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Got to love the 50mm F1.7 minolta prime. That and the 28mm F2.0 are the only 2 lenses i need.

How do you find the autofocus on the A300? I have the A450 and i have to watch it like a hawk as it seems to love focusing on anything with a straight edge. It's a royal PITA if i have a subject set forward of something like a wall.
 
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Got to love the 50mm F1.7 minolta prime. That and the 28mm F2.0 are the only 2 lenses i need.

How do you find the autofocus on the A300? I have the A450 and i have to watch it like a hawk as it seems to love focusing on anything with a straight edge. It's a royal PITA if i have a subject set forward of something like a wall.
The auto focus overall is okay, it does try and focus on seemingly random things sometimes, but i usually set which region to focus on and i can get it to focus on what i want.

What i really want now, is one of the newer alphas so i can shoot video, and still be able to use the lenses i already have.

mlee49 said:
Anyone familiar with Lightroom? Here's some video's on basic workflow if anyone's interested:

http://froknowsphoto.com/lightroom-w...photos-part-2/
I use it for most of my color/tone corrections before i bring it into photoshop and crop/resize etc. It's a great replacement for the app that came with my camera. Only real reason i switched, the app i had doesn't work in a 64-bit environment at all, it made my computer lockup as soon as it would launch; so as soon as i unstialled it, everything was fine again.
 

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Nice shots Gary, I like the one with the old windmill in the center with all the new ones surrounding. :)
 
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More iphone pics. I should carry my dslr with me more.







And after I had two shots of tequila and three of these I was done. Hugging my beer.


Iphone doesn't take the best photos but I really like the first photo.
 
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@garyinhere The 4th picture is really nice, good job!

One of my older ones:

 
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Gary, do you have a hi-res version of this one?
Sure do. It's in Tiff or RAW though. PM me your email or a file upload service and I'll send it to you. :toast: Flicker lowers all of my file sizes the original is 46" x 10" and would nice on print.
 

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I was thinking a 5760x1080 wallpaper ;)

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Can anyone give me some contenders for the best video camera under $1500? Looking mainly for quality. A nice DSLR with video could work, I know that's what a lot of the pro youtubers use (Epic Meal Time), but I'd like something a little easier to shoot with.
 

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Can anyone give me some contenders for the best video camera under $1500? Looking mainly for quality. A nice DSLR with video could work, I know that's what a lot of the pro youtubers use (Epic Meal Time), but I'd like something a little easier to shoot with.
My opinion? Cameras should do what they were meant for. Still photography or videography not both.
 
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canon 550D?

think it does FHD with good quality