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    Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Hi there
    Hmm - I think I'm falling in love with this camera. It isn't the resolution (although that was the reason for getting it), it's the effortless colour and the profoundly 'not irritating' interface.

    Whatever, cameras are about pictures, so here are some pictures.

    First of all the marmite (it was in our 'meat safe', with a small, rare glimpse of sunshine)



    and, for the pixel peepers, here is some nutritional information (crop)



    no more crops . . . at least, not in this thread! here are some pictures:

    poppies . . . those reds are tough, and they're just right:


    Olive oil . . . . it's from summerfield, but I was ashamed, so I've hidden the label:



    Irakly says that this lock is not polite (not sure why)



    Paris (he is a tomcat who sometimes condescends to eat our food)



    hedgerow stuff:





    Her's and His:



    More in the next post (if you can bear it!)

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Some more:

    and hers:


    Hinges:





    Boy:


    Girl (back to front)


    Chair:


    Frying tonight:


    Dead Leaves in pond

    finally - walking the dog



    I've not used a Sony dSLR before, and I'm deeply impressed by the colour / ergonomics and general loveliness of the experience.

    Exif should be intact on all pictures, but, basically, all pictures of people are taken with the 50mm f1.4, everything else was taken either with the Zeiss 24-70 or the Sony 70-300g

    I'm pleased!

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Nice shots...I like the light in "dead leaves"..
    just wondering...the 997 is hers right??
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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    Nice shots...I like the light in "dead leaves"..
    just wondering...the 997 is hers right??
    Hmm - thank you,

    actually, it's a 9 8 7 (we couldn't possibly afford a 997) it IS an 's' though.

    and no, it's mine, but the SAAB is one of the last two turbo S convertibles delivered in the UK (1994) and it has been completely refurbished, much more street cred!

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    I have a Boxter S as well, I like the A900 files. Is there much post to get them to pop?
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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    I have a Boxter S as well, I like the A900 files. Is there much post to get them to pop?
    I really like my Boxster - after 20 years of Saab's it's a breath of fresh air.

    as for the A900 files and PP
    No . . .almost none. . . . . it's lovely

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Okay for fear of being shot by rifle at a distance of 10 meters these are really looking a lot like the DMR. I see the nice warmth to the images and nice tonal ranges in a lot of these shots. The DR seems to there and the crispness too. I don't know but I am liking what i am seeing besides Jono's great eye. But I am not sure it has the bokeh
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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    as for the A900 files and PP
    No . . .almost none. . . . . it's lovely
    Which is very important. There's more to life than spending time in front of a computer, adjusting colours.

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Okay for fear of being shot by rifle at a distance of 10 meters these are really looking a lot like the DMR. I see the nice warmth to the images and nice tonal ranges in a lot of these shots. The DR seems to there and the crispness too. I don't know but I am liking what i am seeing besides Jono's great eye. But I am not sure it has the bokeh

    Why should you be shot? Especially if you're nice about my eye (actually I have two )
    It seems to me that the lightweight AA filter on the A900 is probably responsible for that DMR 'look'. It also contributes to the fantastic detail
    As for the bokeh none of these shots really show either way:

    I only used two lenses for these, the 70-300 f4 / f5.6 G (G is equivalent to Canon 'L' range) the bokeh is good for that kind of lens, but not perfect.

    The Zeiss 24-70 was used for the others, and that seems to me to be pretty good.

    Oh - the shots of the kids were with the 50mm f1.4, which is so much better than it's nikon equivalent it isn't true - that background (brightly lit pots and pans) is always difficult.

    I must say, I'm very pleased with the results so far, but I'm still dithering a little with respect to wide angle lenses - there is a zeiss 16-35 f2.8 coming, but it will be BIG and personally I never need fast for wide angle.

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Which is very important. There's more to life than spending time in front of a computer, adjusting colours.
    HI Jorgen - exactly, I couldn't agree more.

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    Sláinte

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    HI Bertie
    Never did like the stuff much myself
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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Glad you are having fun. These look good.

    I really want to get out and shoot. I've been in such a rut over the past month, I haven't even updated the firmware in my M8s yet.

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Glad you are having fun. These look good.

    I really want to get out and shoot. I've been in such a rut over the past month, I haven't even updated the firmware in my M8s yet.
    Hi Terry
    we don't get the autumn colours in quite the same way here, but still, it's a lovely time of year for shooting, even if the landscape as a whole looks tatty, the details can be lovely.

    Work is the problem!

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Terry
    we don't get the autumn colours in quite the same way here, but still, it's a lovely time of year for shooting, even if the landscape as a whole looks tatty, the details can be lovely.

    Work is the problem!

    all the best
    Yes, work is taking a toll. My clients have been calmer than expected. But as you can imagine with these markets and a new surprise du jour it is pretty grim.

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    Nice shots, Jono.
    I presume these are RAW conversions? - what did you use?

    PS Old Irish saying: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes"
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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Yes, work is taking a toll. My clients have been calmer than expected. But as you can imagine with these markets and a new surprise du jour it is pretty grim.
    Hi Terry
    It must be awful - there is a consolation in only owing money

    I do sympathise. You should get out and take some pictures to cheer yourself up.

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Nice shots, Jono.
    I presume these are RAW conversions? - what did you use?

    PS Old Irish saying: "Work is the curse of the drinking classes"
    Thank you Bertie
    converted from RAW to .DNG in adobe dng converter
    then processed in Aperture 2 using the standard dng conversion and output to jpg using the Aperture presets.

    Seems to work . . one day Apple will have full support, but in the meantime the .DNG files are about half the size of the Sony raw files . . . I might keep on like this!

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Some more:

    I'm pleased!
    How pleased????? I think we should be told Take the D700 as a basis for comparison, now you have nearly owned the A900 for as long as your "old" D700

    Cool stuff. Colours look good, but then you always have a way with colour.

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    Re: Photographing Marmite and Lurchers with the A900

    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin_Bargate View Post
    How pleased????? I think we should be told Take the D700 as a basis for comparison, now you have nearly owned the A900 for as long as your "old" D700

    Cool stuff. Colours look good, but then you always have a way with colour.

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    Hi Quentin - flattery will get you everywhere.

    and the answer is 'as punch'

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