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    Posted: 03 December 2009 at 03:24
I know that there are a lot of very talented and knowledgeable people on this forum. There are also a lot of folk (like me) that enjoy learning or simply need a solution to a "problem". Wouldn't it be great to have all the information consolidated in one place! Well, here's the place. All we need to do is to bring that information together.

I'm calling for volunteers to write articles that are relevant to the A mount system. Please give some thought to a particular topic that you're comfortable with, and put together an article that you can share with others. Just run them past me before openly posting. I'm happy to proof read and help edit articles if you need assistance.

From time to time, I may PM somebody and ask for an article. This may be as a response to a thread on another part of Dyxum where somebody displays a good degree of knowledge. Also feel free to nominate somebody through a PM to me, and I'll follow up with that individual.

As acknowledgement for their efforts, authors will be awarded a "Knowledgebase Contributor" status under their name. The first has already been awarded, and I'll be going back through the threads and awarding a few more to other members who have contributed original articles. If I miss somebody, please let me know!

I look forward to your contributions, and I'm sure other members will look forward to learning more about the A mount system.

Cheers, Frank

Edited by Frankman - 03 December 2009 at 03:25
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Post Options Post Options   Quote traebbe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2010 at 00:26
Hi Frank,

i wrote a Howto "Replace the Slider Assy on a Dyxxum 5D", in Germany known as Dynax 5D.
You can find it here.
Perhaps you can copy the whole site to your server to make it available anytime.
I have done it twice til now, and a third one is waiting for it.

Joachim

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 December 2010 at 02:46

Hi Joachim - wow, that's a very comprehensive "how to" and the many images are very useful.

I had to laugh when you mentioned sending the wife to IKEA while you performed the delicate "surgery". Save money by doing the repair yourself.... however wife comes back with $1,000 worth of trinkets for the house .

Anyway, I will work on this project (reformatting) tonight and host it directly on the site. Many thanks!

Cheers, Frank
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DeX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2011 at 15:18
Hi, I'd also like to port this A100 infrared conversion tutorial from flickr in a post here. How could I do that?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2011 at 15:25
Hi Constantin - I'll send you a PM and we can discuss this "offline". Thanks for the offer!

Frank
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve-S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2011 at 22:45

There are a few recurrent questions that might be well-addressed via KB articles that could become the standard "go look <here(linky)>. It's meant to answer answer all your questions on this (recurrent!) topic." reply.

The ones that spring most-immediately to mind are, "what should I get as the best replacement/upgrade for the kit lens?" and "what should i get as my *next* lens (if I'm satisfied with the kit lens or have already replaced it)?"

I'm sure there are others.

Maybe this sort of thing would best be maintained by a small cadre per-article, who could keep in touch with one another and keep an eye on new lenses, new threads, etc... Not too much burden for any one person, but it could be kept as a "live" document, hopefully wouldn't age to obsolescence as new lenses became relevant...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2011 at 09:24
Top 10 Essential Tools Of Successful Photographers. Alternatively, click here for the .pdf file.

Free dowload courtesy of Facebook for idiots like me who can't pp to save their life, so after entering your email address, you should get a download link for the guide. The ad claims that:

In this guide, Iíll walk you through a real life case study in flight photography and the challenges I had to overcome in order to capture an amazing aerial photograph.

Youíll also discoverÖ

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I hope I've posted this info in the correct thread

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Post Options Post Options   Quote revdocjim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2011 at 10:59
I'm not sure if it is relevant or not, but I could write a very detailed article about how I recently fixed my Bronica S 105/3.5 that was experiencing a blocked focus mechanism. I'll just give you the readers' digest version.

It would go from mfd to about 5m and no more. So I hunted for resources on the web, found some very helpful stuff and proceeded to completely disassemble the lens... it wasn't until putting it back together that I discovered the real solution.

I was using the wrong rear lens cap. It was too shallow so the rear element of the lens was hitting it when I turned the focus ring! Once I took it off everything was perfect! Oh well... I learned a lot about the insides of that lens in the process!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 November 2011 at 00:04
Hi Jim - please do. It may inspire others to "do it yourself" fixes.

Cheers, Frank
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Post Options Post Options   Quote superx2won Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2012 at 16:49
Hi, Frank,
I have been member here since 2008 till now. i love the member in this forum as there are so friendly and helpful. I think now is the time for me to contribute to the dyxum member.

i have started my blogging Photography Labto talk about lens repair. I have plan to goes thru step by step repair guide in Minolta first generation beercan series so that the forum member able to use my guide in repairing their precious lens and enjoy the photography.

May be i can write a summary + Video on step by step guide in repairing the lens and share some article in the knowledge base.

rgds
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 August 2012 at 04:53
Hi Frank, I'm going to PM you with an article I wrote about tilt-shift options for alpha-mount cameras. I'd love to get your feedback and post it to the Knowledge Base.

Thanks,
Ian
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2012 at 02:20
@ superx2won

Very helpful. Thanks for providing the link.

@ifreedman

Look forward to see something published soon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 August 2012 at 06:17
Originally posted by Pirate Pirate wrote:

Top 10 Essential Tools Of Successful Photographers. Alternatively, click here for the .pdf file.


Pretty broad-brush stuff -- 12 pages in pdf.

And it is a teaser.

I think one of Friedman's books (even though they aren't free) would be a better "investment". Alternatively one of the ".... for Dummies" books.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote ifreedman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2012 at 01:44
@brettania -- thanks.
I actually PMed Frankman with a copy of the article last Friday (per his original post in this thread), but I haven't heard back from him yet. Is this something I should send to you instead, or should I just go ahead an post it?

Ian
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