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Spider by Konica-Minolta A2

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    Posted: 07 April 2017 at 19:53
I have found picture from 2005 by my long time ago sold Konica-Minolta A2. It was my first digital camera and my way to this system and to DYXUM. I hope you will enjoy the image.

http://www.projekt52.cz

Sony a77;Sigma 10-20/4-5.6; Sony 16-50/2.8 SSM; Minolta 100/2.8 Macro D; Sigma 100-300/4 DG; Nex-3N + 16-50 PZ
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2017 at 13:44
It is certainly very sharp
Don't know how you did, but the smooth dark background adds a lot
Be yourself, there are enough others Comment yourself there are enough interested readers
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Aldaer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2017 at 20:42
Thank you. I used an internal flash and make some editing in LR but not too much.
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And in BW

http://www.projekt52.cz

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Very good picture from this 'old timer';)
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I used the Konica MInolta A200 (the younger brother of the A2) and liked it. I do still have it, but remember it was quite noisy - hence my step to the 5D. This image looks clean and well lit. As Domien pointed out, the background also works with the result. The color version looks much better to me. TFS Martin .
 



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Yeah, the A2: I still have mine. Although technically not an A-mount or E-mount camera, I sometimes post a photo taken with this camera also.

I was a marvel of technology in 2004; a real photographers camera. Almost everything can be set by dials and button, hardly any need for using the menu system. It was the first camera with a better EVF of 640x480 px, all others at that time were 320x200 (compare that to todays A99II).

It has IBIS (antishake), tilting EVF, 2 control dials, supports RAW, RAW+JPG and TIFF output, top LCD, a good 28-200mm F2.8-3.5 lens with a real manual zoom ring, supports wireless flash (using the pop-up flash like the Sony/Minolta DSLRs). It has better features than lower end DSLRs.

It shows it age by a few things: the 8 MP Sony 2/3" sensor is mediocre by today's standard, real noisy above ISO200. Also, the back LCD is tiny, the video clips it can take have low resolution and finally, the auto focus is slow and sometimes unreliable.

This camera really shines when you use RAW. The JPG engine was not so great, even to the standards of 2004. With modern software you can do a lot with the RAW files from this camera; just stay away from ISO400 and above and use ETTR technique.

I still sometimes use it just for the fun of it. Heck , I even bought the ACW-100 0.8x wide angle converter for it a few weeks ago for next to nothing.

A spider photo I took with this camera:



More A2 pictures I took can be seen on my Flickr page.
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