brownie

    Sony My outa the box experience with my new-to-me used Sony A7Riii

    Yup, and other than the CA that's no longer visible, can't tell the difference!
  3. Brownie

    Sony My outa the box experience with my new-to-me used Sony A7Riii

    Which lens? Is this a native or adapted? If it's an older adapted lens the CA is going to be more pronounced due to the older coatings, etc. Any time you have a bright high contrast situation it will be evident. I took a shot of a squirrel against a bright-white overcast sky last fall using an...
  4. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    The replacement images were fine. I sent in a small order of 3-5 x 7s in sepia and 1-8 x 10 in B&W to test the soft proofing. All of the prints turned out perfect. This will be my method going forward. That way, if I get something too dark, I'll know it's them. I also recalibrated the monitor...
  5. Brownie

    Sony CAVEAT EMPTOR! LA-EA4 Weirdness

    Well, based on the responses I figured you're all losing sleep over this, so I figured I'd close the loop! I contacted KEH and they replaced it under warranty. (yay!) The new one arrived yesterday. This morning I tested it with the 28-135 and 100-400 (both of which worked before), and the...
  6. Brownie

    Sony My outa the box experience with my new-to-me used Sony A7Riii

    Sorry, I meant lossless compressed. I’ve been shooting mine in lossy compressed for everyday stuff and it works ok. But the lossless compressed on the newer cameras is really nice.
  7. Brownie

    Your Top 3 for January 2023

    A ton of talent here too, and an opportunity to post three favorites for the month. And you made it easy, over there it was top 5. I probably couldn't have posted this month! Plus the diverse selection of cameras is fun to see. You and your Pentax make beautiful images, love seeing them.
  8. Brownie

    Your Top 3 for January 2023

    Shame these threads don't draw more.
  9. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    I read the Sony instructions before cleaning and again after your post, directly on their page. If you can find the instruction you cite please post a link. I'd like to see them. https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00110439 It's not a matter of having the shutter 'out of site and...
  10. Brownie

    Sony My outa the box experience with my new-to-me used Sony A7Riii

    If you go on a trip, just pull the cards from all your cameras and toss them in the bag!
  11. Brownie

    Sony My outa the box experience with my new-to-me used Sony A7Riii

    Congrats! Fantastic sensor in that camera. I've been using 128G Sony Tough in Slot 1 of both my Sonys, and a 64G card for a backup in Slot 2. I've never even come close to filling the first card, even after a full day at the track. Once you're done having fun with the newness, try it in...
  12. Brownie

    Your Top 3 for January 2023

    Too dang cold, no gumption. Managed a few birds and a vintage lens test shot. DSC09226 by telecast, on Flickr DSC09321 by telecast, on Flickr Minolta Rokkor MC 58/1.2 DSC04769w by telecast, on Flickr
  13. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    The instruction on Sony's website are to use the in-camera cleaning, then TURN THE CAMERA OFF. If the shake-n-bake fails to clear the sensor, consult a repair facility. You can go directly to Sony's site to read and/or watch a video. The instructions to leave the camera on in cleaning mode...
  14. Brownie

    Street SHOW Street Art

    Pentax 110 Auto, Lomography Color Tiger 000249380005_429064_1620970843_lg by telecast, on Flickr
  15. Brownie

    Share Trains - Depots - Trestles - Stations

    Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, 120 Ilford FP4 Plus 125 P1061969 by telecast, on Flickr
  16. Brownie

    Black & White, monotone and sepia

    Playing with sepia, each a little different. A little noise, some washing out, some blur, etc. P1075487 by telecast, on Flickr P1075052 by telecast, on Flickr crossroads dark by telecast, on Flickr
  17. Brownie

    How's weather at your place?

    Just had 8" of snow, temps remain in the low-mid 30's, falling tonight for a few days of teens and twenties, then back to 30's and 40's. Weird year.
  18. Brownie

    Animals Show Birds

    Sounds to me like you should've just wished you'd made better choices. :laugh1:
  19. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    Since this thread seems to have gotten legs, here's the VSGO cleaning kit I used for anyone interested in DIY cleaning. It's a pretty good deal. I think I paid about twice as much several years ago for my Panasonics. Prices have come down. This one is full frame, they also have for other sizes...
  20. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    OFF! With a mirrorless camera, there's nothing to get in the way. Turning it off ensures no accidental actuations. Cleaned my Panasonics the same way. Yes, the sensor will rock and move a little, but you wipe on one direction, once, then in the opposite direction, once, with mild pressure. Not a...
  21. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    I never noticed anything on the A7IV and there were only a couple small spots on the A7RIII that showed up when stopped down. But, I figured as long as I was going to dive in, may as well do them both. In for a penny, in for a pound. I didn't know if there'd even be anything on the A7IV, but...
  22. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    I've seen those sticky things, never made sense to me. I always imagined exactly what you describe.
  23. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    The following is a public service announcement: He's joking. Do not try this at home. I mean, I hope he's joking.
  24. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    That's me. I bought one of my cameras used and have known it needed cleaning for a while. I let it go until I posted an image and someone said something. :eek:
  25. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    Yes. I started with an image to check for marks. Did the in-camera shake followed by a jet blower to clear any dislodged dust. Checked again with another image. A lot came off both, but neither was really clean. Finished up with a wet swab, I don't like dragging a dry swab across the sensor...
  26. Brownie

    Just got done cleaning sensors in both my cameras

    It never ceases to amaze me just how simple it is, or how much I stress about it ahead of time.
  27. Brownie

    Micro 4/3 To switch or not to switch?

    The new Sony layout, and old Olympus I bought my two Sony cameras with different menu layouts within a few months of each other, so had to learn them at the same time. I prefer the new one but can navigate both with no problem for the most part. I still have to dig for more obscure settings...
  28. Brownie

    Micro 4/3 To switch or not to switch?

    'Stunk'. Until the A7M4, which features the new menu layout, similar to other manufacturers. What's funny is the OM-1's new improved menu looks ridiculously close to the old Sony menu, which...um..."Stinks"? Like you said, it's what you get used to. It's kind of like the flippy screen versus...
  29. Brownie

    Sony DRP's Chris and Jordan name Sony's A7RIII as the best choice in used FF cameras

    The sensor in that camera is fantastic. According to people over at Dyxum, it's the same sensor as the D850 and Pentax K1MII. I love mine, and even if I end up adding another camera at some point will likely keep it.
  30. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    If anyone's using Affinity, National's ICC Profiles will load directly into their soft proofing module.
  31. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    So, we've gone back and forth a few times. Their last communication from the printer is interesting. In the future if I want them to check brightness, contrast, etc., I am to check 'color correction'. Huh? I don't want the color 'corrected'. That feature is for family snapshots. Basically, they...
  32. Brownie

    Animals Show Birds

    Cool!
  33. Brownie

    Animals Show Birds

    Show us the first. The oldest.
  34. Brownie

    Show "Reflections"

    Well, then we have something in common. That's also one of my favorite reflection shots you ever took!
  35. Brownie

    Sony CAVEAT EMPTOR! LA-EA4 Weirdness

    I bought an LA-EA4 for my A7RIII a few months ago. I noticed there was a problem with the 35-105, it would only connect with the camera intermittently. I figured I'd check into it later, then the holidays came, etc. It works fine with the 28-135 and 100-400, which is mostly how I use it. The...
  36. Brownie

    Animals Show Birds

    What the hell is that? Looks like it’s top heavy!
  37. Brownie

    Advice Wanted What 85?

    Out testing the newly acquired 85/1.4 under less than stellar conditions. Maybe the sun will return someday. 85 1 by telecast, on Flickr 85 2 by telecast, on Flickr
  38. Brownie

    GAS GAS: Please Share your Latest Acquisitions Big and Small

    Ok, that's just sexy.
  39. Brownie

    Show "Contre-Jour"

    DSC03823 by Shotglass Photo, on Flickr
  40. Brownie

    Micro 4/3 Panasonic - gives us a hint....

    I think there's a pretty good chance.
  41. Brownie

    How's weather at your place?

    Grey, grey, grey. Only a handful of days with sun for a couple of months now. When we do have sun it's a peak here or there, or just hazy. We had a slight bit the other day, I went out to my 'hide' and shot some birds. Set the ISO down from 8000 to 160. It's been set high for a long time. When I...
  42. Brownie

    Animals Show Birds

    DSC09321 by telecast, on Flickr
  43. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    If I hadn’t ordered from them before with no issues, and if some weren’t fine and others too dark, I’d think the difference between screen and paper was the problem. However, that’s not the case. Additionally, I thought maybe my monitor is set too bright (even though it’s been calibrated), so I...
  44. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    Get on Nation’s mailing list to keep informed. I just wait for a sale I’m happy with. They have one about every week. I think the cheapest I bought 8 x 10s was around $0.85.
  45. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    Yes, did Whitewall once a ways back. Experience was positive, results about the same as Nation’s, just more expensive.
  46. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    You will never get the quality out of Costco, CVS, Walmrt, etc. as you will a professional print place like Nations. I've mentioned Nations five times counting this post, plus posted a link to their site. So, no. No experience. :whistle:
  47. Brownie

    Sliding over from mu-43 👋

    Hey Pondball, I remember you. Nice to see you again!
  48. Brownie

    Finally got around to ordering prints for my office

    TA DAAA! Just some crappy cellphone shots, glare and all. Three of the 8 x 10s turned out darker than I'd like. I haven't figured out yet whether it was me or them. They have a guarantee, so I'll contact them once I figure it out. The clock was a gift from my daughter. The photo is my shot...
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