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  1. Twiggy
    November 17, 2016 06:06:52 PM
    Twiggy
    Haha, sometimes I just hope that the process doesn't end up taking the better part of a year. Or two. Or a decade. I suspect there might be a lot more red tape for foreigners.
  2. Seiji J. Konokama
    November 17, 2016 08:30:18 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Apologies for the delayed reply...

    The delay often varies... sometimes, the employer gets back with the interviewee immediately, and sometimes it takes up to a month.

    As for resume templates, here's one that I modified as an example: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2vq62ytljy...sume.docx?dl=0

    I of course used fictional names and locations in the modified version of my original resume.
  3. Twiggy
    November 17, 2016 07:17:49 AM
    Twiggy
    Sometimes, I wonder if I'm some kind of unspoken king of Very Bad Timing.
  4. Twiggy
    November 14, 2016 09:03:09 PM
    Twiggy
    Haha...

    Know any suitable templates for me to start with? Even though it won't be anything done quickly I think I might want to have a good way to get started on the entire thing.

    Probably going a bit too early in this regard for now, though. Right now I'm just thinking that I probably have very bad timing...

    Not being an employee that flips jobs quickly would help a little bit, too, so I probably won't be immediately jumping ship. How long is the delay between applying for jobs in the USA and finally being confirmed, usually?
  5. Seiji J. Konokama
    November 14, 2016 01:42:52 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    My only advice for employment in the USA, and this is from personal experience: when you're writing up your resume, it would be better to keep your experience section to a minimum of maybe 10 items, even though you may have a lot of different skills. Also, make sure to list skills that you think they want to see. The point of this is to leave an employer wanting more.

    I say this because there have been too many times where my job opportunities were turned down because I was "overqualified" for the job. In my opinion, over-qualification is just a professional way of saying "take your skills and shove them," and it's a shame that employers are too scared of highly-skilled employees; time after time, opportunity knocks and the employers fail to answer, and then it's far too late when they realize what they could have had.

    All that ranting aside, I wish you the best of luck. Who knows? One day we might encounter one another in the USA.
  6. Twiggy
    November 9, 2016 05:52:45 PM
    Twiggy
    Just bored at my work.

    ...and looking for work in the United States, as well as immigration stuff.
  7. Seiji J. Konokama
    November 9, 2016 08:29:18 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Indeed. How are things?
  8. Twiggy
    November 9, 2016 12:58:07 AM
    Twiggy
    Long time no see...
  9. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 21, 2016 10:51:55 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I'd love to have a newer ThinkPad than my 385ED, but on the same note, a Macintosh PowerBook with a Motorola 68040 would also be great. The PowerBook would be small enough for my already-limited electronics "real estate," and yet plenty powerful enough to allow me to transfer photos from my QuickTake camera. The serial adapter I created always seems to make my ThinkPad hang, so for compatibility reasons, I don't really have much choice other than to buy any pre-1998 Macintosh. Again, at this moment, finding space for another computer is getting a little bit dicey.
  10. Twiggy
    May 21, 2016 07:47:40 AM
    Twiggy
    *pokes in*

    I think it'd be fun if I had a Pentium 4 box to mess around with...
  11. Seiji J. Konokama
    March 12, 2015 11:51:47 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Seems my life is speeding past like a 1965 Ford Mustang at full throttle. X.x
  12. Twiggy
    March 9, 2015 02:00:57 PM
    Twiggy
    I wish I really could take my time in life. I don't have infinite time, though.
  13. Seiji J. Konokama
    February 25, 2015 11:13:12 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I was hoping to get a job in the Information Technology (IT) field and put my hard-earned experience to use. Seeing that there's only one major computer shop in town, and that the pawnshops who build computers aren't very respectable, I'm willing to take any kind of technology-related job, as long as it's not retail or customer service (neither of which are my forte).

    Yeah, I can totally relate to you in regard to college. I've lived it.
  14. Twiggy
    February 16, 2015 09:17:37 AM
    Twiggy
    What were you planning to work on?

    Just slightly over four months before I graduate. Kind of funny how you don't realize that it's almost over until it really is almost over.
  15. Seiji J. Konokama
    February 16, 2015 08:44:32 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Still searching for a decent I.T. job... it's harder than it looks, really. Especially when there's only one computer repair shop in town that runs a monopoly.
  16. Twiggy
    February 10, 2015 05:47:40 AM
    Twiggy
    What about you?
  17. Twiggy
    February 1, 2015 09:37:11 AM
    Twiggy
    Something...cuddly. But I don't know whether there's a career that's all comfy.
  18. Seiji J. Konokama
    February 1, 2015 07:59:22 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Have any ideas what career field you might like to work in?
  19. Twiggy
    January 31, 2015 11:19:53 PM
    Twiggy
    I think I'm so going to end up trying to find a job sooner or later.
  20. Seiji J. Konokama
    January 31, 2015 07:38:29 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I dunno. Do I still exist?

    Yeah, I'm still here, albeit a little wrapped up in job searching and all that, hence my intermittent visiting.
  21. Twiggy
    January 29, 2015 12:40:28 PM
    Twiggy
    Hey. Do you still exist?
  22. Twiggy
    June 20, 2014 11:24:48 AM
    Twiggy
    *Chespins*
  23. Seiji J. Konokama
    June 15, 2014 10:20:06 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Meep! o.o
  24. Twiggy
    June 15, 2014 02:29:35 AM
    Twiggy
    *Zorua!*
  25. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 25, 2014 10:55:22 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    *has Final Fantasy on the brain whatever reason... o.o *
  26. Twiggy
    May 25, 2014 01:33:01 AM
    Twiggy
    Eep!
  27. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 24, 2014 09:07:44 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    *Wark?*
  28. Twiggy
    May 24, 2014 12:26:22 PM
    Twiggy
    *Noivern!*
  29. Twiggy
    April 2, 2014 08:00:19 AM
    Twiggy
    While we're at it, normalize them to 96db. Don't worry about it complaining about some minor clipping I'm just not OK with anything above 96. (16-bit audio files have a 96 dB dynamic range.)
  30. Seiji J. Konokama
    April 2, 2014 07:49:27 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    MP3Gain, hm? I'll look into it.
  31. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 09:48:35 PM
    Twiggy
    I think I deleted the original files, but if you still had the 128K files on your PC, try running MP3Gain on these files. Bogus files will have no volume stat or have an absurdly high dB.
  32. Seiji J. Konokama
    March 31, 2014 12:19:40 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    That's okay. :3

    ...And I'm one post closer to completing what I hope will be the last reorganization project for my audio zone.

    Also, I would be beholden if you helped me identify the Layer II remixes. I think they were like that before I started exporting to lossless format in my Logic Pro days.
  33. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 12:16:51 PM
    Twiggy
    Also, sorry for not making it clearer, but I was referring to the one within The Best of Aura Force.
  34. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 12:15:22 PM
    Twiggy
    Don't upsample. It's useless.

    At most, only reencode non-MP3 "MP3" files. There are some Layer II files in your songs.
  35. Seiji J. Konokama
    March 31, 2014 12:13:15 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Fixed the link. The file, unfortunately, has a bit rate of 128K, and I'm still working to resolve that issue with my files, even if I have to upsample the MP3's I currently have.
  36. Seiji J. Konokama
    March 31, 2014 11:57:59 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    You're very welcome.

    I'm working on bringing Temporal Tower back up as we speak.
  37. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 10:54:35 AM
    Twiggy
    Thanks a lot! Temporal Tower is broken.
  38. Seiji J. Konokama
    March 31, 2014 10:02:57 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I can take a look. I'll let you know if I find anything, although I did lose a lot of my older original files when my MacBook croaked.

    I usually convert my remixes so that they're either 192 or higher, but there's rare occasions where I'll use lower bit rates. An example of said occasions is, when a 10 MB max file limit is enforced.
  39. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 08:31:51 AM
    Twiggy
    Out of curiosity, do you still have the original masters (so to speak)? I'd love to have a set that isn't 128K MP3. Preferably 320K MP3 (for compatibility and battery life).
  40. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 01:31:24 AM
    Twiggy
    I was going through music in a neglected folder, cataloguing and normalizing. Turns out the tracks in The Best of Aura Force are... uh...

    I had to reencode them. Some of these MP3s aren't what they seem to be.
  41. Twiggy
    December 13, 2013 09:25:12 PM
    Twiggy
    Happy BAH-day!
  42. Seiji J. Konokama
    December 6, 2013 09:37:09 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    How cool is this? There apparently is a full operating system called Menuet that you can boot from a floppy disk, of all types of storage media. If I ever get around to fixing the floppy drive, I may try Menuet on the IBM P70 portable. I hope it will work with an 80386DX...
  43. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 11:42:38 AM
    Twiggy
    Hmm...

    Windows 3.1: needs Protected Mode
    Windows NT 3.1: needs a 32-bit processor
    Windows 98: needs floating point hardware
    Windows XP: needs C-something instructions
    Windows 8: needs PAE, DEP, SSE2
  44. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 11:39:55 AM
    Twiggy
    Also, reading old InfoWorld advertisements made me realize they claimed 6+ hours of battery life... on 1993-ish 486SX/DX laptops.

    Idling at DOS?
  45. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 11:35:34 AM
    Twiggy
    It's funny how the OS goes from "mainly 16-bit with some 32-bit" (Windows 3.1x) to "mainly 32-bit with some 16-bit" (Windows 98 SE) to "32-bit" (the rest)

    It's a shame going 64-bit would ruin the upgrade chain since it's not possible to go across architectures.
  46. Seiji J. Konokama
    December 4, 2013 11:15:52 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    A very interesting concept, although I wish my IBM P70 was alive enough for me to try that on. I still need to get the capacitors replaced on its floppy drive before I try using the "suitcase" beyond IBM PC BASIC. X3

    Heck, I should just not bother with the floppy drive and turn the old computer into a Raspberry Pi.
  47. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 07:53:06 AM
    Twiggy
    So I was thinking about it in the shower, and I just wondered whether this is even possible for a Windows 3.1x computer:

    1. Change hardware components to meet Windows 98 Second Edition's requirements if not already so
    2. Upgrade to Windows 98 Second Edition
    3. Change all hardware but the hard disk drive from 3.1x-era hardware to 2003 top-of-the-line hardware; if RAM > 1 GB, install 1 GB or less
    4. Install all drivers
    5. Image the hard disk and put it into a <127GB HDD, then extend the partition
    6. Upgrade to Windows XP
    7. Install remaining RAM
    8. Upgrade to Windows Vista
    9. Upgrade to Windows 7
    10. Upgrade to current hardware
    11. Upgrade to Windows 8
    12. Upgrade to Windows 8.1

    a. Would such an upgrade chain leave behind Windows 3.1x stuff in 8.1?
  48. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 11:46:18 PM
    Twiggy
    Plenty nice. Desperately needs a cover, as suggested by even elderly women.

    It's like they know. The screen is very nice despite the resolution - in fact, I'm actually glad that this thing has a screen resolution of 1366x768 so that web content is 1"1.
  49. Seiji J. Konokama
    September 18, 2013 01:08:33 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I was talking about your Surface. :3

    Yeah, I bought the Lenovo... the Asus I was looking at had a 90-day warranty because it was refurbished, so I opted for a completely new computer with a 2-year warranty. The Lenovo has 8 GB of RAM and a terabyte of hard disk space, which is twice as much as what Asus offered in their R500A. In other aspects, both brands carried the same specifications: DVD burner, USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA out, and Wireless N support, among others.
  50. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 10:16:52 AM
    Twiggy
    Wait a second, you bought the Lenovo?
  51. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 10:16:16 AM
    Twiggy
    Which one, the Surface, or the broken laptop?
  52. Seiji J. Konokama
    September 18, 2013 09:41:41 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    So far, I'm absolutely loving both Windows 8 and the Lenovo itself. Having been on Mac OS X for the past few months, I'm still getting used to it, especially now that there's a numeric keypad. Conversely, my MacBook has no such keypad.

    How's your Windows 8 machine holding up?
  53. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 02:47:26 AM
    Twiggy
    What do you think about what you want to get?

    In other news, I'm getting my broken laptop fixed.
  54. Seiji J. Konokama
    September 17, 2013 01:04:31 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Well howdy, stranger. Anything new?
    Finally deciding on getting a new computer (something I've been putting off for a few months... XD ), and it seems I'm most likely going with a Lenovo G500s. I just need a solid machine for mid-to-high performance gaming, as well as audio, photo, and video editing. :3
  55. Twiggy
    September 16, 2013 10:29:32 AM
    Twiggy
    Heeeeeerryyyy some kinda I forgot?
  56. Twiggy
    July 25, 2013 01:02:40 PM
    Twiggy
    Ah, it's somewhere in the middle.
  57. Twiggy
    July 25, 2013 12:48:04 PM
    Twiggy
    ...That might explain how the music sounded so... tinny. Sequenced music all the way up?

    Yep, the files are there. It does work.

    (Where are the battle themes, though?)
  58. Seiji J. Konokama
    July 25, 2013 10:01:47 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Your computer is a dream, compared to mine; my MacBook has a Core 2 Duo from 2007, and it also has only an integrated GPU... it's several generations behind the present times, and the Intel Core CPU line has of course evolved considerably since 2007.

    As for the music files... I don't know about the second and third Deus Ex installments, but if memory serves, the music files for the first installment are in a format called .UMX, which is essentially a derivative of the ImpulseTracker .IT format. I presume you can find the .UMX files in the Data folder if Steam supports local hard drive storage, and to play them, you'd need a media player that can read chiptune files. Fortunately, VLC works well with chiptunes.

    An interesting fact: The .UMX file format is also used in some of the Unreal games.
  59. Twiggy
    July 25, 2013 12:48:54 AM
    Twiggy
    Haha, that game takes only 25% of CPU (saturating only one thread), and it seems like that "not doing work" counts as "idle" on my laptop's ultra-low-voltage Core i5. Intel Core-series processors are scary efficient when it comes to heat while doing nothing much. Also, the biggest heat generator in my laptop is the separate GPU, and it has two GPUs - one integrated to the CPU itself and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 M. Deus Ex is lightweight enough to run with everything cranked up to the maximum at 1024x768 (my laptop's screen is 768 pixels tall) on the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and still not break a sweat in hitting 60 FPS.

    I completed it a few days ago, and... it's certainly an interesting mix of... an FPS, an RPG, and it certainly felt very nice even without hand-holding.

    The music is the icing on the cake. If only there was a way to play the music outside of the game.
  60. Seiji J. Konokama
    July 25, 2013 12:14:03 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Interesting. It's just a constant flow of hot air when I run Deus Ex, or any game with high CPU demand, for that matter.

    So how are you liking Deus Ex?
  61. Twiggy
    July 21, 2013 10:29:54 PM
    Twiggy
    I've noticed that trying to play Deus Ex for a long period of time still results in cold air blowing out of the vents. Apparently playing the game is more like idling.
  62. Seiji J. Konokama
    July 21, 2013 11:53:35 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    So true. I have a lot of old games that run beautifully on my tired old MacBook... and the MacBook's main (and only) cooling fan doesn't break a sweat while I play them.
  63. Twiggy
    July 19, 2013 06:57:05 AM
    Twiggy
    You know a game's very old when your laptop doesn't heat up.
  64. Twiggy
    May 31, 2013 09:46:35 AM
    Twiggy
    Apparently the radio station I listen to has a tendency to rickroll during midnight.
  65. Twiggy
    May 31, 2013 08:53:21 AM
    Twiggy
    Didn't get to use Shazam

    (headphones baby)
  66. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 31, 2013 08:10:43 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Ooh, which song was it?
  67. Twiggy
    May 30, 2013 10:58:40 AM
    Twiggy
    *notices that he likes an oldie that uses FM synths compared to modern synths while listening to a station on FM radio*
  68. Twiggy
    May 21, 2013 12:32:38 PM
    Twiggy
    If only you can do that with carts and DVDs
  69. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 21, 2013 12:21:38 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Sometimes the data track sounds like something you'd expect from a 56k modem on some CD players, and sometimes it doesn't even play at all on others... I've known about this since I was kid, and I discovered it on accident by putting the Descent CD – from one of my old Macs – into my brother's compact stereo.
  70. Twiggy
    May 21, 2013 08:51:46 AM
    Twiggy
    As you can see, this is a PlayStation black disc. Cut number one contains computer data, so please don't play it. But you probably won't listen to me anyway, will you?
  71. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 20, 2013 12:11:35 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    It's addicting?
  72. Twiggy
    May 20, 2013 07:43:09 AM
    Twiggy
    *wonders why he's looping Dracula's Castle*
  73. Twiggy
    May 19, 2013 04:58:15 AM
    Twiggy
    Funny as heck, renaming items in the tags is very convenient since versions of Windows with tagging information for MP3 and M4A files
  74. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 18, 2013 01:22:27 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    You could rename the files if you wanted to, although I personally think it would be faster and easier to re-download them. I will of course let you do what you think is best. :3
  75. Twiggy
    May 18, 2013 09:49:47 AM
    Twiggy
    Do you want me to rename all my current files to... well, the latest names?
  76. Twiggy
    May 18, 2013 09:44:05 AM
    Twiggy
    There seems to be a bad case of mismatched names, though, for me.
  77. Twiggy
    May 18, 2013 09:42:43 AM
    Twiggy
    My gosh...

    I'm looking at your stash of music files on SkyDrive, and...

    Oh my.
  78. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 17, 2013 01:23:59 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Aiptek, yes. In the very beginning, Aiptek specialized in graphics tablets and desktop trackpads, but now they offer digital cameras as well. I have one of their Action HD cameras, which has 10x optical zoom, 8 megapixels, and can shoot up 1080p video at 30 Hz. It's pretty nice for an inexpensive camcorder, but now that I have my iPhone 4S, I rarely use the Aiptek anymore.
  79. Twiggy
    May 15, 2013 10:30:46 PM
    Twiggy
    Hmm...

    I think I'll grab some sensor brushes and swabs this Sunday.

    Aiptek?
  80. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 15, 2013 10:14:04 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Eek! o.V.o

    Unearthed my old Aiptek camcorder from when I graduated from high school. Now I just gotta charge it up and find its little remote.
  81. Twiggy
    May 15, 2013 03:14:02 AM
    Twiggy
    *now has to decide between getting the film SLR and cleaning his NEX's sensor that's so nasty right now - streaks and dust spots, oh my!*
  82. Twiggy
    May 14, 2013 10:08:07 AM
    Twiggy
    Since I'm thinking of ordering the Minolta Maxxum 5, I think the tripod has to be able to hold the weight of a compact film SLR.

    At least film SLRs are pretty light as cameras go - they're just slightly heavier than a mirrorless camera as long as you aren't looking at professional-grade bodies.

    Still...

    I'd like to have a tripod that is weighty enough.

    I think I might need a shoulder bag. Probably going to ask them "what can fit a film SLR, its lens, a Sony NEX-5R, its 55-210mm lens (the 16-50mm is pancake), at least 2 135 film cartridges, flashes, batteries (at least 2 CR2s and 1 extra InfoLithium), and a tripod.
  83. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 14, 2013 09:37:03 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I don't remember how many pounds/kilograms my tripod is, but it's pretty lightweight. In terms of portability, I have no idea how well it would fit in a typical shoulder bag, but its legs are telescopic, and the unit can be completely collapsed. Well worth the $30 I spent on it.
  84. Twiggy
    May 12, 2013 10:07:40 PM
    Twiggy
    Hmm

    I was thinking of something way more portable, since I don't want to end up carrying kilos of equipment. (My NEX kit still comes in below 1 kg, considering both the camera, batteries, SDHC card, kit lens, and 55-210mm.)

    APS-C digital cameras have come a long way :3
  85. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 12, 2013 12:22:13 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Targus makes a decent tripod for what you might need it. I've had mine for a few years and it's definitely stood the test of time between accidental knock-overs (with no camera attached), and being taken down and set up. It's definitely served me well. :3
  86. Twiggy
    May 12, 2013 12:16:29 AM
    Twiggy
    Hmm...

    I think I really should get a camera shoulder bag or something. The bag I have right now is only for the camera itself, the flash, and its kit lens (that's collapsed by design). I need space for one more lens, so...

    Shopping time? Might as well as get a tripod. The smaller kind for compact system cameras.
  87. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 11, 2013 11:06:03 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Yeah, it gives me a lot of personal satisfaction when I build something with whatever I have laying around, and my custom-built Sega Genesis video cable is no exception. Building things to my own needs just helps me stay in touch with my inner engineer.
  88. Twiggy
    May 11, 2013 08:54:48 AM
    Twiggy
    Hm? Tripod mount?

    I guess you're the DIY guy. I prefer to work with pre-existing tools.
  89. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 11, 2013 08:09:04 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    *still having problems finding stuff to create a tripod mount for his smartphone*
  90. Twiggy
    May 11, 2013 07:28:15 AM
    Twiggy
    Hmm...

    Looks like I'll just bother with a 5.
  91. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 10:07:40 PM
    Twiggy
    Hmm...

    Now, let's see the choices for me to get an SLR experience...

    The 5 would be cheapest up-front, but it would be film and costs will rack up eventually.
    Getting a new Sony SLT would be pretty expensive relatively, but it'll be mew and digital, though it's APS.
    I can also bolt on an EVF and an A-mount adapter, complete with mirror, on my camera, though it is a power sink and looks unwieldy. Duper expensive, too!

    I want to get into A-mount in some way, though. 50mm/1.7 is too good to pass on!
  92. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 11:14:09 AM
    Twiggy
    I'm going to have to settle with the 5, though, because that is semi-recent (2000), in better-than-excellent condition at KEH, cheap, and actually uses batteries that are sold here (CR2).
  93. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 11:01:07 AM
    Twiggy
    Holy moly, you can swap film cartridges mid-roll and reuse them on the 7? ISO swaps just got a whole lot easier... if you ever need it. (I probably won't)
  94. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 10:17:53 AM
    Twiggy
    I think I might be getting a Minolta Alpha/Maxxum/Dynax 7 or something like that.

    Then again I probably can only afford getting a warranted-by-KEH 7xi.
  95. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 10, 2013 08:34:18 AM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    I'm wondering if there's an equivalent battery that you can obtain. Or if you're adventurous, you could try to rig something and replicate what you need with regular batteries.

    I know that my Canonet 28 accepts LR44 button cells, even though it was designed for use with a PX625, a now-obsolete, 1.35 V mercury button cell. Speaking of the Canonet, check this out:
    http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Canon_Canonet_28
    The one I have is the 1971 rangefinder version, but I would love to have the 1968 viewfinder version as well.
  96. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 06:25:05 AM
    Twiggy
    Hard to find out what kind of batteries they use though
  97. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 06:11:50 AM
    Twiggy
    Hehe. Sergal?

    I really, really want to get a vintage Minolta Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha, because I know that whatever lens I use with it, I'll be able to use it later on a Sony DSLR or adapt it officially to my NEX-5R. But Canon is tempting me with a 50mm f/1.8.

    On the other hand, though, nobody here sells 2CR5 batteries, and I'm having a look at some Minolta bodies that can take AAs or CR2s.
  98. Seiji J. Konokama
    May 9, 2013 03:08:56 PM
    Seiji J. Konokama
    Quote:
    nooooooo zorua
    Until I can find a nicer-looking set of Zorua pictures, I'll be feeling a little bit "sergal-riffic"... XD


    I also have an old Yashica Electro 35 GS that my grandmother gave to me, but I can't use it, since someone (not me) overtightened a telephoto lens while attaching it. I'll hang onto it in the hopes that I can find another functional Yashica to use, so that I may be able to repair the one I inherited. I also ought to buy a cheap 35mm camera with tripod mount from a secondhand shop, so that I can use its base with my iPhone.
  99. Twiggy
    May 9, 2013 03:07:59 AM
    Twiggy
    *reads materials for Maxxum 7000*

    *keeps thinking that it seems to be aimed for compact upgraders, with it proclaiming how easy-to-use it is*

    *notices that lots of Minolta SLRs seem to be aimed at them*

    Many of them talk about automatic functions :3
  100. Twiggy
    May 8, 2013 08:55:50 AM
    Twiggy
    nooooooo zorua

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