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Nov
16
comment Sigma EF610 flash compared to Sony HVL-F43AM
Thx for the input; very helpful, although I must admit that some of it is over my head. I am pretty budget conscious since photography is turning out to be a very expensive hobby. :-) Do you think I'd be able to find the Minolta 3600 / 5600 for a comparable price to the current market offerings? Also, let's say the Sigma is not fully compatible. What would that means from a practical perspective? What would I not be able to do without those features?;
Nov
16
asked Sigma EF610 flash compared to Sony HVL-F43AM
Oct
23
comment Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?
@Itai The woman is definitely identifiable but she takes up only a small portion of the frame. She is standing in front of a large waterfall which takes up most of the frame.
Oct
22
comment Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?
I am aware that I should ask a lawyer if I wanted to be certain. However, since I'm not using the pic for anything professional (I'm just a hobbyist photographer), I'm not going to pay legal fees. My reading of various interpretations of US law by photographers suggest that I don't need a model release for online, non-commercial display of someone photographed in a public park. But if there is some doubt, then I'll leave the photo out because I don't want any trouble. +1 for looking at SmugMug's ToS that is a good point.
Oct
22
asked Do I need a model release to post a photo on an online portfolio?
Oct
8
comment Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?
@RussellMcMahon the example shots really hammer home the difference. Thanks.
Oct
8
awarded  Scholar
Oct
8
accepted Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?
Oct
8
comment Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?
This is a lot of great info. I think you have convinced me to shell out the extra $100 for the kit lens.
Oct
8
awarded  Supporter
Oct
8
comment Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?
I did not realize that the crop factor will change the "effective focal length". It sounds like it may be worth it to get the 18-55 for the $100 as I definitely do use the wider focal length of my current 28-80. Thanks for the info.
Oct
7
comment Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?
@dpollitt Thanks that was some useful info.
Oct
7
awarded  Student
Oct
7
asked Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?