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billandsue

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About billandsue

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    Ballwin, MO
  • Interests
    cooking, photography, scrabble, crossword puzzles, dogs
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/yes-sony-registered-a-new-high-end-e-mount-camera-in-asia/
  2. Pretty good buzz growing about this lens, especially at a price point of $1,200 . . . https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/tamron/70-180mm-f2.8-di-iii-vxd/review/
  3. I shoot lots of landscapes and scenic shots, including an affinity for panorama images. I also do street photography, or what I call "walking around" photos. I have several digital imaging software programs so I can experiment with different effects. I'm by no means a professional, although I consider myself a serious enthusiast. Since I'm semi-retired, I have more time and resources to indulge my hobby . . .
  4. After years of trying to assemble a variety of cameras to meet my preferences and needs, I've finally settled on a trio of cameras for my arsenal. As a former Minolta shooter, I've been all in on Sony for several years. I finally completed my equipment (at least for now), which consists of a Sony RX10 Mark II with a one-inch sensor; Sony a6300, with an APS-C sensor and 18-135 mm Sony lens: and my recently acquired Sony A7RII full-frame with a 28-70 mm Sony OSS lens, thanks to an incredible sale at BH Photo . . . Together, I think these will meet my needs for any type of photo opportunity I might encounter, depending on the situation, subject, and image quality I want. For informal occasions, I still have my Samsung Galaxy 10E Smart phone. As Dave says, it's a great time to be a photographer!
  5. Justin and Dave -- Thanks for your thorough and informative comments. Both of your discussions provide context and perspective, which is clearly lacking in the Sony article.
  6. Interesting opinion column about Sony Corp. Your thoughts? https://www.thephoblographer.com/2020/02/26/mirrorless-cameras-are-not-the-heart-and-soul-of-sony-the-ps5-tvs-are/
  7. Has anyone tried the Picfair.com photo hosting site? I checked it out and it looks pretty interesting.
  8. I think it depends on the ship and the itinerary. I was on the Brilliance last year on a 5-night cruise out of Tampa, and was told there was no lobster in the MDR on 5-night cruises.
  9. Has anyone heard about this? Any thoughts? https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/sirui-set-to-sell-85mm-f14-to-sony-users
  10. https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/not-one-but-two-new-sony-aps-c-cameras-to-launch-next-week
  11. Cruising in the southern Caribbean next week. I have a Sony RX10ii, and both UV and CP filters. About 95% of my shooting will be outdoors (landscapes, panoramas, street scenes, etc.). Wondering if I should just leave the UV filter in the bag, and keep the CP filter on all week . . . Any thoughts?
  12. We were upgraded from an interior guarantee to an ocean view based on a $70 pp bid that was shown to be "weak."
  13. I have a Sony RX10 MK II, and love it for its versatility and image quality. Below is a link to a side-by-side comparison of the two cameras. Both of them share the same sensor, so image quality would be virtually the same. The biggest difference is probably the range of the zoom lenses (200mm for the RX10 MKII vs. 600mm for the MKIV). The other major difference is the $700 difference in price. I don't need a 600mm lens, so for me the decision to purchase the MKII was an easy one. https://cameradecision.com/compare/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX10-II-vs-Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX10-IV
  14. I'm thinking maybe a Domino's Pizza?
  15. B&H offers free shipping and no sales tax, plus they threw in a few extras like a shoulder bag when I purchased my Sony DSC RX10ii from them. I've also purchased a Sony A6300 from them recently. Highly recommended . . .
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