I will have another look, but the register seemed different, and the mount plate on the back looked different to a body mount, it was a smaller diameter. I know that Altix did a screw mount version, and the German seller regularly lists these variants, both body and lenses. Stephen.
I hope I've helped you. Mine arrived this morning with the lens half unscrewed. I took it off and realised right away it was the mount. I may make a temporary adapter for my NEX if the lens is as good as you say. The camera has a shutter issue ie it fires slowly at all speeds and wont close at all under 1/50th
The shutters on most of the Altissa were not made to West German standards, but are quite robust, and usually tend to be sticky, and only respond to being used. They are not to bad to service, but try working it a bit more before committing to a service.
All this information almost makes me want to buy one. It's interesting stuff.
Phil, I see from that other forum that you are billed as Cheshire, so we can't be too far apart.
I'm in Warrington - I think you are Liverpool aren't you? Or am I thinking of another Dave? PM if you want to meet up. I have a couple of Altixes, one of which doesn't strictly fall within my 1957 collection theme so it may be going spare...
I'm in Irby, Wirral. We used to be Cheshire until the reorganisation thirty odd years ago. There is the irony: Warrington used to be in Lancashire. The well known sports quiz question following on from that organisation was "which county has more rugby league clubs, Lancashire or Cheshire."
On another front, I am getting more and more annoying adverts polluting the screen. In the past I have had Adblock but recently it seemed to stop working and when I try to load it it tells me it's not compatible with my version of Windows. I'm not sure if it is a windows update or a Firefox update that has screwed it up.
Phil I'd love to meet up sometime, though I'm not quite sure if I'm in the market for a camera at the moment.
Hi Dave Technically speaking Warrington isn't in Cheshire. It is a unitary authority and is in Cheshire only according to the post office. Just as Manchester is still in Lancashire according to the post office.
I've been looking at your rugby photos, I'd like to have a go of that but superleague clubs won't allow it and amateur clubs are suspicious. maybe when the season starts we can meet at one of your matches.
I must take some photos of the Altix family, and indeed of all my collection to show here.
Phil, we are on CH postcodes in Wirral, but are most definitely not in Cheshire these days.
As I understand it Cheshire as an entity is made up of four unitary authorities. When the reorganisation of the 1970s happened there was more of the county council aspect to things and Warrington became part of Cheshire, just as we became park of the new "county" of Merseyside. Initially our postcode was L for Liverpool, but, when the post office changed their sorting offices, we moved to CH. Lloyds bank in Heswall used to have the rather sensible L60 0AN as its postcode. CH stretches up to Talacre, Point of Ayre, on the North Wales coast, and most of our postal deliveries are now made from a van bearing bilingual signwriting.
Sorry, I should have added that I haven't really taken any rugby photos the last year. I seem to be doing other things. Sale Sharks don't seem to mind people taking photos as long they aren't being taken commercially. In fact I think if you really wanted the best photographic view Dave Swanton would probably be able organise a photographers pass.
One or two of my rugby photos are okay. Many shots are beyond the capability of the equipment I have, but nevertheless still form a reasonable record of what has gone on.
Thanks for the Sharks info, I'll try to contact Dave.
Any type of football photos are hard to get I've had a go and been reasonably successful but only a handful from the 300-400 photos taken are good. It takes practice, I'd like some. What's Dave's position at the club? I like to know who I'm speaking to. Wolves have a 'NO' policy. No negotiation. I use a Nikon DSLR and an 80-300 lens (manually focused)which seems to be the best for the job.
Dave Swanton has the title of something like Media Manager. That said he sometimes seems to be the only person at the club trying to sort the off-pitch problems out - and there are plenty of problems at the moment. I say he can, he certainly could at Edgeley Park but it might be that with the move to the Salford City Stadium, now the AJ Bell, he doesn't have authority now. Edgeley Park while not owned by Sale was nevertheless owned by the same people who owned Sale. The AJB seems even more complex with Peel Holdings and the Council being the main players and such as the stadium management also in there. Sale and Salford City reds are merely tenants so Dave might not have enough clout any more.
I do have his email somewhere. I'll have a look later in the day for it.
Salford City Stadium has better floodlighting than Edgeley Park, which is a bonus as most games are evening kick off. However access is sometimes difficult due to lack of local parking and poor public transport. Attendances are down by a couple of thousand as a result. To get the best shots of a game a lens such as Canon's 400/2.8 is needed, but costs a lot of dosh. I've mainly used 75-300 f4-5.6, or the 70-200 f4L Canon, sometimes with the 1.4 multiplier (making it f5.6).