Sony/Minolta A Mount Picture Thread
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mawz
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Sakura Watchers by Mawz, on Flickr
Maxxum 7, 24-105, Ektar 100



edwardkaraa
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A900 ZA135



















Bifurcator
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Here's some more flies. Taken yesterday - just me and my parrot sitting in the park capturing flies on film.




Minolta_50mm_f2.8_Macro











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Hey I like a challenge and balancing a bird on the lens barrel while shooting flies at 1:1 was just the needed bit to make things a little more interesting.



FlyPenFly
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edward: love the last shot in that series. Its amazing how much better it looks on my 24" iMac screen than the 11.6" Macbook Air screen.



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edwardkaraa
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FlyPenFly wrote:
edward: love the last shot in that series. Its amazing how much better it looks on my 24" iMac screen than the 11.6" Macbook Air screen.


Thanks



gurtch
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A900 and 24-70 CZ


















carstenw
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I suspect these would pop more if you spent more time on resizing and sharpening. Have you tried Samuli's or Denoir's sharpening methods?



FlyPenFly
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carstenw wrote:
I suspect these would pop more if you spent more time on resizing and sharpening. Have you tried Samuli's or Denoir's sharpening methods?


Are there guides?



carstenw
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Guide? Both Samuli and Denoir posted their sharpening methods in the ZE/ZF/ZM thread.



Bifurcator
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THE TAO OF POOP

















mawz
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Cherry Blossoms by Mawz, on Flickr
Maxxum 7, 70-210 f4 'Beercan', Provia 100F



edwardkaraa
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Nice shot, Mawz!

What scanner are you using?



mawz
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edwardkaraa wrote:
Nice shot, Mawz!

What scanner are you using?



Thanks,

I'm using a Minolta Scan Dual IV and Vuescan for all my 35mm scans.



debuggerus
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Very nice, mawz. Got to love the beer .... can.



edwardkaraa
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Thanks for the info. This scanner seems to be very good judging from the colors in your pics. I had the Nikon 5000 but wasn't happy with the colors, but it could've been my scanning method at fault.



debuggerus
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Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.



debuggerus
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zuiko 40/2, A900:

Zuiko 40mm f2 by debuggerus, on Flickr

zuiko 21/3.5:

Lewis Ginter by debuggerus, on Flickr

cy 35-70/3.4:

_DSC0325.ARW by debuggerus, on Flickr

AF 100/2:

Flowers @Maymont by debuggerus, on Flickr



edwardkaraa
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debuggerus wrote:
Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.


Yes, it must have been my poor scanning technique

Very nice photos by the way!!!



mawz
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edwardkaraa wrote:
debuggerus wrote:
Edward,
I never had a a Nikon 5000 but I didn't notice any color difference between the Dual Scan IV and the nikon 9000. I indeed do most of the scans with the minolta. Just need to keep my film clean.


Yes, it must have been my poor scanning technique

Very nice photos by the way!!!


More probably it was simply profiling issues. Scanner profiles are a PITA to get right.



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